Nautilus Aviation

Discover Hinchinbrook Island | Exclusive Helicopter Tour from Townsville

Soar above the breathtaking landscapes of Hinchinbrook Island on our comprehensive 90-minute scenic flight. This tour not only showcases the stunning natural beauty of Australia’s largest island national park but also unveils its rich history and ecological significance. Witness the awe-inspiring Mount Bowen, cascading waterfalls, secluded beaches, and a tapestry of mangroves, all from a unique aerial perspective.


What's included:

This ticket allows you to access:

  • Helicopter flight aroundHinchinbrook Island
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
  • Headset for flight commentary

What's NOT included:

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

What you need to know before you book:

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary provided they sit on a parent’s lap.
  • Individual passenger weight MUST be advised at the time of booking. A weight variance greater than ten per cent may incur an additional fee.
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • You will receive confirmation of your exact flight departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • Booking Confirmations: Reservations are held only when weights are received

What you can expect:

Discover the unparalleled scenic beauty of the region with our 90-minute Hinchinbrook Island Flight, an experience that goes beyond the wonders of our 60-minute Palm Island Group Scenic Flight. Hinchinbrook Island, visible from afar, presents a dramatic landscape with its mountainous spine and the mist-enshrouded summit of Mount Bowen, standing tall at 1142m (3746ft).

Seasonal creeks weave through the island, creating spectacular waterfalls like Mulligan and Zoe Falls. These waterways meander through rainforests and woodlands, forming estuaries that meet the sea. The eastern coastline of Hinchinbrook is adorned with abrupt headlands, secluded coves, and untouched sandy beaches, offering views of pure, unspoiled beauty.

Notably, the island’s northern Mission Bay and the western Hinchinbrook Channel boast one of Australia’s most extensive and ecologically significant mangrove habitats. These mangroves play a crucial role in the island’s ecosystem.

The flight also provides an opportunity to glimpse historical remnants, including the crash site of the American B-42 Liberator Bomber, known as the Texas-Terror, at the island’s southern point. Around Hinchinbrook, five shipwrecks tell tales of the past, with the 130-year-old brigantine Belle visible in Ramsey Bay under the right tidal conditions.

Join us for this extraordinary flight, offering not just breathtaking views but also a journey through the natural and historical treasures of Hinchinbrook Island.