Helicopter Cairns tour 30-Minute Scenic Reef Flight

Helicopter Cairns tours take you high above the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

A helicopter tour is an excellent opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef above and understand its scale and scope.  The sun will shine through the shallow seas in numerous spots, illuminating the reef below.  Flying over the reef will allow you to fully experience this natural phenomenon’s magnificence.

About the Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the World’s largest coral Reef, with over 2,500 individual reefs and 900 islands and cays.  The Great Barrier Reef starts in Bundaberg and extends to Cape York, over 2,600 kilometres.

Below the surface are over 1500 species of fish and 400 different species of coral.  The reef is also home to six of the World’s seven sea turtles.

Next, you will also find dolphins, giant clams, and Manta Rays.

While flying, look for dugongs, turtles, whales and sharks.

Don’t miss the chance to see one of the seven natural wonders of the air.

Breathtaking Views above the Great Barrier Reef

This tour provides breathtaking views of  Green Island, Fitzroy Island, Vlasoff Cay, and Upolu CayThree of the most famous sand cays on the Great Barrier Reef.

The Reef offers fantastic views of marine life, including turtles, manta rays, dolphins and whales.

Humpback whales are often seen on their annual migration between June and September.

Next, the helicopter pilot will be delighted to point out marine life during the flight.

This tour requires a minimum of two people to operate and can depart any day.

Next, hit the book button, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Then take a look at our Great Barrier Reef executive tour.

Best time to fly

The ideal flying time is between 1 and 3 pm to capture the best aerial shots.

Next, what about our helicopter tours that land on a sand cay?


This tour includes spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding islands.


Cairns Helicopter Tour Itinerary

  • Pick up transfer from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation
  • Depart general aviation
  • 30-minute scenic flight
  • Return transfer back to your accommodation


Tour Inclusions

  • Return transfers to and from your accommodation (Cairns City – Northern Beaches)
  • 30-minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef

What to bring

What To Bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with a lanyard
  • Water

How to get there

Flights Depart from our Cairns Heliport located: 2 Pier Point Road, Marina Point, Cairns

Important Information

NB: All flights are on a shared basis and are not on a private basis unless machine has been chartered. This product requires a minimum number of passengers to proceed.

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