Backcountry Heli Trips

Remote multi day heli adventure

per person

$3800

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Tropical North Queensland is home to some of the best remote fishing destinations in Australia. Our backcountry Heli trips offer 3 days fishing in unique and pristine locations in the far north. Helicopter is the only way to access the upper sections of these rivers and we are the only operation offering these truly wild multi-day fishing adventures.


There are multiple river systems and fishing scenarios on offer. From inland gorge country targeting barramundi, sooty grunter and mangrove jack. Or chopper in to the headwaters of our rainforest systems chasing the elusive 50cm jungle perch. The upper reaches of these rivers are otherwise inaccessible, providing untouched waterways full of fish.

Each day we hike up or down stream fishing large rock pools wth rapids and some of the systems have still lagoon sections with lily pads for the barramundi.

We share some of the rivers with saltwater crocs, it’s amazing to see them so far upstream in their wild state.

Guests and guides will be dropped off to a base camp location in the morning of the first day . We will camp for 3 nights in total. Each day we will fish up or down stream returning to base each day where the guides will prepare meals and set up hiking hammocks for guest sleeping arrangements. Pre cooked meals and backcountry freeze dried food will be served for dinners.

Breakfast and coffee will be prepared for guests each morning before setting off for the days fishing. Light lunches will be taken fishing each day. Muesli bars and nuts will be packed to keep energy levels high for hiking. Each guest will have a water bottle and purifying tablets will be available if needed. The guides will also offer hyrdolites to keep you going.

Day 1
600am- Pick up from accomodation in Cairns & transport to Aero Dome 700am- Saftey briefing from helicopter pilot and TSF guides 800am- Board helicopter for scenic flight and ending at base camp 900am- Arrive at base camp where guides have already set up 930am- Rig up and go fishing
600pm -Return to base camp for dinner, camp fire / sleep

Day 2
630am - Breakfast / co
ffee
730am- Set out fishing for the day
600pm- Return to base camp for dinner, camp fire / sleep

Day 3
630am - Breakfast / co
ffee
730am- Set out fishing for the day
600pm- Return to base camp for dinner, camp fire / sleep

Day 4
630am- Breakfast / co
ffee / pack down
730am - Set out fishing
100pm- group 1 Return to base camp to meet chopper 200pm- group 2 Return to base camp to meet chopper 330pm - Depart Aero Dome
500pm- Arrive Cairns accomodation / airport

A level of fitness is required for these trips and wading boots are essential as they are walk and wade expeditions. Anglers will walk up to 4km in a day over rugged terrain. Guides will be there to ensure the health and Saftey of each person and offer a personalised guided experience.

Each guide will carry a first aid kit, a satellite phone and a have a pack raft and rope in their kit for saftey. In some locations there are saltwater crocodiles. Guides will brief guests on Saftey around croc country. Water in the creeks / systems is safe to drink but water purifying tablets will be on offer for added saftey.

It is important that guest keep gear to a minimum as space is limited in the helicopter. All camping gear is supplied and prepared by the guides. Guests are only required to bring personal clothing items, toiletries and minimal fishing gear. Go Pros are ideal for these trips if you would like to bring a camera. Please get in touch any time with any further questions regarding the trip.

 

per person

$3800

Contact now to book
per person $3800
Contact now to book