Cairns Great Barrier Reef Scenic Plane Flight - 40 Minutes

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40 minute Great Barrier Reef Flight
In-flight Pilot Commentary
Guaranteed Window Seats
Views of Palm Cove
Views of Green Island
FREE Courtesy Transfers

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Sun, Jun 16, 2024

What you can expect

Witness the blend of amazing colours of the incredible Great Barrier Reef with this 40 minute scenic flight at a very reasonable price! Be picked up from your Cairns City accommodation then join your friendly and experienced pilot-guides as you buckle up and head into the skies above Australia's most famous natural wonder and the wondrous panorama of the reef and its various islands unfolds before you. Soar over regional icons such as Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Middle Cay, Michaelmas Cay, Upolu Reef, and Palm Cove as your guide provides a detailed and interesting commentary on each of the individual highlights below.

With a guaranteed window-seat view, you'll be able to gaze down into the crystal-clear turquoise waters and see the amazing reef formations and their array of marine life inhabitants up close - be sure to bring a good camera as you'll be able to come away with some marvellous photo opportunities that are sure to make your friends and family jealous! As one of the best overall value reef experiences available from Cairns, this scenic flight not only saves time over a full day reef tour, but the views are beyond compare; for the most amazing spectacle the Great Barrier Reef has to offer, book yourself a scenic flight online today.


What you need to know

  • All passengers MUST provide the below information at the time of booking
  • ALL passenger first and last names
  • ALL passenger weights (in kg)
  • 40 minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight
  • Courtesy Bus Transfers to/from Cairns City
  • In-flight Pilot Commentary
  • Guaranteed Window Seats
  • Fly over Green Island and Great Barrier Reef
  • After exploring the Reef you’ll head back toward the mainland, with views of the North Queensland coastline
  • Sights include Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Middle Cay, Michaelmas Cay, Upolu Reef, and Palm Cove
  • Get a taste of the Great Barrier Reef with our 40 minute scenic flight
  • Experience the sights of Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Double Island and Palm Cove from the air
  • Enjoy In-flight Pilot Commentary
  • Morning flight is at 9am
  • Midday flight is at 11.30am
  • Afternoon flight is at 1:30pm
  • Flights depart daily from Cairns Airport
Additional Information
  • Confirmation of your booking and exact flight time MUST be reconfirmed with the tour operator upon receiving your tour voucher. Complete tour operator details will appear on your tour voucher
  • All passenger approximate weights MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Prices listed on this site are per person
  • Courtesy bus subject to availability; passengers that do not arrive at their pick up location on time may be classed as no-show
  • Children are defined as being aged between 3-13 years
  • One (1) infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap
  • A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations
  • There is a 125kg weight limit per individual passenger
Cancellation Policy
  • A 100% cancellation fee applies for cancellations, no shows, or booking changes within 24 hours of departure.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Flights operate daily except Christmas Day 25th December. At the completion of purchase, the flight operator MUST be contacted prior to travel to confirm exact flight time and hotel pick up
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.34 reviews

Beautiful experience with scenic view of entire coral reef.

The scenic flight was really good. It was the first time I travelled on a flight like this and got to see beautiful views of the coral reefs and the green islands. Although, was a bit motion-sick during some time of the flight, the views up so high was worth it.

Aswin Vijayan 3 months ago

You don't actually have to go for the expensive option of a helicopter this aviation was more than great!!!

I loved the experience itself. However I'm not sure if it was because we booked the tickets through Experience OZ (probably because we got them at the discounted rate compared to what others might have paid?), all other parties got called out first to secure the best places available while we were the very last to be called, hence provided with the worst seat with the smallest window that didn't even guarantee the full view outside. The view of green island itself was stunning and it was the great weather so we are grate for those.

Seul Ah LEE over 1 year ago

Highly recommend

Highly recommend, it was an easy checkout experience with Experience Oz. Unfortunately there was a storm on the day that we had booked and were unable to go at the allocated time. Lucky we were rescheduled to fly out at a later time when the storm had passed. Loved the ease of pick up.

Laura over 6 years ago

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