NITMILUK (KATHERINE) GORGE BY HELICOPTER


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City dwellers who want to get right away from it all are sure to have an awe inspiring experience when visiting Australia’s vast outback region.

Northern Territory’s Nitmiluk National Park located out of Katherine gives the visitor the opportunity to experience the region’s history, culture and beauty, that’s found in this magnificent area.

Whatever it is you’re looking for in a holiday, Nitmiluk National Park has plenty of outdoor pursuits that will get you right back to nature. From exploring walking trails to adventure activities and abundant wildlife, there’s sure to be something to ignite your passion.

The best way to experience the overall vastness of the area is by air, especially by helicopter. They allow passengers to see huge panoramic vistas, that are impossible to be seen if travelling by car or hiking. Whether its just purely for sightseeing or for those with a specialised interest in seeking out the culture and wildlife, helicopters provide access to areas that would probably be unreachable or take days to visit if going by car. Helicopters are essential for photographers who want to capture those unforgettable images which could never be taken from the ground.

image002Nitmiluk Tours has launched a new extended scenic helicopter tour over Nitmiluk Gorge and surrounding areas to cater for the increasing popularity of scenic flights.

“Helicopter touring is fast becoming one of the most popular methods of seeing this vast region” said Corinne Lewis, Marketing Manager Nitmiluk Tours. “From the air you can get a real appreciation of the vastness and majesty of the landscape, combined with the thrill of the helicopter experience. We have seen the popularity of helicopter touring grow and as a result have developed a new itinerary that offers more landscapes, more experiences and more fun more at a value for money price”.

The new 13 Plus Flight offers guests the best of the region. It combines a spectacular flight over the 13 gorges that make up the Nitmiluk Gorge system and includes an extended tour of Seventeen Mile Valley to view the Northern Rockhole, Biddlecombe Cascades, Crystal Falls, and Seventeen Mile waterfalls. Upon return, guests can spot the wild Buffalo that roam along Seventeen Mile Creek as the tour follows its way back towards the Katherine River. This tour is a 30 minute action packed experience.

Nitmiluk Scenic Tours depart from the helipad located just a three minute drive from the Visitors Centre within the spectacular Nitmiluk National Park.  This offers the best value for money as there is no ferry time wasted getting to and from amazing sights. All tours offer magnificent views from the air with photo and video opportunities of Nitmiluk Gorge, the Arnhem Land escarpment, waterfalls and local wildlife. Nitmiluk Tours is the only company permitted to land inside the National Park, offering a unique selection of breathtaking landing options at waterfalls, swimming holes and ancient rock art sites that are only accessible by helicopter.

Sandra Tiltman

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