Barkly Aviation

Scenic Charter travel commands safety, reliability and exceptional services in every aspect. From the moment you make contact with one of our professional and friendly staff through to the day you travel, you will experience a service with a difference. We repeatedly meet our clients’ expectations through listening and finding the best solutions that meet their requirements. Mount Isa and its amazing surrounding regions demonstrate some spectacular places to fly over and visit.

Lake Moondarra

Moondarra Dam was built in 1957 for the towns water and industrial usage. Situated only a short flight from Mount Isa which will take you and your loved ones over some of our picturesque water ways where you will an abundance of bird life and you may be lucky to sight one of the 100’s of fresh water crocodiles living in the lake. Area: 106000 ML, Surface Area 2375 and an average depth of 6 meter when full.

Lake Julius

Situated around 70km’s North East from Mount Isa, the construction of Julius Dam in 1976 was for the irrigation and town water storage. The dam wall is located just below the junction of the Leichhardt River and Paroo Creek. The dam is unique in Queensland and is a concrete multiple arch and buttress type structure, with the spillway discharging over the tops of the arches. The spillway crest is 18.3 metres above bed level. The arch barrels, founded on a triangular arch base, are constructed in independent arch rings and are hinged at buttress springing lines. The spillway is a precast superstructure and the dissipation slab at ground level is post tensioned to the foundation rock.Area: 12.55 km2 Surface Elevation 224 m and Mean Depth 8.90 m.

Lake Hill Adels Grove

Is 200 km southwest of Burketown and 410 km northwest of Cloncurry. Situated on Lawn Hill Creek, Adels Grove is adjacent to Lawn Hill National Park and 50kms from the World Heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil deposits. The property now known as Adels Grove, was originally gazetted in 1904 as a Miners Homestead Lease. In 1920 Albert de Lestang took up the property as an experimental Botanical Garden (hence the name "Adel" arose from Albert's initials). By 1939 Albert had planted over 1000 species of exotic and native plants, shrubs and trees, and supplied the Botanical Gardens of the world with the seeds produced by his nursery. The Botanical Gardens in Brisbane still has 536 different samples of seeds sent to them by Albert, held in their collection. In the early 1950's a fire swept through the grove while Albert was absent (some say deliberately lit) destroying everything including his dwelling and trunk containing all of his research papers. Albert's last years were spent in a Charters Towers nursing home, where he died in 1959 at the age of 75, most probably broken hearted.

Lawn Hill Gorge

Lawn Hill Gorge is characterised by deep permanent open fresh water, by narrow levees at the base of vertical cliffs/bluffs and fringing wetlands dominated by sedges, rushes, grasses and ferns. The permanent deep water and fringing habitats in a semi-arid environment provide refuge for a diverse and locally distinct wildlife.

Boulia Camel Races

Boulia is home to Queensland's richest camel carnival and Barkly Aviation can take you there, letting you enjoy the weekend, without having to worry about the drive. With Barkly Aviation, you are booking the plane, so you can set the itinerary and timing to suit your needs. We will get you there on time and back again in comfort.

Sweers Island Fishing

Pack your rods and get away for the fishing trip of a lifetime. Destinations accessible on Barkly Aviation are limited only by your imagination, but some popular favourites include Karumba, Burketown (the Barramundi Capital of Australia), Sweers Island and 'Birri Fishing Paradise' on Morning Island. The Gulf is full of fish, just waiting for you!

Devils Marbles

The area is located near Wauchope, approximately 114 km south of Tennant Creek, in the Northern Territory. The site is known as Karlu Karlu to the land's Aboriginal traditional owners. The ‘Devils Marbles’ or ‘Karlu Karlu’ with its gigantic, rounded granite boulders, some spectacularly poised, is a remarkable landscape. Scattered clusters of these ‘marbles’, including many balancing rocks, are spread across a wide, shallow valley. The Devils Marbles is a nationally and internationally recognized symbol of Australia’s outback. In 2007, according to the Northern Territory Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport 96,172 people visited the reserve. It is one of the most visited conservation areas in the Northern Territory and one of the main tourist attractions in the Barkly region.

Please contact us at barklyaviation@bigpond.com or 0400 924 474 for further information.