Optional Upgrade – Alice Springs: Spirit of Mt. Gillen Helicopter Flight

Discovering the outback from the air is simply spellbinding. Flying by helicopter is exhilarating at any time, but when you are soaring above the rugged ranges and open plains of the Red Centre, it is an experience you will never forget.

Taking to the skies on a 15 minute helicopter flight, your first aerial encounter with the landscape is a fly over spectacular Simpsons Gap and its permanent waterhole. You will track the cliff faces of the Mount Gillen Ridgeline and the Larapinta Trail and throughout your aerial safari, you will be treated to the pilot’s expert commentary, providing detail on the wonders unfolding before you.

After your adventure, you are invited to wind down with a relaxing swim in the hotel pool while enjoying refreshments and high tea.

Before returning to the train, discover the colourful history of Alice Springs and the unique culture of this iconic outback town in the comfort of a coach tour.

To avoid disappointment, we highly recommend guests pre-book this tour. For more information on how to pre-book, please contact our travel centre on 1800 703 357 or contact your travel agent.

If you choose this experience, you will not be able to participate in the included Off Train Experiences.

Recommended Fitness Level: Moderate level mobility – Guests required to board and disembark aircraft unassisted. Weight restrictions apply – the maximum weight of any individual cannot exceed 130kgs. Sunscreen and hats are recommended as well as bathers for use of the pool. Towels provided by Crowne Plaza Lasseters.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is subject to availability and conditions; all upgrade optional experiences are non-refundable.