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Exploring the Skies: Why We Love Helicopters for Cairns Scenic Flights

Updated: Sep 20, 2023


Zoom Cairns scenic flight helicopter tour showing the Zoom logo and helicopter


Helicopters are absolutely amazing! They can take off vertically, go forwards and backwards and even hover. It’s not hard to understand why these incredible machines have consistently captured our imagination and been a long-standing symbol of adventure for decades. Since their introduction, Cairns scenic flights offered by Zoom Helicopters have added a new layer of excitement to this enduring love affair. We are about to share with you the reasons why we love helicopters so much and how Cairns scenic flights with Zoom Helicopters can make your dreams of soaring through the skies a reality (you can do that here).


Why take a Scenic Flight?


Versatility and Accessibility


One of the key reasons why we love helicopters is their unparalleled versatility and accessibility. Unlike fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters can take off and land vertically, making them suitable for exploring a wide range of terrains. Whether it's reaching isolated islands or hovering above iconic landmarks, helicopters can get you there with ease. Touring Cairns with Zoom Helicopters, for instance, offers you a unique opportunity to explore the breathtaking landscapes of The Tablelands and The Great Barrier Reef, taking you to places that are otherwise difficult to access.


Awe-Inspiring Views


Due to the spacious cabin design, you get these absolutely mind-blowing panoramic views that are simply breathtaking. The bird's eye views that you will experience from a helicopter are another reason why we are so in love with them. As you soar above the lush Daintree Rainforests, crystal-clear waters, and heritage-listed coral reefs, the views from a Zoom Helicopters tour are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Experiencing this perspective gives you the feeling of uniqueness knowing that many don’t get the opportunity to take in their surroundings in this way, and to be honest, it feels incredible too.


Adrenaline Rush


For many thrill-seekers, helicopters are the ULTIMATE adrenaline rush. The sensation of taking off vertically, hovering in mid-air, and performing daring manoeuvres is an exhilarating experience like no other which can’t be understood completely unless you experience it for yourself. Cairns scenic flights with Zoom Helicopters provide you with the opportunity to add an exciting element to your vacation or just an out-of-the-ordinary break from everyday life. Whether it's a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef or an adventure tour through the luscious green Daintree Rainforest, you're guaranteed to experience a rush of adrenaline and excitement.


Time-Saving and Efficiency


Did you know that the average helicopter travels at a speed of 300 kilometres an hour? In today's world, time is more precious than ever, and helicopters offer a unique advantage - they save you time! In a fraction of the time it takes to travel by car or boat, helicopters are able to cover vast distances. This efficiency is especially valuable when exploring a region as diverse as Cairns, where you want to make the most of your time. Zoom Helicopters' Cairns scenic flights let you maximise your experiences and see more in less time.


Personalised Experiences


Another reason why we love helicopters is the ability to create personalised experiences. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a corporate event, helicopter tours can be tailored to your specific preferences. Zoom Helicopters offers a range of customizable options, allowing you to craft the perfect aerial adventure in Cairns. From private charters to special occasions, the sky's the limit when it comes to personalization.


Environmental Sustainability


In an era where environmental awareness is paramount, helicopters have evolved to become more eco-friendly. Modern helicopters are designed with fuel efficiency and reduced emissions in mind. Zoom Helicopters, for instance, prioritises sustainability and strives to minimise its environmental impact. So, when you choose a Cairns scenic flight with us, you can enjoy your adventure with peace of mind, knowing that efforts are being made to protect the natural beauty you're exploring.


Bucket List Worthy


Helicopter rides have earned their place on countless bucket lists, and for a good reason. There's something undeniably magical about the idea of soaring through the skies, and Cairns scenic flights offer the perfect opportunity to cross this item off your list. Whether it's flying over the iconic Heart Reef or landing on a secluded sand cay in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, Zoom Helicopters can help you turn your dreams into reality.


‘Love to Fly’


At Zoom, our love for helicopters is deeply rooted in their versatility, accessibility, and the unparalleled experiences they offer. Cairns scenic flights with Zoom Helicopters take this love to new heights, allowing you to explore the stunning landscapes of Tropical North Queensland from a perspective you'll never forget. Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, or simply a unique way to share an experience with someone, Zoom Helicopters has you covered!


So, to sum it up - why do we love helicopters? Because they allow us to break free from the restraints of gravity on the ground and discover the world from a whole new angle.


Cairns Scenic Flight Options

Cairsn scenic flight with a Zoom Atherton Tableland Tour

Scenic Flights Over the Great Barrier Reef


For Cairns locals and tourists alike, we all know that the major drawcard for the region is the picturesque Great Barrier Reef. We never cease to be amazed at the beauty and enormity of one of the great Wonders of the World, and we feel privileged to be able to offer Cairns scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef.


Exploring the Rainforests and Tablelands


It’s also widely accepted that Far North Queensland provides some of Australia’s most popular rainforest tours, with many visitors taking the opportunity to explore the region’s ancient rainforests and the surrounding Atherton Tablelands. There are a few Cairns rainforest tour options, with some fun and exciting ways to experience the day. Perhaps the most iconic tours are the Kuranda Skyrail and the Kuranda Railway tours, both traversing the Kuranda range out of Cairns and taking in many stunning sights along the way. With Kuranda being only a short 15 km drive from Cairns, the above tours are thoroughly enjoyed when combined for the journey.


One of the oldest rainforests in the world, Daintree rainforest is a 2.5-hour drive north from Cairns and is usually accessed via another regional icon, Cape Tribulation. Scenic tours are a great option for a long day trip, or you can hire a car and stay at one of the comfy accommodation places in the area. There are so many beautiful places of interest along the way such as the Rex Lookout, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, the Daintree River, and Cape Tribulation.


Atherton Tablelands: A Highland Paradise


Apart from the Great Barrier Reef, perhaps the most regularly visited destination by locals is the Atherton Tablelands. A highland region directly inland from the Cairns coastline, this stunning landscape provides a variety of features such as dense rainforest, wetlands, and rustic savanna as you head further inland. With rolling hills, volcanic lakes and craters, waterfalls, meandering rivers, and historical coffee plantations, the Atherton Tablelands is an opportunity not to be missed.


To provide a very unique perspective of the Tablelands, Zoom Helicopters offers an amazing 2.5-hour Atherton Tableland Tour. This memorable Tableland and Cairns scenic flight encompass a bird’s eye view of the region’s postcard mountains, lakes, craters, and waterfalls and include a tropical lunch at the famous Skybury Coffee Plantation.


Create Your Own Itinerary


Planning your itinerary for your Cairns holiday? Why not enjoy a Cairns scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef AND an Atherton Tablelands Tour with Zoom Helicopters over two separate days. Contact us for package enquiries; we’d love to help you make your holiday one to remember.


Visit Zoom Helicopters to start planning your next unforgettable adventure.


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