Places to Visit By Private Air Charter Flights
Posted March 17, 2015
If countries on this planet were ranked by environmental assets, Australia would be at the top for its many untouched and relatively inaccessible natural attractions. But reaching those places, that few people have explored, can prove challenging. Standard travel to wilderness areas is indirect and time-consuming. Sometimes the trip itself can erode the precious days available to spend at your final destination. Inconvenient flying schedules and overnight stopovers are some of the more obvious disincentives of mainstream transport.
If your wish list includes exploring distant Australian locations without queuing, risking flight cancellations and other associated commercial airline hassles, private air charter is for you. Having access to thousands of exclusive remote airstrips means charter aircraft can land you right where you want to go, on time and in style. As well, when planning the finer points of your itinerary, an experienced charter crew familiar with many of the remote destinations and utilising their hospitality networks can greatly facilitate the delivery of a relaxing smooth journey and stay.
Here’s a sample of five special places around Australia that are ideally reached by private air charter flights:
THE WHITSUNDAYS, QUEENSLAND
Extending some 900 kilometers north of Brisbane, the Whitsunday’s commercial centre is on Hamilton Island, the only island with airport access. Besides being one of the most popular yachting, snorkeling and diving destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, the Whitsundays offer land-based activities for all ages and budgets. On Hamilton Island you can play golf with a backdrop of astonishing views, drive go-karts, visit wildlife, explore the reef, fish in crystal waters and try para-sailing.
Only eight islands are inhabited, affording visitors the opportunity to enjoy pristine national parks, gorgeous beaches and a coral-laden ocean leisurely and hassle-free. For more strenuous activity, the Ngaro Sea Trail is a mix of seaways and short walks crossing South Molle, Hook and Whitsunday islands. Follow in the footsteps of the archipelago´s traditional owners by walking, by kayaking or by sailing and camp overnight at any of the eight camping areas available on the three islands.
THE KIMBERLEY COAST, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Three times the size of England, the Kimberley region of Western Australia is one of the earliest settled regions in the country, with first arrivals recorded about 41,000 years ago. The Kimberly Coast is one of the world’s last great Wilderness areas, stretching for approximately 13,000km of coastline.
The ultimate way to understand the scale and diversity of the coast’s multiple bio-diverse hotspots, including its 2,633 islands, is by charter aircraft. From the air the impact of the Kimberley’s extensive reef system – the largest in-shore reef in the world – is profound. Your unforgettable view includes enormous seagrass meadows, undisturbed mangrove forests, coral, wild rivers and humpback whales.
BROOME’S CABLE BEACH CAMEL TRAIN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Originally attracting early settlers from Asia through its rich pearl-diving industry, today´s Broome is a laid back, quaint community of less than 15,000 residents. It is renowned for this laid-back atmosphere, friendly locals, stunning turquoise waters, white sands and bright orange rocks. Whilst its wide, open and bright, endless coastline dominates the Broome experience, the town has also become famous for its sunset camel rides along 14-mile Cable Beach.
NINGALOO REEF, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
A virtually untouched barrier reef of 300km protects a shallow, white sandy lagoon of clear tropical waters at Ningaloo. Its uniquely accessible reef allows visitors to walk from the beach straight onto the coral surface, coming in direct contact with more than 500 species of tropical fish and 220 species of coral. Ningaloo Reef also provides habitat for resident and visiting whale sharks, turtles, dugongs, dolphins and humpback whales, making it a must-see destination for keen divers, snorkelers and nature-lovers.
KANGAROO ISLAND, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Wildlife sanctuary Kangaroo Island is located off the South Australian coast. It is home to sea lions, kangaroos and koalas, as well as the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo and many other bird species. The natural, rugged beauty and remoteness attracts visitors to explore the pristine wetlands of the Harriet River by kayak and to hike the dense forests. Towering sand dunes frame Kangaroo Island’s beaches, where coastal accommodation ranges from camping under the stars, to luxury resorts.
Private air charter puts these and many other desirable remote locations within reach for busy people. If you crave the tranquility of adventure travel without inconvenience, contact us today.