【Reef Scenic】30, 45 & 60 Minute Helicopter Scenic Flights Cairns

Daily, Except Christmas Day and New Years Day, Minimum for 2 people required
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Option Prices

30 minutes scenic flight (Great Barrier Reef) per person
45 minutes scenic flight (Reef + Rainforest) per person
60 minutes scenic flight (Reef + Rainforest) per person
Add a Vlasoff Sand Cay (Per Person)

Tour Information

For tour meeting point and time, please take the tour vouchers as the final confirmation. The meeting point and time in the tour info are only for reference.

Only from the air can you truly appreciate the beauty, variety and sheer scale of the stunning natural landscapes that comprise the Cairns and Port Douglas region.

This is  the only place on earth where two UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites exist side by side, being Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropical Rainforest.

Witness a vast panorama of sprawling coral reefs, tropical islands and sand cays merging seamlessly into lush rainforest covered mountains housing vast river systems and spectacular seasonal waterfalls with breathtaking views as far as the eye can see.


A scenic helicopter flight over the reef is an opportunity not to be missed! You will be amazed by the stunning blue and green hues of these pristine coral sea waters and their thriving coral gardens. This flight includes incredible photo opportunities of picturesque Green Island, Arlington Reef and Upolu Sand Cay.

Many of the larger marine species can be most easily spotted from the air.  Inflight sightings have included Sea Turtles, Sharks, Manta Rays, Dolphins, Dugong and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep) during their annual migration from Antarctica, stopping by briefly to give birth and raise their calves in our warm tropical waters.


Our most popular scenic flight combining the beauty of our 30 minute reef scenic with a birds eye view of the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth.

Commencing over the reef, we then cross back over the coast near double island and the resort township of Palm Cove before ascending the coastal rainforest clad mountains into the heart of the Barron Gorge National Park.

Emerging from the canopy below you will see the Barron River and quaint rainforest village of Kuranda. Keep an eye out for the tracks of the historical Kuranda Scenic Rail and the gondolas of the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.  From the top of the gorge we descend over the 250m rock face of the mighty Barron Falls which, while impressive year round, provides an awe-inspiring photo opportunity after heavy green-season rain (Dec-Apr).

We follow the Barron River for the next 5km as it snakes its way back down the gorge towards the ocean, providing hydro electricity to the city of Cairns and thrills for rafters riding on it’s rapids.


Our most comprehensive scenic flight, combining all the highlights of the 45 minute Reef & Rainforest flight with a further 15 minute extension along the rainforest covered escarpment of the Lamb Range including Crystal Cascades and beautiful Lake Morris.


Upgrade your 30, 45 or 60 minute scenic flight to include a 20 minute touchdown on idyllic Vlasoff Cay. Enjoy an exhilarating landing and insta-worthy photo opportunity with your private charter helicopter in the very heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Subject to tides and cay availability. Cost:$80.00pp

Terms & Conditions:  Bookings must be made in advance of travel and upgrade cant be added at the time of travel due to flight plans and fueling.  If due to the weather condition touchdown is unsuccessful, we will refund the payment after the trip.

Please note: actual flight path may differ on the day due to adverse weather conditions and/or air traffic control.

Tour Inclusive

  • Choice of 30, 45 or 60 minute scenic flight
  • Headsets fitted with voice activated microphones
  • Entertaining inflight commentary from your experienced local pilot
  • A modern fleet of air-conditioned helicopters

Tour Exclusive

  • Personal Expense
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals and Beverage
  • Hotel Transfer


  • Check in at Pier Heliport on the Cairns Esplanade
  • Or Check in at the Cairns Airport (The take-off and landing locations are arranged by the helicopter company and cannot be specified.) Make own way by Uber or Selfdrive.


  • All fares are inclusive of GST & LEVY in AUD.
  • Children under 3 years old are free but need to sit on adult's lap.
  • Children aged 3 and above are charged at the same price as adults.
  • Helicopter departures are subject to weather and tides, and departure times vary daily, usually from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM with multiple flight schedules.
  • Please plan your itinerary accordingly based on the voucher instructions.


  • Camera – polarising filter for best results
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
  • Personal items should not exceed 10kg and be carried in a small soft sided bag for easy stowage

Cancellation Policy

Please refer to: Terms and Conditions

NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.


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