There are many options for taking a Scenic Helicopter Flights Flight during your stay. Why not fly out to gorgeous Green Island and spend the day out there surrounded by lush rainforest and beautiful blue ocean. Or perhaps a flight to the Cairns Great Barrier Reef, where the contrasts between the coral and ocean will leave you speechless.
See the vastness of The Cairns Great Barrier Reef before you get into the water to snorkel. There is plenty of marine life visible from this bird’s eye view perspective including small reef sharks, manta rays, dolphins, schools of fish, and plenty of birds.
Alternatively from either Cairns and Port Douglas take a scenic helicopter ride up and over the spectacular rainforest to see cascading waterfalls and then head out to the Barrier Reef to spend the day on a pontoon then cruise back to Cairns or Port Douglas in style aboard a luxurious catamaran to get the full Great Barrier Reef experience.
Cairns Helicopter Scenic Flights are the perfect treat for families wanting to get that little bit extra out of their holiday. These are just a few of our suggested itineraries for you to choose from.
Enjoy a twenty minute helicopter scenic flight over Port Douglas and then enjoying a delicious breakfast with the birds at Rainforest Habitat in Port Douglas where you can wander around and visit native animals and have photographs taken with Koalas and Crocodiles.
You could fly over the ranges to a traditional Australian billabong or river to swim in the pristine clear mountain waters and enjoy a private breakfast in the middle of the Australian outback for a few precious hours.
Take a scenic flight over a cattle station and then land and go for a horseback ride around the beautiful lush country side.
Cairns and Port Douglas helicopter companies have plenty to offer tourists and finding a scenic helicopter flight to suit your itinerary and budget is incredibly easy.
Flights vary in length anywhere from 10 minutes from either the Reef Fleet Heli Port Terminal in Cairns or the Port Douglas base or off one of the Outer Barrier Reef pontoons to several hours hopping on and off exploring different areas of the the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Cape Tribulation or the Australian Outback.
If it's a romantic, intimate flight you are after then why not fly out to a secluded coral sand cay and spend the morning or afternoon sipping Australian sparkling wine and eating delicious cheeses, enjoying a leisurely breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea and snorkelling off the edge of your own private island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef.
If you are short on time you could combine a scenic Barrier Reef and rainforest flight with a Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail cable car ride to Kuranda Village.
Perhaps even a more personalized helicopter touring itinerary option is what you are looking for. All helicopter tour companies will tailor an excursion perfectly suited to your holiday requirements.
These once in a lifetime scenic flights include but are not limited to indulgent spa treatments in the middle of the Daintree Rainforest after soaring over the ocean and over cascading waterfalls, or maybe even a quick trip up to Cooktown to spend the day exploring the historic trails of Captain Cook and visiting ancient rock art painting sites and speaking with local Aboriginal tribesmen.
Combine a scenic rainforest, waterfall helicopter flight above the Tablelands before spending the afternoon experiencing the thrill of white water rafting down raging rivers. The possibilities seem just about endless when a scenic helicopter flight is involved. Exploring the Daintree rainforest has never been so easy or beautiful.
Fly into the heart of the oldest rainforest in the world and with your professional guide narrating throughout the flight, you won't miss a single thing.
Keep an eye out for crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the many estuaries and rivers you will see from the air.
Cape Tribulation is one of the most sought after destinations. With the reef and the rainforest meeting on the pristine white beach it's no wonder why this is such a popular spot.
There are helicopter transfer flights available from Cairns airport to several Cape Tribulation resorts and Island resort destinations north and South of Cairns and Port Douglas.
In addition to these entire one of a kind destinations, the Outback is also on offer. Choose between heading into the Australian backcountry and sunning yourself on the rocks at a private creek or take a scenic trip to Undara and explore the magnificent Lava tubes.
Feast your eyes on all the estuaries, inland rivers, mountains, valleys, gorges, waterfalls and bush country.
Alternatively, soar up to the Tablelands and take in the unique views of this treasured area, including wildlife, coffee plantations, and banana and mango farms. There is almost an infinite number of custom experiences to choose from so go on and create your own dream scenic flight and then watch it come to life right before your eyes!
Cairns Scenic Helicopter Flights are more than just a flight – they are an entire experience! They are ideal for celebrations, special events, or just taking that once in a lifetime opportunity to see the world from a truly unique perspective.
Take your holiday in Cairns to the next level and build your perfect day around a scenic helicopter flight!
Half Day Helicopter and Outer Reef Cruise
- Departs From: General Aviation Airport
25 minute helicopter flight
2 hours at an outer reef location
80 minute boat ride
The ultimate half day Great Barrier Reef experience is here with this 25 minute scenic helicopter flight. Flying out to a boat on the reef and spending 2 hours snorkelling and scuba diving the reef and enjoying a barbeque lunch is definitely what dreams are made of. This is Cairns most popular and best value Great Barrier Reef tour on offer so be quick to book your seat on our helicopter tours
GBR Helicopter - Quicksilver Platform
- Departs From: Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef
10.00-16.30 cruise both ways and scenic flight (Transfers optional extra)
11.10-16.30 fly out cruise back
10.00-15.20 cruise out fly back
11.10-15.20 Upgrade to fly both ways
Take the whole family out to the Great Barrier Reef by helicopter to a stable platform on the Agincourt Ribbon Reef for a day of snorkelling and scuba diving. Take a low level flight above the reef and see the coral formations and marine life below. When you land at the pontoon you can ride around the reef in a glass bottom boat, a semi-submersible submarine or go snorkelling, scuba diving or even put on a helmet and walk under water. Choose from a Fly/Cruise or Cruise/Fly, Fly/Fly or just a 10-15 minutes scenic helicopter flight the choice is yours
Fly / Fly half day - Outer Barrier Reef
- Departs From: General Aviation Airport
3½ Hours Approx
Fly out to a boat on the Great Barrier Reef by helicopter and enjoy 2 hours of in-water activity. Go scuba diving, guided snorkel tour and ride around the reef on a semi-submersible submarine tour. Enjoy a barbeque lunch and then jump back into the water to see more of the fabulous marine life below the waters surface. Then it is time to take the tender to the floating helicopter pad and get ready for your next 25 minute scenic helicopter flight back to Cairns. This really is not only the ultimate way to visit the Great Barrier Reef but it is also such great value for such and amazing experience
GBR Helicopters - Reef Magic Platform
- Departs From: Cairns, Great Barrier Reef
09.00-17.00 Cruise Both Ways + Scenic Flight (Transfers optional extra)
10.25-17.00 Fly Out Cruise Back
09.00-15.40 Crusie Out Fly Back
11.25 - 15.40 Upgrade to Fly Both Ways
This is the perfect Great Barrier Reef trip from Cairns for those that have active kids or those guests that cannot swim but still wish to see and enjoy the reef with other friends & family members. The boat departs from Cairns and takes you out to spend the day on a stable platform in the middle of the Coral Sea. From this platform you can take ride in a glass bottom boat, semi-submersible submarine, a scenic helicopter flight, snorkel, scuba dive and even hire a Seabob. This platform is great for young children as it has a safe swimming enclosure and it is also great for guests who have a disability.
Scenic Helicopter Escape To A Sand Cay Escape | GBR
- Departs From: Cairns, Port Douglas
2 hours (approx)
A private charter helicopter scenic flight to a sand cay that sits in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate in destinations to get that important YES word to a marriage proposal. Your pilot will take you and your loved one to the isolated reef location and set you up with a little picnic and snorkel gear for you to enjoy some quiet time together. You can even hold a wedding here on the sand cay on the Australia's Great Barrier Reef with guests arriving either by helicopter or by a pre-arranged private boat charter
GBR Helicopter – Cruise/Fly/Cruise 10-15 Minute Scenic Green Island
- Departs From: Cairns
45 minute cruise both ways with option of 10 or 15 minute scenic flights (Transfers optional extra)
Half Day or Full Day options
Take off from Cairns by boat to Green Island for a day of fun and adventure in the beautiful clear blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. When you get to Green Island jump into your pre-booked helicopter seat for a low level scenic flight over the island, reef and people in the water to see it from a different perspective. A 10-15 minute scenic helicopter flight will give you those perfect happy snaps you thought you would only ever see in a brochure
30 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight | Cairns Queensland Australia | Naut
- Departs From:
Seeing Australia's Great Barrier Reef from the sky is awe inspiring and every person that takes a scenic helicopter flight over the reef from Cairns comes back with excited stories to tell about where they went and what they saw. This 30 minute scenic flight will have you flying out towards Green Island and then head north up to Upolu Cay and Vlassof Sand cay. Dependant on the time of year you may even see Whales frolicking and playing in the water or dolphins, turtles and sting rays going about their daily antics.
Ultimate Reef & Rainforest | 60 Minutes Scenic Flight | GBR
- Departs From: Cairns & Port Douglas
Combining your 60 minute scenic helicopter flight between the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Listed Rainforests of Cairns Queensland Australia ensures you have the opportunity to take a low level scenic flight over 2 of the worlds icons that sit side by side. Your private helicopter pilot will point out all things of interest and show you inaccessible places with such natural beauty which has been preserved from the intrusive ways of modern civilisation
Great Barrier Reef & Rainforest Scenic Helicopter Flight | Cairns Queensland Australia | Naut
- Departs From:
45 or 60 minutes
Well the itinerary on this deluxe 60 minute scenic helicopter flight from Cairns in Queensland Australia will be showcasing some of the regions most majestic views from the seat of your low level flying helicopter. You will be ascending the sides of mountains to see waterfalls, rivers and rainforests and then heading out over the waters of the famous Great Barrier Reef to see isolated islands, sand cays and observe the marine life below
Outback Helicopter Fishing Adventure Tour | Wet Your Line | 6 hours
- Departs From: Cairns Airport
An experience like no other – it will be very hard to beat fishing from a helicopter on the rest of your travels around Australia! This awesome 6 hour tour will give you a taste of the Far North Queensland lifestyle combined with the amazing luxury and unforgettable experience of travelling to your fishing spot in a helicopter. Enjoy the views of the landscape changing from a lush green to a rich orange-red as you cross the Great Dividing Range from the rainforest to the outback.