Take to the skies and discover the unmatched beauty of Porcupine Gorge, an impressive canyon that has been carved into the landscape by the eroding action of Porcupine Creek over 500 years. Be in awe as you gaze at the vibrantly coloured sandstone cliffs and lush forests from above.
There are some landscapes you’ll never be able to explore on foot, so the only way to actually see them is from the air. North West Queensland’s Porcupine Gorge is one of those landscapes, and flying over it in a helicopter is an unbeatable experience.
Here’s the deal: departing from Porcupine Gorge Camping Ground, you’ll jump on board and take off for a 20 minute scenic helicopter flight over Porcupine Gorge National Park. Get ready for unbeatable views of one of the most incredible sights in Australia. Affectionately known as ‘Australia’s little Grand Canyon’, Porcupine Gorge is a huge winding canyon that has been carved out by Porcupine Creek over 500 million years, leaving vibrantly coloured sandstone cliffs lined with lush forestry. The canyon is huge, prehistoric, and best seen from above.
It’s areas like the upper end of the sandstone caverns that are only visible from above. You’ll fly over that unique formation and onto the wider section of the gorge, where you’ll see the ‘Pyramid’. This isolated tower of coloured sandstone has naturally taken the shape of a pyramid, and it’s just one of the awe-inspiring sights you’ll see on your flight. With one final sweep over the canyon, your scenic helicopter flight will take in the majestic Porcupine Gorge from every angle, and enjoy the thrill of flying.
Porcupine (Shire of Finders)