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Australian Air Safaris

Moorabbin, Australia
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About Australian Air Safaris
Australian Air Safaris (a division of Kirkhope Aviation) is an air touring company at Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne. We've specialized in air tours across Australia for over 45 years! Our most popular destinations include Cape York, the Kimberley, Lake Eyre, Birdsville, The Flinders Ranges, Bass Strait Islands and so many other amazing destinations. Ranging from short tours to extended vacations, we offer pre-planned as well as bespoke (custom) tours that visit Australian destinations, getting you there in comfortable and modern luxury aircraft.
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dreac387 wrote a review Oct 2021
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My wife and I (we are elderly) joined this tour in September. Especially appealing to us the tour was entirely within the state of Queensland (no border crossing problems). We were in an 8 seat Cessna Grand Caravan and visited Birdsville, Lawn Hill National Park, Karumba, Thursday Island, Lizard Island, Cooktown, Longreach, Carnarvan Gorge. Our pilot, Kirk, was amazing and the high winged Cessna enabled excellent views of the outback and the Barrier Reef. This tour had previously been cancelled (due to Covid) but we were refunded immediately. We have previously flown with Kirkhope (ex Moorabbin) and were very impressed.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from air-safari-dave, Guest Relations Manager at Australian Air Safaris
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed the tour. Queensland is one of the most incredible destinations in the world with so many varied experiences in the one state. We look forward to hosting you again on one of our Australian air tours.
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Julie T wrote a review Jul 2021
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions15 helpful votes
We just completed 13 days to Cape York which was just fabulous. Very well organised, lots of variety, small group of 8, plenty to see as well as some downtime at Lizard Island. The pilot Nick very professional and looked after us - nothing was too much. This trip is not to be missed.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Hambleton21 wrote a review Jun 2021
Brisbane, Australia67 contributions19 helpful votes
Our air safari holiday with Kirkhope rates as one of the top experiences for my husband and myself. From the time I spoke to Kirkhope to organise this holiday, they were professional and knowledgeable answering any questions I put to them. Wow!! Where do I start!!! On the day of our departure we met Jake Barden, our pilot, and what a delightful, intelligent and competent person he is, but not only that, he was caring and looked out for us and all our fellow travellers right throughout our journey . The itinerary was fabulous and the reason my husband and I decided to take this air safari was that we don't 4WD and would never have seen all these fabulous outback and hard-to-get-to places without this type of trip. The destinations that Kirkhope have chosen to visit are quite spectacular along with wonderful experiences, such as canoeing along the gorge at Adels Grove -a stunning place, visiting the tip of Australia by helicopter, relaxing at Lizard Island and visiting Camden Park Station at Longreach for a wine and cheese sunset followed by a candlelit dinner in the shearing shed. There were just so many of these stand-out experiences, but I can't mention them all unfortunately. The accommodations were commensurate with what you would expect on one of these safaris and we were pleasantly surprised at the standard offered to us. Jake asked each of us to be his 'co-pilot' throughout the trip and we all enjoyed that experience. The aircraft was very comfortable with large windows and due to refuelling at all the outback airports, we all had time to move seats and experience it all. My husband and I have already booked for another of these tours with Kirkhope and I know it won't be the last one we do.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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dick786 wrote a review Jun 2021
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This 7 day 6 night air safari along the Murray River from near its source to its mouth into the Southern Ocean was excellent. There were 8 tourists plus the very aimiable professional pilot/guide. The trip had been meticulously planned by Kirkhope & the accommodation & sustenance was the best available in each port of call. All the activities along the way were very interesting particularly from the historical point of view which highlighted the importance of the Murray/Darling system as one of the most important logistical arteries in Australia during the second half of the 19th century.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Jenny M wrote a review Jun 2021
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Wow!! This holiday was amazing and filled with highlights along the way. Jake Barden, our pilot and Kirkhope representative was always calm, pleasant and able to adapt quickly when situations changed such as weather conditions and the effect on airstrips on our tour. Nothing was too much trouble and the whole trip ran very smoothly. All we had to do was sit back, relax and enjoy the experiences of this holiday. Nearly every destination had unforgettable highlights that far exceeded our expectations. Adel's Grove was an oasis of natural beauty and wonder, Big Red near Birdsville put on a magnificent show of colours as the sun set. The helicopter flight from Thursday Island to the Tip of Australia is something that we will never forget. Lizard Island provided the most spectacular snorkelling where we swan with turtles near the Giant Clam Gardens... I could go on, but you should experience these destinations yourself. I highly recommend Kirkhope Aviation as they were thorough and professional from the booking process right up until the end, when landing back in Moorabbin. My husband and I will definitely be booking future trips with this operation.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from nick-kirkhopeav, Chief Pilot at Australian Air Safaris
Responded 8 Jun 2021
Jenny, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to to review this us. A pleasure having you on one of our trips. We’ll be sure to pass your comments onto Jake as well. Looking forward to hosting you again in the future.
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