Located just over 100km south west of Darwin, and covering an area of 1500km2, Litchfield National Park attracts over 260,000 visitors a year and is a must-see when visiting Australia’s Top End.
In a comprehensive 60-minute scenic flight, discover all of Litchfield’s treasures including rugged sandstone escarpments, spring-fed streams, impressive waterfalls and iconic features such as The Lost City and fields of tombstone-like magnetic termite mounds.
Flying along the sandstone plateau of the Tabletop Range, a rich range of open woodland vegetation transitions into pockets of lush monsoonal vine forest. The porous sandstone substrate, over eons of exposure to the elements has weathered into striking formations which also absorb monsoonal rains that in turn feed numerous perennial streams.
Running off the plateau these shallow waterways form the stunning single and multi-drop waterfalls that Litchfield is famous for, cascading into crystal clear pools shaded by sheer cliffs and providing fantastic aerial photo opportunities in all seasons.
In addition to its many natural highlights the park also holds important cultural and historical value. The land within the borders of Litchfield National Park has cultural significance to the Werat, Warray, Koongurrukun and Marranuggu Aboriginal people.
The park was originally named after Frederick Henry Litchfield, a member of the Finnis Expedition, who provided the first European connection to the area back in 1864. Until 1955 the area was mined in part for copper and tin followed by pastoral activity before being proclaimed a National Park in 1986.
Compared to fixed wing aircraft, our helicopters have enhanced manoeuverability and are fitted with oversized viewing windows creating a premium scenic flight experience. Your pilot can easily adjust speed, altitude and direction of travel in response to wildlife sightings or other points of interest while ensuring passengers on both sides of the aircraft receive equal chance to capture that perfect photo opportunity.
All guests are supplied with headsets fitted with voice-activated microphones to enjoy the live inflight commentary and allow conversation directly with your pilot and other passengers.
This flight provides countless photo opportunities. The option of flying with the helicopter doors removed is a safe and common practice ensuring unrestricted viewing, by removing window reflections in your photographs and providing welcome natural air-conditioning in the warmer summer months.
Camera, sun smart clothing including hat, sunglasses and sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)