The Best Aerial Experiences Along The South West Edge

Whilst we’re massive advocates for a road trip (especially one as epic as The South West Edge) we also know the thrill of getting up into the air is great fun.

With international air travel off the cards right now, did you know you know you can have some incredible flight experience right here in Western Australia along The Edge? From helicopter rides, to seaplanes to light aircrafts and even epic adventure flights, you can indulge in some truly spectacular aerial experiences as you adventure along The Edge.

If you’re looking to land on Cloud 9, be sure to add one of these flight experiences to your itinerary and satisfy the need to set off into the sky, without ever having to leave the state! No passport needed! 😉

 

Rottnest Air Experiences

The beautiful island of Rottnest is usually accessed by boat or ferry, but have you explored it from the sky? There are a few companies you can choose from to jump on a plane and head to Rottnest via airway.

Fly to and from the island with Rottnest Air Taxi, staying for a day of adventure or a week with accommodation. A different way than your usual ferry trip, and you will see the island in its entirety from the sky!

Choose Corseair Aviation for a helicopter experience and choose from a cruise or a day tour and lunch experience like no other. Nothing beats a delicious lunch on Rottnest island, especially when you’ve arrived by air travel.

Swan River Seaplanes are another option to fly with for a luxury experience in one of their seaplanes and partake in a guided tour. You’ll be falling in love with Rottnest all over again after this trip.

Kookaburra Air offer a scenic flight with or without lunch on the island, for the perfect day trip away from Perth to make you feel like you’ve been overseas!

If you’re looking for a little more thrill from above, book in with Skydive Geronimo for a scenic tour that ends with a skydiving experience over the island and a complimentary drink at the pub. You’ll never look at Rottnest the same after these incredible experiences!

A front-on image of a charter plane to show that you can take a scenic flight to explore further while doing the perth to esperance road trip itinerary The Edge
Charter plane, Esperance

With international air travel off the cards right now, did you know you know you can have some incredible flight experience right here in Western Australia along The Edge? From helicopter rides, to seaplanes to light aircrafts and even epic adventure flights, you can indulge in some truly spectacular aerial experiences as you adventure along The Edge.

South West Corner

Following your way down The Edge to the South West corner of Western Australia, you’ll have even more incredible aerial experiences to choose from – from the serene to the adventurous!

Scenic Views

Westward Aviation offer a range of charter services and scenic flights in the Margaret river region. Take a scenic flight to experience the picturesque views that the region has to offer, and see Busselton Jetty, the Vasse region, Cape Naturaliste, and the coast from a whole new height. There are 6 tours available, so do your research to find your favourite.

It wouldn’t be a list of aerial experiences without including Tiger Moth Adventure Flights. Based at Busselton Airport, they have a range of flights to suit everyone, from low level coastal flights to aerobatic adventures. Whether you are a mild flyer or a wild flyer, relive the RAAF aviators open cockpit experience with the wind in your hair as you don your classic helmet and goggles.

Scenic Helicopters promise to give you the most fun you can have in the sky. See the region in style, from magical sunset flights to hugged helifishing adventures, beach romance packages, wine tours and more. Flights can be easily tailored to your preference, so pick out your hot spots and book a flight.

Venture South provide amazing aerial experiences so you can explore the most pristine, diverse and adventurous parts of The South West Edge. The star of the show is their helicopter, ‘Griff’, and their bespoke tours can cater to families, outdoor lovers, corporate events, and everything in between. They will tailor their tours to suit exactly what you want to see.

Wanting to experience Albany but don’t have the full 12 days to get down there? Albany Air Charters can fly you there from Perth, so you can explore Albany, Denmark, and the Great Southern region. Travel hassle free, direct, and fast without having to worry. Experience a scenic flight and create some amazing memories of the region from the sky.

Wine Tours

Ready for a wine tour with a twist? The Flying Corkscrew have teamed up with some award-winning wineries, hatted restaurants, and a local helicopter operator to create five incredible wine tour experiences. Choose from a small group tour, a private tour, or a helicopter long lunch to create a truly magical day.

Embark on a Margaret River Winery Tour with Swan River Seaplanes. Be collected from your accommodation in Perth then enjoy an incredibly scenic coastal flight to Margaret River. Once you arrive, you’ll be treated to guided tastings at least two incredible wineries in the region, followed by lunch, before returning to Perth. A perfect way to impress someone special, or to celebrate an important or romantic occasion along The Edge.

Further Down the Coast

Helispirit is the largest helicopter company currently operating in the Kimberley, and now they are expanding their tours down to the beautiful town of Esperance. Offering scenic flights and tours, you can see the magical sights of Esperance in a way you’ve never been able to before. There are seven tours to choose from, ranging from the Esperance foreshore and coastlines, islands off the coast like Woody Island, Cape Le Grand National Park, and the bubble-gum pink lake, Lake Hillier.

Goldfields Air Service offer scenic flights over the magical Lake Hillier on Middle Island off the coast of Esperance. Prepare to see some breathtaking views of the famous beaches, national parks, and islands with these experienced and professional pilots. The water is even more incredible from above!

On Your Way Home

Goldfields Air Services also offer scenic flights over the jaw-dropping Kalgoorlie Super Pit in the Goldfields. If you are passing through Kalgoorlie on your return to Perth, book a flight with Goldfields Air Service to experience the best views over the gigantic pit, as well as the surrounding Goldfields landscapes.

An image of legs and feet dangling over a pink salt lake shows a unique natural monument of the landscape found on the perth to esperance road trip in south western australia
Lake Hillier, Esperance

Newsletter

Get the coolest itineraries and stories!

Our site uses cookies

This is to ensure you get the best experience on our website.