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Cairns Helicopter Flights | 40 Minutes Great Barrier Reef Explorer | GBR

Cairns Helicopter Flights | 40 Minutes Great Barrier Reef Explorer | GBR

Cairns scenic flights in a helicopter offer a unique perspective of the Great Barrier Reef with our 40 minute scenic flight from Cairns or Port Douglas. Taking a helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef shows the immense size of this World Heritage listed living structure. This is the best value helicopter flight of your life. This thrilling helicopter flight captures the sheer size and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef as you fly approx. 500ft above the coral reef below. Departing from Cairns or Port Douglas we fly over remote islands and sand cays and see marine life such as turtles, reef sharks, manta rays, dolphins and humpback whales who are on their annual migration in the months of July to August. Book your Cairns or Port Douglas Helicopter scenic flights as soon as possible as seats are seriously limited , we do not have enough helicopters to satisfy the demand!

Tour Code: 130 TODAY'S RATES FROM $559.00 Price is per adult
and includes all levies, fees & taxes
Child $559.00 Check My Price Now Ask Questions

Wheelchair access available Caters for visual impairments Caters for the hearing impaired


Combine your scenic flight with another fantastic activity to experience the beauty of this region, ask your friendly Tour Specialist what great options there are.

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2020 - 2021

1 Apr 20 - 31 Mar 21
Deluxe Reef Explorer Ex Cairns | 40 Minutes | 40RS Check My Price Check My Price
Child Family
$559.00 $559.00 -

Information for Disabled Travellers

GBR (Great Barrier Reef) Helicopters

Location: 2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City and Hangar 10, Bush Pilots Avenue, General Aviation, Cairns Airport.

Wheelchair Accessibility: Fair


  • 1 x wheelchair accessible toilet located at the Cairns Heli Centre
  • Ramp access to pier helipad
  • Cargo storage for collapsible wheelchairs (size and dimensions dependant on helicopter)
  • Wheelchair storage at office for scenic flights


  • Scenic flights have no mobility restrictions (assistance from carer required for passengers with little or no mobility).
  • Approx. 2 steps 1 foot (30cm) into aircraft
  • Outer reef tours required to negotiate 4 steps in and out of transfer vessel between helicopter pontoon and main pontoon (increased sea conditions create difficult manoeuvrability)
  • Green Island has wheelchair accessible toilet facilities, walkways and a chair that can be utilised whilst visiting.
  • Please see ‘Reef Tours’ for further information on accessibility on the pontoons


  • Tarago x 1 regular step
  • Hiace x 2 regular steps
  • Wheelchair taxi
  • Disabled parking at both office sites.

Helicopter Storage Measurements

Jetrangers and AS350 helicopters would be suitable to carry ‘larger’ items such as mobility devices, please advise of requirements on booking.

  • LH Hold: 0.43m2/4.62sqft
  • RH Hold: 0.35m2/3.76sqft
  • Rear Hold: 0.55m2/5.92sqft

Visually Impaired Information

  • Audio information available in English and Chinese

Hearing Impaired Information

  • Visual information provided; safety/local area/facts.


Companion Card Information

  • A minimum of 2 full paying passengers are required to confirm a flight, a discount is possible for the carer after these seats are filled.

Wheelchair Access



Caters for Visually Impaired

Yes - see information


Caters for Hearing Impaired

Yes - see information

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