Enjoy views of El Questro denied to the earthbound. Seeing El Questro from the air is breathtaking and exhilarating. With some of the most beautiful areas of El Questro impossible to reach by land, heading into the skies is the only way to access distant waterholes and scenic spots. A half hour flight will take you over waterfalls and through iconic gorges. ON the one hour flight, you’ll also fly over the majestic Cockburn Range and her interior, the Cockburn Maze. You can even suggest your own itinerary.
Easy from 20 minutes
Cockburn Range Sunset Flight
Landing on top of the Cockburn Range at sunset is an experience for the privileged few as it’s like nowhere else in the world. Your flight will take you along the sheer cliffs of the Cockburn Range where you’ll witness the stunning views of the Pentecost River and the sprawling 700,000 acres of wilderness below. After landing you’ll sip your wine under a setting sun all while taking in the incredible landscape.
Easy 2 hours
Cast a line into your choice of either local or remote destinations, both rarely disturbed but for the occasional touring anglers. The pristine waters of El Questro are an underwater home to barramundi, mangrove jack, bream and threadfin salmon. A minimum of two people is a requirement of this five-hour tour with pricing being reduced with the addition of a third person. Enquire about this tour in advance as the ability to fish is dependent on tidal and seasonal conditions.
Easy to moderate 5 hours
Discovered in the South East of the property in April 2010, Amaroo Falls is the newest jewel in El Questro’s crown. Only accessible by helicopter, this amazing wonderland is made up of 15 cascading waterfalls, which range from knee-high to 45m in height and descend into pristine swimming holes. Hike to some of the cascades, lounge in the waterholes or take in views over the expansive property. Amaroo Falls offers some of the most breathtaking scenery on El Questro, making this a must-see air tour.
Moderately difficult 3 hours
Miri Miri Waterfall Tour
Hidden in a remote corner of the Wilderness Park is Miri Miri Falls where spring-fed water cascades over a 50 metre fall from the plateau into a deep pool, which then opens up into a dense valley of Livistonia palms and paperbarks. Take a dip in the refreshing pool overlooked by nature then enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, all while revelling in one of El Questro’s most secluded attractions.
Moderate 3 hours
The Lost City Tour
At the top of El Questro Gorge lies a newly discovered ancient land. With an El Questro guide you’ll explore the intricate rock formations and cave system, which have all been carved out through time. A reasonable level of fitness is required as the tour involves scaling around crevices, crawling through openings and navigating through the darkness of caves. A truly unforgettable experience for those with an adventurous spirit.
Difficult 2 hours
The Lost City and Miri Miri Tour
Combine these two extraordinary heli tours and you’ll be creating an itinerary for a day you’ll never forget. Spend two hours exploring the Lost City with an El Questro ranger and let them guide you around this newly discovered ancient land. Cool off while experiencing the spring-fed waterfalls of Miri Miri Falls, which aren’t seen by many due to them being hidden in a remote corner of El Questro Wilderness Park.
Difficult 4.5 hours
Champagne Springs Tour
Be prepared as hiking to Champagne Springs is a little different to all other El Questro walks, meaning that it’s a bit tricky. The 4.8km riverside trail is long and filled with broken terrain, particularly in the second half of the hike. However, its’s true what they say about there being no pain no gain so once you reach the top you’ll be rewarded with cooling pools, lush scenery and a cascading waterfall. The only thing left to do is take the much easier walk back down.