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Helicopter flights over Uluru

Last updated: 02 April, 2024

You can walk it, dine by it, even visit under starlit skies, but nothing matches soaring above Uluru’s majestic outline, with the vast, empty wastes of the Australian desert rolling out to the horizon. A helicopter tour is the best way to appreciate the jaw-dropping scale of the Northern Territories, encompassing everything from the ancient glory of Kata Tjuta – huge ochre-hued outcrops of rock – to Uluru itself. Pilot commentary during the flight gives an insight into the history and mythologies that have coloured the landscapes over the centuries.

Options range from an Uluru-only tour, which lasts 70 minutes, to a more elaborate Kings Canyon, Uluru and Kata Tjuta safari, which includes a guided walk at Kings Canyon and takes four-and-a-half hours to complete.

Logistics

Price from: £180
Minimum age: 15
Age suitable: 16+
When: All year around
Duration: 30 minutes

Getting there & doing it

Flights leave from the airstrip at Ayers Rock Resort and the booking fee includes coach transfers from your accommodation at Yulara. Flights operate from sunrise to sunset 365 days a year, but are weather dependent.

Book through the Ayers Rock Resort, or direct with a trusted helicopter operator like Professional Helicopter Services.

When to do it

Because these aircraft are air-conditioned, scenic flights can be enjoyed even at the height of summer. Both sunrise and sunset flights are incredibly popular, so book well in advance if you want to fly at these times.

Who to go with: organised tours

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Scenic Plane Flight: Uluru & Kata Tjuta

  • Uluru

40min Scenic Flight: Uluru & Kata Tjuta Experience the beauty of these great Australian landmarks with an amazing aerial view from your fixed-wing aircraft. The incredible rock formations of Kata Tjuta are a must see from the air. Enjoy guaranteed window seats on all flights. Your professional pilot will provide you expert commentary along the way.

Price A$295

Min age 0

Rating 4.85 / 5 [88 ratings]

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Helicopter Scenic: Extended Uluru & Kata Tjuta

  • Uluru

36min Helicopter Flight: Uluru & Kata Tjuta Birdseye view of the Ayers Rock National Park its heritage listed rock features with informative and entertaining commentary. A unique and breathtaking experience with views beyond words. A rich in culture and purely fascinating landscape often not accessible by land - nothing short of spectacular with an extension around the back of Kata Tjuta to capture that ultimate photo of Kata Tjuta with Uluru as your backdrop!

Price A$330

Min age 3

Rating 4.45 / 5 [84 ratings]

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Scenic Plane Flight: Uluru Rock Blast

  • Uluru

20min Scenic Flight: Uluru Get a bird's eye view of the magnificent Australian icon from a fixed wing aircraft. Enjoy guaranteed window seats on all flights. Your professional pilot will provide you expert commentary along the way.

Price A$140

Min age 0

Rating 4.81 / 5 [74 ratings]

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Helicopter Scenic: Lizard Safari

  • Uluru

Flying slow and keeping low, like a lizard, this helicopter flight from Ayers Rock offers exceptional viewing opportunities of Australia's Red Center. See the unspoiled beauty of the Northern Territory desert as you take in the vast splendor of Lake Amadeus on this extended helicopter flight. Look for camels roaming where the salt lake meets the desert sands, and then marvel at the spectacle of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Price A$525

Min age 0

Rating 4.55 / 5 [29 ratings]

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Scenic Plane Flight: Lizard Safari

  • Uluru

1hr Scenic Flight: Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Lake Amadeus Fly over the Northern Territory's largest salt lake and witness the spectacular contrast of colors. Fully experience the Australian desert environment, with the possibility of seeing wild camels. Enjoy guaranteed window seats on all flights. Your professional pilot will provide you expert commentary along the way.

Price A$435

Min age 0

Rating 4.84 / 5 [13 ratings]

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