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Outback Floatplane Adventures

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About Outback Floatplane Adventures
Outback Floatplane Adventures is the only way to see the Northern Territory! The Ultimate Tour is a once in a lifetime experience that is designed to allow you to see all that the Northern Territory has to offer in one action packed adventure! Suitable for everyone, this half day tour begins with a courtesy air-conditioned transfer to Darwin Airport, from where you will depart on a 30-minute scenic flight complete with a spectacular Floatplane landing on the waters of our remote lagoon. Sit back and relax as we cruise along the waterway enjoying a hearty breakfast or BBQ Barramundi lunch, encountering various wildlife. Of course we save the best until last, with our exhilarating ride aboard Gale Force, our state of the art airboat. Gliding over the wetlands and through the rainforest channels, get up close and personal with big saltwater crocodiles. This experience ticks all the boxes, it's the perfect way to experience all that the Top End has to offer!
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Outback Floatplane & Airboat Tour from Darwin
Discover the highlights of the Top End on this 5-hour tour that goes deep into the Northern Territory by floatplane and boat. Your Australian outback experience begins with the floatplane journey to Sweets Lagoon in the Finniss River floodplains. After a water landing, enjoy a barbecue lunch and then take an airboat cruise into the rain forest to look for native wildlife like crocodiles before returning to Darwin by air.
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5 hours
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Outback Floatplane Tour + Litchfield National Park Full Day tour from Darwin
This new Darwin to Litchfield tour combines all the excitement of popular 'The Ultimate Tour' half-day option with the added bonus of a guided tour of beautiful Litchfield National Park, with stops at all the major waterfalls and points of interest.

You will experience low level aerial views from our floatplane complete with a water landing on the stunning and calm lagoon, exhilarating airboat rides, leisurely river cruising, face-to-face wildlife encounters and freshly prepared meals in the peaceful seclusion of your private billabong.

Extending your NT experience, with a guided tour into Litchfield National Park as one of the Top-End’s ‘must-see’ attractions.

With several stunning waterfalls that cascade into crystal clear pools, magnetic termite mounds and clusters of weathered sandstone pillars, it’s a fascinating and very beautiful place to visit, with time to swim and view the magnificent waterfalls before returning to Darwin.
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9 hours
from $552.24
Outback Floatplane Safari Camp Overnighter including Airboat from Darwin
Experience the 'Top End' like never before when you journey into Australia’s forgotten land with this floatplane adventure. Inaccessible by land, the remote Finniss River floodplains, southwest of Darwin, is a beauty to behold teeming with wildlife and untouched landscapes. Leaving Darwin in a floatplane sighting the city as you fly over and the vastness of the outback before having the excitement of a water landing on Sweets Lagoon. Your afternoon is action packed with airboats, helicopter rides, and seeing as much territory wildlife as possible. Retiring for the evening in our outback camp.  Sit back and relax for true outback hospitality before returning to Darwin after breakfast the next morning.
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18 hours
from $677.28
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole tour was excitement plus, from the safety explanations, then the seaplane flight and landing in the lagoon. The airboat ride and crocodile spotting, amazing! Talk about power packed, an incredible helicopter ride, looking for wild animals and checking out the area. Then an...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MarcelSydney
Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

The Half-day Ultimate Tour was the absolute highlight of our first trip to Darwin. We were first greeted by a nice lady (sorry forgot name!) who took us through the safety briefing before we headed out to our float plane. We then met with Dave (our...More

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OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2019

Hi Jessicalam26, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. Did you manage to catch any barramundi? The team will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed the morning. The photos you shared look great! We look forward to seeing you again in...More

Reviewed September 30, 2019

This is an absolute must do! My family & I loved every single minute. All of the staff we came in contact with Dallas, Dave, Carla, Jack & Jacko you guys rock! I wouldn’t normally remember everyone’s name but that just shows how amazing, knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MarknTam
OutbackFloatplanes, Owner at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2019

Hi Markntam, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. The team really are so passionate about the local wildlife in Sweets Lagoon and love being able to share knowledge with our guest. Wonderful to hear the kids enjoyed the morning. Thanks for joining...More

Reviewed September 29, 2019

Best tour ever!! Amazing scenery and a half day tour which was absolutely worth the cost. All the staff were amazing. From Shazza who drove the bus, Dave the floatplane pilot, Dallas the riverboat captain (and cooked a mean breakfast!!), Jack who drove the airboat...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TravelKate188
OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2019

Hi TravelKate188, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to the crew. Thanks for sharing some photos. We love seeing them!

Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

We were a family of 4 (parents with 2 daughters aged 12 and 10) during a 4-week trip to HK/ Australia/ NZ. Having booked a day in Kakadu initially, we wanted to replace it by an amazing experience. We booked a 1/2 day tour (unfortunately...More

Thank 240christinev
OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2019

Hi There, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed the morning at Sweets Lagoon and what a great experience for the kids. Thanks for coming on this adventure with us and we hope to...More

Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

Words cannot describe how amazing this trip was, far exceeded our expectations! The staff were exceptional and couldn't be any more accommodating. They invested quality time with my young twins and made it such a memorable experience. I would highly recommend this tour. If there...More

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OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2019

Hi There, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. It was a pleasure having you join us for the morning. The team will be thrilled to hear your feedback. Thanks for coming on this adventure with us and we look...More

Reviewed September 22, 2019

Best trip in Darwin, had an awsome day. Staff were amazing friendly, knowledgeable and so much fun from the time we were picked up at our Hotel to when they took us back to the Hotel. I even hooked a nice size Barramundi that actually...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rosie9459
OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Hi Rosie9459, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. That is fantastic! Well done the barra! Did you take any photos? feel free to share them. Thanks for coming out with us for the morning. We will pass on your...More

Reviewed September 22, 2019

From the moment my friend Kate and I were picked up from our Hotel (by fun bus driver 'Shazza') to the end we had the best tour possible. We were delivered at the airport where we jumped on a float plane after a slight delay...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HelenGHobart
OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2019

Hi Helen and Kate, Thank you so much for leaving a detailed review of your experience with us out at Sweets Lagoon. The team will be thrilled to hear that you both enjoyed the morning. We hope you can join us again next time to...More

Reviewed September 21, 2019

This tour was by far and away one of the very best tours I have ever done. We were picked up at our motel and taken to the airport where we boarded our float plane. The views were stunning and the trip comfortable. The plane...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Elliston72
OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2019

Hi Elliston72, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Wonderful to hear you had a chance at some fishing. It means you might just have to come back and try again :) Thanks for joining us.

Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Float plane, airboat, helicopter, wildlife - oh my! Even though the adrenalin is pumping the professional team always makes you feel safe. Camp hosts Faye and Max were so welcoming and they put on an awesome spread. Unwinding with a diverse group of people around...More

Thank AndreaV187
OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2019

Hi Andrea, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the Overnight experience. It was a pleasure having you join us and we hope to see you again next time you are in...More

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TealFC
September 21, 2019|
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Response from OutbackFloatplanes | Property representative |
Hi TealFC, Thank you for reaching out and asking a question. Unfortunately due to low water levels in the Lagoon we will be finishing our season slightly earlier. Our last tour for this season will be Monday 30/09/2019. We... More
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January 21, 2019|
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I not able to answer these question as i am not aware if theybare operating durring the wet season .please call them direct or call Tourism Top End
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weikiatl2018
June 3, 2018|
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Response from OutbackFloatplanes | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for sending through your question. We would be more than happy to accommodate your 3 year old child on our tours, however there are a few things you need to be aware of. Due to safety reasons, we do not... More
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