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Itinerary

Choose from three Top End tour departure times, all of which begin with pickup from centrally located hotels in Darwin. 

After taking off in your floatplane, soak up the bird’s-eye views as you fly southwest over Bynoe Harbour to the remote Finniss River floodplains. After a gentle water landing on Sweets Lagoon—a memorable experience in and of itself—take a leisurely cruise by custom-built airboat into the monsoonal rain forest. Keep your eyes peeled for saltwater crocodiles, wild boar, buffalo, and a variety of birds. You can even go fishing for barramundi or take a dip in one of the only crocodile-safe pools in Australia. Throughout the tour, hear about the region's wildlife and history from your guide, even during your return by plane to Darwin.

This action-packed tour offers a comprehensive experience of a Northern Territory wilderness that is inaccessible by road.

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Outback Floatplane Adventures
Overview
Discover the highlights of the Top End on this 5-hour tour that goes deep into the Northern Territory by floatplane and boat. Your Australian outback experience begins with the floatplane journey to Sweets Lagoon in the Finniss River floodplains. After a water landing, enjoy a barbecue lunch and then take an airboat cruise into the rain forest to look for native wildlife like crocodiles before returning to Darwin by air.
Highlights
  • Explore the wildlife-rich Finniss River floodplains by air and boat
  • Take in sweeping aerial views of remote sections of the Northern Territory
  • Have the option to go fishing or swim in a crocodile-safe pool
  • Three daily departure times to accommodate your itinerary
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Did not disappoint. Great day out.

Just got back from an epic trip with the guys from Outback Floatplane Adventures. I have lived in the NT for the last 30 years and have seen my fair share of crocs and outback adventures.This was an exceptionally well done and professionally organised tour....More

Thank Mick N
OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Mick, thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are so glad you got to join us for this amazing adventure after living in the NT for 30 years. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sweet's Lagoon in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
My bucket list

Something wife and I been wanting to do for a long time. Did not disappoint. The whole trip was excellent. All the staff were friendly professional and knowledgeable. Sweets Lagoon ia one of those beautiful places that you think to yourself are we really here....More

Thank subyBurnie
OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you had a fantastic time, thank you so much for joining us on an adventure!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun packed afternoon

Floatplane form Darwin to gentle landing on Sweets Lagoon, Lagoon lunch cruise to meet some crocodiles and wildlife, crocodile whisperer in action, airboat into the wetlands, helicopter ride to check out the area from above. A great way to spend an afternoon out of Darwin...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 5 July 2018
Amazing!!!!!!!

Can’t find the words to describe how this experience felt other than WOW! We couldn’t have been looked after any better and was blown away by the crocodile whisperer Kurt, all the team made sure we had the most memorable morning, we cannot believe what...More

Thank Rhonda M
OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Rhonda, thank you so much for your lovely review! Kurt will be over the moon that you think that he is a crocodile whisperer, he loves showing our guests the local wildlife. The Northern Territory is a magical place, and we are so glad...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018
NT Outback Experience - Fantastic

This was one of the best tours I’ve done. Thanks heaps to all the crew for a great morning. Fantastic ! I would go again and do the helicopter as well next time.

Thank rosrog07
OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi there, thank you so much for your review. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team.

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