Thursday, November 2, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Aerial Pioneers In Tourism

Bush Heli Services

Bush Heli Services took home the silver for the ‘Tour and Transport Operators’ category in the Mackay Isaac Regional Tourism Awards for 2023.

Bush Heli Services was established in Clermont back in 2011 by Jamie and Mardi Bush. With Jamie as the sole pilot operator, the main aim for the duo has been to provide quality aerial work services in the safest, most efficient manner to the agricultural, mining and charter-flight industries.

The business started by offering an aerial livestock mustering service, over the years expanding to offer charter flights and transfers, fire and flooding support services, photography and videography, aerial water bombing, powerline inspections and everything else in between.

Now, Bush Heli Services have a team of eight staff and are continuously growing, purchasing larger helicopters which are more suitable for a wider scope of services.

They have taken a daring leap into the tourism industry, now offering scenic flights and picnic packages to intimate and secluded spots around the Isaac Region.  

Commenting on their recent silver award win, Co-owner and Operator of Bush Heli Services Mardi Bush stated, “It was definitely exciting, as we have put so much into promoting the tourism side of the business for the last twelve months.

“I feel it gives everyone that bit of extra drive to do even more coming into the 2024 season.

“It’s a great feeling to be recognized for all the hard work that the whole business and staff has put in over the last 12 months to get Bush Heli to this point.”

Bush Heli Services are proud to offer unique tours and experiences, giving both locals and holiday makers the ability to recognise the true beauty of the Isaac Region in a way no one has been able to observe before.

These packages include scenic birds-eye view helicopter flights over unique parts of the region, with flight times ranging from ten minutes up to an hour depending on the package.

Important highlights of the tours can include the Historic Township of Clermont, Lord's Table Mountain, Wolfang Peak, Mount Donald and Clermont's Open Cut Mine.

Bush Heli Services are proud to have secured the option to land on top of Lord’s Table Mountain, where you can stop to enjoy a private picnic and take in the beautiful landscape.

This milestone has taken two years with the issue of obtaining permits and now the tour is finally in action.

In the past year, this opportunity had come to light as well as launching a private setting for waterfront viewings of the Theresa Creek Dam, which is only accessible by helicopter. Bush Heli Services also offer unique packages for graduations, proposals, weddings, the list goes on.

To get in touch with Bush Heli Services for a helicopter tour or to access their wide range of services to various industries, go to

Owners of Bush Heli Services, Mardi and Jamie Bush with daughter Harriet

Enjoy a private picnic at Lord’s Table Mountain

Access a range of helicopter tours in the Isaac Region

Mardi and Jamie accepting the silver award in the Tour and Transport Operators category at the Mackay Isaac Regional Tourism Awards

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