Fly past Fraser Island and Flannagans Island, along Ninety Mile beach toward The Entrance then inland back to the airfield.

Depart the airfield heading south towards Fraser Island, then abeam Flannagans Island, cross over to Ninety Mile beach flying east towards The Entrance then head north back to the airfield.

Type Indicative prices

Priced per person, 3 years and over. All flights are subject to a minimum of two passengers. Our standard helicopters have a maximum passenger weight of 130 kilograms. One infant under the age of 3 may be carried on an adult lap free of charge.

Days of operation:
  • Full Experience: 15-20 minutes. Flight Time: 8 minutes approximately. Depart: Lakes Entrance Airfield, East Gippsland. Book: Online (preferred), by phone or email.

Tour highlights:
  • The Entrance
    The natural entrance to the lakes was unreliable and often dangerous. After much agitation, work began in 1872 to cut an artificial entrance, west of the natural entrance. Work on the "New Entrance" proceeded slowly and in 1876 was abandoned. Sir John Coode, renowned harbour engineer, advised on improvements but work did not resume until the early 1880s. In 1889, the new entrance was prematurely opened when a severe storm broke through the remaining sand hills. The natural entrance quickly silted up.
  • Rigby, Fraser & Flannagans Islands
    This Scenic Flight loops around three islands. The first is Rigby Island, the closest to The Entrance. Part of this island is reserved as a Little Tern habitat. The Little Terns had been a seriously endangered species, but through careful establishment and protection of this habitat, their numbers have significantly increased. The second is Fraser Island, a privately owned resort with a 9-hole golf course and airstrip. It was originally the holiday house for the Syme family (of the Melbourne Age) and the remains of the shed you will see from Rigby Channel was where a train once met the family arriving in a fleet of boats and transported them and their luggage up to the house. The third island is Flannagan Island, also known as, Goat Island due to the large population of goats. As you fly along Ninety Mile beach you will see the Barrier Landing, a favourite destination for locals as well as holidaymakers. The Barrier Landing is part of the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, although there are a few private houses that preceded declaration of the Park.

Lakes Entrance Helicopters is a premier provider of helicopter services in the East Gippsland region offering a range of Scenic Flights, Heli-Experiences, Charters and tailored helicopter services for events and special occasions.

The focus is for the whole engagement from start to finish to be the best possible experience to make your time enjoyable, memorable and totally amazing.

The small dedicated team are passionate, professional and friendly. They pride themselves in going above and beyond to make your flight unique, informative and personable resulting in unparalleled memories.

Lakes Entrance Helicopters fly a large number of “Bucket List” passengers who share in the awesomeness of the experience. The thrill for first time flyers is wonderful and rewarding to see especially when captured with photos to reminisce and share with family and friends. They have world class views of vast unique inland waterways showcasing Victoria's own backyard.

Safety is paramount in everything they do — from maintaining their helicopters at the highest possible safety levels to briefing passengers. Lakes Entrance Helicopters are proud of their continued zero incident reputation.

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2965 Princes Highway, Kalimna West, Victoria, 3909

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