Heli Fishing Day Trip From Townsville - Townsville City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Townsville Airport
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Whether youre an experienced or novice angler, this HeliFish adventure will take you to new heights! Explore some of far North Queenslands most elusive fishing locations by helicopter. Helifish is more than just fishing it is a photographers dream! See the beauty of untouched terrain from the air and rivers full of fishing potential. Specialising in helicopter fishing, the tours are flexible to suit personal requests, fishing skill and groups of all sizes!


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Scenic helicopter flight

Know More about this tour

Make your way to the Townsville Airport to meet your pilot and start your fishing tour by helicopter. On this outing, known as 'heli-fishing,' you get to wear a 2-way radio headset that allows you to communicate while in flight. Look out at landmarks that your pilot points out en route to two different fishing locations during your 5-hour tour.
Start with a 20-minute scenic flight over the southern side of Townsville to reach the mouth of the Haughton River. Land at a prime location near the river and set up on a sand bank to enjoy 1.5 hours of fishing.
As for gear, it's all there. Your guide provides equipment such as overhead rods, spin reels, nets, coolers (eskys), chairs, and insect repellent, among other necessary gear. Your tackle box comes stocked with filleting knives, lures, and bait.
Next you'll take a short flight to either Bray Island, a rocky outcrop surrounded by deep waters, or to an estuary near Cape Cleveland. When you land, your guide breaks out a gourmet picnic lunch accompanied by sparkling wine or beer. After a satisfying meal, start your next 1.5-hour fishing session.
On this half-day trip, expect to cast a line for mangrove jack, salmon, flathead, and barramundi (from February thru October). At Bray Island, you'll also fish for cod, mackerel and trevally. (Bonus: You may spot other wildlife including crocodiles, dugongs, turtles and humpback whales.)
A 15-minute helicopter flight takes you and your catch back to Townsville at the end of this memorable fishing excursion.


  • Full day tour
  • Approx. 2 hours flight time 
  • Approx. 6 hours fishing 
  • Exclusive fishing sites
  • Fishing equipment
  • Lunch


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Individual passenger weight MUST be advised at time of booking. A weight variance greater than 10% may incur an additional fee.

Maximum single seat payload of 130kg

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Please bring sunglasses, hat and sunscreen