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“Fun-plus” Cairns helicopter tours – the Genesis of Zoom Helicopters

Updated: Feb 19, 2022

Wherever you are in the world, at any destination you visit, a helicopter tour is always going to rank as one of the top things to do, especially with the family. However, a helicopter flight over an iconic location, such as the Great Barrier Reef – well that takes fun to a whole new level. At Zoom Helicopters, we call this “Fun+”.


Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and Zoom Helicopters is a lively new business that is custom-made for adventure-seeking enthusiasts. Zoom helicopters has been forged as a tourism-only business with single-minded focus on providing Fun+ tours. Our pilots are both locals and tour guides who are utterly dedicated to their roles. We are trained in customer service and commentary, and nothing less than a five star review will do!


Cairns scenic helicopter flight over Great Barrier Reef

Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is a top destination because the Great Barrier Reef is so accessible. It wanders happily for 2,000 kilometres along the east coast of Australia, but only in Cairns does it drift in closer to shore and say ‘hello’. Everyone knows that a trip to Cairns is the best way to experience the Great Barrier Reef, but the only way to appreciate its true grandeur is from the air, and that’s our speciality.


Reef or Rainforest (or both), we’ve got it covered. Our “Inner Reef Explorer” is one of our top-selling Cairns scenic flights. Green Island looks stunning against the backdrop of the expansive Arlington Reef. A little further north and we fly over Vlasoff Cay, a small sand island surrounded by picture-perfect turquoise waters and polka dot coral reefs.


You like trees? So do we! The tropical rainforest is a breathtaking sight from the air as it rolls underneath you. As your Cairns helicopter ride passes over the lush canopy, you can see across Cairns and all the way out to the Great Barrier Reef – a stunning combination and a winning Instagram photo!


Helicopter Cairns scenic flight over city

Lights, Cameras and Action!

Our Cairns helicopters carry a state-of-the-art video system which includes four cameras to capture every second, every angle and every expression of your flight. Put down your phone and rest easy – all helicopter tours are captured in 1080p high-definition video.

If you’re after something with a slightly shorter duration, why not try our “Zoom around Cairns” – a ten-minute Cairns helicopter tour that loops around Cairns and provides a true birds-eye of the tropical hamlet that is home to 150,000 people.

From everyone at Zoom Helicopters, we warmly welcome you to Cairns and invite you to indulge in the ultimate Cairns experience – a Cairns scenic helicopter flight delivered by locals who love where they live and what they do.



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