Airborne Solutions
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Airborne Solutions Darwin Helicopter Tours, conducts specialist scenic tours and adventure experiences throughout the Northern Territory. Tours are currently conducted in Darwin, Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield National Parks. We have a tour to suit every traveller and budget. From city scenic flights over Darwin, Heli Fishing and National Park tours to full day heli adventures, including the original Heli Pub Crawl and our Kakadu Day Trip.
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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littlescotty1
4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Wow! What a wonderful experience !
We booked a full day to fly out and see Kakadu, we where able to land at an ancient Aboriginal Art sight, it was truly amazing.
We flew to Coowinda for lunch and then cruised the yellow waters, we saw so many Crocodiles !
On the way back we landed at Goat Island to have a beer with King Kai.
Brent our pilot was incredible, very professional and knowledgeable and great fun.
It was definitely the highlight of our time in Darwin.
Would highly recommend flying with Airborne Solutions, great people to deal with and excellent value for money 👍
Written August 3, 2022
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FrostyPMQ
Port Macquarie, Australia35 contributions
May 2022 • Family
What's better to do on a lazy Sunday then a pub crawl? Well, a heli-pub crawl of course! Part of my son's (delayed) 18th Birthday trip, we did Darwin, Kununurra, Kimberley Coastal Camp, Broome, and apart from KCC which is unbeatable, this day was a highlight of our holiday!

My first time in a chopper, (and a few days later to KCC, and I rather a closed door seat, sh*t myself when in open seats lol...), absolutely great views, gives another aspect of the Top End, absolutely worth the money.

Pilots were all very experienced, knowledgeable and friendly. There was a bit of a hold up at our lunch pub which delayed our return a bit, but this was in our favour, was hoping for more...lol.

Not big on a lot of the tourist gigs, especially where there are arrogant, self entitled pensioners pushing their way to the front at every opportunity in case they miss out on a free dry biscuit or ordering their food first, no worries about them here, they wouldn't pay the $$$. Think it was about $1100 or so each, full day, and it was the BEST, VALUE for money ever, so happy I booked it well in advance, and the young fella will remember it for a bloody long time!

Highly recommended 👍.
Written June 18, 2022
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crzzzr
Sydney, Australia276 contributions
Jun 2021
Kakadu Day tour
Topped off a wonderful week in Darwin with a Heli day trip to Kakadu with Alex as pilot. My wife and I had an incredible day and got some great pics of the National park that you just can't get any other way.

I know because we also did a Day trip with another company in a plane - and it just can't compete with a Heli flight doors off experience at lower altitudes and with greater manoeuvrability.

It was great to drop into a remote aboriginal art site, and the lunch at Cooinda Resort was incredible! The Yellow River cruise was also fantastic and would love to do it again at another time of year.

Alex was an awesome pilot and guide for the day. Although we had a hiccup with the booking, we highly recommend Airborne to you and would tour again with them in the future.
Written June 18, 2021
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Wayne P
Sydney, Australia310 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Simply the best way to see Kakadu. We flew with James on a full day trip down to Kakadu (and included the flight extension to the couple of waterfalls). Kakadu is SO expansive, the ability to travel over such a large area and see it from the air was amazing. So many great photos (thanks especially to the ‘no front door’ helicopter which allowed no ‘glass reflections’ spoiling the shot). At our first stop we saw the best example of aboriginal rock art on all of our NT trip. Crocodile cruise and lunch were a nice stop. Obviously expensive - but, if you have a travel ‘war chest’ built up during border closures, this is a spectacular way to spend some of it in our ‘own backyard’ …
Written June 21, 2021
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WATAQT
Sydney, Australia216 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
We did the full day Heli-pub crawl whilst in Darwin recently, one of four choppers doing the tour. Everything about it was awesome, choppers were spacious, all of the pilots friendly, knowledgeable, engaging and safe. the places we visited were unreal and we just cannot recommend this enough, it was worth every cent and we can’t wait to do it again. Thank you Airborne solutions for having us, it was a blast!
Written June 27, 2021
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You’re absolutely welcome WATAQT! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and love to hear that you thought the pub crawl was unreal, great value for money and are keen to go again! Thanks so much for flying with us! The Airborne Solutions Team
Written July 2, 2021
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tag28
Adelaide15 contributions
Oct 2021
My husband and myself had the most amazing day out with James on a "big day out" and it was a big day and worth every cent. What we were able to do and see would have taken all week. The scenery was amazing and would highly recommend the "big day out" to anyone that wants to experience everything. Thank you James for your time and experience :)
Written October 15, 2021
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Nathan S
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
The weather held out with perfect flying clear views of the Darwin coast line absolutely loved it.
Our pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable on the areas we flew to. We had plenty of time at each pub and the beer was cold 👍🍻 our pick was Crab Claw Island well set up on the main deck of the bar.
Would recommend the pub crawl to anyone 😎😎
Written January 30, 2023
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Maria B
1 contribution
Nov 2021
As a born and bred Darwinian, I never realized that Darwin and it's surrounds was so spectacular from the air - the harbour, rivers and creeks and pristine coastlines. The helicopter was spotlessly clean and well maintained and our experienced pilot was professional and very friendly. I would recommend a heli tour not only to visitors to Darwin but also to the locals.
Written November 29, 2021
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Wendy L
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
A number 1 thing to do while in Darwin. We did the Darwin Big Day Out. So much to see and do. Our pilot Josh was the best, very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. We even caught our first ever Barra.
Written August 11, 2022
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Ray T
Canberra, Australia34 contributions
Jan 2020
We did the full day Heli Pub Crawl and just loved it. Our pilot Blake was awesome. Not only helpful and knowledgeable but took time to show you everything even if that meant an extra loop back around to see something. Whilst there is a time limit at each place (to ensure you see it all) we never felt rushed. Given we travelled at the hottest time of year to Darwin just keep this in mind if planning the same. The helicopter gets pretty hot sitting on the ground until the pilots ramp up that big fan. So, dress for the conditions and keep up the hydration. Of course, that is a given at each pub.
Whilst this may seem expensive when you first look at the price it is pretty cheap when you think just the two of you have your own helicopter for the day. Each pub/place was great, staff were friendly and welcoming. Goat Island get a special mention but that is something you must experience yourself. I won't spoil the surprise. Not to mention how the pilots manage to land on such a small patch. I am sure there are not many places where you land a helicopter in the beer garden of a pub or on a beach at the pub front door. Well done guys, we will be back.
Written January 4, 2020
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Sounds like you had an amazing time on your Heli Pub Crawl with Blake! We’re so glad that you loved it and saw the value in having your very own chopper for the day! You’re absolutely right about Goat Island, it’s a crowd favourite for so many reasons. Thanks for the awesome review and we look forward to seeing you again! The Airborne Solutions Team
Written June 18, 2020
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