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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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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 2 weeks ago
Crocodile Adventure

My 16yo son and I spent a great half day with these guys, flew by sea plane then did a float planet tour, went on the helicopter, saw crocodiles up very close, buffaloes, wild pigs, birdlife. Fantastic

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

Hi Jamie, thank you so much for leaving us a review. The team will be very happy to hear you had a fantastic day out with your son, please join us again in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WOW

Fantastic day, well worth the money. From the moment I was picked up I was looked after, the knowledge that Kurt and the crew have of the area and wetlands was great very informative Fresh caught Barra for lunch which was yum we were a...More

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

Hi Margaret, we really appreciate you leaving us a review. We loved having you out at Sweet's Lagoon, the team enjoy showcasing this part of the NT to our guests. Thank you for joining us on an amazing adventure!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simply stunning!

Whilst this is expensive, it is also an unforgettable experience. The seaplane flight was great both ways, with amazing views over the landscape and Darwin. Lunch was wonderful, with freshly caught Barramundi. You can also BYO and the van stopped on the way to the...More

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

Hi there, thank you very much for leaving us a lovely review! We are very happy to hear that you had a fantastic day out with the team. We would love to see you back out at Sweet's Lagoon in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A great morning.

My husband and I booked this adventure after it being highly recommended by friends. We were not disappointed. Early pick up and taken to the airport. A quick 20 minute flight to Sweets Lagoon. Great to see the country by air. Very smooth landing on...More

Thank Julie S
OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Julie, we really appreciate you leaving us this lovely review. It is so good to hear that you had a fantastic time out at Sweet's Lagoon. Thank you so much for joining the Ultimate Tour, we hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Awesome Trip

A thoroughly great days fun with big boys toys and a fantastic team, professional and focussed on ensuring everyone's enjoyment throughout the trip. A trip that really gives a flavour of what is so unique about the Northern Territory; action packed and still leaving time...More

Thank Lynnie / Alan T
OutbackFloatplanes, Manager at Outback Floatplane Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lynnie and Alan, thanks so much for leaving us this lovely review. The team will certainly appreciate your kind words, we will be sure to pass this onto them.

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