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Scenic Flights / Helicopter Tours

Take to the skies for a completely unique view of Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforests. Sweeping vistas will change from forest green to sparkling blue, fringed by white sandy beaches and idyllic island cays. Scenic flights can be a unique stand-alone experience or packaged with reef trips for a complete day tour. We also have some amazing helicopter tours and private charters available for those seeking the ultimate experience.

*1 Day Cape York


Rates from: $1599

There is only one Cape York 'Day' Tour which is fantastic for those with limited time. This is a very unique tour which involves flying to the Cape in a small charter plane that flies at low altitude providing you with excellent scenic photography opportunities. The day allows up to 5 hours on land in the cape region, this time is maximised with a 4WD tour taking you to the famous location for you to be photographed at 'the tip' of Cape York. The price includes return scenic flights, a guide for the day, full commentary and lunch is provided.

A minimum of 6 passengers are required to ensure a departure.

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Cooktown 1 Day Scenic Flight (AA)


Rates from: $480

View the amazing scenery between Cairns and Cooktown from the windows of a small charter plane catering to small group requirements.

This company have a 4 seater plane and 6 seater plane, excluding the pilot these aircraft can take 3 or 5 passengers (depending on combined body weight of the passengers).

Please inquire as charter companies require minimum numbers of passengers in various aircraft to ensure a tour departure. They occasionally have solo travellers on standby lists to assist a tour departure if passenger requirements are matching.

     
 

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GBR Heli - Green Island Scenic Flight Packages


Rates from: $198

Green Island is a very popular destination.  You can view the Island and Reef during a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight from Green Island, or you can also be transferred via helicopter from Cairns to or from Green Island.  Experience spectacular views of Cairns, the coastline and the Great Barrier Reef during your 20 minute helicopter transfer to or from Cairns.  Fly/Cruise Packages will also allow you time to explore the Island's rainforest gardens, crystal blue waters and white coral beaches. Snorkelling and glass bottom boat tours are also available.

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GBR Heli - Reef Platform including helicopter flight


Rates from: $359

GBR Helicopters works in partnership with Reef platform Operators to offer great reef and flight packages.  You can cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef Platform and enjoy a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight from the platform and get a birds eye view of the Great Barrier Reef.  You can also choose to do a Fly/Cruise or a Cruise/Fly Package which includes a 25 minute scenic helicopter flight to or from the Platform.  You can also choose to do a Fly/Fly package. Reef Platforms also include activities such as glass bottom boat tours/semi-submersibale boat tours, snorkelling, underwater observatories and buffet lunch.

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GBR Heli - Scenic Helicopter Flight & Luxury Tours


Rates from: $179

GBR Helicopters offer many scenic flights over the Cairns City, Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef with flight times ranging from 30 minutes up to 60 minutes.  There are also exclusive private helicopter tours and charters available with a number of itineraries including private sandy cays.  Enquire today for more information.

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GSL Aviation - Scenic Flights - High Wing Aircraft


Rates from: $179

GSL Aviation offer scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef inclusive of Green Island, Port Douglas and the coastline between Cairns and Port Douglas.  Operating daily departures (weather permitting), their fleet of high wing aircraft will ensure you get excellent views as every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.  Choose from the 40 minute Reef Hopper Flight or the 60 minute Reef and Port Douglas Flight, or a Green Island flight and cruise combo. All options include courtesy bus transfers from Cairns and in-flight pilot commentary.  Private aircraft charters are also available.

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Lizard Island Day Tour (AA)


Rates from: $766

Venture north for the day filled with some of the most spectacualr scenery between Cairns to Lizard Island.  Lizard Island is an exclusive private island offering the single most pristine snorkeling for the Great Barrier Reef, here you will enjoy a swim and snorkel along with a tasty tropical lunch.  After leaving Lizard Island we will fly over Cooktown and the Black Mountains as we continue our way back to Cairns.  Flying along the coast over dense World Heritage Rainforest, Bloomfield River, Daintree National Park and Port Douglas.

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Nautilus - Australian Outback Experience


Rates from: $1050

Take an amazing scenic helicopter flight over some of Far North QLD's most secluded and untouched outback terrain to Tyrconell mining town.  Here you will enjoy a tour of the gold mines before we fly to Mt Mulligan Station which is the traditional style homestead on a 28,000 hectare working cattle station set in some of the most beautiful outback surrounds known to the region.  Mount Mulligan is roughly 10 times the size of Uluru, this is Queensland's oldest aboriginal site, owned by the KuKu Djungan people.  Gourmet picnic hamper with sparkling wine included.

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Nautilus - Reef Cruise including helicopter flight


Rates from: $356

Nautilus Aviation work in partnership with the Evolution - Reef Cruise to offer great reef packages. You can choose from a Fly/Cruise half day trip, Fly/Fly half day trip or Cruise/Fly full day trip.



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Nautilus - Reef Pontoon including helicopter flight


Rates from: $469

Nautilus Aviation works in partnership with Sunlover Reef Pontoon to offer great reef and flight packages.  You can choose to do a Fly/Cruise, Cruise/Fly or Fly/Fly package which includes a 25 minute scenic helicopter flight to/from the Platform.  Sunlover's Reef Pontoon includes activities such as glass bottom boat tours/semi-submersible boat tours, waterslide, snorkelling equipment, underwater observatory, touch tank, enclosed kids pool, fish feeding demonstration and a buffet lunch.

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Nautilus - Scenic Flights


Rates from: $399

Nautilus Aviation offer a variety of scenic flights over the Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef with flight times ranging from 30 minutes up to 60 minutes. Fly over the world's largest coral reef system with views of beautiful Islands, sandy cays and spectacular coral gardens.  Experience the beauty of world heritage listed rainforest, creeks and waterfalls.  The choice is yours!

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Nautilus - Waterfall & Rainforest Adventure


Rates from: $999

Flying north to visit the Daintree Rainforest and have an exclusive landing at amazing waterfalls, enjoy private time to relax, eat a gourmet lunch and sip sparkiing wine. A lovely exclusive experience great for romance, proposals, honeymoon and anniversaries.

 

 

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Nautilus Aviation - Cairns Heli Fishing


Rates from: $890

Whether you’re an experienced or novice angler, this fishing adventure will take you to new heights! Explore some of far North Queensland’s most elusive fishing locations, accessible only by helicopter. See the beauty of some of far North Queensland’s untouched terrain from the air, as we locate lagoons and rivers full of fishing potential.

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Nautilus Aviation - Secluded Sandy Cay Helicopter Tour


Rates from: $749

Enjoy a scenic flight from Cairns with spectacular views over the picturesque coral-studded sea before landing on a pristine sand cay in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. In absolute seclusion you can experience your very own piece of paradise. During this time you can relax on the pure white sand, enjoy a gourmet picnic hamper with refreshments and snorkel straight off the beach to discover the mystical coral gardens and tropical fish of the Great Barrier Reef.  You will then enjoy another flight over the reef and return to life as you once knew it!

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Nautilus Daintree with Idigenous Culture


Rates from: $1050

Flying over World Heritage Listed rainforest you will land and become immersed in local indigenous culture. Experience a locally guided tour by a traditional representative of the Kuku Yalanji peoples. On this tour you will learn about the natural environment, as well as traditional food and medicines.

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Sea Eagle Adventures - Scenic Flights - Fixed Wing Aircraft


Rates from: $175

Sea Eagle Adventures operates fixed wing aircraft scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef.  You can choose a 30 or 45 minute flight.  Sea Eagle Pilots seek out the most BEAUTIFUL REEFS close to Cairns to maximise REEF VIEWING time!  Flights depart from General Aviation Airport and free bus transfers are available from Cairns city.

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Tailored Charter Flights


The most unique ways to see remote parts of our fantastic regions is by various small light aircraft that can capacity 3 passengers, 6 passengers and 9 passengers each.

If you want to visit areas that would normally take two, three or more days they can all be reduced to a day tour if all conditions are met. These conditions include minimum numbers of passengers, weather permitting, pilot and aircraft availability as well as tours and/or accommodation availablity at your location of choice.

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