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Cairns Helicopter Tour | WORLD HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS

Tour Code: 561

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Private Charter Scenic
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the northern coastline, the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest on a return scenic helicopter flight to the Daintree
  • Discover the rainforest and its uniqiue history, wildlife and nature on a half day 4WD Cultural Adventure tour
  • Enjoy a lunch at Daintree Village with a glass of wine or beer
  • Have your camera ready as you dive deep into the rainforest by 4WD. The rainforest sights fauna provide the perfect backdrop for a selfie

Included In Price

  • Return Helicopter Flight to the Daintree (approx. 80 minutes)
  • In flight commentary with headsets
  • Half day Walkabout Cultural Adventures Tour
  • Lunch in Daintree Village with a glass of wine or beer
  • Return transfers to Cairns & Northern Beaches accommodation (up and including Palm Cove)

The ultimate Reef & Rainforest day tour experience showcasing Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and a visit to famous Cape Tribulation beach. This real-life nature documentary combines a stunning Reef-Scenic Helicopter Flight with rainforest exploration

THE EXPERIENCE
The ultimate Reef & Rainforest day tour experience showcasing Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and a visit to famous Cape Tribulation beach. This real-life nature documentary combines a stunning Reef-Scenic Helicopter Flight with rainforest exploration by purpose built river cruise vessel and 4WD tour vehicle for a day of discovery you’ll be talking about for years to come!

ITINERARY & INCLUSIONS
07:30   MEET AND GREET

Complimentary pick-up at your accommodation and transfer to the Heliport.

08:15   REEF AND RAINFOREST SCENIC FLIGHT (45 MINUTES)

Enjoy sweeping panoramic views from the tropical rainforest clad coastline, across the azure waters of the Coral Sea and into the very heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  Only from this unique aerial perspective can the vibrant hues and sheer expanse of the reef’s thriving coral gardens be truly appreciated.

Your highly skilled pilot will share their local knowledge of the region while on the lookout for Turtles, Dolphins, Manta Rays, large schools of pelagic fish and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep).

As we approach the mainland again, shades of blue merge seamlessly into the lush, emerald green coastline of the Daintree Rainforest. 

Crossing the coastline at the mouth of the majestic Daintree River we follow this ancient waterway to our landing site at the Daintree River Cruise Centre to join up with a small group 4WD tour with Billy Tea Safaris. 

STOP 1   DAINTREE RIVER CRUISE

Morning tea served before embarking on a 1-hour Daintree river cruise, home to the prehistoric estuarine crocodile. Your experienced river guide will discuss the unique characteristics of the regions birdlife, butterflies, tree snakes, reptiles, mangrove systems and other endemic plants.

STOP 2   ALEXANDRA RANGE LOOKOUT

 Climb aboard your purpose-built tour vehicle and ascend the Alexandra Range stopping for a breathtaking photo opportunity at the iconic Alexandra Range Lookout

 STOP 3   GUIDED BOARDWALK TOUR

Join you naturalist guide on an elevated boardwalk tour – learn about the regions unique and diverse flora and fauna including chance sightings of the endemic, prehistoric looking Boyd’s Rainforest Dragon plus the elusive and endangered Southern Cassowary

STOP 4   LUNCH AT A LOCAL CAFE

STOP 5   EMMAGEN CREEK WILDLIFE SPOTTING AND SWIM

Journey beyond Cape Tribulation along 7kms of the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek with opportunity for a refreshing rainforest creek swim.   

Search the creek for turtles and fish and keep an eye out for the dazzling Blue Ulysses butterfly with endemic bird life identifiable by their characteristic calls. 

STOP 6   CAPE TRIBULATION BEACH

Continue on to Cape Tribulation beach with time for a beach stroll or to visit the photographer’s platform.  With a backdrop of majestic rainforest clad mountains, this is the only place on earth where two World Heritage areas coexist, as Wet Tropical Rainforest meets The Great Barrier Reef.

STOP 7   ICE-CREAM STOP

Ice-cream at own expense before a cable-ferry crossing of the mighty Daintree River.

 The homeward journey commences through lowland rainforest and tropical farmland before following one of the most picturesque coastal drives in Australia, The Great Barrier Reef Drive.

ACCOMMODATION DROP OFF

17:30   PORT DOUGLAS 

18:00   NORTHERN BEACHES

18:30   CAIRNS

Experience The Daintree – Nature & Cultural Adventure Tour

Your private charter scenic helicopter flight departs from Cairns, and includes a return flight over the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage rainforest.

Fly above Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and the northern coastline before arriving in the heart of the Daintree, the world’s oldest rainforest.

Here you will enjoy a half day 4WD Cultural Adventure tour led by a local aboriginal guide. Discover the rainforest, learn about the local aboriginal culture and history, sample some Aussie bush tucker and try traditional hunting practices.

Enjoy a one course lunch in Daintree Village with a glass of wine or beer, before boarding your helicoptert for your return scenic flight back to Cairns. 

Your Coach Awaits

Begin your day with a courtesy pick up in an air conditioned coach from your accommodation in Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches or Palm Cove.

Return coach transfers from Port Douglas can also be arranged at an additional cost.

If you are self driving, you can check in at the Aviation office at General Aviation in Cairns 30 minutes prior to departure.

Pick up and departure times will be provided when booking. Upon arrival at the helicopter pad, you will be provided with a pre departure safety briefing before boarding the luxury helicopter.

Each guest will receive a head to set to enjoy in flight commentary throughout the flight. 

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Take off & be greeted with spectacular views of Cairns City & surrounds. Your pilot will provide commentary throughout the flight as you head north along the coastline enjoying views of Cairns northern beaches and its palm tree lined waters.

Flying over Palm Cove, Ellis Beach and Port Douglas, you will see the Great Barrier Reef to your right. To your left, you will see the rainforest clad mountains of World Heritage listed rainforest.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Daintree River and headland of Cape Tribulation as you begin your descent. Your helicopter offers great views & photo opportunities of natural wonders throughout your journey.

After around 40 minutes your heli will land deep in the Daintree Rainforest.

Half Day 4WD Cultural Adventure Tour

Upon arrival into the Daintree Rainforest, you will be met by your local Kuku Yalanji aboriginal guide who will lead you on your half day rainforest & cultural adventure.

Board the 4WD vehicle & begin your journey into the Daintree. Your local guide will share the stories, history & traditions of the local people as you learn of the unique flora, fauna & coastal habitats of the world’s oldest rainforest.

Visit aboriginal cultural sites and learn more about the unique environment. Try your hand at traditional hunting practices - catch a mud crab, try spear throwing, sample Aussie bush tucker.

 After a swim, you will then head to the Daintree Village Hotel for lunch & a glass of wine or beer. 

Return to Cairns

Feeling full and satisfied, you will then be transported back to the Daintree Rainforest helicopter pad before boarding your luxury helicopter.

Equipped with headsets, you will begin your 40 minute journey back to Cairns. Take in one last awe inspiring sight of the rich rainforest, sandy stretch of coastline and the Great Barrier Reef before arriing back to Cairns.

Returning to the Cairns heli pad, you will farewell your friendly pilot before enjoying return coach transfers to your accommodation in Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches or Palm Cove. 

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

Departure times are flexible

Departure Instructions

Departs from Hangar 9, Bush Pilots Avenue, General Aviation, Aeroglen, Cairns

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Pick up times and location will be provided at time of booking.
  • Self Dive: you can check in at the Nautilus Aviation office Hangar 9, Bush Pilots Avenue, General Aviation in Cairns 30 minutes prior to departure
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Daintree Rainforest
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

6 hours approx

Available for Purchase / Hire

Return accommodation transfers from Port Douglas - Min 2 Guests

Fitness Level Required

Medium

Restrictions

Guests over 110 kg may be subject to additional charge.

Weight: Up to 130 Kg / 287 Lb

Additional Information
  • Minimum of 2 passengers are required for the scenic helicopter flight aspect of the tour
  • Weights of individual passengers and accompanying carryon luggage (max 5 kg) MUST be advised at time of booking. A weight variance greater than 10% may incur an additional fee. Maximum single seat payload of 130kg.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes for walking in the water
  • Insect repellent

  • One infant under 3 years of age 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
  • Children 3 years and above pay full fare

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.

  • Cancellation notice of 48hours is required for a full refund claim and 24-48 hours, for a 50% refund claim. No refund applies if booking is cancelled inside 24 hours.
  • Weights of individual passengers and accompanying carryon luggage (max 5 kg) MUST be advised at time of booking. A weight variance greater than 10% may incur an additional fee. Maximum single seat payload of 130kg.

Cairns Helicopter Tour | WORLD HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS

Tour Code: 561

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Private Charter Scenic

From

au$1,200.00

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

Child: au$1,200.00
Family: au$4,800.00

Tour Code: 561

From

au$1,200.00

15 yrs & over

3 - 14 yrs

0 - 2 yrs

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

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