Townsville Helicopters provides a range of helicopter services including scenic flights, customised charter and island transfers from Townsville Airport. Aside from Townsville itself, popular destinations for sight seeing and charter are Magnetic Island, The Great Barrier Reef, Hinchinbrook Island and Wallaman Falls; however the choice of destination is almost limitless.
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Before they get to Magnetic Island they fly over the Central Business District and down along the Strand. At the rock pool it is a right turn for Magnetic Island. They start the lap of the island with a view of the ship wrecked City of Adelaide that you can only get from a helicopter. The anti clockwise route provides great views of all the major bays and beaches as well as all of the ones that you would hardly know existed if not for this flight. From West Point it is back to the main land and Many Peaks Range prior to landing back at the airport.
The trip to the Great Barrier Reef from Townsville in a boat takes three hours each way and unless you get in the water you don’t get a great view. They can get you to the Reef in half an hour and the views down into the reef from the air are excellent. They even have a permit to land on a sand cay at Wheeler Reef, so you can get out and stand on the sand in the middle of the reef! You might even like to dip your toes in the water, before you climb back aboard for the flight back to Townsville. All with no need for sea sick tablets and plenty of time left to enjoy the day.
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