For over 25 years, during each dry season (from approximately May to the end of August), there has been a plane based at Drysdale River Station offering unforgettable flight excursions. In 2018, excursions operated for us by Kingfisher Tours and Shoal Air include the following D1, D2 and D3
options :

D1
At a little over two hours, this non-stop flight goes up to the Mitchell Falls and then back along the coast, taking in the
Prince Regent & Mitchell Plateaus.
The impressive attractions include Mt Hann, Deep Gorge and the Rift and the magnificent Prince Regent Nature Reserve. We follow the Prince Regent River, fly over unnamed waterfalls, King Cascades, St George Basin, Mt Trafalgar, Prince Frederick Harbour, the Hunter River, Donkins Hill Falls and the spectacular Mitchell Falls. The photographs on this page below will give you a good indication of the spectacular views on offer for this flight.

(pricing starts at $450 per person; may be reduced for children)

D2
A one day mixed-mode excursion, being fixed wing flight*, 4WD travel,
trekking the Mitchell Falls precinct on foot , back to the plane using a
helicopter, then the 4WD and then the flight back to Drysdale Homestead

(pricing starts at $890 per person; may be reduced for children)
*NOTE: This excursion route differs from that in D1....its largely straight up to the Mitchell Falls and back.

D3
A 1 night / two day excursion, being the above mixed-mode D2 plan, but taking a more expansive flight route to see more attractions. An overnight stay at a luxury wilderness lodge breaks the trip and it includes top shelf catering and wilderness accommodation.

Seat prices on all these trips depend on booking numbers; if you advance book, we will do our best to get the best possible price by filling the plane. You are not committed to fly if we do not manage to book others, therefore allowing a reduced seat price for all.



Use the link right, to access a mud map of the plane's route for the D1, 2+ hour coastal scenic flight adf


Below, some of the attractions seen on the D1 flight plan.



Photo above: Ben Knapinski

Photo above: Peter Bellingham
Mt Trafalgar
Photo above: Ben Knapinski


Photo above: Peter Bellingham


Photo above: Peter Bellingham


Photo above: Peter Bellingham


Photo above: Peter Bellingham


Photo above: Peter Bellingham



Below, some of the attractions seen and/or experienced on the D2 plan.




The vast and beautiful unspoilt coastline of the wilderness nature reserve is always a heart winner. You may even be lucky enough to see crocodiles, dugong and whales.
Charter flights are of course also available to destinations not on standard flight routes, including to and from all towns. Enquire at our office.

Use the link right, to access a mud map of the plane's route for the D1, 2+ hour coastal scenic flight. adf

Helicopter Flights; Mitchells Falls
For detail on these flight flights operating from the actual Falls precinct (a 4 to 6 hour drive north of Drysdale), see the details on the [ Roads and Travel Tips page ].