Nautilus Aviation

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For that once in a lifetime experience, every time, Nautilus Aviation offers one of the best ways to see the world’s wonders just outside its doorstep!

A proven helicopter specialist with 25 years of exceptional service and an impeccable safety rating, Nautilus Aviation has over 25 helicopters across its bases in Queensland, the Northern Territory and New South Wales. Now also proudly operating Sydney’s ‘Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopters’, Nautilus Aviation is one of the largest General Aviation helicopter companies in Australia.

With flights departing daily, guests can enjoy scenic flights over city and iconic National Parks and secluded getaways with gourmet picnic and bubbles, cast a line with Helifish, visit ancient rock art galleries, enjoy tours combining airboats and cruises and, for the more adventurous, take the controls and fly themselves! The sky is no longer the limit, it’s now a playground!

A tour favourite is the Mary River Wetlands Discovery. Guests experience a spectacular helicopter flight over Top End floodplains with an exhilarating, sensory filled airboat and cruise boat tour along majestic wetlands occupied with the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the southern hemisphere! From above and below, passengers have up close views of crocodiles, colourful flora and myriad native wildlife, including wallabies, jabirus, sea eagles, kites, kingfishers, brolgas, buffalos and jacanas. The package also includes lunch and optional demonstrations from Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours.

Nautilus Aviation began with a single Cessna 208 floatplane in 1993, operating from a historical World War II hangar at Townsville Airport. Its purpose was to transfer guests above the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef to beautiful coastal destinations, including the secluded hideaway of Orpheus Island. In 2012 the floatplane was replaced by the company’s first helicopter, signalling the start of one of the largest and most versatile fleets in the northern regions of Australia.

The company’s impressive fleet of helicopters – including the Airbus H125, H130 and, the latest addition, two Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xs (the first of their kind in the Asia Pacific region) – enables Nautilus Aviation to provide a premium service across all areas of operation – tourism, VIP transfers, aerial, commercial and industry work. The Bell 412EP and two Kawasaki BK117D2s support disaster management agencies.

A variety of aircraft, an impeccable safety record and partnerships with a number of the region’s top tourism operators all make it possible for Nautilus Aviation to deliver unrivalled experiences for romantic getaways, family adventures and visitors looking to discover the many treasures of the Top End!

This year, tick a helicopter adventure off your bucket list and experience the difference with Nautilus Aviation.

Darwin base, Charles Darwin National Park, Tiger Brennan Drive, Charles Darwin 0820

Tel: 1800 880 HELI (4354)

Images courtesy of Nautilus Aviation 

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