There’s no better way to enjoy the natural landscapes of Hinchinbrook Island than during a scenic 1.5-hour helicopter ride from Townsville. From above, you’ll absorb spectacular aerial views of the prehistoric paradise, characterized by dense rain forest, mangroves, white-sand beaches, and secluded coves, while listening to commentary from your pilot. Choose between morning or afternoon departure, and relish personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to four passengers.
Make your way to Townsville Airport in advance of your chosen departure time On arrival at the awaiting helicopter, you’ll greet your pilot and, following a short safety briefing, belt up ready for your scenic 1.5-hour flight.
As the propeller whirs into action, birds-eye views of the Palm Island archipelago and the Great Barrier Marine Park come into focus.
On reaching Hinchinbrook Island, Australia’s largest island national park, a natural tapestry woven from mangroves, rain forests, beaches, and coves becomes apparent. Pilot commentary explains the biodiversity of the prehistoric paradise, which is one of North Queensland’s natural treasures.
Following an hour and a half in the air, you’ll return to Townsville Airport and bid your pilot farewell.