Guided tour

Cairns: Helicopter and Outer Reef Packages

Cairns: Helicopter and Outer Reef Packages

From US$ 373.61 per person

Enjoy exploring the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from both above and below. Choose how you would like the day to run whether you fly out and cruise back, cruise out and fly back or fly both ways, the choice is up to you.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 - 5 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


The experience
  • Witness breathtaking helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Take part in activities for swimmers and non-swimmers to experience
  • Marvel at the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from the best vantage point
Full description
Discover the iconic Great Barrier Reef combining an awe-inspiring helicopter flight with a Great Adventures outer reef day experience. The spacious activity platform moored on the spectacular outer reef makes possible exciting inclusive and optional activities for all ages in and out of the water. With options to transfer to and from the platform by helicopter (and cruise the other), you will have the best seat to witness this natural wonder.
  • Fly/cruise or cruise/fly: approx. 25-minute scenic flight
  • Approx. 2.5 hours at the outer reef platform, reef presentation
  • Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel)
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour with commentary
  • Underwater observatory and eco reef talk
  • Buoyancy vests and flotation noodles
  • Lycra wetsuits
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Scuba diving, scuba doo underwater scooter
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Selfie sticks

Know before you go

  • Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage/bag must be advised at the time of booking. The maximum single-seat weight is 130 kg, which includes any carry-on luggage/bags
  • For comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 130 kg are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of the ticket price – this is payable to the local partner on the day of travel
  • Any dietary requirements need to be made known at the time of booking
  • Refunds: Cancellation notice of 48-hours is required for a full refund claim and 24 to 48-hours, for a 50% refund claim. No refund applies if the booking is cancelled inside 24-hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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A must see tour! Amazing scenic view that you can’t see just from the air. Definitely worth the price!

March 5, 2020

December 21, 2020

Interesting, entertaining and fun. Well worth it, well rounded experience. Had the added bonus of feeding a Maori Wrasse friendly fish from the diving platform. Loved it!

July 27, 2021

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Product ID: 333421