Great Barrier Reef Helicopter fights take in the views

Take in the majestic views from the sky with a Scenic Flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Find yourself blown away by spectacular views when you join a 30, 45 or even 60-minute Helicopter Flight.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the World’s Natural Wonders, boasting 2900 individual reefs and over 900 islands, making the most breathtaking views. Spanning 2,300 kilometres, these Scenic Flights will undoubtedly put into perspective how big the Great Barrier Reef is!

30 Minute Birds-Eye View of the Reef

By all means, the most commonly offered flight over the Great Barrier Reef! Witness unique shades of blues and greens as you fly over the waters of Green Island and Arlington Reef and Upolu Cay. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled in the hope that you can spot those larger marine species that are swimming around! You may be able to spot Green Sea Turtles, Reef Sharks, Dolphins, as well as Manta Rays. But if you plan your Scenic Flight between July to September, you may even be lucky to spot Humpback Whales on their migration through the Great Barrier Reef.

45 Minute Flight over the Reef and Rainforest

Don’t miss the opportunity to see where two UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites sit. You will get the fantastic views of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of Queensland Rainforest. This is the oldest living rainforest in the world! The scenery has waterfalls and deep ravines. After your Scenic flight out over the Great Barrier Reef, you will cross back over the coastline near Palm Cove, but not before flying over Double Island.

Soon we will climb high over the mountain range and into the Barron Gorge National Park. Amid the Rainforest here, you will be able to see the tiny little village of Kuranda. And as we fly past, we will head to the famous Barron Falls, one of Cairns’s most iconic waterfalls. Your pilot will descend the 250-metre rock face that the falls gush over, indeed an indescribable feeling! If you are lucky enough to join a Scenic Flight during the Wet Season, you will be able to experience the enormity of the falls with the massive amount of water cascading down. A camera-worthy moment indeed!

Also, please keep your eyes peeled for the railway line that the Kuranda Scenic Railway travels along, as you might get a glimpse of the train on its journey. As you scan the treetops, you may even be able to spot the Skyrail Gondolas on their continuous loop up and down the mountainside. Finally, your Scenic flight will follow the Barron River as it winds through the Rainforest, playing host to White Water Rafters in the afternoon. Sooner or later, it is time to touch back at the Cairns Helipad.

60 Minute Scenic Flight over the Reef, Rainforest and Waterfalls

On the other hand, do you feel like 45 minutes isn’t enough? Why not extend your flight out and join this 60 Minute Scenic Flight? Not only will you still get the same experience over the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest, but you will also venturing further along Lamb Range. Explore more waterfalls at Crystal Cascades and get the chance to skim above the stunning Lake Morris.

With so many options to join a Scenic Flight over the Great Barrier Reef – which one will you choose?

Why not make the most of your flight experience and join a Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Getaway? Imagine landing on the secluded Vlasoff Cay for Lunch and a snorkel before jetting off again on your helicopter!



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Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Flights Tours

Fly past Vlasoff Cay - you can add on a beach touchdown to your flight!

30 Minute Scenic Reef Helicopter Flight

Keep your camera ready for the amazing views of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Please chose your preferred date & time. We will reconfirm your booking with you withing 24 hours.


Spot amazing Waterfalls on your Rainforest Scenic Flight

45 Minute Reef and Rainforest helicopter tour

Extend your Reef flight and explore the Barron River National Park. Please chose your preferred date & time. We will reconfirm your booking with you withing 24 hours.


With a modern fleet of air-conditioned helicopters, you can fly over the reef in style!

60 minute Great Barrier Reef helicopter Tour

Extend your Reef flight even further and explore more of the Lamb Range. Please chose your preferred date & time. We will reconfirm your booking with you withing 24 hours.