Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Uluru and Kata Tjuta Tour by Helicopter from Ayers Rock. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
My wife and I felt the experience was awesome - a word they use a lot in Australia. The view of Uluru from the air was a whole different ballgame, helping to put it more into perspective with the surrounding landscape. The pilot was very laid-back and informative, adding to our enjoyment of a fantastic experience. The only downside was in fact coming down: we just wanted to carry on flying. Even if you have anxieties, just do it.
This was the best trip we did on our vacation. It was a great value for the money, and I highly recommend paying for the 36 minute flight. The informative pilot and stunning views gave us a real feel for the expanse of the Red Centre and the enormity of Ayers Rock and The Olgas.
Brilliant views you don't get from the plane on arriving. Excellent service from the tour company.
One of the greatest experiences of my life. I could have stayed up in the air all day!!! Service was great and pilot was fantastic. Would do this again in a heartbeat.
This was our first trip to Uluru and the helicopter flight was a surprise for my husband. The ride was truly amazing, to see the rock from that vantage point was truly awesome! Our pilot was such a nice guy and very knowledgeable about the area which provided an added bonus. I only wish I would have purchased the 30 minute flight instead of the 15 minute - we could have stayed up there all day!
We had a late afternoon flight over Ayers Rock and The Olgas. Being that time of the day highlighted the shadows over the rock. A ground tour of these wonderful rock formations is good, but a different perspective is gained from the air. Our pilot gave a great commentary, not only telling us about their European discovery but some of the Aboriginal Dreamtime stories. (these two stories differed somewhat)
He told us about the sand dunes and how they were formed. We also saw ancient coral reefs a reminder that this area was under the sea 500 million years ago. I would highly recommend this flight to everyone.
Very good the two young lads who picked us up didn't look old enough to drive but we're very professional when it came to flying the chopper!
My Husband and I were visiting several places in Australia and his No1 wish for to visit Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the "Red Centre" and to take a Helicopter ride over the area. We were picked up from our Hotel, Desert Gardens, by a very friendly Pilot and Helicopter Crew Member and made our way to the Helicopter Station, which is at the Airport. After both Crew had carried out the safety checks, we set off for our ride. We had decided on the longest rise (36 minutes), in order to see "The Olga's" as well as Uluru. We were not disappointed by what we saw. The Pilot was very informative, entertaining, but professional and we took great photo's. The land and rocks are a wonderful shade of Red, (depending on what time you view them) my only disappointment was that the Helicopter, which was a rescue vehicle, had front and back facing seats, which meant limited or no vision of the sights, at certain times. Other than this, it was a most enjoyable experience.
I am Ian Boraston who did the heli trip which was a present from my daughters and families.. And it was fantastic.
The other people on board , Oliver and Caroline took ipad films of the trip and e-mailed them to me , so they will have photos to send you .
I have never been up in a copter before , and the thrill of doing both Ularoo and the Olgas, Kaja Tjuta, was fantastic, And Tim the pilot was very thorough , friendly and helpful .
Thanks , and well done
We enjoyed the aerial tour of Uluru. The view was amazing. I would have given this 5 stars except the windows in the rear seats had scratches that caused blurred areas in the video and still photos. It would have been nice if one of us was offferred a choice of sitting in the front. We shared the tour with a relatively new employee from the resort who was given the front passenger seat.
We did the short trip but wish we were up longer. Great pilot and great views. The chopper was very stable and we felt comfortable the whole trip. This is a great way to get a better perspective on the rock. The pilot was very informative and full of interesting facts. Highly recommend this trip.