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Reasons Why You Should Take a Helicopter Flight in Townsville

Sophie Tabouel on November 19th, 2023

1. Magnetic Island from the seat of a Helicopter

Your helicopter ride adventure begins in Townsville, but the real treat awaits as you approach Magnetic Island. This picturesque island, located just a short flight from Townsville, is a tropical paradise like no other. From the air, you'll get a mesmerizing view of its rugged coastline, lush rainforests, and stunning bays. Keep an eye out for the vibrant turquoise waters and the resident marine life, which often includes dolphins and turtles. The island's natural beauty is best appreciated from the sky, making this the perfect way to start your journey.

Guests can choose from a multitude of Magnetic Island scenic flights, and these can include a landing on the island. Guests can also be picked up and dropped off to Magnetic Island by helicopter transfer.

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2. The Great Barrier Reef's Magnificence

As you can imagine most people on the planet have either heard about or read about the Great Barrier Reef. It is great because it is the largest living coral reef on the planet, and it supports the largest and most rare varieties of marine life in the world, some of which are still being discovered. People love to visit and explore it in many ways and one of those includes a scenic helicopter flight. They take a helicopter flight across the reef because it is an aircraft that can fly low over the reef, it can hover, and it can land in many beautiful places. From the air, you'll witness the Great Barrier Reefs intricate patterns, vibrant colours, and the sheer size of this underwater spectacle. It's an experience that's simply impossible to replicate from under the water, it has to be seen and experienced both ways to really understand this unique attraction created by Mother Nature.

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3. Unique Perspectives on the Reef

A helicopter ride from Townsville allows you to see the Great Barrier Reef and her islands from angles that few others ever do. You'll fly low over the lace like reef, providing you with a close-up view of the coral formations and the marine life that call this place home. The pilot will often point out specific points of interest, like Magnetic Island, Havannah Island, Orpheus Island, Hinchinbrook Island, Cape Cleveland, and even remote lighthouses. This perspective is a photographer's dream, offering incredible photo opportunities that will be the envy of your friends and family.

4. Efficient Exploration for Time Poor Visitors

The Great Barrier Reef is vast, stretching over 2,300 kilometres along the coast of Queensland. Trying to explore it all on your own can be a daunting task. A helicopter tour allows you to cover a significant portion of this natural wonder in a relatively short amount of time. You'll see a diverse range of reef environments, from shallow lagoons to deep-sea drop-offs, all in one exhilarating scenic flight.

A scenic helicopter flight is perfect for a quick but impressive half day tour and for visiting cruise ship passengers coming to Townsville. For those wanting a unique wedding proposal location flying out to a remote sand cay will definitely give you the result you desire.  

5. Memories That Last a Lifetime

Taking a helicopter flight from Townsville isn't just about the sights you'll see; it's about the memories you'll create. This experience is something you'll treasure for a lifetime. The awe-inspiring beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Magnetic Island will leave an indelible mark on your heart, and the thrill of the helicopter ride itself will be a story you'll tell for years to come.

In summary, a helicopter ridet from Townsville offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore some of Australia's most remarkable natural wonders from a unique perspective. From the rugged beauty of Magnetic Island to the awe-inspiring majesty of the Great Barrier Reef, this adventure is a must-do for all visitors to the region. So, don't miss out on the chance to see these incredible destinations like never before. Book your helicopter tour today and get ready for an experience you'll never forget.

Be aware, you need to book your Townsville helicopter flights in advance as the number of seats and flight departures are limited on a daily basis. When the cruise ships are in town it is nigh impossible to book on the same day.

Read more information here on the tips and hints on booking scenic helicopter flights on the Great Barrier Reef.

Sophie Tabouel

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