Cairns Helicopter Tours

The best way to see Cairns region specially the Great Barrier Reef has to be from the top.The views are amazing and the colors of the reef are much more noticeable from the air. It is a great experience.

There are a few different helicopter operators in Cairns and Port Douglas and they all offer amazing tours around the area. Clients can do a 1) 30 minute scenic flight over the city, reef or the rainforest; 2) upgrade the experience to a beautiful fly / cruise or cruise / fly, 3) or organise the ultimate experience, fly / fly to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

The choice for a helicopter tour combining the outer reef will depend on what type of reef cruise each traveller would like to do. The options are traveling with: Down Under Cruise & Dive, Great Adventures, Great Adventures & Green Island, Quicksilver, Sunlover Cruises,Reef Magic and to Green Island, .

For travellers who prefer just a helicopter experience there are also several options for scenic flights over Cairns and Port Douglas city, reef and the rainforest.

Or the choice might be something different and very special such as a private helicopter tour which is a personalised helicopter experience.

Travellers will not regret taking any of the above adventurous option, they will have an unforgettable time.Have a look below at the options for helicopter flights departing Cairns and Port Douglas.

10 Minute Scenic Flight with Down Under Cruise & Dive

  • Tour: Cruise to Evolution vessel / 10min Flight / Cruise back to Cairns
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling & diving
  • Suitable for couples & backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 150
  • Reef locations (permit areas): Norman, Saxon & Hastings Reefs
  • Number of reef sites visited: 2 sites
  • Tour duration: 08:30am – 5:00pm

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Starting from:
$AU275.00

10 Minute Scenic Flight with Great Adventures

  • Tour: Cruise to Great Adventures Pontoon / 10min flight / Cruise back to Cairns
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families
  • Number of passengers: 400
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Norman Reef
  • Tour duration: 10:30am – 5:30pm

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Starting from:
$AU389.00

10 Minute Scenic Flight with Great Adventures & Green Island

  • Tour: Cruise to Green Island / Cruise to Great Adventures Pontoon / 10min flight / Cruise back to Cairns
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Number of passengers: 400
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Green Island & Norman Reef
  • Tour duration: 8:30am – 5:30pm

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Starting from:
$AU399.00

10 Minute Scenic Flight with Quicksilver

  • Tour: Cruise to Quicksilver Pontoon / 10min flight / Cruise back
  • Departure location: Port Douglas (pick up from Cairns available)
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Number of passengers: 450
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Agincourt Reef
  • Tour duration: 10:00am – 4:30pm

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Starting from:
$AU431.50

10 Minute Scenic Flight with Reef Magic Cruises

  • Tour: Cruise to Reef Magic Pontoon / 10min flight / Cruise back to Cairns
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for couples & families
  • Number of passengers: 120
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Moore Reef
  • Tour duration: 9am – 5pm

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Starting from:
$AU355.00

10 Minute Scenic Flight with Sunlover Cruises

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  • Tour: Cruise to Reef Sunlover Cruises / 10min flight / Cruise back to Cairns
  • Departure locations: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families & backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 350
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Moore Reef

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Starting from:
$AU327.00

Cairns City Scenic Flight

  • Tour: 10min city scenic helicopter flight
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Suitable for families, backpackers & couples
  • Number of passengers: Min 2 / Max 6
  • Departs: Daily
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Places visited: Cairns City

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Starting from:
$AU179.00

Cairns Reef & Rainforest Scenic Flight

  • Tour: 45min Reef & Rainforest Scenic Helicopter flight
  • Departure location: Cairns & Northern Beaches
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Number of passengers: Min 2 / Max 6
  • Departs: Daily
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Places visited: Barron Gorge, Stoney Creek Falls, Kuranda Rainforest, Palm Cove and beaches, Vlasoff Sand Cay, Green Island and reefs.

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Starting from:
$AU499.00

Cairns Reef Scenic Flight

  • Tour: 30, 45 or 60min reef scenic helicopter flight
  • Departure location: Cairns & Northern Beaches
  • Suitable for families, backpackers & couples
  • Number of passengers: Min 2 / Max 6
  • Departs: Daily
  • Duration: 30, 45 or 60 minutes
  • Places visited:
  • 30min: Green Island, Outer Great Barrier Reef, Upolo Cay and Cairns

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Starting from:
$AU399.00

Cruise / Fly to Down Under Cruise & Dive

  • Tour: Cruise to Evolution vessel / Fly back to Cairns
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling & diving
  • Suitable for couples & backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 150
  • Reef locations (permit areas): Norman, Saxon & Hastings Reefs
  • Number of reef sites visited: 2 sites
  • Tour duration: 08:30am – 3:30pm

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Starting from:
$AU379.00