Flight Time: Approx. 20 minutes


Dove Lake | Cradle Mountain | Mt Ossa | Overland Track



Flight Code


Flight Time

Approx. 20 minutes



Seat Capacity

Max. 5 persons + Pilot


Adults $295 per person (minimum 2 paying adults), Children $160 per child


Seat Capacity and Cost may vary due to aircraft type and availability.
The Squirrel is our largest aircraft available.
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The Cradle Mountain and Fury Gorge Adventure begins at our helipad, just north of the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre where we take to the skies and track our way down to the picturesque Dove and Crater Lakes, with the splendour of Cradle Mountain behind.

The flight then takes us west as we descend and twist our way through the valleys and rivers to the entrance of Australia’s deepest gorge. Fury Gorge is a staggering sight that must be experienced rather than described. From this jaw-dropping gorge, we climb our way up to the plateau to see the entire southwest mountain range unfold before our eyes. From here we can see Tasmania’s highest peak, Mount Ossa, and the famous Overland Track. Finally, we bring you past the Twisted Lakes and one last look at Dove Lake before returning you to our helipad.

Photo Quality: We recommend wearing dark clothes during flight to avoid reflection on glass from white / light coloured clothing.


Experience the annual “turning of the fagus” with us from the air!

This natural event happens mid Autumn every year and is a very popular attraction for visitors to the mountain.

This truly remarkable occurrence of Tasmania’s only deciduous native tree changing colour to amazing shades of gold, red and orange is not to be missed.

Guests of Cradle Mountain Hotel have the option to book their flight at hotel reception anytime during their stay.

Festival of Fagus

Contact us today for full flight information and to personalise your experience.

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  • star rating  A must do adventure - The whole experience was fantastic, the pilot Josh is very professional and knowledgeable about the area and made it such fun. Bec the office girl was also great and made... read more

    January 13, 2023

    star rating  I celebrated my 60th birthday last week with 4 friends doing the Cradle Mountain & Fury Gorge 20 minute flight with our Kiwi pilot Tim. It was the most... read more

    October 2, 2018

    star rating  With young Luke at the control, I and my family took to the sky in his helicopter for a quick bird's eye view of Cradle Mountain. Luke gave us a... read more

    November 30, 2017

    star rating  Simply Stunning Scenery and breathtaking - A first class outing with a new helicopter and very knowledgeable pilot. This has been the highlight of our Cradle mountain visit. You will not see what we did from... read more

    December 15, 2022
  • star rating  Great time and well worth the views - Awesome time flying over the area. Weather was a bit iffy but pilot maneuvered perfectly to maximize our viewing. Loved the scenery and pilots stories and knowledge

    February 8, 2023

    star rating  We'd booked the 20 minute flight via the company website and rang the day before to confirm the booking. Unfortunately, we were given a bum steer (not by the company)... read more

    March 16, 2018

    star rating  We were only in Cradle Mountain for a one night stop over and couldn’t leave without seeing the mountains. Heard a chopper flying and immediately decided to take a flight.... read more

    Chris C
    November 1, 2021

    star rating  Great experience and very professional team - Amazing experience and provided great perspective of the national parks’ features. Great pilot (Nic) who was knowledgeable and friendly and mindful of how we were feeling about the experience. ... read more

    December 19, 2022
  • star rating  We did the 20min Cradle Mtn/ Fury Gorge flight. The weather was ideal & the scenery was fantastic. Nick our pilot was knowledgeable & easy to talk to.

    Terry D
    March 1, 2022

    star rating  The views were amazing as was the pilot. He gave us a rundown on what we were seeing without talking too much. We took great photos and it was the... read more

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    October 1, 2023

    star rating  We did the 10 minute scenic flight of Cradle Mountain with Cradle Mountain Helicopters and it was the highlight of our trip to Tassie. 10 minutes was enough to see... read more

    May 6, 2018

    star rating  A must do in Cradle Mountain - Amazing views of Cradle Mountain and the surrounding lakes, Our family of four opted for the 20 minute scenic flight which was an amazing experience, our pilot was very informative... read more

    January 14, 2023
  • star rating  After literally dozens of trips to Cradle Mt and many hikes on pretty much every track in the National Park, this was one experience that I'd never had. So I... read more

    Tim O
    May 7, 2021

    star rating  We always like to take a helicopter flight to see the full view of the scenery. This time we did the 20 minute Cradle Mt circuit, and it was... read more

    March 14, 2018

    star rating  After visiting the Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake area we decided we must see the whole area by air. By chance we wandered back down to the booking office... read more

    March 10, 2018

    star rating  Such an amazing experience and highly recommend this adventure! The views are incredible, all over Cradle and beautiful view of Dove Lake. The pilot was great and chatted through the... read more

    avatar thumb Tanya S
    March 11, 2023
  • star rating  Worth every cent
    An incredible adventure that I will always remember
    The fagus was golden orange at the time we flew over the mountain making for an extra special... read more

    April 29, 2019

    star rating  The knowledge about the area was first class .... really informative!!! Plus the skill level of our pilot (Nick) was obvious, he was in complete charge of the flight... read more

    September 8, 2021

    star rating  Cradle under the clouds - We had a great 90 minute flight. Our pilot gave us lots of information along the way. Spectacular way to see the mountains, lakes and surrounding areas.

    January 23, 2023

    star rating  First class! Absolutely amazing. We had the most fabulous flight over Dove Lake and Fury Canyon. We are not hikers and this was the perfect way to see Cradle Mountain.... read more

    January 1, 2021
  • star rating  My husband and I decided to take this scenic helicopter flight as an anniversary treat, but let me tell you, you do not need a reason to treat yourself to... read more

    Jessica H
    March 16, 2018

    star rating  excellent flight and highly recommended - service was exceptional. Our pilot Nick was very professional and very informative. cannot fault the service that we received.

    October 3, 2022

    star rating  None of the group wanted to fly - but I paid for two tickets so I could get a flight over Cradle mountain. 2 is minimum number of passengers. ... read more

    avatar thumb Apolonia70
    February 19, 2024

    star rating  What a great experience it was awesome to see Cradle Mountain from the air. It was a large helicopter, big windows to take in all the views & a... read more

    avatar thumb 126trishb
    June 2, 2023
  • star rating  A beautiful clear day and amazing scenery. I have flown in many helicopters and this was one of my favourite experiences.

    June 25, 2019

    star rating  We went up with Steve the pilot he was really friendly and informative the scenery we flew over was just incredible what a stunning part of t

    Rachel C
    March 1, 2021

    star rating  Excellent - Excellent experience. Our pilot Josh was friendly, informative and professional. Was the best of our trip, highly recommended.

    December 16, 2022

    star rating  Excellent. Would highly recommend. Its great to do the walks and the flight to get the different perspective. - What a fantastic scenic flight. We had perfect weather with clouds opening up as we headed to Cradle Mountain. Nick and crew were fantastic. We did the 20 min flight... read more

    September 21, 2022
  • star rating  Cradle Mountain helicopter experience - Such a great way to see Cradle Mountain! After doing a few of the trails it was awesome to see them birds eye. Fantastic experience highly recommend

    October 1, 2022

    star rating  We did an hour long flight on Boxing Day (my surprise Christmas present). Absolutely stunning from start to finish. Albert the owner and James the pilot were both... read more

    December 29, 2017

    star rating  We only did the 10 minute Dove Lake flight but the views were amazing! Time flies when you are in it but well worth it if you can afford the... read more

    April 1, 2021

    star rating  Simply Awesome! - Nick was fantastic and we had a wonderful time! Definitely something worth doing before starting your walks so you can get a sense of the magnitude of the place. We... read more

    September 29, 2022
  • star rating  We went up with Steve the pilot he was really friendly and informative the scenery we flew over was just incredible what a stunning part of the world

    March 13, 2021

    star rating  A fabulous experence and one that I would recommend to everyone. Our pilot was great and took us on an amazing flight around Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain and surrounding... read more

    Trisha C
    February 1, 2022

    star rating  Highlight of my Tasmanian trip - Absolutely breathtaking. We were lucky enough to find another couple who wanted to do the longer flight so we could split the costs. This has been a highlight of my... read more

    kelly m
    November 18, 2022

    star rating  A not to be missed experience while you are in the area. After doing a few walks go aloft and see where you have been and get views you cannot... read more

    January 1, 2022
  • star rating  The knowledge about the area was first class .... really informative!!! Plus the skill level of our pilot (Nick) was obvious, he was in complete charge of the flight... read more

    shane d
    September 1, 2021

    star rating  After literally dozens of trips to Cradle Mt and many hikes on pretty much every track in the National Park, this was one experience that I'd never had. So I... read more

    Tim ONeill
    April 1, 2021

    star rating  Highly Recommended ! - Highly recommended!
    My helicopter ride was fairly short because of the adverse weather conditions - a low cloud ceiling & light showers - Josh the pilot was very professional -... read more

    Paul H
    December 1, 2022

    star rating  What an amazing experience. My husband surprised me with the flight. We were blessed with perfect weather and the mountain had a recent dump of snow so an added bonus... read more

    avatar thumb Christopher T
    October 20, 2023