Heading past Kalbarri, the mouth of the Murchison River, coastal cliffs and Bluff Point we are over the ocean for a 20 minute flight past Gantheume Bay to the islands. Descending low past East Wallabi, West Wallabi and a spectacular surfing break called Super Tubes, we spend a further 20 minutes taking in the sights. The coral is as coral should be – a magnificent panorama of bright, vibrant colours which are viewable clearly through the shallow water. After passing the fork on West Wallabi Island where the soldiers from the Batavia made their successful stand against the mutineers we overfly the fisherman’s huts and the scarred coral where the Batavia wreck was lifted from the reef before returning to the mainland, the pink lake and then the full length of the River Gorges.
Experience the breathtaking Kalbarri National Park from the very best place to see it – from the air! We skip close past Ross Graham lookout and then along the full length of the Murchison River Gorges. The river has cut through the sandstone, allowing you to view steep rock faces with their stunning, multi-coloured rock layers. At this stage, you’re witnessing the Gorges up close, in detail – and personal!
The Mid West offers some of the most dramatic scenery in the whole of Australia, and a holiday to this amazing region is not complete without a view from above. Even if you have explored some of the Gorges by vehicle, a flight offers a totally different dimension and impression.
Indeed, many of Gorges are inaccessible, and un-viewable, except by air. After overpassing Hawkeshead, Little Z Bend, Big Z Bend, the Four Ways (an interesting formation of the river going one way and then two large cuts coming in from both directions). We overfly the loop taking in scenery from a totally different perspective before returning to Kalbarri airport.
When we say ‘Grand Tour’, we are not exaggerating. This is the trip of a lifetime!
Flight Time: 1 hr 45 min
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