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

One of the most popular helicopter rides in Cairns, this 30-minute Great Barrier Reef scenic flight departs Cairns airport, showcasing views of the city of Cairns and Trinity inlet, and 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, your scenic Cairns helicopter tour will explore the western side of Arlington Reef, home to a diverse range of marine creatures – turtles, sharks and sting rays.

Continuing north we’ll circle Vlasoff Cay, a tiny sand island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef that reduces to only a few square metres in size at high tide. 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.

pilot view over vlasoff cay

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.  

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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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outer great barrier reef scenic flight
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An epic flight from the inner reef to the edge of the continental shelf

This 40-minute Great Barrier Reef scenic flight is our most popular product. By extending your Cairns 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 allows us to push further north past sandy Vlasoff Cay and on to the outer reaches of the Great Barrier 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.

Great Barrier Reef scenic flight - view from a helicopter

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.  

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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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Great Barrier Reef scenic flight

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rainforest and great barrier reef scenic flight
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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. Enjoy the ultimate highlight reel with your rainforest and Great Barrier Reef scenic flight! Tracking out toward Green Island we pass Cape Grafton, Mission Bay, False Cape and Mt Yarrabah. Passing Green Island, we continue our Great Barrier Reef scenic flight across Arlington Reef, one of the largest reefs in the Marine Park and on to stunning Vlasoff Cay. Book on the day or let your pilot know during your scenic helicopter 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. From there we’ll 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.

scenic helicopter 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.  

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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Reef Rainforest Duo

60 MINS

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