10/30/60 minutes
No Age Limits

From Great Barrier Reef packages to World Heritage rainforest wonders, GBR Helicopters really does have something for everyone. Their full day reef experiences, half day tours and amazing scenic flights have all been created with one thing in mind – the complete satisfaction of every customer who flies with them. With exclusive landing locations, the helicopters lift from Cairns and Port Douglas where clients can fly to a reef pontoon, a rainforest waterfall or an exclusive sandy cay, just a few in the wide range of GBR locations and experiences. Looking for more? Private charters and conference groups, weddings and luxury experiences – They’ve got it covered.

They depart from the City Central, next to the marina.

1. CITY EXPLORER 10 minutes $170.10

Ten minutes with memories that’ll last a whole lot longer. Put your holiday into perspective from their super smooth helicopters, with wide tropical views that will make you go Wow! The city views, distant mountains & harbour paint the picture.

2. REEF DISCOVERY 30 minutes $359.10

World Heritage listings aren’t given out lightly and this Reef experience will show you why the GBR is so worthy. Flying over palettes and patterns that only nature could create, Green Island shimmers in a jeweled sea – a flight of wonder.

3. DELUXE REEF EXPLORER 40 minutes $449.10

When we say deluxe we mean deluxe. You’ll have heaps of time on this Arlington Reef flight to take in the scale of a vast beauty, but don’t forget to keep an eye out for the smaller details like turtles, dolphins and sometimes even whales.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Make your way to The Marina, 2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870
DEPARTURE TIMES Departs depending on time requested and time available
(please request time in the comments field on the checkout page)
OPENING TIMES 08:00 AM – 06:00 PM daily
WEAR Comfortable clothes, sun glasses, shoes, camera!
1 x Helicopter Tour  Safety Video Briefing
Photos and Videos

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
December 31, 2017

Booked a 30 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef for my wife and myself. We were on the first flight of the day as we had something else booked for the afternoon but it meant that it was just us in the helicopter with the pilot. The staff that met us at for the briefing were really good, provided a full safety briefing then took us out to the helicopter.

The pilot we had was excellent, gave us lots of information during our flight about the reef and the boats that were there. In the 30 minutes we had we flew out of Cairns, past Green Island and out to Vlasoff Reef then back. We were lucky enough to see a turtle swimming round the reef.

The trip was our first experience of a helicopter flight, it wasn’t cheap but it was well worth the money for the experience of flying out over the Great Barrier Reef.

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