For a great introduction to gorge country, the Gorge Discovery adventure is a 30-minute helicopter flight that will take you across some of the country’s most beautiful settings. Taking in the Heartland of New England, we pass through the Gara and Dangar’s Gorges before returning to Armidale Airport via Blue Hole and Armidale City.
New England Plateau, Dangar’s Gorge/Falls, Mihi Gorge/Falls, Heart of New England, Gara Gorge, Blue Hole, Armidale city
This is currently the most popular trip. This is a spectacular 60-minute flight. It departs from Armidale airport. We fly over the New England Plateau before linking up with the Gara Gorge, the first of 10 gorges. We continue out via the Metz Gorge to Wollomombi, one of the deepest in NSW and the Oakey before returning via the Macleay River system and Dangar’s Gorge.
New England Plateau, Blue Hole, Gara Gorge, Cooney Gorge, Metz Gorge, Bakers Creek Gorge, Hillgrove, Wollomombi Gorge/Falls, Chandler Falls, Oakey Gorge/Falls, Long Point, Heart of New England, Dangar’s Gorge/Falls, Mihi Gorge/Falls, Armidale City
Approx. 60 Minutes
This helicopter flight takes you to the very edge and back. Experience everything that the magnificent New England gorges have to offer, and watch as the land below transitions from high country, over the escarpment to the plains and the ocean beyond. A tour that will literally take your breath away as you witness the land opening out before you.
Bakers Creek Gorge, Hillgrove, Wollomombi, Point Lookout, New England National Park, Great Escarpment, Ebor, Ebor Falls, Cathedral Rocks, Armidale City
Approx. 1.5 Hours
Our newest offering, this scenic helicopter flight combines the Flight of Ten Gorges adventure with a tour along the Macleay River and into the heart of World Heritage listed, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Watch as wild brumbies roam Oven Camp Flat, and bask in the beauty of the many gorges and waterfalls you will encounter along the way.
Chandler River, Halls Peak Mine and Campground, Styx River junction, Oakey River, Wollomombi Falls, Hillgrove Mine, Metz Gorge, Bakers Creek Gorge, Cooney Gorge, Blue Hole, Armidale City
Approx. 80 Minutes
One of Australia’s hidden secrets, discover the township of Walcha from the air. Your scenic helicopter flight with take you over the oldest settlement in the New England region, surrounded by thousands of hectares full of wild rivers and cascading waterfalls. The adventure continues to the stunning Apsley and Tia Gorges, before taking in the Winterbourne Gorge and Blue Nobby. We return home via Dangar’s and Mihi Gorges. This tour is a true gem and one that should not be missed!
New England Plateau, Walcha, Apsley Gorge/Falls, Tia Gorge/Falls, Winterbourne Gorge
From our Warbird and Jet Adventures to our Helicopter discovery flights, there is an adventure to satisfy just about everyone.
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