- Published on Thursday, 19 July 2012 15:38
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One of Queensland's most sought after natural attractions, Carnarvon Gorge in Queensland's Capricorn Region, has been captivating visitors for years, with its towering sandstone escarpments and rich indigenous history.
Visitors can now reach new heights over the gorge thanks to the team at Heli-Central, who have recently launched their new product, specialising in joy flights over the Carnarvon Gorge area.
Chief executive officer of Capricorn Enterprise, Mary Carroll, said, "It is always very exciting to welcome a new tourism product to the Capricorn Region, especially one that has never previously been available. To now be able to offer visitors to the Central Highlands such an exhilarating experience over one of the most picturesque sandstone belts in the country, is something for which we are very proud".
Heli-Central's pilot, Shane Swanson, said, "Our tours offer an interesting insight into the flora and fauna, geological history, and European settlement of the area. There is a range of flights available, with varying durations and routes giving visitors the opportunity to view the landscape from a unique perspective".
Carnarvon Gorge is situated within the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt and straddles the Great Dividing Range. Visitors can access Carnarvon Gorge section from either Rolleston or Injune along Queensland's Great Inland Way Touring Route. Flights depart from the airstrip on 'Bandana', a rural cattle property, which is located 7km from the base of the gorge.