Kakadu Through the Eyes of a Jabiru

Camper Editorial Team — 16 July 2020
Kakadu Air offers one of the world’s most unique airborne experiences

Kakadu Air offers one of the world’s most unique airborne experiences, a trip across the Never Never, a bird’s-eye perspective high up above floodplains teeming with wildlife: herds of grazing water buffalo, flocks of magpie geese, brumbies, giant water lilies. It promises to be an all-encompassing glimpse from above of nature at its most sublime.

A flight across Kakadu immediately opens up a 35 per cent panoramic perspective of Australia's fabled northern wildlife reserve. Driving through Kakadu typically allows less than one per cent to be surveyed over the course of a journey.

“The dry season is a great time to fly, especially above something as visually spectacular as Kakadu National Park” David from Kakadu Air told Camper recently. “The floodplains are full and the weather is clear, so this time of year we usually get beautiful runs with perfect vision. The colours are absolutely magnificent. Kakadu is home to more than 200 species of birds and there’s literally hundreds of waterfalls.”



Kakadu Air is proudly run and owned by local Territorians. With more than 36 combined years of experience in the scenic flight industry, the local pilots who run Kakadu Air are rightly proud to show their passengers the best that Kakadu National Park has to offer.

“Obviously our international tourist bookings are down, but this means we have heaps of capacity and space for extra-long flights, if that’s what our passengers want. We’re open to suggestions,” David said.

Regional tourist operators are adjusting quickly to a new normal. Nimble operators, like Kakadu Air, are busy adapting and adjusting to a fast-changing environment. Like everything these days, it pays to call them and check their website for updates.

Kakadu Air was founded in the '80s by Bob and Ngaire McDonald. Their much-loved business changed hands upon their retirement in 2018, and is now owned and run by four passionate Territorians. nd Kakadu National Park is undoubtedly a must-see destination for both international and domestic visitors and also for residents of the Northern Territory. If you’re a Territorian who has yet to experience Kakadu from the air, now is perhaps the best time to book a flight.

Kakadu National Park is one of four Australian destinations to be included in the World Heritage List for both cultural and natural outstanding universal values. The park is also Australia’s biggest national park. It features natural and ever-changing beauty, with sweeping landscapes, wild waterfalls during the wet season and internationally renowned wetlands.

Kakadu Air believes that due to the sheer size of the national park, the ultimate way to explore and see the park is from above. Kakadu Air flies to areas that are completely inaccessible from the ground.

Flights operate daily, 364 days of the year, meaning there is plenty of opportunity for you to explore and experience the park in a way that can't be missed. Let the adventure begin by calling, emailing or booking online with Kakadu Air today.

For more information, call 1800 089 113 or visit kakaduair.com.au

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