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.
This tour was amazing. I had never been in a helicopter before. Such a great way to see Ayers Rock!
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.
It was great experience even though we had bad luck with weather. The helicopter was a bit small, but there was only our group inside, which was good. And the pilot was awsome. He told us a lot about the places we were above.
I enjoyed the trip! Great views of both "rocks". We had lots of photo opportunities, and the pilot/commentator was excellent. Our kids 17 and 15 thought the whole experience was "outstanding". Gave us, literally, a new perspective on the area.
Definitely provides a different perspective of Uluru and Kata Tjuta - well worth it!
Yes, was well worth doing. A word of advice though: if you suffer from motion sickness, remember to take your medication around the time of pickup. My partner suffers and didn't allow enough time for hers to kick in. Ask for sick bag prior to take off. She still loved it and would definitely do it again.
We only did the Uluru flight, but I would be tempted to do the longer one that takes in Kata Tjuta if I were to do it again.
It was amazing to see the rocks by helicopter but it's not as good as we expected. We didn't go that close to the rocks like the brochure pictures.
The trip was great, the pilot was friendly, the views amazing, definitely worth doing.
Enjoyed the flight, the pilets where very nice, from the moment they picked us up to when they dropped us of.
Made the mistake of sitting in front next to our pilot. Did not like the fact that there was so much perspex and so little structure to the 4 seater craft with no grab handle available. Didn't realise that would be my reaction until we were airborne. As a result, I spent a lot of time with my eyes closed every time it banked!! Scenery wise the flight was awesome. I would do it again but only if I could sit in a rear seat.
The ride was great and the pilot very informative. Only negative comment we had to confirm our take-off time 24 hrs in advance, but there was no phone number on our confirmation voucher. We're from Canada, and we had to find a computer in Australia, send an e-mail to Viator asking for the phone number, wait for a response and then call to confirm. Very frustrating.
Good fun but a bit short and we didn't fly as close to the Rock as I imagined we would. A bit overpriced for what it is.
It was a real experience being able to see Uluru from this perspective, however it is also expensive for 15 minutes in the air. Glad that we did it but it is a once only adventure .