Scenic Flights – Nullarbor Roadhouse (during winter)

The Nullarbor Roadhouse is located 1100km West of Adelaide, and approximately 300kms West of Ceduna. The Nullarbor Roadhouse is in South Australia, approximately 300kms east of the WA / SA border.
From mid-May to early October, Southern Right Whales gather in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park to give birth, to socialise, and to breed. On average, 170 whales (including 70-80 calves) are seen in the Park. The Great Australian Bight Marine Park is the most significant nursery for Southern Right Whales in the world.
Chinta Air has been offering flights from the Nullarbor Roadhouse since 2008. Flights include:
Great Australian Bight Marine Park scenic flights to see the Southern Right Whales in the Marine Park.
A full day flightseeing tour to Maralinga (available each Tuesday or Thursday – bookings essential).
A half day flightseeing tour over the Maralinga bomb testing site, and along the Bunda Cliffs.

**UPDATE** Chinta Air will be returning to the Nullarbor Roadhouse 1 July, 2023 until late September, 2023.
We recommend booking ahead to ensure availability.
For enquiries or bookings, contact (08) 8625 9051 or info@chinta.com.au **

Available Flights:

Bunda Cliffs scenic flights

30 min scenic flight

$230 per person (2024 season)

Highlights:

  • The Bunda Cliffs,
  • the Great Austalian Bight Marine Park

Please note:
A minimum of 2 people required.

Nullarbor Cliffs scenic flights

45 min scenic flight

$320 per person (2024 season).

Highlights:

  • Great Australian Bight Marine Park
  • An extended flight along the Bunda Cliffs,

Please note:
A minimum of 2 people required.

Nullarbor Cliffs scenic flight

60 min scenic flight

$420 per person (2024 season).

Highlights:

  • The Murrawijinie caves on the Nullarbor
  • The Great Australian Bight Marine Park
  • An extended flight along the Bunda Cliffs,

Please note:
A minimum of 2 people required.

Other Flights:

Nullarbor Cliffs scenic flight

Maralinga Flyover

2.5 hours

2024 Rate:
$915 per person, for 2 passengers
$705 per person, for 3 passengers.

Includes

  • Track North over Watson, before flying over the former nuclear bomb testing site at Maralinga. Turn South to fly over Ooldea before returning to the Great Australian Bight Marine Park and the Bunda Cliffs. Land back at the Nullarbor Roadhouse.
  • Please note:

    The flight does not land anywhere.
    Flights depart with a minimum of 2 people

Maralinga scenic flights

The Mysteries of Maralinga

2024 rates:
$970 per person for 3 passengers.
$1180 per person for 2 passengers.

Includes

  • Lunch at Maralinga,
  • Seats on a shared bus tour with guide of the former nuclear testing sites

In the 1950s and 1960s, the British military tested nuclear bombs of varying sizes on the Nullarbor Plain at a place called Maralinga. Enjoy a guided tour to the actual bomb site to see for yourself some of the Commonwealth’s military history.
After a picnic lunch, tour the Maralinga townsite, and learn the history of this remote, former military, town. The flight to Maralinga also includes a flight over the testing grounds.  The return flight includes the former railway siding of Watson, a major supply point for Maralinga.

Please note:

This tour is only available (from Nullarbor) on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 1 June and early October.