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Cairns: Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Helicopter Tour

Product ID: 255027
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Choose a 30, 45 or 60 minute tour, all of which will leave you breathless. Feel on cloud nine with birds'-eye views of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef as you chase marine and waterfalls whilst discovering what makes this region truly unique.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Cairns/Northern Beaches transfers included. Palm Cove transfers are $20pp, payable on the day

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  • Marvel at postcard-worthy views of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, manta rays, and whales in their natural habitat
  • Fly over the only island on the reef covered in rainforest
Full description
Buckle up and take off from Cairns Airport to explore the wonders of tropical North Queensland on a 30, 45 or 60-minute scenic helicopter tour.

Your Great Barrier Reef experience begins as you soar over Green Island, the only island in the 2,300-kilometer reef system that is covered in rainforest. You'll soon discover why people travel from all over the world to visit this ecosystem as you continue your tour over contrasting blue waters surrounding spectacular reef formations.

Unlike planes, helicopters can both fly low and hover, providing you with thrilling aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef as well as the chance to spot and follow exciting marine life in their natural habitat. You will have the opportunity to witness turtles, manta rays, sharks, and sometimes even whales, before passing over a sand cay for postcard-worthy views of the pristine white isle amongst the azure blue of the Coral Sea.

Both the 45 and 60-minute tour continue with views over the stunning Fitzroy Island, which is home to towering mountain peaks, coastal mangroves, and open woodlands. The 60-minute tour takes in exhilarating views as you cross from reef to rainforest, where lush, green landscape surrounds tumbling waterfalls as you climb up the rushing waters of Barron Gorge. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to Cairns for VIP transfers back to your hotel directly from the helipad.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (Cairns/Northern Beaches)
  • In-flight commentary from your expert pilot
  • Marine park fees
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (Palm Cove/Port Douglas)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof camera
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Booking can be rescheduled with 48 hours prior notice at no additional cost, subject to availability
• Management and/or pilots reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a tour at any time subject to weather, air traffic control, or aircraft availability
• This tour runs with a minimum of two and maximum of six people
• One infant under the age of three may travel on the lap of an adult free of charge, subject to passenger numbers
• Please advise of all passenger weights at time of booking
• Management and/or pilots reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a tour at any time subject to weather, air traffic control or aircraft availability

From £219.88 per person

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Product ID: 255027