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Scenic Chopper Flights 

A scenic flight over Bashville and the surrounding Simpson desert is an amazing way to see the sights and get a true perspective of the area. Its a must do Big Red Bash experience!

The helicopter will be out at the Bashville campsite at Big Red from Sunday afternoon 14th July.

It will operate from first light through until sunset on Monday 15th through to Thursday 18th July.

The helicopter is a 4 seat Robinson R44, and will take 3 passengers. All passengers get a window seat.

Pricing reflects the cost of bringing the helicopter from Emerald 800km away, and also the loading and unloading time.

  • 6 minute flight $110
  • 12 minute flight $195
* prices are per person and based on 3 passengers per flight

* times above include load in and out of the helicopter

Make your bookings early at the Helicopter Marquee at Bashville when you get to the Big Red Bash to get your preferred flight time and make sure you don't miss out on this amazing experience.

Payment via cash or credit card.






Thanks to all of our sponsors who help us bring you this amazing event.

Presenting Partners

Major Sponsors

RedArc Unsealed 4x4 The Birdsville Hotel MDC

Official Vehicle Sponsor

Volkswagen Commercial


RV Daily Regional Express Telstra

Government and Council Supporters

Big Run Events, the organiser of the Big Red Bash is enormously grateful for the various forms of assistance provided to the event by Tourism and Events Queensland, the Outback Queensland Tourism Association, and Diamantina Shire Council.

Outback Queensland Tourism

Big Red Bash is a unique high profile outback event, which draws significant media coverage. If you are interested in Big Red Bash sponsorship opportunities, please contact us, and our sponsorship manager will respond to you.

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