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Locals Review of the Best Broome Scenic Flights in 2024

Broome is popular with visitors from around the world who are drawn to its natural beauty. This breathtaking scenery can be explored by foot or boat, but it is best viewed above on Broome scenic flights.

From soaring above the turquoise ocean of Cable Beach to witnessing the stunningly rugged landscapes of the Kimberley, scenic flights offer an unparalleled experience of this remote corner of Western Australia.

In this post, we’ll share our top picks for the most memorable flights, including insights into the route, highlights, and time in the air.

So, whether you’re a first-time visitor to this coastal town or just looking for a new adventure, read on to discover this region’s best scenic flights.

our picks
aerial view from broome helicopter scenic flight of red rocks and blue ocean

Best Broome Scenic Flights

Stuck for time? Our favourite scenic tours are:

Click on the links above to see prices and availability direct with the tour operator.

Scenic flights are popular in Broome as it’s in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Australia, offering a unique and breathtaking landscape that is best seen from the air. These landscapes are often difficult to access by road and can take several days, if not weeks, to explore, making scenic flights an excellent option for those short on time.

Helicopter tours or scenic flights offer travellers the thrill of flying in a small aeroplane or helicopter with the exhilaration of taking off and landing.

KAS Helicopter on a remote whote sand beach with a couple having a romantic picnic
KAS Helicopters, Broome by Tourism WA

The Best Broome Scenic Flights Operators

CompanyAverage ReviewAircraftPrices
Air Kimberley5Cessna & AirvanSee here
KAS Helicopters5Robinson R44See here
Broome Aviation4.5CessnaSee here
Horizontal Falls Seaplane5Cessna turboprop seaplanesSee here

1. Air Kimberley (previously King Leopold Air) Scenic Flights

Air Kimberley offers a large range of Broome aviation scenic flights, all highly rated by previous customers. Their pilots are experienced and have an in-depth knowledge of the area.

In 2021, Air Kimberley was awarded Broome Business of the Year plus the Best Tourism Business award and recently received the TripAdvisor 2022 Travellers’ Choice for a third consecutive year. Air Kimberley was also announced as a top 20 tour experience across Australia and New Zealand in the 2022 Viator Experience Award.

Buccaneer Explorer

Rating: 5/5⭐️ over 580 reviews (best seller)

Available: All year round

Tour Length 6 hours

Flight Time ✈️ 3 hours

Highlights include:

  • Dampier Peninsula and overhead King Sound, home to Australia’s largest tides
  • Fly over the Horizontal Waterfalls
  • Fly across the stunning Buccaneer Archipelago
  • Fly overhead Koolan and Cockatoo Islands, home to the world’s richest iron ore deposits
  • Land at the Ardyaloon (One Arm Point) community for a swim at Jologo Beach
  • Visit the Ardyaloon Trochus Hatchery and Aquaculture Centre for lunch. Enjoy an educational tour and learn about the Bardi-Jawi people’s traditions
  • Enjoy a coastal return flight over Cape Leveque and the Dampier Peninsula with views of Beagle Bay, James Price Point, Willie Creek Pearl Farm and Broome’s Cable Beach.

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Locals Review of the Best Broome Scenic Flights in 2024
Air Kimberley

Cygnet Bay Explorer

Rating: 5/5⭐️ over 225 reviews

Available: February – December

Tour Length11 hours

Flight Time ✈️ 3 hours

Highlights include:

  • Dampier Peninsula and overhead King Sound
  • Fly over the Horizontal Waterfalls
  • Fly across the stunning Buccaneer Archipelago
  • Fly overhead Koolan and Cockatoo Islands
  • Land at the Ardyaloon (One Arm Point) community for a swim at Jologo Beach
  • Visit the Ardyaloon Trochus Hatchery and Aquaculture Centre for lunch. Enjoy an educational tour and learn about the Bardi-Jawi people’s traditions
  • Short flight to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm (including pearl discovery tour, lunch. and swim)
  • Explore the ‘Giant Tides‘ of the spectacular Kimberley Coast by boat
  • Enjoy the coastal return flight over Cape Leveque and the Dampier Peninsula with views of Beagle Bay, James Price Point, Willie Creek Pearl Farm and Broome’s Cable Beach

*For safety reasons the minimum age for the sea safari tour is 5 years of age.

aerial view of boat on scenic flight
Air Kimberley

Mitchell Falls Explorer

Rating: 5/5⭐️ over 20 reviews

Available: May – September

Tour Length12 hours

Flight Time ✈️🚁 5.6

Highlights include:

  • Fly over the Walcott Inlet, the Harding Range, and the Prince Regent River, before landing at Mitchell Plateau airstrip
  • Drive along one of the most remote Kimberley tracks in an airconditioned 4WD to the Mertens campground  (the start of the 4.5km Punamii-unpuu Hiking Trail)
  • Enjoy a guided 4 km cultural walk past stunning waterfalls and gorges, Aboriginal rock art and sites of cultural significance to the Wunambal people
  • View Mitchell Falls while eating lunch  
  • An incredible helicopter scenic flight with HeliSpirit over the Mitchell Falls and Mertens Gorge
  • On the return flight, view Kuri Bay (home to the Paspaley Pearl Farm and Montgomery Reef)
  • Fly over Horizontal Waterfalls
  • Fly across the stunning Buccaneer Archipelago
  • Return flight over the Dampier Peninsula with views of Beagle Bay, James Price Point, Willie Creek Pearl Farm and Broome’s Cable Beach at sunset.
view of mitchell falls from scenic flight
Air Kimberley

Bungle Bungle Explorer

Rating: 5/5⭐️ over 30 reviews

Available: April – September

Tour Length 11 hours

Flight Time ✈️ 5.5 hours

Highlights of this scenic flight from Broome to Bungle Bungles include:

  • Fly over the turquoise waters of Roebuck Bay, Fitzroy River, Fitzroy Crossing and the Geikie Gorge
  • Enjoy morning tea at Halls Creek
  • Fly the around the Bungle Bungle Massif with views across the Bungle Bungle range, with gorges and pools
  • Travel by an air-conditioned 4WD to the southern Dome walk
  • A moderate 3 km guided walk amongst the Bungle Bungles on the dome walk and into Cathedral Gorge
  • Stop for drinks and lunch in Cathedral Gorge
  • On your return flight to Broome, fly over the stunning Wunaamin-Milliwundi Ranges, Devonian Reef Conservation Park, and Windjana Gorge
aerial view of the bungle bungle range from scenic flight
Air Kimberley

Windjana Explorer

Rating: 5/5⭐️

Available: May – September

Tour Length 10 hours

Flight Time ✈️🚁 3 hours

Highlights include:

  • Fly over Roebuck Bay and the mangroves of the Roebuck Plains
  • See the Fitzroy River as you approach the Napier Range
  • Head to Windjana Gorge on an air-conditioned 4WD tour bus where you’ll be met by a local Bunuba Aboriginal Guide with a welcome to country and smoking ceremony
  • Walk through Windjana Gorge and learn about the spiritual significance of the gorge and view freshwater crocodiles in their natural habitat
  • After lunch, walk along the 750m long Tunnel Creek that runs beneath the 350-million-year-old Devonian Reef System
  • Visit the historic ruins of Lillimooloora Police Station
view from plane of windjana gorge
Air Kimberley

Broome & Beaches

Available: All year round

Tour Length 30 mins

Flight Time ✈️ 30 mins

Fly over Cable Beach, Town Beach, Willie Creek, Roebuck Bay, Gantheaume Point and Broome Port. This Tour is best at Sunset.

aerial view of the broome camels on cable beach
Air Kimberley

Sunday Island Explorer

Rating: 5/5⭐️

Available: May – September

Tour Length 11 hours

Flight Time ✈️🚁 3 hours

Highlights include:

  • Fly over the Dampier Peninsula to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm to embark on an island hopping adventure, including a quick stop at Middle Beach
  • Arrive at Ewuny (Sunday Island), learn about the history of the Sunday Island Mission, home to many Jawi and Bardi people until its closure
  • Visit Goodngarngoon, place of running water, a place of great cultural importance to the Bardi Jawi people. Then head to Oolin Beach for Morning Tea and a swim
  • Return through untouched wilderness and search for dugongs, manta rays, sea turtles, hammerhead and tiger sharks and birds of prey
  • On returning to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, enjoy lunch followed by a Pearl Farm Discovery Tour
  • Fly over One Arm Point, Middle Passage, and Sunday Island
  • Overfly the Horizontal Falls before tracking back over Buccaneer Archipelago, Cape Leveque and a stunning low level coastal flight back to Broome
sunday island beach with boat in the shallow calm water
Air Kimberley

2. KAS Helicopters Scenic Flights

These helicopter flights provide a different perspective with highly skilled, experienced local pilots. KAS Helicopter’s modern fleet are stored in hangars and undergo rigorous safety pre-flight checks before each flight.

Broome Scenic Helicopter Flight

Rating: 5/5⭐️ with over 50 reviews

Available: Year round

Tour Length30 mins

Flight Time🚁 30 mins

Highlights include:

  • Fly along Cable Beach
  • Fly low over Willie Creek Pearl Farm and the creek 
  • View Gantheaume Point, Broome Turf Club and Reddell Beach from above
aerial view photo of bright red dirt and swirling turquoise water with green shrubs
KAS Helicopters

Pearls & Coast

Rating: 5/5⭐️ with over 10 reviews

Available: April until October

Tour Length 5 hours

Flight Time 🚁 35 mins

Highlights include:

  • Fly along Cable Beach
  • See the incredible colours and patterns in Willie Creek 
  • Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour
  • Delicious meat, seafood or vegetarian lunch platter and a complimentary drink
  • Aerial views of the stunning red cliffs at Gantheaume Point, Broome Jetty and Roebuck Bay
aerial view of willie creek pearl farm as seen by helicopter
KAS Helicopters

Eco Beach Lunch Explorer

Rating: 5/5⭐️ with over 5 reviews

Tour Length3 hours 30 mins

Flight Time 🚁 60 mins

Highlights include:

  • Exciting 30 minute scenic Heli flight to Eco Beach and return
  • Beach combing and swimming
  • A la carte Lunch
view from helicopter of eco beach kimberley wa
KAS Helicopters

Edgar Ranges Explorer

Tour Length3 hours

Flight Time 🚁 1 hour 45 mins

Highlights include:

  • Fly along the stunning Roebuck Bay coastline and Roebuck Plains
  • At the Edgar Ranges, you’ll fly up valleys and around towering buttes for a birds eye view and photo opportunities, before landing to take in the impressive landscape
looking down from helicopter of view of edgar ranges
KAS Helicopters

Horizontal Falls Discoverer

Available: May to October

Tour Length7 hours 30 mins

Flight Time ✈️🚁 3 hours 15 mins

Highlights include:

  • Fly fixed-wing to Derby and transfer to helicopter
  • Spectacular low-level flight to Horizontal Falls
  • Lunch on a houseboat for lunch followed by a boat ride up to the mouth of the Falls, around Talbot Bay and up Cyclone Creek
boat in between huge cliffs at horizontal falls
KAS Helicopters

Dampier Peninsula & Cygnet Bay

Tour Length6 hours

Flight Time 🚁 2 hours 40 mins

Highlights include:

  • Fly low level to the northern tip of the Dampier Peninsula
  • Pass over shallow waters teeming with marine life, before landing at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm
  • Choose from a range of ground tours and a la carte lunch (optional extras)
  • On the return fly past the red cliffs at Cape Leveque and James Price Point
aerial view from helicopter broome scenic flights of cygnet bay with white sand and green coloured water
KAS Helicopters

3. Broome Aviation Scenic Flights

Broome Aviation has been operating continuously since 1982 and offers a diverse range of scenic tours and charter flights. Their experienced pilots are knowledgeable about the local area.

Incredible Islands

Rating: 4.5/5⭐️ with over 30 reviews

Tour Length ⏰ 7 hours

Highlights include:

  • Track over the town of Broome and Roebuck Bay and heading towards the Dampier Peninsula
  • Fly over the Buccaneer Archipelago
  • Perfect aerial view of the Horizontal Waterfalls
  • Fly over Talbot Bay, home to the Paspaley Pearling Empire
  • Weave through the islands of Cockatoo and Koolan (mining empires) then heads towards Cape Leveque
  • Pearl Farm tour and delicious gourmet lunch at Cygnet Bay
  • On the return journey, see views of Lombadina, Beagle Bay, James Price Point, Pender Bay, Willie Creek, & Cable Beach

Giant Tides Tour

Rating: 5/5⭐️ with over 5 reviews

Tour Length ⏰ 10 hours

Highlights include:

  • Track over the town of Broome and Roebuck Bay and heading towards the Dampier Peninsula
  • Fly over the Buccaneer Archipelago
  • Perfect aerial view of the Horizontal Waterfalls
  • Fly over Talbot Bay, home to the Paspaley Pearling Empire
  • Weave through the islands of Cockatoo and Koolan (mining empires) then heads towards Cape Leveque
  • Pearl Farm tour and delicious gourmet lunch at Cygnet Bay
  • Enjoy a fast boat tour at Cygnet Bay and feel the power of the world’s largest tropical tides as you cruise among giant whirlpools and standing waves
  • On the return journey, see views of Lombadina, Beagle Bay, James Price Point, Pender Bay, Willie Creek, & Cable Beach

Gorgeous Gorges Tour

Rating: 5/5⭐️ with over 5 reviews

Tour Length ⏰ 11 hours

Highlights include:

  • Track over Chinatown and Roebuck Bay before heading to Windjana Gorge
  • Fly over the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges & explore the breathtaking Windjana Gorge with its fresh water crocodiles
  • Continue to Silent Grove for a 1km hike into Bell Gorge where you can enjoy a refreshing swim
  • Fly to the Historic Mt Hart Station for lunch
  • Perfect aerial view of the Horizontal Waterfalls and Buccaneer Archipelago
  • Pearl Farm tour at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm
  • On the return journey, see views of Pender Bay, Beagle Bay, Carnot Bay, James Price Point, Willie Creek and Cable Beach

Mitchell Falls Tour

Rating: 4.5/5⭐️

Tour Length ⏰ 9 hours

Highlights include:

  • Fly over remote Kimberley wilderness including Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges (King Leopold Ranges)
  • Enjoy morning tea at Mount Hart Station whilst learning the history of this operational station. 
  • ​View the spectacular then continue onto the Prince Regent River, The King Cascade Falls and Montgomery Reef
  • Perfect aerial view of the Horizontal Waterfalls and Buccaneer Archipelago
  • Pearl Farm tour at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm
  • On the return journey, see views of Pender Bay, Beagle Bay, Carnot Bay, James Price Point, Willie Creek and Cable Beach

Bungle Bungles Flight

Rating: 4/5⭐️

Tour Length ⏰ 10 hours

Highlights include:

  • Track over Chinatown and Roebuck Bay before heading to Halls Creek for a quick fuel stop
  • ​Fly over the magical Purnululu National Park, including the Bungle Bungle ranges
  • Join a guided walking tour of the spectacular Beehive Domes and Cathedral Gorge
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch then view the famous Horseshoe Valley and the Coalition Range from a unique aerial perspective
  • Glimpse Windjana Gorge as you return to Broome over the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges

4. Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures

Rating: 5/5⭐️ with over 570 reviews

Tour Length ⏰ 6 hours

Highlights include:

  • Board a 14-seat turbo prop jet seaplane and fly direct to the Horizontal Falls
  • Jump aboard a 900hp fast boat, the fastest boat in the Kimberley
  • Experience an exhilarating thrill ride through the falls
  • Cruise through the spectacular surrounding bays and creeks
  • Dare to experience the thrill of swimming in a huge croc/shark free cage
  • Enjoy a cooked breakfast or Barramundi BBQ lunch on board a luxury vessel
  • Return from Talbot Bay, flying low across the Buccaneer Archipelago, Cape Leveque, Lombadina, Beagle Bay, Willie Creek Pearl Farm, Cable Beach and Broome township prior to landing

Please note this list is not extensive – there may be other tour operators. However, these are the most popular scenic flight tours from Broome.

Broome Scenic Flights Experience

A scenic flight from Broome is a magical experience, offering a different perspective of the surrounding region and landmarks. Here is a detailed description of what to expect from a scenic flight from Broome.

Pre-flight Briefing

Before your flight, you will typically receive a pre-flight safety briefing from your pilot. This will include safety instructions, an overview of the flight plan, and what you will see along the way.

Boarding the Aircraft

The small aircraft or helicopter usually seats between two and six passengers, depending on the tour operator. A headset is provided to communicate with your pilot and other passengers during the flight.

Views

As you ascend, you will get a birds-eye view of Broome with its spectacular coastline stretching as far as the eye can see. Depending on your tour, you may see red plains, ancient rock formations, and winding rivers. You’re in for a treat if you’re on a Bungle Bungle scenic flight to view these sandstone domes with distinctive orange and black stripes. Or maybe you’ll see the stunning Mitchell Falls or Horizontal Falls.

Landing

As your tour ends, you’ll have a smooth landing back in Broome with memories that will stay with you forever.

aerial view of the dampier archipelago with white sand bays and turquoise water
Aerial view of the Dampier Archipelago by Steve Keogh

Scenic Flights from Broome

Various scenic flights from Broome cater to different interests and budgets. The following are some of the most popular destinations from Broome.

Buccaneer Archipelago

The Buccaneer Archipelago is a stunning cluster of over 800 islands off the coast of the Kimberley region. You’ll see the islands in all their glory from the air, with panoramic views of the island chain.

The islands are made from Precambrian sandstone, which is over 2 billion years old and has formed into beautiful geological formations. You’ll see towering cliffs, hidden coves, and stunning rock formations formed over millions of years by water and wind erosion.

Cygnet Bay

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is a family-owned and operated pearl farm on the Dampier Peninsula, north of Broome. The farm is in a beautiful but remote location surrounded by pristine waters and spectacular natural landscapes.

The family history in the area dates back to 1946 when Dean Brown set up a tent and began to explore how to cultivate these beautiful pearls.

Today Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm produces some of the world’s finest pearls, and visitors can learn about the process and history.

Bungle Bungles

Scenic flights over the Bungle Bungle Range are an excellent way to experience the breathtaking beauty of one of Western Australia’s most iconic natural landmarks.

The range in Purnululu National Park is a unique geological formation consisting of distinctive beehive-like sandstone domes.

During a scenic flight, you’ll see the striking orange and black striped domes and the surrounding red terrain, winding rivers, and vegetation.

aerial view of striped rock formations resembling beehives
Bungle Bungle Range Kimberley by Tourism Western Australia

Mitchell Falls /  Punamii-unpuu

The Mitchell Falls are a series of four magnificent waterfalls that cascade down the rocky terrain. A scenic flight provides a birds-eye view of these falls’ impressive scale and beauty.

a series of waterfalls cascading over rocks into a waterhole
Mitchell Falls, Kimberley by Tourism Western Australia

Windjana Gorge / Bandilngan

Please note that due to flood damage, Bandilngan is closed for the 2023 season.

Windjana Gorge, in the Napier Range, was formed over millions of years by the Lennard River, which carved its way through the Napier Range to create a deep gorge with towering cliffs.

The walls rise 300 metres and are made of ancient Devonian limestone that has been eroded over time. The gorge is home to various flora and fauna, but its most famous residents are the freshwater crocodiles.

two large crocodiles lying on the bank of a river
Windjana Gorge, Windjana Gorge National Park by Tourism WA

Sunday Island / Ewuny

Located at the southwestern end of the Buccaneer Archipelago, you will fly to Cygnet Bay for a boat transfer to Sunday Island. Here you’ll learn about the history of the Sunday Island Mission, home to many Jawi and Bardi people until its closure in 1962.

Broome / Rubibi

Enjoy the views of Broome from above as you fly over Cable Beach, Town Beach, Willie Creek, Roebuck Bay, Gantheaume Point and Broome Port.

Book this tour for sunset for a truly stunning flight.

Willie Creek / Wirrjinmirr

Willie Creek is a remarkable scenic helicopter flight from Broome to Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Soar over picturesque Cable Beach and the turquoise waters of Roebuck Bay. Once at Willie Creek, you’ll visit the family-owned pearl farm to gain an insight into the pearl farming industry.

green turquoise water in creek
Willie Creek

Horizontal Falls / Garaanngaddim

David Attenborough hailed Horizontal Falls as one of the greatest wonders of the natural world. Enjoy the breathtaking low-level flight to the falls, seeing the patterns made by the colossal tides in the mud flats. Your pilot will ensure you have the ultimate aerial view to get the best photos of the wide and narrow gaps as the water flows through to the Inland Sea.

aerial view of water running horizontally through a gap in rocks
Horizontal Falls, Talbot Bay – photo by Tourism Western Australia

Broome is a stunning destination with much to offer, and one of the best ways to see it is from the air. The scenic flights in Broome offer a unique and breathtaking perspective of the spectacular landscape.

With so many excellent scenic flight operators to choose from, there’s no excuse not to experience the Kimberley’s beauty from above. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a scenic flight is an unforgettable way to see the region’s stunning landscapes and natural wonders.

Don’t hesitate – book a tour today and see Broome as you’ve never seen it before!

Use the buttons below to book with these Broome scenic flight operators.

Other Things to do in Broome

There are plenty of things to do in Broome.

Apart from a scenic flight, there are some amazing Broome tours and excursions. Some of our favourite were:

Broome Scenic Flights FAQ

Can you fly over the Bungle Bungles from Broome?

Yes. Several Broome scenic flight operators offer flights over the Bungle Bungles. From Broome, the flight time is around two and a half hours.

How long does it take to fly from Broome to Horizontal Falls?

It takes about 1.5 hours to fly from Broome to Derby, where most scenic flights to the Horizontal Falls depart from. Once in Derby, the flight to the Horizontal Falls takes around 30 minutes, providing passengers with incredible views of the stunning Kimberley landscape.