Hinchinbrook Island Helicopter Flight
- Duration: 60 Minutes
- Location: Ingham, Queensland
- Product code: HSF
Hinchinbrook Island Scenic flights
Hinchinbrook Island scenic flights allow
passengers to experience the majesty of Hinchinbrook Island from a very special
vantage point. The bird’s eye view of the island made possible from a scenic
flight showcases its rugged natural beauty and unique features in a way that
nothing else can.
Considered one of Australia’s most remarkable continental
islands, Hinchinbrook Island lies in stunning turquoise waters off the cost of
tropical North Queensland. At 399 kms2,
it is the largest of 15 islands between Tully and Ingham, and its sweeping,
dramatic vistas are awe-inspiring.
Hinchinbrook Island is separated from the mainland by the
mangrove-lined Hinchinbrook Channel on its west coast. The narrow channel is
one of the richest estuaries in the country and it provides a crucial breeding
ground for diverse species. The island’s east coast, in contrast, is
characterised by pristine white beaches and rocky headlands.
Hinchinbrook Island scenic flights give
passengers a chance to appreciate just how diverse the landscape is on
Hinchinbrook Island, from its misty rainforest-covered mountains ranges, which
peak at 1142m with Mount Bowen, to its secluded, unspoiled bays and beaches,
and sparkling waterfalls. On a Hinchinbrook Island scenic flight, you can also
fly over Mount Straloch where the wreck of WWII bomber Texas Terror has remained
since it crashed there in 1942.
As part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area,
Hinchinbrook Island and its surrounding waters and reefs are home to many
marine creatures, including green turtles and dugong. While access to the island is restricted,
there is much to do on the ground, including bushwalking, fishing and
snorkelling. To get a true understanding of the scope and beauty of this
natural wonder, however, you really need to see if from the air. Hinchinbrook Island scenic flights provide a perfect
opportunity to experience the island in all its splendour.