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Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest – Scenic Flight from Cairns

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Key Highlights

  • Fly over cascading waterfalls and tropical rainforests, sandy beaches and magnificent coral cays of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Get spectacular views of the dense rainforest along the Great Dividing Range
  • View the shimmering coral-rich waters of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    30, 40 or 60 minutes flights

    Start time

    Start time: Your chosen time
    Duration: 30, 40 or 60 minutes flights

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Cairns and Northern Beaches.
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Cairns and Northern Beaches

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Get spectacular views of the shimmering coral-rich waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the dense Rainforest along the Gtreat Dividing Range on this scenic helicopter flight. Fly over cascading waterfalls and tropical rainforest and you will not want to put your camera down. The beaches and magnificent coral cays of the Great Barrier Reef will add to the visual treat spread before you. This flight promises to be highlight of any holiday to Queensland.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Sheraton Mirage Helipad from where you will board your helicopter for a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef or Rainforest.

    30 Minute Green Island and Reef Scenic Flight:
    Ascend over the city of Cairns and soar along the rainforest coastline past False Cape and over the jewel of the sea, Green Island. Be amazed by the incredible colors and formations of the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy searching for marine life.

    40 Minute Deluxe Green Island and Reef Scenic Flight:
    The Outer Barrier Reef at its very best! Fly from Cairns city along the rainforest coastline of False Cape and across the ocean to Green Island and on to Arlington Reef. Get a close-up view of Vlasoff Sand Cay and marvel at the wonders and colors of the Great Barrier Reef before returning over the city of Cairns.

    60 Minute Reef and Rainforest Scenic Flight:
    Enjoy a 60 minute flight with stunning views of Cairns City Highlights, fly over Copperlode Dam and up through the Barron Gorge to view the Kuranda Rainforest. Witness the incredible change as green turns to blue as you fly out over Double Island and over the Coral Sea to Arlington Reef, over Sandy Cays, then on to Tropical Green Island, the Jewel of the Sea. View the magnificent surrounding outer reefs before your return to Cairns.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • 30 minute helicopter flight over Green Island and Reef (option based)
    • 40 minute helicopter flight over Green Island and Reef (option based)
    • 60 minute helicopter flight over Reef and Rainforest (option based)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Due to Aviation Weight Restrictions, please advise your weight at the time of booking
    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.