Optional Upgrade – Katherine: Nitmiluk Gorge Helicopter Flight

While science suggests that this stunning landscape was carved over the millennia by the elements, the traditional owners of the land, the Jawoyn people, believe that the Gorge system was created by Bula. The most important figure in Jawoyn dreaming stories, Bula and his two wives hunted across this land and in doing so he transformed the landscape through his actions.

Take a helicopter flight to fully appreciate the sheer enormity of the river. As you fly over all 13 gorges, see if you can follow the path of Bula as you move through the region as he did. A view from the air is the best way to appreciate the complexity of the system that makes up Nitmiluk Gorge.

As this experience is an optional upgrade, a cost of $250 per person will be payable upon pre-booking online, which can be paid direct or via your preferred travel agent. If booking this experience once onboard, payment must be made direct to your Hospitality Attendant.

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

Recommended Fitness Level:Low – Guests required to board and disembark helicopter unassisted.

PLEASE NOTE: Weight restrictions of 130kg per person do apply.

*Optional upgrade for Platinum and Gold Service guests travelling the entire journey. Platinum and Gold Service guests leaving The Ghan in Alice Springs are required to pay $250 per person.