Cairns Outback Scenic Helicopter Tour

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Unique & Amazing Experience
  • Experience the wild and rugged Queensland Outback from above experiencing scenic rivers, view over Cairns, Chillagoe Caves, Mt Mulligan, the Great Dividing Range and the surrounding coastline
  • Land at Chillagoe Caves and explore this 400 million year old natural wonder and discover the secrets of the region with in flight commentary from your Pilot and Guide

Cairns is not just all about the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforests, explore Queensland’s Outback from above! Our Cairns Outback Helicopter Tour will have you flying above Cairns, the coastline, the wild and rugged Great Dividing Range and Mt Mulligan before landing at Chillagoe Caves.

Explore the hidden gems of Queensland’s Outback from above! on a Helicopter Tour flying above Cairns, the coastline, the wild and rugged Great Dividing Range and Mt Mulligan and Chillagoe Caves

Believe it or not, the outback of Cairns boasts some of Queensland’s most unique hidden gems. Discover the wild and rugged Great Dividing Range, the diverse rainforest and coastal landscape of the surrounding Cairns region, the towering peaks of Mt Mulligan and the 400 million year old Chillagoe Caves on an exclusive helicopter scenic flight.

Departing from Cairns, this outback helicopter tour is nothing less than unique. The Great Dividing Range is the third largest range in Australia, stretching from the very tip of Queensland all the way down to Victoria’s east coast.

After marveling at the beautiful landscape below, the tour includes a landing at Chillagoe Caves. The limestone cave system consists of remnants of coral reef dating back 400 million years. The shallow waters created walkways and crevices that exist today, just waiting to be explored. 

Cairns Outback Helicopter Tour

Discover the Cairns Outback from above on this truly unique scenic helicopter tour. The tour takes in the sights of the Great Dividing Range, the towering peak of Mt Mulligan, the region’s surrounding rainforest and coastline before landing at the foot of the ancient Chillagoe Caves. 

Your Coach Awaits

Your tour begins with a pick up from your accommodation in Cairns.

Return transfers from Port Douglas to the Cairns departure terminus at Cairns airport are available at an extra cost.

Your pick up time and location will be provided at the time of booking. You will be greeted by your local guide as you board the Helicopter in preparation for Cairns Outback experience.

Each guest is provided with a headset and in flight commentary from your pilot and guide as you learn about the region’s unique landscape. 

Chillagoe Caves

Your journey begins as you head west of Cairns and over the mountains and highlands of the Great Dividing Range. As you marvel at the sheer size of the ranges below, you will get a true sense of just how big Australia really is!

Soon your scenic helicopter flight will transcend into a unique landing at the foot of Chillagoe Caves. Who would have thought that this unique wonder existed in the tropical surrounds of Cairns?

These caves were once a dry and dusty shallow sea. The limestone caves are made up of 400 million years of coral and mud deposits and with erosion were crafted into stunning passageways and pockets.

As you walk through this stunning cave system, you will be greeted by remarkable stalagmites and stalactites.

Before taking a selfie, you will then board your helicopter again before travelling to your next destination. 

Mt Mulligan

As you make your way back towards the coast, prepare to be surprised by the towering peak of Mt Mulligan, reported to be twice the size of Uluru!

The mountain is known as Ngarrabullgan by the local native Aboriginal people, and is home to two of Queensland’s oldest aboriginal sites.

It has been reported that the mountain is home to aboriginal cultural items dating back over 40,000 years.

The mountain boasts gigantic sandstone and red rocky cliff faces that make for a perfect opportunity against the blue skies of the Cairns region. 

Return to Cairns

After snapping a few amazing photos of Mt Mulligan, your journey will then continue towards the coast and over the Great Dividing Range before arriving back at Cairns Airport. 

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Included In Price

  • Scenic helicopter flight departing Cairns
  • Courtesy return coach transfers
  • In flight commentary
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time


Departure Instructions

Departs Cairns General Aviation

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Chillagoe Caves
  • Mount Mulligan
  • Wangetti
  • Cairns
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day


7 Hours

Available for Purchase / Hire

Return coach transfers from Port Douglas

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

  • Maximum weight limit of 136kg per person. 
  • Weight must be advised when booking. 
  • Weight variance greater than 10% may incur 100% cancellation charge.

Weight: Up to 136 Kg / 300 Lb

Additional Information
  • Minimum 4 guests.
  • Additional charges: fuel, carbon & marine levy surcharges may apply, payable direct
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • No large bags or items
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases

  • One infant under the age of 3 may travel on the lap of an adult free of charge.
  • No child fare applicable

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

  • Cancellations made 48 hours prior to tour commencement will receive a full refund
  • Cancellations made within 24 to 48 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee
  • Cancellations made within 24 hours will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cairns Helicopter Flights - Chillagoe Caves - Mount Mulligan

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Unique & Amazing Experience



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$1,399.00
Family: au$5,596.00

Tour Code: 367



15 yrs & over

3 - 14 yrs

0 - 2 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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