An epic flight from the inner reef to the edge of the continental shelf
40-minute Cairns reef helicopter tours are one of our most popular products. By extending the helicopter flight by another 10 minutes, we take in all the highlights of the 30-minute product, but extend the flight path out to the east, passing Green Island and tracking to the outer edge of Arlington Reef – one of the largest reefs in the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. We traverse the very edge of the reef pushing toward the edge of the Australian continental shelf where the water clarity is unsurpassed, and the ocean floor drops away to over 1,000 feet.
The additional time on our Cairns reef helicopter tours allows us to push further north past sandy Vlasoff Cay and on to the outer reaches of the Reef to provide our guests with the ultimate reef experience. The colours and textures of the reef and clear blue waters framed by the massive North Queensland skies provide unforgettable backdrops for the keen photographer to capture once in a lifetime images. Our local pilot/guides provide informative commentary and insights into the history of the reef, its abundance of marine inhabitants.
40 mins map min 2
What to bring:
Sunglasses & sunscreen, Camera, small soft bags only. Weight restrictions apply - please follow the booking form.
Find us here...
21 Bush Pilots Avenue, General Aviation
Cairns Airport, Cairns, Queensland 4870
Telephone +61 7 4055 6635
• In order to receive a 100% refund - Zoom Helicopters must be notified a minimum of 48 hours in advance of scheduled departure date/time. • Cancellations notified between 24 and 48 hours in advance of scheduled departure date/time qualify for a 50% refund.
• If booking is cancelled within 24 hours of scheduled departure date/time – no refund applies.
Passenger Weight Policy
• Weight variances greater than 10% of that advised at the time of booking may incur additional charges and/or luggage allowances being reduced. Zoom Helicopters reserves the right to refuse travel and charge a 100% cancellation fee.
• The maximum single seat weight limit/payload for Zoom Helicopters’ fleet of aircraft is 130 kg.
Full Terms & Conditions
Outer Reef Odyssey