Cairns scenic flights, Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flights, Helicopter Flights

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Imagine a scenic flight by helicopter or plane over the Great Barrier Reef; see amazing sight of coral reef from the sky or a scenic rainforest flight over beautiful waterfalls.

Our tourist information centre has the most diverse range of joy flights, scenic flights and cruise fly packages by helicopter, and Cairns seaplanes in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia.

Enjoy a 10 minute joy flight over Cairns, or 30 minute or one hour scenic flight trip over the Great Barrier Reef and/or Green Island.  Experience a special event like landing on a deserted cay or a once in a lifetime scenic flight to Cape York or Lizard Island.

Contact us for a full range of Cairns, Port Douglas and regional scenic flight trips. Our booking service has been recommended by some of the world’s leading guide books including Lonely Planet and Rough Guide.

Cairns Scenic Flight Operators

We book all Cairns Reef Flights and helicopter flights including Great Barrier Reef Helicopters. Nautilus Aviation, GSL Aviation, Daintree Air, North Queensland Air Charter, Down Under Dive Fly Cruise, Cruise Fly and Fly Fly packages.

Sunlover Fly Cruise, Cruise Fly and Fly Fly packages
Quicksilver Fly Cruise, Cruise Fly and Fly Fly packages to Quicksilver Pontoon at Agincourt Reef
Great Adventures Fly Cruise, Cruise Fly and Fly Fly packages
Reef Magic Fly Cruise, Cruise Fly and Fly Fly packages
Green Island Fly Cruise, Fly Fly

Tour options and locations

We have scenic flights covering Cairns, out to pontoons on the reef, Great Barrier Reef scenic flights, Port Douglas and surrounds. Scenic tours including Kuranda rainforest, Atherton Tablelands, Cooktown, Lizard Island, Cape York and Rock Arts sites out from Laura and many other options.

Below are some of the most popular options but if you have another option that we haven’t listed just contact us on the booking form below.

1. Cairns Green Island Scenic flight Tours

a. Experience 15 minute scenic flight: departing from Green Island and return Green Island.

b. Green Island fly and cruise:  half or full day on Green Island plus one way fly, one way cruise by catamaran.

c. Green Island  Fly Fly: fly by seaplane both ways to Green Island, full or half day options.

2. Cairns Scenic Reef Flight Tours

a. Cairns 30/45 minute scenic flight: choice of  30 minute or 45 minute scenic  flight over the  Great Barrier Reef. Beautiful views reef, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Vlasoff Cay, Michaelmas Cay, Outer Barrier reef from your seat.

b. Cairns exclusive Sandy Cay Tour: once in a life time experience on an isolated sandy cay for 2 hours, includes 15 to 20 minutes scenic flight to sandy cay and return flight back to Cairns.  Includes, snorkel equipment, canapés and soft drinks.

c. Sole charters: Charter the flight whether it’s a group of friends or for business, let us do the work to get you the cheapest prices on solo charter help flight and fixed wing aircraft.

d. Reef and Rainforest Tour: 1 hour 20 minutes. See it all – Green Island, Great Barrier Reef, Daintree River, Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas and Northern Beaches of Cairns.

3. Cairns Scenic Helicopter Flight Tours

a. Cairns 10 minute scenic helicopter flight: see Cairns from the air; enjoy beautiful city and Trinity Inlet views.

b. Cairns 20 minute scenic helicopter flight: scenic joy flight over World Heritage rainforest, Barron Gorge, water falls, Cairns city and surrounds.

c. 30 minute scenic flight Great Barrier Reef and Cays: fly over Green Island, Upolu Cay, Vlasoff Cay and Arlington Reef.

d. 40 minutes scenic heli flight: these popular Deluxe Reef Scenic Flights give you more time to experience and appreciate the Great Barrier Reef.

e. 60 minute scenic helicopter flight Reef and Rainforest: fly over tropical rainforest, Kuranda, Barron Gorge and waterfall, Northern Beaches of Cairns and then over the Coral sea to view Vlasoff and Upolu Cay and Reef systems Vlasoff, Upolu and Arlington Reef and Green Island.

4. Cairns Helicopter and Cruise Packages

a. Cairns Cruise and Fly Package. Full Day Tour: fast cruise by catamaran to 2 reef sites and 5  hours at the reef; snorkelling, glass bottom boat and BBQ lunch. 25 minute flight by helicopter over reef and sandy cays back to Cairns.

b. Cairns Fly/Fly Package. Great Barrier Reef Half Day Scenic Tour: 25 minute flight to the reef by helicopter.  Join Down Under’s Boat Osprey for 2 hours at the reef to enjoy snorkelling and glass bottom boat tour and BBQ lunch.  Return 25 minute flight by helicopter over different reefs back to Cairns.

c. Fly/Cruise Package. Half Day Trip: 25 minute flight by helicopter to the reef to join Down Under’s Boat Osprey for 2 hours at the reef, snorkelling, glass bottom boat tour and BBQ lunch and then return cruise to Cairns.

d. Get High Package: Includes fast cruise to 2 reef sites, 5 hours at the reef, Snorkeling Equipment, Glass Bottom Boat Tour, BBQ Lunch, Introductory or certified dive, Scenic flight over Hasting Reef, Return cruise.

e. Nautilus Aviation Cruise Fly Tour to Sunlover Reef Cruises Platform at Moore Reef

f. Great Barrier Reef Helicopters Fly Cruise to Quicksilvers Pontoon at Agincourt Reef

g. Fly Cruise Great Adventures Pontoon at Norman Reef

h. Fly Cruise Reef Magic Pontoon at Moore Reef

5. Port Douglas Helicopter Flights

Choose from

a. 30 minutes rainforest scenic flight and Reef Flight

b. 40 minutes Reef or Rainforest scenic flight

c. 60 minute ultimate Reef and Rainforest Experience

General information

Weight restrictions apply; tours are subject to cancellation or variance at pilot’s discretion, weather conditions, air traffic control and availability.

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We have special discount for students, families, backpackers, seniors and groups. Discount vouchers and coupons to save you on a large variety of other Cairns attractions.  Ask about our specials, standby rates and free discount coupons. We offer a free booking service with no extra charges. We do not charge credit card fees when you book your tour through us.

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It depends on the tour selected, your budget and number of persons booking. We find the best and cheapest options as well as applying discounts to your tours. Our Cairns Beach Tourist Information Centre specialises in specials just contact us for standby, specials and savings.
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