Enjoy the thrill of a helicopter flight and an exclusive aerial experience over the spectacular floodplains and coastline of Northern Australia. A birds eye view of the thousands of Magpie Geese, Egrets, Whistling Ducks and flocks of Corellas provides a different and inspirational perspective of the floodplains, river systems and prolific wildlife of Australia’s north coast. The rivers of this part of Australia play host to the largest population of salt water crocodiles in the world and the property is also home to almost 5,000 head of buffalo.
There is a variety of scenic flight options available ranging from 15 minute scenic flights to romantic sunset flights including sundowner drinks and canapes. Longer flights to Kakadu NP are also available.
Flights can be booked in advance or on arrival to the lodge.
Enquire for costs firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 2 9571 6399
Please join us for an artist's talk and information evening on Painting the Flinders Ranges with renowned landscape artist, Leo Robba.
In September 2010, Leo Robba and fellow artists, Joanna Logue and Wendy Sharpe spent five days on Arkaba Station, capturing on canvas the outstanding landscape of Arkaba - one of Australia's most beautiful outback properties.
An exhibition of their resulting work will be held in Sydney in February, ahead of a five-night 'artists + partners' retreat, to be hosted by Leo Robba on Arkaba Station in May, 2011.
Please join us in Sydney on February 16 for cocktails, the exhibition, an informative talk by Leo Robba - and to find out how you can be part of the Painting the Flinders retreat.
When: Wednesday, 16th February 2011
Time: 6.00 to 8.00pm
Where: King Street Gallery on William, 177 William Street, Darlinghurst (opposite Bayswater Car Rental)
RSVP: Friday, 11th February to email@example.com, 1300 790 561
For further details on the Painting the Flinders artists' retreat, click
Former England cricket captain, David Gower and his family enjoyed a break at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef in between commentating for the recent Ashes tour. He wrote the following story for the UK Telegraph. Read
Some recent guests spotted two Frogmouths at Blue Mountains Private Safaris. Although related to owls, frogmouths are more closely related to nightjars.
The male and female look alike and are 35-50cm long. They have yellow eyes and a wide beak that is topped with a tuft of bristly feathers. Frogmouths spend their day roosting on a tree branch which provides excellent camouflage. When they feel threatened they will sit perfectly still with their eyes almost shut and their beak pointed straight relying on the camouflage as protection.
They hunt at night and mostly for insects, seldom do they eat frogs and other small animals. They catch their prey with their beaks rather than their talons.
They make loud clacking sounds with their beaks and release an echoing booming call.
Frogmouths stay together until one of the pair dies. They breed from August to December, usually returning to the same nest each year.