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


  • Monday 5th July 2.00pm to sunset (6:04pm)
  • Tuesday 6th July 8.30am to sunset (6:05pm)
  • Wednesday 7th July 8.30am to sunset (6:05pm)
  • Thursday 8th July 8.30am to sunset (6:06pm)


Head over to the helicopter booking tent (in the plaza, outside the merchandise tent) to book your flight. Make your bookings early when you get to Bashville to get your preferred flight time and make sure you don't miss out on this amazing experience.


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
  • flight times include passenger load and unload times
  • if you are solo or a group of 2, our heli attendants will help pair you with another booking to fill the heli
  • payment via cash or 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

Official Vehicle Sponsor

Volkswagen Commercial


RV Daily Regional Express

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

Birdsville Big Red Bash event extensions are funded under the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program during the Year of Outback Tourism 2019.


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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