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Cairns Helicopter Tours & Scenic Flights

Helicopter Flights

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The best way to see Cairns is from above.

With an abundance of quirky flora and fauna at Cape Tribulation, the only place where two World Heritage sites meet, you will want to see it all, so a flight makes for a time effective choice. Helicopter rides traverse the skyways above the Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the Northern Cairns Beaches. Every inch of these sites is worth seeing so allow yourself to take it all in from above. Plus helicopters are an intimate experience as opposed to the much larger coach tours, so really enable you to squeeze your pilot for their local knowledge on these world class sites.

Set eyes on the best of what Cairns has to offer and combine your flight with another activity to really maximise both your time and budget. There are some great offers available on packaged options allowing you to snorkel or dive the Great Barrier reef, fly above Cairns and then travel across some of the incredible Daintree rainforest, all in a day. It’s guaranteed to be unforgettable Northern Queensland holiday when you combine the elements, land, sea and air! There is even the option to pair your flight with a skydive so you can practice your own landing!! Although the truly intrepid explorer might want to have a go at flying their own helicopter for the very first time and combine this experience with one of our other exciting Cairns activities to make for a real bucket list kind of day.

How high do the helicopters fly over Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef?
Most of our flights reach a maximum of 1,500ft so you still have an incredible view over the outer reef, allowing you to see both the coral and marine life.

Can we fly in a helicopter before or after diving the Great Barrier reef?
Absolutely, you are able to take a helicopter or scenic flight from Cairns before you explore the depths of the Great Barrier Reef without any problems. The helis don’t climb to a high enough altitude to cause any health implications relating to diving. But if you are unsure, always consult with your physician.

What is the maximum capacity for a Cairns helicopter flight?
The helicopters maximum capacity varies depending on the helicopter but is usually up to 7 people. Helis are available for private charter too so please contact us if this could be of interest and we can provide you with a Cairns private helicopter experience quote.

Is there a maximum weight to go in a helicopter?
The maximum individual weight for the helicopters in Cairns is 136kg.

How many people are needed to confirm a helicopter trip?
This depends, but usually helicopters need a minimum of 2 passengers to confirm a trip. We can’t imagine you’ll be too hard pushed to find someone to come along!


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