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Enjoy unforgettable views of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as you fly over the UNESCO-listed natural wonder in a helicopter. Experience the magnitude of the vast reef as you float overhead on a 25-minute flight, spotting landmarks like Green Island and Upolo Cay and swooping low enough to see coral clusters and schools of tropical fish and rays. This tour includes pick-up from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels.

Highlights

  • Stunning 30-minute sightseeing flight by helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Aerial views of the reef's colorful corals and marine life
  • Unforgettable aerial photo opportunities of the reef and islands
  • Informative commentary during the flight

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What You Can Expect

Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

You'll take off from Cairns Airport on your 25-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Viewing the coral and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef from the air is an amazing experience. You'll enjoy bird's-eye views of exquisite coral clusters, schools of fish, manta rays, reef sharks and turtles. The flight also takes you over famous sites such as Green Island and Upolo Cay, so be sure to bring your camera on this once-in-a-lifetime flight!

Customer Reviews

MR. J.T.ENGLISH E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A first class outstanding tour with a company who deserve to be commended not only for the high quality of the service they provide but for also going out of their way, at their own expense, to make the experience unforgettable for their clients. I cannot praise them enough.
The helicopter ride was breath- taking with spectacular views and the highlight of our Great Barrier Reef cruise.
We were picked up from our cruise ship by taxi, the whole trip was clearly explained and throughout the ride we were able to request closer views, ask questions etc. Wonderful!
Whilst waiting to board we asked the receptionist if she could possibly book a taxi to pick us up after the ride as we wanted to go to Kuranda Village. She suggested that it would be far better to go by cable car than road. We explained that that was what we had dearly wanted to do but were unable to due to time restrictions.
When we went back to the hanger after our helicopter ride one of the staff was given the keys to a car and told to take us straight to Freshwater stationdeparture point for cable car where we had been booked onto the 11.00 am cable car, which meant we had sufficient time to do the 'round trip'
The receptionist had gone to the trouble of sorting it all out for us. The company also refused to charge us for the 15 minute taxi ride to the cable car station . Talk about going the extra mile.
Thank you so much. It was truly appreciated

Gayle K Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

Absolutely worth every cent!

Zack

4 star rating: Recommended September 2011

Unfortunately rain into some weather problems but the staff was very accommodating and was able to get me on another heli at a later date before leaving the Carins area. Even though I was unable to fly over the reef, I was still given a private flight over the rain forest and treated like a VIP.

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