If you crave adventure then a helicopter flight over Katherine Gorge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that lets you enjoy some of the most majestic views of the Northern Territory.
Setting out from the Maude Creek airfield in Nitmiluk National Park my heart skips a beat as we descend over the Katherine River and cruise across the Arnhem Land escarpment.
In the distance I see the magnificence of all thirteen gorges and the butterflies in my stomach rapidly increase.
If you haven’t been let in on the secret, Katherine Gorge is about 30km northeast of Katherine. It is carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River and is the central attraction of the area.
Characterised by dramatic gorges, waterfalls and a myriad of wildlife, the gorge is a sight to behold. And there is no better way to take in the full scope of this majestic region than by helicopter. The views of this grand landscape are some you will never forget.
Take a listen to my chat with HeliSpirit pilot Steve.
HeliSpirit flights depart from Maude Creek on Gorge Road in Nitmiluk National Park.
Prices start from $95 per person. I flew the Thirteen Gorges flight which takes approximately 20 minutes.
For bookings phone 1800 833 722 or visit www.helispirit.com.au