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Majestic rainforest reveals and a taste of the Tablelands

Our 20-minute Cairns scenic flight provides a ‘taste’ of this incredible World Heritage-listed natural region. Cairns sits on a floodplain to the south of the mouth of the mighty Barron River. The Barron's headwaters start in the Mount Hypipamee National Park at an elevation of 3,900 ft. The river flows 65 kilometres across fertile volcanic soils of the Atherton Tablelands and then journeys through the quaint village of Kuranda before cascading down the 850 ft high Barron Falls and moving across the Cairns floodplains out into the Coral Sea.

The Barron Gorge is an impressive natural feature carved out of the Great Dividing Range and the Falls at its head are intimidating to behold when in full flight during the tropical wet season. Your Cairns scenic flight tracks up through the Barron Gorge up to and over the Barron Falls, passing the over the world-famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where it spans the river and around the village of Kuranda before turning for the coast and descending over the lush eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range on the return leg of your scenic helicopter flight with panoramic views over Cairns city and out to the Reef.

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$299

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              20 mins      map        min 2

What to bring:
Sunglasses & sunscreen, Camera, small soft bags only. Weight restrictions apply please follow the booking form.  

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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. 

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Barron Gorge & Falls

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Conquer the Great Dividing Range and get the bigger picture

Extend your Cairns scenic flight to 30 minutes and we start this experience by climbing quickly with a clearance to 2,500 ft over the City of Cairns headed West for the Great Dividing Range. Ascending the lush eastern slopes, your helicopter arrives over beautiful Lake Morris, the remote water catchment that supplies fresh water to Cairns and attracts an abundance of birdlife to its pristine waters. Passing over Copperlode Dam we’ll fly along the range and down over the bubbling rock pools of Crystal Cascades before flying over the Kuranda Scenic Railway at Stoney Creek.

We continue on, flying into the mighty ‘Instagram’ worthy Barron Gorge. Here we’ll gently climb, passing through 1,000 ft over the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and then circle over the Barron Falls and nearby Kuranda rainforest village where the famous Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway begin their return journey back to Cairns. From Kuranda, your Cairns scenic flight turns east for the coast and descend over the lush eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range with views of Double Island, Palm Cove and panoramic views over Cairns city and out to the Reef on the return leg.

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$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.  

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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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Beyond the Range

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The best of two World Heritage listed icons - side by side

Combine the best of our two World Heritage Listed environments in a single experience. Book the Reef and Rainforest Cairns scenic flight and enjoy the ultimate highlight reel! Tracking out toward Green Island, your helicopter will pass Cape Grafton, Mission Bay, False Cape and Mt Yarrabah. Passing Green Island, we continue our flight to the north across Arlington Reef, one of the largest reefs in the Marine Park and on to stunning Vlasoff sand cay. Book on the day or let your pilot know during your scenic flight if you’d like to land, get your feet wet and sandy and capture the ultimate Instagram shot out in the middle of the Reef. Departing Vlasoff Cay we’ll track over Upolu Cay and head west. Crossing the coast you’ll have panoramic views over the northern beaches, Palm Cove and Double Island as we soar over the Great Dividing Range to the rainforest village of Kuranda and the amazing Barron falls cascading 850 feet down into the Barron Gorge below. Your helicopter will then track to the south on passing the Redlynch Valley, Crystal Cascades and finally descending over Lake Morris with views over Cairns City from 2,000 feet as we make our way back to the airport.

Cairns scenic flight over Barron Gorge

from

$699

per person 

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              60 mins      map        min 2

What to bring:
Sunglasses & sunscreen, Camera, small soft bags only. Weight restrictions apply please follow the booking form.  

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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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Rainforest Reef Duo

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