Kakadu Yellow Waters Cruise & Katherine Gorge Helicopter Scenic

Eaton, Australia
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From USD 1,219.25

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend an action-packed day exploring two national parks in the Top End: Nitmiluk and Kakadu. Fly round-trip from Darwin to Katherine Gorge, then hop aboard a helicopter for a scenic ride. Explore the magnificent landscape for 1 hour by air followed by a riverboat cruise. A guide helps you discover this region abundant with wildlife, natural beauty, and cultural significance. See the spectacular Mary and Adelaide rivers on your return.
  • Scenic flight by private fixed-wing aircraft, round-trip from Darwin to Katherine
  • Fly over Nitmiluk National Park including 13 gorges on a scenic helicopter ride
  • Land in Kakadu National Park for a boat cruise in search of crocodiles
  • Guide shares insight about the area’s natural and cultural significance

What's Included

  • Scenic Flight
  • Fixed-wing Aircraft
  • Window Seat
  • Yellow Waters Boat Cruise
  • 13 Gorges Helicopter Flight
  • Free Parking
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Food and Drink

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Kookaburra Air Darwin
    3 Lois Lane Darwin International Airport, Eaton NT 0820, Australia

Start time

06:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Kookaburra Air

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Kakadu National park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Yellow Water Cruise

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum of two adults for the tour to proceed.
  • Infants (0-2 years inclusive) are free, however seating cannot be guaranteed and infants may have to sit on the parents lap if seating is not available.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Very well organised and a great way to get a taste of Katherine gorge and Kakadu in 1 day if you don’t have much time. Our pilot Dan was amazing and looked after us all day. The helicopter ride at the gorge was a highlight. Pack some snacks and drinks


29 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Amazing once in a lifetime tour
Jodie_R, Mar 2023
Friendly and courteous pilot/s, very smooth transition from tours, amazing experiences and definately worth it. Recommend company. Thanks
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for the review, Jodie. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again in our other tours in the future. Micah, Reservations Kookaburra Air
Worth every cent!
Carolyn_E, July 2022
The entire day was Fantastic! The pilot Steve was very knowledgeable and good fun as well. The sunrise from the plane, through to the helicopter ride and the boat trip in the afternoon were all amazing. I highly recommend this day trip.
Wow what a great day.
Janet_M, June 2022
Was a great day from start to finish. Stephen our pilot was very helpful with information on the area. Our helicopter fight was so much fun.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Janet! Thankyou for your feedback. We are over the moon you had a great time on your tour. Thankyou again for flying with us. Steve :)
Dangerous gamble with your lives
GaryRetallick, June 2022
My wife and myself arrived at air port to take a trip of a life time in a helicopter over kakadu To our surprise we were escorted to a very tired looking 50 yr old single single engine was light plane We were then informed that a small part of this tour only was to be a helicopter flight We then refused to get a board the old machine and was informed that the helicopter was even older So I asked for a refund and was told that I unfortunately we used a secondary suppler and they don’t refund The advertisement for this misleading and hides the truth $3,500 to risk your life unnecessarily
Response from Host, July 2022
Thankyou Garry for you review of a tour you were unfortunate enough not to have experienced. Regrettable, when considering the other passengers and thousands that have over Kookaburra’s 28 years of touring, describing the experience as amazing and incredible. The aircraft was manufactured 45 years ago but there is nothing since the Cessna 210 aircraft that can match the tasking requirements or safety history. Additionally, the components of aircraft are all life-ed by hours flown and calendar time, so the age since manufacture is just that. As far as your comments on helicopters, that was never discussed and is not the case. If you have any concerns about the safety of any aircraft you can report that to CASA, the Federal Aviation Safety Authority for investigation. If you find the “advertising misleading and hides the truth” then you need to take that up with “Viator,” the agent who you booked the tour with. It would help if you provided reasoning as to why you found it so though. Please take the time to read the brief or itinerary when making future bookings. It is not for Kookaburra Air to provide refunds on behalf of your booking agent and on the strength of your review it could not be validated.
To amazing to sum up in a few words.
Mark_E, May 2022
Flying out at sunrise was so picturesque. The amazing vastness of the NT. Pilot Steve was just lovely. Takeoffs and landings smooth as. Helicopter ride over Katherine Gorge was stunning. Yellow Water river cruise so pretty. Being able to view all of this in such a succinct way and enjoy the landscape from the air was a bucket list moment.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Mark! I am so glad you had a great experience on our Kakadu Yellow Waters & Katherine Gorge Scenic! It was a great day out flying you around our little slice of the country. Thankyou for your kind review. Regards, Steve :)
Owen_W, May 2022
It was amazing. The views were spectacular. The river cruise was lovely and the guide was very informative.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Owen, Thank you for leaving us a review. We're glad to know you had a lovely time! :)
Very fun day tour.
Kent_R, May 2022
This tour was a lot of fun. Pricey- but worth it. Three plane flights, one helicopter flight and a boat tour all in one day certainly made the day click along! Getting to see the parks from above was fun. Riding in the little plane was fun, The helicopter ride (no doors) was a blast....and the pilot was a really nice guy who loves flying and was happy to tell us all about helicopters too. We saw some crocodiles on the boat trip along with a million birds, flowers etc. That guide was also someone thrilled with their job. Pilots nice young men who were pleased to talk about flying. All in all...it was a really fun, positive day with a lot of people who seemed to really enjoy their work. Only downside is the price....but even then when you consider a whole day's private flying ... it is probably a deal. I highly recommend the tour.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Kent, Thank you for an awesome review. We're pleased to hear you had such a great time! :)
Alexandra_W, Apr 2022
Great day! This is an expensive tour but worth it. The flight over Kakadu was a highlight and a sensational way to see it, including the fly by of Jim Jim falls. The boat tour was also really great. Our pilot Dan was excellent and our driver was very informative. The Helicopter ride was a great way to see Katharine Gorge. Highly recommend this tour as a once in a lifetime way to see these sites and avoid the lengthy bus trips.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thanks very much for flying with us! We hope to see you on the next trip! Dan
Great plane, helicopter and boat trip all in one day!
Narelle_S, Mar 2022
Helicopter ride and boat trip, but plane ride good also and back to hotel by 400pm. Connections between plane, taxi, helicopter and boat were very efficient!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks for the review Narelle! We hope you enjoyed your tour. See you soon for the next one!
Simply Amazing !
Gary_B, Oct 2021
Amazing trip, well worth the price.. From the start to the end everyone was professional and friendly.. The helicopter ride was the highlight.. The absolute best way to see the best locations in style.. Would suggest choosing cooler months, was very very hot… 7 STARS !
Food and drink should be included. Otherwise a good way to see a vast country.
Chris_P, Oct 2021
The best part of the day was the Yellow River cruise. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we saw plenty of wildlife. Our pilot could have been more talkative. Telling us something of the trip up there. The helicopter could have gone lower to the gorges. We did not have any food or drink included. At the price we had to pay it is outrageous that lunch at Kakadu was not included.
Incredible trip
Kaitlyn_N, Aug 2021
What an incredible way to explore the Top End! We were really able to appreciate the vastness of the landscape from the air as well as see the wildlife of Kakadu. Absolutely amazing! My only advice if you plan to take this trip...The helicopter ride was stunning but definitely can trigger some motion sickness!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hi Kaitlyn, thank you very much for your awesome review. We're glad you enjoyed your tour. Hope to see you in Darwin again!
Awesome adventure
Jill_P, June 2021
Very well organised and a great way to get a taste of Katherine gorge and Kakadu in 1 day if you don’t have much time. Our pilot Dan was amazing and looked after us all day. The helicopter ride at the gorge was a highlight. Pack some snacks and drinks
Response from Host, June 2021
Thank you for your review. we appreciate your time in NT and we enjoyed having you here. Hope to see you again in your next adventure! :) Micah, Ops Manager

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