There are many ways to admire Uluru: from camels, from the platforms, for the base walk… but from an helicopter it is an incredible experience! Plus you get to also fly over Kata Tjuta and a salt pan
INFO & REVIEW - HELICOPTER FLIGHT ABOVE ULURU
Even if you walked the all base of Uluru and stopped at every platform you cannot realise the scale of Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the anomaly that they represent in these flat surroundings.
Professional Helicopter Services offers many flights in the red centre. Check out their Uluru page. The shortest one is 15 minutes limited to Uluru, short but worth it. And you can also book half day tours if you saved enough before. I personnaly picked the 55 minute tour covering Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Lake Amadeus. A wonderful experience which gave me another perspective over this desert area.
REVIEW FOR TRAVEL PLANNING ADDICTS - Helicopter Flight above Uluru
I selected my self and paid fully for this activity. This review is based on my experience from August 2010.
- Company: Professional Helicopter Services
- Tour: Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Lake Amadeus - 55min
- Organisation: It all went smoothly. Pick up and drop off at the hotel. No issues.
- Equipment: the helicopter was in great condition and with bubble windows for better viewing
- Pilot: the pilot was nice and I felt very safe
- Nothing must to say. It was just awesome! (but I am always happy in a helicopter when I feel safe)
Here is a picture of the little helicopter we were in that I called the yellow bee. In this red land, you cannot miss it 🙂
I really love flying in an helicopter. The view is so much better than in a plane (although not as good as in a hot air balloon). I was lucky to not be stuck in the middle at the back.
FLYING OVER ULURU
During part of the flight, we were over Uluru. I loved every minute of it. Seeing the huge bump on a very flat land, you realize how unique this place is. Hard to imagine this rock is still going on under the surface. Notice the stripes and the holes everywhere. .
FLYING OVER KATA TJUTA
From the ground you cannot really realize what Kata Tjuta really is, especially as most of it is closed to the public to respect its sacredness for the aborginals. So you see some of the domes but the view is limited. From the helicopter I realized how many there were and how they were organized. It is actually made up of 36 rock domes whith the highest point even taller than Uluru
FLYING OVER LAKE AMADEUS
And the other location we got to fly over is the vast Lake Amadeus. The salt pan size is huge (180 km long and 10 km wide) and it is so white (600 million tonnes of salt). Sometimes you can even spot wild camels in the area. But I did not.
Will you splurge for such a flight?
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