Nautilus Aviation

Experience the difference

Nautilus Aviation is one of the leading providers of Helicopter scenic flights in northern Australia.

A broad range of scheduled, on-demand and tailor-made charter options showcase iconic Australian experiences including the Great Barrier Reef, Wet Tropical Rainforests and Outback from bases in Townsville, Cairns, Port Douglas (commencing April 2019), Darwin and Horn Island.

Our high-end touring options appeal to discerning individuals, couples, families, small-medium groups and Cruise Ship passengers, all benefiting from highly personalised service and maximum flexibility with regards to inclusions and scheduling.

From our base in Townsville Nautilus Aviation provides exclusive helicopter transfers for Orpheus Island guests plus a range of scenic flights taking in Magnetic Island and the Palm Island group as well as Townsville City and the Strand precinct.

Further north in Cairns & Port Douglas, experience a Reef and Rainforest scenic flight over neighbouring World Heritage Listed sites; upgrade your Outer Reef or Island cruise to include a reef-scenic flight or secluded Sand Cay experience; tee up one of our special interest options such as Heli Golfor even take the controls yourself and fly alongside a trained instructor with You-Fly.

Our Darwin base is the home of the incredibly popular “Helifish”, a full or half day fishing adventure targeting the mighty Barramundi.  Nautilus also showcase the world famous Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, Mary River Wetlands (including airboat and cruise packages), scenic flight transfers to the Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise plus stunning Darwin City and Northern Beaches scenic flights.

For visitors to Thursday Island our 45 minute Tip of Australiatour provides the rare opportunity to fly over Cape York Peninsula and the northern most part of the Australian mainland.  This unique experience provides amazing views of fringing reefs and remote islands plus seasonal waterfalls and wildlife.

With a fleet of 26 state-of-the-art helicopters and an impeccable safety record, over 50,000 passengers a year Experience the Differencewith Nautilus Aviation.