Enjoy an aerial view of Australia's Red Centre during a scenic helicopter tour of the famous landmarks Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Choose a 15- or 30-minute flight, or upgrade to an extended flight for the ultimate helicopter tour. As you go, hear informative commentary about these sacred Aboriginal sites and the region's geology from your pilot. Hotel pick up and drop-off from Ayers Rock resorts makes this a seamless sightseeing experience.
15-, 30- or 36-minute scenic helicopter tour of Uluru and Kata Tjuta (depending on option selected)
Enjoy spectacular views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
Listen to informative audio commentary in English, French, Italian, German and Japanese
Get an aerial vantage point for great photo opportunities
Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Ayers Rock
After pickup from your hotel, transfer from a climate-controlled van to the helicopter launching point, located near Uluru (Ayers Rock). Your pilot will welcome you, provide a short safety briefing and hand out radio headsets that permit two-way communications during your flight. Hear fascinating facts and Aboriginal legends about the Red Centre as you fly over its most sacred sites. Bring your camera for photo ops of this monumental landscape. Choose a morning or afternoon time slot for one of the following tours: Rock Blasting Helicopter Tour (15-minute flight) Your helicopter lifts off and circles Uluru, with views of the waterhole Mutitjulu, Ayers Rock Resort, the surrounding desert and the stunning scenery of the Red Centre. Total duration is approximately 1 hour. Uluru and Kata Tjuta Helicopter Tour (30-minute flight) The 30-minute flight includes the views seen in the shorter tour and much more. Marvel at the desert landscape from Uluru all the way to Kata Tjuta, which means 'many heads' in the local Aboriginal language. Mt Olga is the tallest example of more than 36 massive, dome-shaped rocks that form this natural wonder, which includes otherworldly formations with striated coloring. Both Uluru and Kata Tjuta are sacred to the Anangu people. Total duration is approximately 1.5 hours. Extended Uluru and Kata Tjuta Helicopter Flight (36-minute flight) Enjoy more flying time with an itinerary that is similar to the 30-minute flight. Hover over the highlights of the Red Centre with more time to take spectacular aerial photographs and enjoy the detailed commentary of your pilot. Total duration is approximately 1.5 hours.
Wonderful experience, flying around Uluru and Kata Tjuta! You really get a view by helicopter that you cant get any other way. Carmen, our pilot, was outstanding! She provided detailed commentary and was very thorough in her flight around both sacred sites. Would do it again in a heartbeat!
We did the sunset flight so the red colours of Uluru and Kata Tjuta contrasted nicely against the desert floor which was remarkably green due to recent rains. The pilots were highly professional and provided just the right amount of commentary. Great job Nico.
This was one of our best experiences in Australia. To view and photograph these sacred aboriginal sights from a helicopter was a once in a lifetime event. Our pilot was friendly and knowledgeable. The highlight of the tour was that a storm cloud was hovering over Kata Tjuta and pouring rain down on it as we approached which is something rare in this desert area of the outback. Our pilot was so excited he even got out his camera and was taking pictures of it. He said he had been doing this tour for 5 years and had never seen rain coming down on KataTjuta. It was truly amazing to see!
Can't really rate the tour as the Helicopter flight was cancelled due to the lightning storm. BUT what I have to mention. They REFUND ALL MONEY we paid in advance and tried hard to reschedule the flight.
Big rock in the middle of nowhere. Helicopter over it and drive out to it for a close up look. Flies can be bad and it will be hot. Don't need to spend more than one night, two at the most. Sails in the Desert best hotel but expensive.
I purchased this tour for my husbands 40th birthday present.
He was completely squashed in the back with two other big blokes, he didn't enjoy at all. I have since written to the company and they haven't even responded. Wish we had spent our money elsewhere, very disappointing
This was an amazing experience. It showed us the beauty of the area but also the relationship between the 2 sites. We were able to see where the old road had been and understood why that had been changed. Highly recommended.
I originally booked a tour by day on a chopper above / around Uluru. I was informed on previous day SMS that there were not enough people on this tour. But for a reasonable extra-cost they could put me on a flight just before and during SUNSET,, same day, and not only around Uluru but also around Kata-Juta the sister mountain a few km around, which I had visited walk in valleys the day before. I accepted the deal.
It was a wonderful flight. We were a total of three small-size choppers where each of three passengers has a window and the cell being narrow, we could see and shoot pixes on the other side.
My only regret one star missing is that we did not fly ABOVE Uluru or Kata-Juta while other choppers from SAME company have come plumb to it I have picture of this. Maybe there was a safety problem to avoid vicinity of two contiguous helicopters, or, being the last one to take-off we had no time for it and had to return to heliport ???.
But altogether, I highly recommend.
I can't imagine a better view of Uluru! Our pilot was very well informed and the view from both sides of the copter was beautiful! He was very mindful to ensure that all passengers received a full-view of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta. I would recommend to anyone!