Gulf of Carpentaria Scenic Flights

Take a scenic flight in the Gulf of Carpentaria to enjoy the expanse and beauty of this mighty land, in comfort, from above.

Savannah Aviation's scenic flights can be tailored to suit your itinerary and preferred destination, from 20-minute flights over the expansive salt plains near Burketown, to drop-offs and pick-ups on islands and national parks.

Suggested activities and itineraries, include, but are not limited to the below:


Burketown Scenic Flights

Burketown - Birdlife

Burketown, home to Savannah Aviation's head office, sits on the divide between the northern wetlands and southern, savannah grass plains. The wetlands are home to an amazing diversity of flora and fauna, including crocodiles, barramundi and prawns. The southern grasslands provide natural habitat for emus, kangaroos and birdlife. The immense salt flats are a major landmark that is best viewed from above, where you can get a full appreciation of the size, colours, textures and mangrove-lined streams that crisscross the flats.


Fishing Trips

Kurumba Fishing Trips

Pack your rods and get away for the fishing trip of a lifetime. Destinations accessible on Savannah Aviation are limited only by your imagination, but some popular favourites include Karumba, Burketown (the Barramundi Capital of Australia), Sweers Island and 'Birri Fishing Paradise' on Morning Island. The Gulf is full of fish, just waiting for you!


Camping & Bush Walking

Lawn Hill Gorge

Savannah Aviation makes a weekend of camping, canoeing and bush walking in Lawn Hill National Park, or one of the Gulf's other hidden gems, an easily accessible option. Lawn Hill is one of Queensland's most scenic national parks, a combination of spectacular gorges, sandstone ranges, ancient fossils and Aboriginal rock art. Numerous freshwater springs keep Lawn Hill Creek full, making it a cool place to camp and canoe.


Camel Races

Boulia - Camel Races

Boulia is home to Queensland's richest camel carnival and Savannah Aviation can take you there, letting you enjoy the weekend, without having to worry about the drive. With Savannah Aviation, you are booking the plane, so you can set the itinerary and timing to suit your needs. We will get you there on time and back again, without the fuss.


These are just some of the many scenic flights and itineraries that Savannah Aviation can assist you with & you will be surprised at how affordable it is. For more information, or to make a booking, please contact us on phone (07) 4745 5177 or email

Please note: Scenic flights from Burketown do not need to be booked in advance, just call us when you are in town.

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