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About Us

Lakes Entrance Helicopters (LEH) is a premier provider of helicopter services in the East Gippsland region offering a range of Scenic Flights, Heli-Experiences, Charters and tailored helicopter services for events and special occasions. Scenic Flights and Heli-Experiences are conducted from the Lakes Entrance Airfield at Kalimna West, East Gippsland.

Our focus is for the whole engagement from start to finish to be the best possible experience to make your time with us enjoyable, memorable and totally amazing.

Our small dedicated team are passionate, professional and friendly. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond to make your flight unique, informative and personable resulting in unparalleled memories.

We fly a large number of “Bucket List” passengers who share in the awesomeness of the experience. The thrill for first time flyers is wonderful and rewarding to see especially when captured with photos to reminisce and share with family and friends. We have world class views of vast and unique inland waterways. Providing helicopter services to the area enables us to showcase our own backyard.

Safety is paramount in everything we do — from maintaining our helicopters at the highest possible safety levels to briefing our passengers.

We value local community partnerships and create unique experience packages that are mutually rewarding and an essential ingredient for our current and future success.

Lakes Entrance Helicopters is operated by Contract Helis Pty Ltd and administered by Victoria Helicopters Pty Ltd.
Air Operating Certificate number: CASA.AOC.0497. Part 138 Aerial Work number: CASA.138AWK.0274.

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Two Airfields at Lakes Entrance

Please be aware there are two privately owned airfields at Lakes Entrance, being:

  • Lakes Entrance Airfield (YLKE)
  • Great Lakes Airfield (YGRL)

Lakes Entrance Helicopters operates from YLKE.

Neighbouring Airfields

Additional information on the Bairnsdale, Orbost and Mallacoota airfields available at East Gippsland Shire Council.

LEH Directions Map 2023

About the Gippsland Lakes

The Entrance is a man made channel, situated on Ninety Mile Beach, that links Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea with a network of inland waterways, coastal lagoons, lakes and swamps, known as the Gippsland Lakes. Three major lakes; Lake Victoria (Gunai: Toonallook), Lake King (Gunai: Ngarrang) and Lake Wellington (Gunai: Murla) cover approximately 354 sq kms and are collectively fed by six major rivers; Avon, Thomson, Latrobe, Mitchell, Nicholson and Tambo rivers. The uniqueness and vastness of this inland waterways and the Ninety Mile Beach are best viewed from the air with Lakes Entrance Helicopters.

More information on the Gippsland Lakes is available at the Visitor Information Centres in Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance or online at Visit East Gippsland.

Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre, 240 Main Street
Phone: +61 3 5152 3444

Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre, 2 Marine Parade
Phone: +61 3 5155 1966