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Scenic Chopper Flights 

The helicopter will be based in Birdsville from Sunday 2nd July and the morning of Monday the 3rd July, before moving out to the Big Red Bash campsite at Big Red on Monday afternoon the 3rd July.

It will operate from first light on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th 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 brining the helicopter from Emerald 800km away, and also the loading and unloading time. 

  • 6 minute flight $100
  • 30 minute Birdsville to Big Red and return $280 - ex Birdsville.

* 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 when you get to Birdsville or out at the Big Red Bash to get your preferred flight time and make sure you don't miss out on this amazing experience. 

We will also offer a discounted option for those who want to book and pre pay before they get to Birdsville. Details and online payment will be made available in due course.

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 Track Trailer Australian Off Road Unsealed 4x4 The Birdsville Hotel

Official Vehicle Sponsor

Volkswagen Commercial


RV Daily Veolia Regional Express Club 4x4

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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