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Cairns Helicopter Flight | Great Barrier Reef OR Rainforest Discovery | 30 Minutes | GBR

Cairns Helicopter Flight | Great Barrier Reef OR Rainforest Discovery | 30 Minutes | GBR

Experience helicopter flying with Australia’s best. Enjoy the exhilaration of flying over one of the 10 wonders of the world — The Great Barrier Reef. Experience the Great Barrier Reef’s magnitude with a 30 minute helicopter flight from Cairns. The sapphire blue waters that surround the reefs are teeming with marine life that may be seen from these low level scenic flights. Capture the beauty of this natural wonder with uninterrupted views from your helicopter’s windows. Circumnavigate around Green Island and its surrounding reef systems whilst witnessing the colour changes within the pristine lagoons and around the naturally formed coral cays. An absolute must during a visit to Far North Queensland. The other 30 minute option is to fly over world heritage listed tropical Rainforest. Breathtaking views of the Barron Gorge and falls, the luscious dense rainforest covering the surrounding mountain ranges and the pristine coastal beaches can all be witnessed from the comfort of the Cairns Helicopter. On both scenic flights enjoy an informative local commentary from your experienced pilot as you soar over the towering ancient forests that are native to the Far North Queensland region. Just don’t forget your camera!

Tour Code: 129 TODAY'S RATES FROM $399.00 Price is per adult
and includes all levies, fees & taxes
Child $399.00 Check My Price Now Ask Questions

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


Body weights are required for safety. Please ensure correct weights are given as any discrepancies over 10kg can result in a cancelled flight with no refund awarded. Charge that camera up - shots of a lifetime!

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2020 - 2021

1 Apr 20 - 31 Mar 21
Reef OR Rainforest Discovery Scenic Flights
Reef Discovery Ex Cairns | 30 Minutes | 30RS Check My Price Check My Price
Child Family
$399.00 $399.00 -
Rainforest Discovery Ex Cairns | 30 Minutes | 30RF Check My Price Check My Price
Child Family
$399.00 $399.00 -

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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