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Outback Floatplane & Airboat Tour from Darwin

From US$486.75
Highlights
  • Explore the wildlife-rich Finniss River floodplains by air and boat
  • Take in sweeping aerial views of remote sections of the Northern Territory
  • Have the option to go fishing or swim in a crocodile-safe pool
  • Three daily departure times to accommodate your itinerary
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The Ultimate Tour is an action packed half day adventure designed to show the NT at its best. Includes a floatplane flight - airboat ride - cruise.Pickup included
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The Ultimate Tour is an action packed half day adventure designed to show the NT at its best. Includes a floatplane flight - airboat ride - cruise.Pickup included
From US$486.75
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Overview
Discover the highlights of the Top End on this 5-hour tour that goes deep into the Northern Territory by floatplane and boat. Your Australian outback experience begins with the floatplane journey to Sweets Lagoon in the Finniss River floodplains. After a water landing, enjoy a barbecue lunch and then take an airboat cruise into the rain forest to look for native wildlife like crocodiles before returning to Darwin by air.
What to Expect
Choose from three Top End tour departure times, all of which begin with pickup from centrally located hotels in Darwin. 
After taking off in your floatplane, soak up the bird’s-eye views as you fly southwest over Bynoe Harbour to the remote Finniss River floodplains. After a gentle water landing on Sweets Lagoon—a memorable experience in and of itself—take a leisurely cruise by custom-built airboat into the monsoonal rain forest. Keep your eyes peeled for saltwater crocodiles, wild boar, buffalo, and a variety of birds. You can even go fishing for barramundi or take a dip in one of the only crocodile-safe pools in Australia. Throughout the tour, hear about the region's wildlife and history from your guide, even during your return by plane to Darwin.
This action-packed tour offers a comprehensive experience of a Northern Territory wilderness that is inaccessible by road.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic trip especially if you're short of time and want to have a big experience. From a scenic flight over Darwin and surrounds, to a leisurely cruise up a river and a brilliant small boat tour with awesome commentary - this trip has it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I picked this trip as it incorporated everything that I wanted to do. It exceeded my expectations, the staff are amazing, Carla was so informative, it was an education as well as a tour. The rest of the crew, Dallas, Dave and Sophie also incredible....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mary T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You start the morning at 6.30 at meeting spot (Bunnings). Then you head to the airport for a brief. You really just need a change of clothes if you decide to swim in the cage with the crocodiles lol of you a game. Fly by...More

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OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi There, thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, it’s wonderful to hear you had such a good time and enjoyed the territory experience. Especially seeing all the beautiful wildlife, hope you managed to capture some great photos!

Reviewed 17 April 2019

I'm not very good at going and writing reviews but my recent trip to Darwin has made me want to commit to doing just that. This adventure was absolutely fantastic. Picked up from my hotel at 0640 by a friendly guide in a minibus, nice...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review! It is great to hear that your experience was so memorable, that is one of the main reasons we love showcasing this beautiful part of the NT to our...More

Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

Awesome day today flew in a float plane and landed in a lagoon, breakfast while cruising the lagoon, airboat trip to billabong to find some crocs. Dave, Karla and Kurt were fantastic. I will recommend this to anyone travelling to Darwin

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OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Hi Eddie, thank you so much for leaving us a review. It is great to hear you had a fantastic time with the team, we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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