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40 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight

Indulge in a deluxe 40 minute scenic helicopter flight to the Outer Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, flying over Green Island and Vlasoff Cay!


40 minute Great Barrier Reef helicopter flight
Fly over Arlington Reef
Great views of Cairns City & Green Island
Pristine sand cays
Informative commentary
FREE return transfers from Cairns Hotels

What you need to know

Book a deluxe 40 minute scenic helicopter flight from Cairns to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for incredible views of the world heritage listed coral reefs, sandy cays and marine life below. This is a MUST DO experience that is great for the whole family and makes for a memorable holiday experience. Fly over Arlington Reef to Green Island to see the world's only coral cay with a unique rainforest on it plus try to spot curious wildlife playing in the waters below including turtles, dolphins and whales (in season). All helicopter flights also include a bird's eye view of Cairns and the golden beaches of the North Queensland Coastline.

Complete your Great Barrier Reef experience and book your scenic helicopter flights online here!

More info


  • 40 minute Deluxe Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Return transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels
  • Informative commentary


  • 40 minute scenic helicopter tour over Arlington Reef
  • See the spectacular North Queensland coastline from the air
  • Birds-eye view over Cairns City and Green Island
  • Spot dolphins, turtles and sometimes whales
  • Pristine sand cays

Tour Times

  • Flights depart daily between 10am and 4pm from the Cairns Heliport, 2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City. Complimentary Cairns hotel transfers are also available and must be reconfirmed prior to travel

Important Information

  • Bookings are subject to availability and only confirmed upon receipts of accurate body weights and booking details
  • You will receive an email with your pick up/check-in time within 24 hours of your booking
  • Due to aviation weight restrictions, your body weight must be advised prior to the booking being confirmed. Should you advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to refuse travel and charge a 100% cancellation fee. All passengers will be weighed before the flight
  • Children are defined as being aged between 3-13 years. One infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian's lap. A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this activity
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

40 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight

Bush Pilots Avenue, Cairns Airport, QLD 4870