Multi-award-winning HeliSpirit operates scenic helicopter adventures from the Esperance Foreshore showcasing the pristine coastline and the famed pink lake of Middle Island’s Lake Hillier.
The Esperance landscape is an impressive sight from above and discovering the impressive natural wonders of Esperance is an experience not to be missed. Scenic highlights which can be seen on our flights include the Recherche Archipelago, Cape Le Grand, and Cape Arid National Parks, including Woody Lake, Frenchman Peak, Lucky Bay, Hellfire Bay, Blue Haven, Twilight Bay, and Lake Hillier, Middle Island.
HeliSpirit has partnered with Woody Island Eco Tours to offer scenic helicopter transfers out to the island so that guests can join their offered day tours or self-explore the island.
View more information on our helicopter flights below. To book your scenic helicopter adventure, visit www.helispirit.com.au, phone 0428 721 776, or book through the Esperance Visitor Centre.
HeliSpirit specialise in tourism and charter helicopter services, operating a fleet of 25 helicopters from eleven other locations across the Kimberley, Pilbara and Northern Territory. Bases include Kununurra, Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle), Bungle Bungle Caravan Park, El Questro, Emma Gorge, Home Valley Station, Mitchell Falls, Lake Argyle, Karratha, Katherine, Bullo River Station and now, Esperance.
HeliSpirit have an adventure for everyone, offering scenic helicopter flights, heli hikes, heli picnics, heli diving and waterfall experiences. Luxury Kimberley & NT Helicopter Safaris offer the opportunity to land on a mountain pinnacle to watch the sunset over a cold drink, go helifishing in a wild river or soar over gorges to land for a swim under a secret waterfall.
HeliSpirit has a rich history dating back to 1984 when the company became the pioneers of scenic helicopter flights over the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle Range. HeliSpirit is proudly locally owned and operated from within Western Australia.
HeliSpirit, together with sister company Aviair, is one of Western Australia’s most successful air tour operators and has won twenty-four tourism awards since 1996, including the Sir David Brand Award for tourism on three separate occasions, and has been inducted into the WA Tourism Hall of Fame twice. HeliSpirit has earned National Eco Tourism accreditation as a Green Travel Leader, has been eco-certified since 2002 and holds national tourism quality assurance accreditation.
Depart from the helipad from the Esperance Foreshore in Esperance Bay and discover the turquoise coast from above as you fly toward Woody Island.
Once on the island, enjoy free time where you may choose to discover the local flora on the walking tracks, enjoy a meal at Black Jacks Bar, go fishing or snorkelling.
This is a one-way transfer only. Please ensure you book your return trip by boat with Woody Island Eco Tours or a return flight with HeliSpirit.
Flight time 6 minutes
As you take off from the iconic Esperance waterfront helipad, you will immediately appreciate the spectacular views of the coastal town of Esperance. The flight will orbit Esperance taking in Woody Lake, Windabout Lakes, Lake Warden and the Town Pink Lake (Lake Spencer).
As you fly back towards the coast you will see the pristine waters of the Southern Ocean and Recherche Archipelago before returning to the Esperance foreshore.
Flight time 15 minutes
Tour Code: ESP15
Upon arrival on the island, enjoy morning tea on the deck of the visitor’s centre looking out over Shearwater Bay.
Join an informative guided walking tour, learning about the history of the island while discovering the local wildlife on this unique Nature Reserve. Next, you’ll enjoy some free time choosing to snorkel with the abundant marine life in the bay, try your hand at fishing off our jetty or just sit back and relax, unwind and take in the views.
Cap-off your Woody Island Adventure with a refreshing drink at Black Jacks Bar (fully licensed) or a bite to eat from the waterfront kiosk, before returning to Esperance by ferry.
Departs Esperance Foreshore at 9:30am and returns to Esperance at 4:30pm.
Flight time 6 minutes
Departing from the iconic helipad in Esperance Bay, you'll discover aerial views of Cape Le Grand National Park, the most visited national park in Esperance.
Fly past impressive natural landforms including Frenchman Peak, Lucky Bay and Hellfire Bay before returning back over the rugged coastline to Esperance.
Flight time 30 minutes
Tour Code: ESP30
As you depart the helipad in Esperance Bay and track towards Cape Le Grand National Park you can see the impressive chain of granite peaks including Mount Le Grand and Frenchman Peak. You will be in awe of the sheer size of these impressive natural rock formations.
Admire the sweeping heathlands and wild coastal scenery as you fly past Lucky Bay, Thistle Cove and Hellfire Bay. As you track west, you will fly back past Mount Le Grand and Recherche Archipelago then on to Butty Harbour, Nine Mile Beach, Twilight Bay and Blue Haven before returning to the Esperance Bay helipad.
Flight time 45 minutes
Tour Code: ESP45
Meet the helicopter at Orleans Airfield for an unforgettable flight to Lake Hillier, the ‘real’ pink lake in the Esperance region. This 15-minute flight to Middle Island takes you over the rugged coastal scenery that Cape Arid National Park is known for - Yokinup Bay, Cape Arid and Recherche Archipelago. As you approach Middle Island your pilot will orbit Lake Hillier and land on a natural rock platform where you will be guided to the edge of the pink lake. Your guide will tell you some amazing history about Middle Island including the story about Black Jack Anderson, Australia’s only known pirate!
Your 15-minute return flight to Orleans Airport gives a different perspective as you track back to the rugged coastline and past Tagon Point. This is a trip you will never forget.
Departs from Orleans Airfield (a 1 hour drive from Esperance).
Flight time 30 minutes
Tour Code: ESPLHO
Discover the iconic Pink Lake of Middle Island from above on this once in a lifetime helicopter adventure. Depart from Esperance Bay and enjoy spectacular aerial views of Lucky Bay, Thistle Cove and Hellfire Bay before tracking toward Lake Hillier (Pink Lake). As you approach Middle Island your pilot will orbit Lake Hillier and land on a natural rock platform where you will be guided to the edge of the pink lake.
Land on Middle Island and learn about Black Jack Anderson, Australia’s only known pirate! Walk right up to the edge of the pink water, offering a unique experience to discover the lake from both above and ground-level. Your return journey to Esperance takes you over the rugged coastlines of Cape Arid and Cape Le Grand National Parks
Flight time 1 hour 45 minutes
Tour Code: ESPLH