Helicopter tour

Homestead Experiences

A stay at the Homestead would be incomplete without heading out into its surrounding outback to explore the extraordinary beauty of this unique part of the world. El Questro is awash with more than 700,000 acres of rugged ranges, towering gorges, crystal clear waters, breathtaking sunsets and, of course, the ancient Boab tree and it’s all there on the Homestead’s doorstep.
We want our guests to feel fully immersed in everything this extraordinary pocket of Australia has to offer, which is why the Homestead runs complimentary, and exclusive experiences for all guests. Facilitated by El Questro’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic rangers, Homestead experiences are always tailored, and customised, to guests’ individual preferences, all that’s required is choosing how to best explore El Questro — by helicopter, 4WD, boat or on foot. 

Our Homestead experiences include boating out onto crystal clear waters and taking a cruise through sun-lit gorges, stopping only to feed the local fish, or joining your guide in a 4WD Safari vehicle for a history,  nature and wildlife tour. The Big Day Out is our signature, it is a day which allows for plenty of opportunities to spot the Kimberley Big 5: brolgas, jabirus, saltwater crocodiles, bullocks and wallaroos.

Separate from the complimentary experiences, one can see El Questro from a different perspective by heading into the Kimberley sky and taking a Homestead helicopter tour to untouched and unexplored areas of the property. We run a number of different helicopter experiences where you’ll soar over vast lush rainforests and between sunlit cliffs before landing next to remote water holes and cascading waterfalls before enjoying a swim and gourmet picnic before heading home. Alternatively, enjoy the sights from a scenic airplane flight to iconic Kimberley locations further afield.

With so many experiences to choose from the only decision Homestead guests need to make is which one to do first. 

Homestead Experiences Brochure

Boating through El Questro's Gorges

Take a private cruise along the Chamberlain River, or enjoy a self guided adventure in a self drive boat. For something even more spectacular, the Explosion Gorge and Branco's Lookout tour is a great way to experience the outback, finishing with incredible views and bubbly; the perfect end to a memorable day.

Private Chamberlain Cruise:
Complimentary to Homestead guests
Self-Drive Boats: Complimentary to Homestead guests
Explosion Gorge and Branco's Lookout: $139 per guest

Nature & Wildlife Tours

Learn about the pioneers of El Questro, take in the incredible views from up high on a lookout, visit ancient Boab trees and discover the area's flora and fauna. One of the Homestead's most loved experiences is the Big Day Out, where you will circumnavigate the Cockburn Range, explore the wonders of El Questro and enjoy an incredible lunch prepared by your Homestead chef.

Bush Culture, History and Nature Tour:
Complimentary to Homestead guests
Bird Watching Tour:
Complimentary to Homestead guests
El Questro's Big Day Out: $300 per guest

A Touch of Romance

Exclusive use of Zebedee Springs is offered to Homestead guests every afternoon. Walk through dense tropical vegetation to a series of thermal pools and small waterfalls - the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate after a busy day. For an unparalleled romantic excursion unreachable by road or by walking, fly by helicopter to the incredible Miri Miri Falls. 

Zebedee Thermal Springs: 
Complimentary to Homestead guests
Miri Miri Waterfall: $775 per guest

El Questro from Above

To truly experience the magic of El Questro, take it all in from the air on a scenic helicopter flight or 4WD adventure to an incredible vantage point with a view like no other.

30 Minute Helicopter Scenic Flight: $375 per guest
60 Minute Helicopter Scenic Flight: $700 per guest
Cockburn Sunset Flight: $450 per guest
Sunset at Buddy's Point: Complimentary to Homestead guests


For the Adventurous

For those up for a more strenuous adventure, enjoy spectacular guided gorge walks, horse riding and hidden waterfalls, caves and springs by helicopter.

Spectacular Guided Gorge Walks: Complimentary to Homestead Guests
Horse Riding: $120 per guest or $135 (sunset ride) per guest
Amaroo Falls by Helicopter: $799 per guest 
The Lost City Cave Tour by Helicopter: $595 per guest
Champagne Springs Walk Returning by Helicopter: $550 per guest


Catch and Elusive Barramundi

Choose from either freshwater or saltwater destinations within El Questro's 700,000 acres of wilderness. 

Heli-fishing Tours: From $720 - $1,025 per guest
4WD Fishing Tour to the Pentecost River: $295 per guest

Experience the Wonders of El Questro's Neighbours

Surrounding El Questro are some of Australia's most renowned natural wonders, which you can see from the air, including the Bungle Bungle Range, Mitchell Falls, Lake Argyle and the Kimberley Coast. 

Bungle Bungle and Lake Argyle Scenic Flight: $495 - $595 per guest
Mitchell Falls and Kimberley Coast: $790 per guest
Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight and Ground Tour: $949 per guest