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About Us

Established in 1981 as a charter operator mainly servicing the mining industry, Hinterland Aviations has since expanded to operate general air charter all around the country including to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Hinterland Aviation has a diverse range of clientele, providing air services to Bloomfield Lodge, as well as resorts at both Lizard Island and former Dunk Island Resort. Hinterland Aviation operates regular charters for the live-aboard dive vessel Spirit of Freedom, as well as Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, and services the fly-in, fly-out requirements for Kagara Zinc and Ergon Energy’s Queensland state air charter needs.

Hinterland Aviation also services the Cooktown and Coen community by operating a direct Regular Public Transport (RPT) service between Cairns and both of the communities each week.

Our emphasis is on quality of service and safety at cost-effective prices. We are a dedicated team who pride ourselves in getting to know clients' individual requirements, and our reputation results in the majority of our business coming from personal recommendation and long term clients.

Our Brochure

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We have a parent company that operates in the UK. Trailfinders – UK based operators, are leading experts in all aspects of travel. Hinterland Aviation has the same work ethos as Trailfinders do, which gives us an unrivalled reputation for our services in the travel and tourism industry.

In 1992 Hinterland Aviation was sought by Trailfinders in order to offer air transfers to guests staying at its remote resort, Bloomfield Lodge. The Bloomfield Lodge – situated off picturesque Weary Bay is accessible via a 35 minute scenic flight with Hinterland Aviation.

Company Accreditations

Hinterland Aviation holds Air Operator’s Certificate N225472-34. We also hold insurance in accordance with Government regulations in respect of our aircraft.

Hinterland Aviation – Air Operators Certificate

“Your staff are great, and so easy to deal with. Congratulations to you on providing a great environment for them to work in. Environments like that come from the top.”


“Very professional airline, makes a mockery of some of the bigger airlines. Staff are always friendly and pilots have to often adjust their flights (private charters) to suit our needs”

John Brook, Ergon Energy

“Superb flight, smooth take off and landing with amazing views from Lizard Island to Cairns. Our pilot was very polite and overall will recommend to other people.”

Stuart Coxhead and Stuart Mountain

“Hinterland Aviation, an air charter supplier for years, has always given their most efficient and customised options with excellent service”

Katerina Poole, Independent Aviation

“Just a BIG thank you from BTS for the way you helped and organised the missing Adec part to be purchased and freighted from Sydney to Coen dental clinic in 3 days so the new chair installation could be completed in time. Well done again.”

Lee Stewart