South Coast Helicopters

South Coast Helicopters specialise in creating unique heli-tourism experiences. Regardless of your choice of destination the sheer convenience and luxury of travelling by helicopter adds an unforgettable third dimension to your tourism experience.

South Coast Helicopters is located on the outskirts of the historic township of Strathalbyn - less than an hour's drive from Adelaide. Our Strathalbyn base is the ideal launching spot to cover the Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, the Coorong, River Murray and the wine regions of McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Adelaide Hills.

South Coast Helicopters is a proudly South Australian family owned and operated business.

Contact Details

South Coast Helicopters
Lot 3 Langhorne Creek Road
Strathalbyn
South Australia 5255

Toll Free Number
Not available

Telephone
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Fax
+61 (08) 8536 8128

Mobile
+61 407 779 669

  • South Coast Helicopters, Adelaide, South Australia
  • South Coast Helicopters, Adelaide, South Australia
  • South Coast Helicopters, Adelaide, South Australia
  • South Coast Helicopters, Adelaide, South Australia

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Guide
  • Waiting Area

Activities

  • Scenic Flight
  • Wine Tasting

Murray Mouth And Goolwa 30 Minute Tour

Departing from Strathalbyn we head east and fly over the Langhorne Creek wine region before heading south along the western edge of Lake Alexandrina.

Take in the panoramic views of the Lower Lakes and Coorong. Once we reach the mouth of the Murray River we head west along Goolwa beach where, if you keep a sharp look out, you are sure to spot a variety of local marine life - from sting rays, seals, dolphins, sharks and, during the season, whales.

After tracking west along Goolwa beach it is time to turn north and head home over the top of the Marina at Hindmarsh Island and the historic port of Goolwa. Our flight path takes us over the wine region of Currency Creek and home to Strathalbyn.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Strathalbyn, Langhorne Creek, Murry Mouth, Goolwa Beach, Hindmarsh Island, Currency Creek

Tour duration

30 Mins

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $275.00

Transport mode

Helicopter

Facilities

  • Commentary
  • Seat belts
  • Toilet

Coorong and Lower Lakes One Hour Tour

Departing Strathalbyn, head south along the western shore of Lake Alexandrina passing over the townships of Milang and Clayton en-route to the Murray Mouth.

Then head south-east to discover the natural beauty of the Coorong National Park.

The calm wetland lagoons of the Coorong are teeming with marine and bird life which is protected from the relentless crashing waves of the Southern Ocean by a 100 kilometre long narrow strip of spectacular sand dunes known as the Younghusband Peninsula.

The peninsula appears to stretch as far as the eye can see. The absence of roads and the shallow depth of the Coorong have acted as a natural barrier to European settlement of this pristine coastal strip.

As you fly over the dunes you will easily pick out emus making their way over the sand hills and also witness the shell middens which mark many generations of Ngarrindjeri occupation of this area.

Follow the Coorong down to the edge of Lake Albert and then head north for Meningie.

Upon reaching the point where the Murray River flows into Lake Alexandrina, track to the west flying over the Langhorne Creek region and returning to Strathalbyn.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Milang, Clayton, Murray Mouth, Meningie, Wellington, Langhorne Creek

Tour duration

1 Hour

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $500.00

Transport mode

Helicopter

Facilities

  • Commentary
  • Seat belts
  • Toilet

City Meets Country One Hour Tour

Departing from Strathalbyn, track north west over the Bull Creek Range taking in the leafy village towns of Macclesfield and Echunga.

Fly over the Onkaparinga River where it flows into Mount Bold Reservoir. As you crest the lush green Mount Lofty Ranges you will be struck by the stark contrast of the suburbs of Adelaide, neatly laid out in front of you, and the Mount Lofty ranges to the east and the cool blue waters of Gulf St Vincent to the west.

Upon receiving clearance from air traffic control, track directly for the centre of Adelaide and conduct an orbit of the parklands which surround the city centre.

Then track west for Henley Beach and set course to the south whilst flying low level along Adelaide's finest beaches.

The flight continues coastal until Maslins Beach where it increases altitude. Then track east over the top of the McLaren Vale wine region.

Crest the Sellicks Hill Range, fly over the Kuitpo Forrest and then commence the descent back into Strathalbyn.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Strathalbyn, Macclesfield, Echunga, Adelaide, Henley Beach, Maslins Beach, McLaren Vale

Tour duration

1 Hour

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $500.00

Transport mode

Helicopter

Facilities

Sea To Vines 35 Minute Tour

From Strathalbyn, depart to the west on a climb to fly over Kuitpo Forrest.

After taking in the rolling hills of the Mount Lofty Ranges the McLaren Vale wine region gently emerges from the shadows of the Willunga Hills and stretches all the way down to the golden beaches of Gulf St Vincent.

The flight travels over the township of McLaren Vale and towards Moana Beach where it tracks south at low level along Maslins Beach. Gain a new perspective of the colourful cliffs of Port Willunga and the Star of Greece Shipwreck.

Commence climbing and track east for a spectacular view of the tapestry that is the McLaren Vale wine region. Over the historic market town of Willunga, enjoy a bird's eye view of the punishing Willunga Hill which features in the international Tour Down Under King Of The Mountain cycle race. Continue east and over fly the market garden town of Ashbourne before commencing the descent back to Strathalbyn.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Strathalbyn, McLaren Vale

Tour duration

35 Mins

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $330.00

Transport mode

Helicopter

Facilities

Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and River Murray One Hour and 35 Minute Tour

Departing Strathalbyn, track north west for Mount Barker where you will gain a clear appreciation and wonder at the many Adelaide Hills vineyards gently nestled in the rolling Mount Lofty Ranges.

As you arrive over Oakbank racecourse the flight tracks to the north east for Gumeracha and passes by the Kangaroo Creek, Millbrook and South Para Reservoirs.

Tracking over Lyndoch, Jacobs Creek, Rowland Flat, Tanunda and Nuriootpa you will observe numerous iconic Australian wineries and vineyards.

Track south east, flying over the historic town of Angaston and continue along the back of the Mount Lofty Ranges as they plunge towards the wide open plain of the Murraylands.

You will track directly to Walkers Flat where you will fly low level for the next fifty miles following the mighty Murray River as it snakes and meanders its way down stream past Mannum and on to Murray Bridge.

At Murray Bridge, bid farewell to the majestic river and track over Hartley and Woodchester and return home to Strathalbyn.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Mt Barker, Oakbank, Lyndoch, Nuriootpa, Angaston, Walker Flat, Mannum, Murray Bridge

Tour duration

95 Mins

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $800.00

Transport mode

Helicopter

Facilities

Fleurieu Peninsula Coast Line One Hour and Ten Minute Tour

From Strathalbyn, track south west over the township of Mount Compass and take in the tree studded landscape surrounding Myponga Reservoir before commencing descent over Carrickalinga Beach to track south along the spectacular and rugged coast line of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Pass Second Valley and Rapid Bay and rounding Cape Jarvis it seems like you could reach out and touch Kangaroo Island, which only lies five miles to the South across Back Stairs Passage.

As you round Newland Head you will be amazed at the spectacle of the Waitpinga Cliffs as they plunge deep in to the Southern Ocean. This is when you realise that you are taking in a view that not many other people have seen, as it can only be experienced from the luxury of a helicopter.

As you round Rosetta Head (The Bluff) you leave behind the rugged coastline for the bustling tourist mecca of Victor Harbor and Granite Island.

Climb over the southern foot of the Mount Lofty Ranges and head north east over Currency Creek wine region and back to South Coast Helicopter's Strathalbyn base.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Mt Compass, Carrickalinga Beach, Cape Jervis, Deep Creek, Victor Harbor

Tour duration

70 Mins

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $560.00

Transport mode

Helicopter

Facilities

Coorong National Park One Hour and Ten Minute Tour

Departing from Strathalbyn we head south along the western shore of Lake Alexandrina passing over the townships of Milang and Clayton en-route to the Murray Mouth.

We then head south east to discover the natural beauty of the Coorong National Park.

The calm wetland lagoons of the Coorong are teaming with marine and bird life which is protected from the relentless crashing waves of the Southern Ocean by a 100 kilometre long narrow strip of spectacular sand dunes known as the Younghusband Peninsula. The peninsula appears to stretch as far as the eye can see.

The absence of roads and the shallow depth of the Coorong have acted as a natural barrier to European settlement of this pristine coastal strip.

As we fly over the dunes you will easily pick out emus making their way over the sand hills and also witness the shell middens which mark many generations of Ngarrindjeri occupation of this area.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Clayton, Murray Mouth, Young Husband Peninsula, Meningie

Tour duration

70 Mins

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $560.00

Transport mode

Helicopter

Facilities

Kangaroo Island Dolphin Run One Hour and 45 Minute Tour

Departing South Coast Helicopter’s Strathalbyn base we track south west down the centre of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

As we approach Delamere and Cape Jervis you will note the large wind turbines standing sentinel over the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

We track across Back Stairs Passage for Kangaroo Island and Penneshaw; upon reaching land fall we will descend and track low level around Eastern Cove passing over Pelican Lagoon and American River.

Once we reach Pennington Bay we will track coastal to the east around the Dudley Peninsula.

Our track takes us around Cape Willoughby the eastern most point of Kangaroo Island with its impressive light house, we then track further north for Antechamber Bay and return to the mainland tracking along the Deep Creek Conservation Park.

As we continue tracking coastal to the north east we overfly the tourist Mecca of Victor Harbor and Granite Island, we continue tracking further east past the South Coast surfing beaches of Port Elliot, Middleton and Goolwa to arrive at the River Murray Mouth and the World Heritage listed Coorong National Park.

We head north over Hindmarsh Island Past Lake Alexandrina and return to South Coast Helicopter’s Strathalbyn Base.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Cape Jervis, Penneshaw, Pelican Lagoon, Cape Willoughby, Antechamber Bay, Deep Creek, Victor Harbor, Murray Mouth

Tour duration

105 Mins

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $850.00

Transport mode

Helicopter

Facilities

Indulge in a Winery Tour

For a truly wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience why not indulge in a winery tour?

Depart from South Coast Helicopter's Strathalbyn base. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your pilot who will acquaint you with the safety features of the new Robinson R44 helicopter. There will then be ample time for those all-important photo opportunities.

As the helicopter gently lifts from the helipad and becomes airborne you will experience the thrill and excitement that can only be provided by the luxury of travelling by helicopter.

En-route to your chosen winery you will take in the panoramic views created by rows of vineyards blanketing the landscape.

See a spectacular display of colour and texture which is constantly changing with the seasons and is set against a backdrop of the gently undulating Adelaide Hills as they sweep down to the cool blue sea.

This is more than a helicopter flight... it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Visit website for more information.

Operates: by arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Tour duration

1 Hour

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $350.00

Transport mode

Helicopter

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Seat belts
  • Toilet
 
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