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Must do ~ Cairns helicopter flights


All of our scenic flights are fabulous, but some offer such great value or outstanding attributes that our flight buddy 'Zoot' has given them a big tick of approval. So - have a browse below to see which of these might be perfect for your  'Zoomy' helicopter experience...   

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Cairns scenic helicopter tours

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Most days we’ll have a spare seat on one of our flights. Jump aboard, experience FNQ at it’s very best and grab a bargain! 

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great barrier reef scenic flights over green island
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Inner Great Barrier Reef map in compass view

Islands, Cays and Coral jewels of the inner Great Barrier Reef

This 30-minute scenic helicopter tour departs Cairns airport and tracks out from the mainland with views of the city of Cairns and Trinity inlet, passing False Cape where you can see the remnants of WWII defences, Mt Yarrabah, Mission Bay and Cape Grafton. From there we strike out to the inner edge of the Reef and Green Island, a 6,000 year-old coral sand island that boasts its own native rainforest eco-system. Tracking to the north, we explore the western side of Arlington Reef, home to a diverse range of marine creatures – turtles, sharks and stingrays.

Continuing north we’ll circle Vlasoff Cay a tiny sand island in the middle of the reef that reduces to only a few hundred square metres in size at high tide. Book on the day or let your pilot know during your flight if you’d like to land, get your feet wet and sandy and capture the ultimate Instagram shot on the Cay. From Vlasoff Cay we head west, over Upolu Cay and back to Cairns taking in fantastic views of the North Queensland coastline framed by the lush rainforest-covered eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range.

Helicopter cockpit view of the reef near Cairns

from

$399

per person 

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             30 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...

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21 Bush Pilots Avenue, General Aviation

Cairns Airport, Cairns, Queensland 4870

Telephone +61 7 4055 6635

Cancellation Policy

• 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 

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Inner Reef Explorer

30 MINS

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Great Barrier Reef scenic flight

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Cairns reef helicopter tours over a stunning ribbon reef
map of Cairns reef helicopter tours
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aerial map of Cairns reef helicopter tours

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.

Zoom helicopter over Great Barrier Reef

from

$499

per person 

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              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...

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21 Bush Pilots Avenue, General Aviation

Cairns Airport, Cairns, Queensland 4870

Telephone +61 7 4055 6635

Cancellation Policy

• 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 

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Outer Reef Odyssey

40 MINS

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Cairns Reef Helicopter Tours

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