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!
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!
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.