There are some places in the world so breathtaking, their magnificence is simply best observed from above.
From thousands of kilometres of colourful coral reef to the world’s most impressive waterfall… trust us, the view from the ground doesn’t always reveal the full picture.
Here’s our rundown on ‘The World’s 5 Best Places for a Helicopter Tour.’
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Stretching over 2,300 kilometres, this magnificent coral reef system is the largest in the world. Fringing the coast of Queensland, a helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef is a must see for anyone looking to explore the beauty of this vast region in absolute luxury.
Stay at Orpheus Island Lodge and feel the thrill of flying over the picturesque coral-studded sea before landing on a pristine sandy cay in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Relax on the pure white sand, beach comb for treasures, lay in the shallow crystal waters or snorkel straight off the cay and discover the magic of the underwater world. The experience is complete with a gourmet picnic hamper and sparkling wine and helicopter return to Orpheus.
Victoria Falls, Zambia
From the ground, this two-kilometre sheet of falling water is one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls – but from above, the water’s rainbow mist can be seen from over 20 kilometres away.
Head downstream into Zambezi National Park and keep your eye out for wild elephants, hippos, crocodiles and giraffes.
The Grand Canyon, USA
This famous landmark stretches through the deserts of Arizona, USA. The Colorado River has eroded the earth away, leaving a stunning maze of sand canyons, perfect for a scenic helicopter flight.
Glacier Country, New Zealand
New Zealand’s South Island makes for some beautiful aerial viewing. The Fox and Franz Josef glaciers are uniquely positioned between snow-covered mountain tops and sea-level rainforests. Book a helicopter tour for the ultimate vantage point of this beautiful glacier country.
One of the world’s largest cities, Tokyo is famous for its neon-lit skyline that stretches as far as the eye can see. There is no better way to experience such a vast city than from the air, so book a helicopter flight over the capital and enjoy all the wonderful sights Tokyo has to offer.
Looking for somewhere to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef by land and by air? Book your stay at Orpheus Island Lodge now.