Scenic Flights around Cairns

 

When traveling around the world to destinations that offer such icons and places of interest such as the Pyramids, The Great Wall of China, the Grand Canyon, Victoria Falls or the Polar Ice Caps the first thing that comes to your mind is to research how you can see these “Wonders of the World” and where are the best vantage points for the best views possible.

Here in Cairns Queensland Australia we have icons that are just as majestic as those mentioned above such as the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef the World Heritage listed Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests and Australia’s great outback locations such as Undara Lava Tubes, Cooktown and Cape York.

All of these mentioned here deserve an eagle’s eye perspective to capture the picture in full. Choose from an aircraft of some type whether it is a fixed wing aeroplane, helicopter, hot air balloon or a microlight. We are so spoilt for choice here in Cairns we are not short of any scenic flight or air touring mode of transport to select from and you will be guaranteed to take home memories of a lifetime and a camera full of wonderful images.

From the Cairns Airport General Aviation apron you can charter a scenic helicopter flight or a fixed wing aircraft scenic flight. The flying times vary from 20 minutes to a full day’s charter or even an overnight outback charter landing in various locations for really unique one off travel experiences.  

Private flights and charters can be arranged to ensure you see the things you want to see. We can plan spectacular tours that are not printed on brochures and take you to places to experience things not many other people have the opportunity to see.

From the spectacular Great Barrier Reef to the majestic rainforests and waterfalls to the rugged but beautiful outback Queensland Savannah it’s all easily accessible to everyone here in Cairns on a bespoke air tour designed just for you. 

Aerial View Lizard IslandScenic Flights around Cairns

As we all know you can visit some of these iconic destinations on foot, underwater, certain lookout vantage points or on a scenic sight-seeing tour but you will never see these places in their full majesty as you will on a scenic flight, in a fixed wing air craft or helicopter with 360 degree views. And goodness knows when you will be coming back to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland for a second time to visit these icons so why not see them at their best from the comfort of a seat on a scenic flight air tour.

Your private pilot will fly you to places that tour coaches cannot reach. Your aircraft or hot air balloon will be flying down low to see what there is to see up close and capturing those memorable images for you to take home and show your family and friends.

The Great Barrier Reef Queensland Australia

As Australia's Great Barrier Reef is also listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World then a scenic flight over the top of the reef at around 500 to 1,000 feet at times is definitely the way to see the brilliance of the reef and corals, sand cays, islands and marine life that lay just off Cairns and Port Douglas.

Cairns is regarded as the best location in Queensland Australia to see the Great Barrier Reef due to the dense coral formations that are easily accessible from either the Cairns marina or the Port Douglas marina. The Great Barrier Reef stretches approximately 2600 kilometers long and supports 3000 individual reefs and 900 idyllic tropical islands.

The Cairns Great Barrier Reef is also home to the world’s largest population of Dugong and the huge Green Sea Turtle and although both the latter are currently under threat of extinction you have a greater chance of seeing them from your fixed wing aircraft seat or helicopter seat as no doubt the local pilot will know the best spots to find these amazing sea creatures. Your helicopter pilot can go down to 500 feet and circle around these animals to ensure you get some fantastic shots without disturbing them too much.

A scenic flight by aero plane is also a great way to go whale watching and this is a big tourist draw card from Cairns with the giant Humpback Whales making their annual migration from June to September to the safety of the enclosed coral reef lagoons so they can calve in relative safety from marauding sharks eager for a feast. The Humpbacks will stay here for a while and ensure their calves are strong enough to start making the journey back down to the Antarctic summer where the Krill will be in abundance and help the calf to grow big and strong.

It’s Your Charter flight And You Can Fly Where You Want To!

Flying in a fixed wing aircraft with a few people works out to be a little more affordable than a helicopter so it makes sense to book a scenic flight in an aero plane if you wish to fly for a longer period of time and see a lot more of the region. You can even enjoy an outback overnight experience in the Queensland Savvanah. As an example your aircraft can fly out across the reef to a place like Green Island for an hour and only cost around $180 per person (always check the minimum passengers required) with your scenic aircraft flight taking you out as far as the Outer Barrier Reef to places like Batt Reef to see where schools of huge flying Manta ray call home.

Visit the sea beds where the rare Dugong graze peacefully or follow the migrating Humpback Whales, Dwarf Minke Whales and pods of dolphins. Your fixed wing aircraft can give you a much longer experience at a very affordable price.

All fixed wing scenic flights depart from Cairns General Aviation apron at least four times a day apart from Christmas Day. You can choose from a set of scenic flights that are already mapped out or you can create your own scenic air tour that may incorporate cruising over the top of the world heritage Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest and see all the majestic waterfalls and rainforest clad ranges as well as the Great Barrier Reef or you can fly up to historical Cooktown to see where Captain Cook landed and spend the day visiting places of historic distinction.

A scenic air tour flight over to the secret hideaway of the rich and famous could be yours to enjoy as well with a day trip to Lizard Island to snorkel and relax in the Blue Lagoon. Private Charter air flights give you the option to have your own personalized air tour put together to incorporate all the tourist sightseeing attractions only you are interested in to ensure your holiday in Cairns is the best it can be.

Australian Outback Overnight Flying Tours

If you are the enquiring type that love’s hearing about, seeing and experiencing the historic places in Australia then we recommend you look at taking a scenic flight to outback Queensland for a day or an overnight touring adventure to see the Undara Lava Tubes, drop in to cattle-sheep stations, visit the very top of Australia at Cape York and the Gulf of Carpentaria or even take a trip to the Whitsundays and Hamilton Island it’s all just a scenic aeroplane ride away.  Ensure to ask us about our unique Cattle Station Homestead Luxury Retreat, and Luxury Island Retreats.

Helicopter flights Cairns

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Cairns Best 1/2 Day Reef Tour | 25 Minute Helicopter Flight | Then Snorkel/Dive Reef | Naut
  • Departs From: General Aviation Airport
  • Duration:

    25 minute helicopter flight

    2 hours at an outer reef location

    80 minute boat ride

This is the best selling Cairns helicopter and Great Barrier Reef tour on offer. This is a fly cruise package that offers an amazing day flying over the coral reef and then snorkelling and diving it once you land on the reef below for an afternoon of fun.

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$356.00

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Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

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$650
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Lizard Island | Private Scenic Flying Day Tour From Cairns
  • Departs From: Cairns General Aviation
  • Duration:

    9 hours (approx)

Join us on a private charter scenic air tour from Cairns and head along the Great Barrier Reef coastline and the Daintree & Cape Tribulation rainforests towards Lizard Island. This is a low level scenic flight so you will have many opportunities for fabulous views and photography along the way. Swim in the famous Blue Lagoon and walk the historical trails on Lizard Island and learn about the trials and tribulations of the pioneer families here and the Aboriginal history. One of Tropical North Queenslands best air tours.

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Belenden Ker

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Undara Lava Tubes | Private Scenic Flying Overnight Tour From Cairns
  • Departs From: Cairns General Aviation

This is an overnight scenic air charter for the real adventurous persons who love to explore and see outback Queensland and it's iconic attractions from a close immersive perspective. Visit the worlds longest lava tubes at Undara National Park and spend the night in a restored train carriage. Enjoy night walks, campfire stories and learn about the history of the Undara Lava Tubes, the owners of this cattle station and the Aboriginal history of the region.

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$1450
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(min 2 people - $2,900.00)
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Hot air balloons Cairns and Port Douglas Queensland Australia

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$260.00

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Cairns - Port Douglas Hot Air Balloon Scenic Flight
  • Departs From: Cairns, Port Douglas, Cairns Beaches, Palm Cove
  • Duration:

    30 minutes or 60 minutes

Cairns & Tropical North Queensland in Australia is noted as the cheapest destination for riding in Hot Air Balloons. We have more hot air balloon departures than anywhere else in the country so we are able to have the best hot air ballooning prices for our visitors. Wake up early and glide towards the heavens in your hot air balloon as the sun rises from the east and brings the Atherton Tablelands alive with activity. If you are thinking about a marriage proposal then this is certainly a romantic option for you to pop that question. The whole family will enjoy a hot air balloon ride from Port Douglas & Cairns.

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$260.00

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Great Value Cairns Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flights

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$189.00

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Great Barrier Reef & Tropical North Queensland Scenic Flights
  • Departs From: General Aviation, Cairns
  • Duration:

    40 or 60 minutes

You have to experience the Great Barrier Reef from the air and what a better way than with a fixed wing scenic tour departing from Cairns and stretching as far as Port Douglas if you wish to. We guarantee window seats on all our flights so you won't miss a thing.

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Lizard Island Day Tour | DAINAIR
  • Departs From: Cairns General Aviation Airport

Lizard Island is situated in a very hard to reach location on Australia's Great Barrier Reef and it is the home to a world re-known hideaway resort location for the rich and famous. All passengers on our low level scenic flying tours have window seats so they can capture the stunning views of the Daintree & Cape Tribulation rainforests, Cooktown, the Silica sands of Cape Flattery, the Endeavour River and much more as we make our way to Lizard Island. You have 6 hours to explore and enjoy the sites and attractions of Lizard Island and swim in the Blue Lagoon which was voted as the "Worlds Best Remote Beach by New York's Detail magazine"

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$740.00

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$169.00

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Great Barrier Reef 30 Minutes Scenic Flight | DAINAIR
  • Departs From: Cairns
  • Duration:

    30 minutes

A 30 minute fixed wing scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate way to see such a world re-known iconic attraction. Get some of your friends and family together and we will take you to see some of the regions most beautiful reef locations. Spot turtles, dolphins, manta rays and possibly even whales during the months on May to September.

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Cape York Full Day Tour | DAINAIR
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See Cape York both from the air and on a 4 wheel drive tour in just one day with aeroplane departures leaving from Cairns General Aviation. Our low level scenic flying tour will track along the Great Barrier Reef coastline and rainforests of Tropical North Queensland up towards Bamaga. On our scenic flying tour you will see virgin parts of Cape York which are inaccessible to all vehicles and we will cross over Princess Charlotte Bay, Bathurst Heads, Cape Flattery, Cape Meliville and other iconic Australian destinations in outback North Queensland Australia.

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The length and breadth of the Great Barrier Reef is enormous when seen from the seat of a scenic helicopter flight

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$399.00

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30 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight | Cairns Queensland Australia | Naut
  • Departs From:
  • Duration:

    30 Minutes

A low level flight over the top of the Great Barrier Reef in a helicopter is the must thing to do to see the coral reefs under the surface below the brilliant blue waters where you have just been snorkeling and scuba diving the day before. Jump on board for a 30 minute scenic flight and book your helicopter flight today.

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$399.00

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15 minute scenic helicopter flights are available from Cairns in Queensland Australia

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$399.00

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30 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight | Cairns Queensland Australia | Naut
  • Departs From:
  • Duration:

    30 Minutes

Jump on board a 3 seater or 6 seater helicopter that will fly you over the greatest coral reef in the world where you will see the true colours and beauty that Mother Nature created below the waters surface. Why not book your scenic helicopter flight to see the Great Barrier Reef for yourself and your loved one's.

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$399.00

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Fly above the rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef in a helicopter from Cairns Queensland Australia

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$499.00

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Great Barrier Reef & Rainforest Scenic Helicopter Flight | Cairns Queensland Australia | Naut
  • Departs From:
  • Duration:

    45 or 60 minutes

If 30 minutes is not enough in a scenic helicopter flight then take a 45 minute or 60 minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Rainforest. Jump on board for a flight you will never forget departing from Cairns and Port Douglas Queensland Australia daily

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$499.00

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Take a scenic helicopter flight to a solitary sand cay on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns

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Helicopter Flight To A Secluded Sand Cay | Naut
  • Departs From:
  • Duration:

    Approx 3 hours

A secluded sand cay is the perfect place to take your special loved one or your whole family and friends for a day to remember when visiting Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Your own private helicopter charter awaits departing from either Cairns or Port Douglas

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The view from the helicopter gives you a whole new appreciation of the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef

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$650.00

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Fly / Fly Half Day | Ultimate Scenic Helicopter Tour | Snorkel & Dive Great Barrier Reef | Naut
  • Departs From: General Aviation Airport
  • Duration:

    3½ Hours Approx

This really is the ultimate scenic helicopter flight of all flights. Spend half a day flying to and fro the Great Barrier Reef for a bit of snorkelling or if time permits scuba diving. A barbeque lunch awaits on board the boat awaiting your arrival to the Outer Reef.

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$650.00

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Helicopter flights Cairns

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ATV Quad Bike or Horse Riding Then Helicopter Fly and Snorkel The Reef | Naut
  • Departs From:
  • Duration:

    9 Hours Approx

A day of true adventure is ahead of you when you book this all action day tour when visiting Cairns and seeing all the attractions. Take an ATV Quad bike tour or a horse ride then jump into a helicopter and take off to explore the waters of the Great Barrier Reef in snorkel gear

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$500.00

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GBR Helicopter Flying Above

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Cruise/Fly/Cruise | 10 Or 15 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight On Green Island | GBR
  • Departs From: Cairns
  • Duration:

    45 minute cruise both ways with option of 10 or 15 minute scenic flights (Transfers optional extra)

    Half Day or Full Day options

Take a boat from Cairns to beautiful Green Island for a day of diving, snorkeling or Seawalker helmet diving then jump in a helicopter for either a 10 or 15 minute scenic helicopter flight over the top of the reef to see it in all its wonder. When the day is over board the boat again and cruise back to Cairns and chase the sunset

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Private solitary sand cays | Great Barrier Reef | Perfect place for wedding proposals

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$399.00

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Reef OR Rainforest Discovery | 30 Minutes Scenic Helicopter Flight | GBR
  • Departs From: Cairns Airport, Heliport in Cairns City Centre
  • Duration:

    30 minutes

When you go on a holiday to see the iconic attractions of the region booking a low level scenic helicopter flight is the optimum way to really see it in all its beauty. 30 minutes may not seem like a long time flying around Tropical North Queensland when there is so much to. see but 30 minutes can cover the Great Barrier Reef and the Rainforest clad mountains with the flowing rivers and waterfalls

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$399.00

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Private solitary sand cays | Great Barrier Reef | Perfect place for wedding proposals

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$499.00

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Deluxe Reef Explorer | 40 Minutes Scenic Helicopter Flight | GBR
  • Departs From: Cairns & Port Douglas
  • Duration:

    40 minutes

Wow is the word that may just fall from your lips once you fly over the top over the Great Barrier Reef on a scenic helicopter flight. Leaving from Cairns you will fly over the outer Barrier Reef, Arlington Reef, Green Island, Cape Flattery, Middle Cay and Upolu Cay. Read more and book your seat on a scenic flight from Cairns for your next holiday

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$499.00

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Private charter solitary sand cay experience | Scenic helicopter flights | Great Barrier Reef

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$899.00

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Scenic Helicopter Escape To A Sand Cay Escape | GBR
  • Departs From: Cairns, Port Douglas
  • Duration:

    2 hours (approx)

Intending to ask a loved one for their hand in marriage? And you are looking for spectacular ideas to ensure it will be memorable for a lifetime? Then booking a private scenic helicopter flight to a remote sandy coral cay in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is something you should really consider looking at. And if worse comes to worse and the answer from your loved one may be a no you can at least be happy that you had experienced such an epic adventure and saw one of Mother Nature's most spectacular icons for yourself in a helicopter flight

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$899.00

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$699.00

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Ultimate Reef & Rainforest | 60 Minutes Scenic Flight | GBR
  • Departs From: Cairns & Port Douglas
  • Duration:

    60 minutes

Tropical North Queensland is known as one of the most visually spectacular places in the whole of Australia with the brilliant greens of the rainforest clad mountains and the brilliant blues that are the Great Barrier Reef. Dotted amongst these are the rivers, waterfalls, island and coral reefs all of which you will see on your 60 minute scenic helicopter flight you can book to depart from Cairns city. A definite must when travelling halfway around the world to see such iconic tours and attractions of Queensland Australia

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$699.00

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