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Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour

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Cairns City, Australia
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icon45 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Enjoy the best of both worlds on this exhilarating 45-minute helicopter flight, crossing both land and sea. Swoop over the lush rainforest and thundering waterfalls of the Barron Gorge, then admire the vast reefs and aquamarine waters of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef. Spot landmarks like Stoney Creek Falls, Green Island and Arlington Reef, and snap aerial photos of the Northern Beaches and Palm Cove. This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off from Cairns.
  • Amazing 45-minute helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest
  • Aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Informative commentary during flight
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45-minute helicopter flight
Informative commentary during the flight
Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Pick up and drop off from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels
Complimentary water, tea and coffee
Food and drinks
Return transfers to/from Port Douglas are $205 per car (up to 4 passengers).

Departure Point

2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
4/1/2015 - 3/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Weight Policy: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variances greater than 10% may incur an addition fee. Maximum single seat payload of 130kg. For passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 130kg are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of ticket price - this is non-commissonable and payable to Nautilus Aviation on day of travel.
  • There is a maximum of 6 to 7 passengers permitted per helicopter (subject to aircraft availability)
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Child Policy: Children 3 years and above are legally required to be seated in their own seat and are therefore required to pay the full ticket price. Subject to conditions, children under 3 years may travel free of charge when seated on a parents/guardians lap. For bookings of more than one infant (under 3 years), conditions apply - please contact reservations.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum of 2 people required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nautilus Aviation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour.

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nabilf2013
, Jan. 2019
Snorkeling/scuba at the Great Barrier Reef gets you up close and personal, but it's not until you see it from above that you can really appreciate the sheer grandeur of this World Heritage Site. Our pilot was wonderful, providing both a smooth ride and interesting facts about the reef. Due to inclement weather, our original appointment was canceled, but the company still provided us with a complimentary airport pickup as originally planned and took us to our hotel. When we reschedued, the weather still wasn't ideal, so we were not able to overlook the rainforest, just the GBR. Again with the great customer service, the company said they had already contacted Viator so that we could be refunded for that portion of the activity. Hoping that Viator process the partial refund without us having to jump through hoops :)
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From the get-go my wife Kim and I...
Kelvin John B
, Apr. 2014
From the get-go my wife Kim and I were made to feel like part of the family. The tour company is a very Professional team of people with state of the art, up to date aircraft. Component management and skilled pilots make this company a pleasure to fly with. Since our return home, we have recommended this tour company to a number of our friends. Thank you for our spectacular memories of our recent holiday. Kel and Kim Burke, April 2014.
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fantastic picked up from hotel on time...
Andrew W
, Jul. 2012
fantastic picked up from hotel on time and the scenery was just to die for highly recommend
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A great experience. This is the only...
Joseph S
, Apr. 2009
A great experience. This is the only way to see both the Australian rainforest and the barrier reef. It's more expensive than the Karunda skylift rail experience but worth it.
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