Cairns Scenic Flights 40 - 60 Mins

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

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From

au$219.00

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

Child: au$219.00
Family: au$876.00

Tour Code: 345

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
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  • Experience the world’s largest living organism, the Great Barrier Reef on a low level scenic flight from Cairns. Unique cays and coral formations of the Arlington Reef system. Spot dolphins, manta rays, whales, turtles, dugongs and sharks.

Join one of our fixed wing scenic flights from Cairns and we will show the best spots on the Great Barrier Reef. 

Enjoy a 40 minute or 60 minute scenic flight from Cairns that will have you soaring above the beautiful landscapes of Tropical North Queensland. 

On each of our Cairns scenic flights we guarantee each guest a window seat allowing them to see and shoot some spectacular imagery of the reef and rainforests below.   

And we even offer courtesy bus transfers to and from Cairns city for our guests convenience.

The Great Barrier Reef is a wonder of the world and there is no better way to take in its beauty than from the seat of a low level scenic flight.

As you depart Cairns, prepare to truly gain a sense of just how large and significant the Great Barrier Reef really is.

With several flight departures daily, this tour is a fantastic option for those that want to experience the best of the reef in a short period of time.

Cruise above the region’s white sandy stretch of coastline, fly above Green Island and Double Island, take in the unique sights of Arlington Reef including Upolo Cay, Middle Cay and Michaelmas Cay and keep your eyes peeled for the colourful reef systems, coral cays and rich marine life within the marine park. 

This is a great Cairns tour for cruise ship passengers docking at Yorkeys Knob or in Cairns.

Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flights

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living organism and once you have seen it from the sky you will gain a sense of just how large and unique this natural wonder really is.

The 40 minute scenic flight takes in the best of the reef and is ideal for those travelling to Tropical North Queensland by cruise ship or those simply to seeking to experience it all in a short period of time.

The 60 minute scenic flight option includes all that the 40 minute reef flight has on offer, along with the coastline and lush landscape of Port Douglas and the surrounding northern beaches. 

Your Courtesy Coach Pick Up from Cairns

Your scenic flight tour begins with a pick up from your accommodation in Cairns or Cruise Ship to the departure point at the General Aviation terminal.

Your pick up time and location will be provided at the time of making your flight booking.

You will be greeted by your experienced pilot and guide as you board the air craft in preparation for the tour.

All aircrafts are fitted with quality intercom systems through which your experienced pilot provides an informative and humorous in-flight commentary.

Cairns Scenic Flight 40 Minute Reef Hopper

Discover the best of the Great Barrier Reef on a 40 minute scenic flight.

Your low level journey will have you flying above Green Island, Dunk Island, Arlington Reef, Middle Cay, Upolo Cay, Michealmas Cay and the stunning coastline of Cairns Northern Beaches.

Green Island

As your scenic flight begins you make your way towards the Great Barrier Reef and over the northern beaches of Cairns.

Soon you will be welcomed by the crystal clear blue waters and unique coral reef formations as you make your way to your first destination, Green Island.

Boasting white sandy beaches and true rainforest, Green Island sits upon the World Heritage Listed Marine Park and is a popular day trip destination from Cairns.

Arlington Reef

As you continue your flight further along the Great Barrier Reef, you will soon cast your eyes upon the stunning Arlington Reef system.

The Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 2,000 individual reef systems and you take in the sheer size of Arlington Reef you will really begin to get a taste of just how large the Great Barrier Reef really is.

Upon the marine park your pilot will guide you above Upolo Cay, a white, uninhabited sand island and a fantastic spectacle for those looking to snap a few holiday photos.

Continuing on your journey will fly above Michaelmas and Middle Cay.

The colourful reef systems and coral formations below are well worth experiencing from the sky!

Return Flight to Cairns

Flying at a low level the aircraft provides the perfect vantage point to spot for marine life as you make your way back to Cairns.

Keep your eyes peeled for Dugongs, Whales, Sharks and if you are lucky, Sea Turtles.

Your return flight back to Cairns will have you marveling at the white sandy coastline and humble villages of the northern beaches.

Returning back to General Aviation, return transfers back to Cairns CBD are included. 

60 Minute Reef & Port Douglas Scenic Flight

The 60 minute scenic flight includes all of the wonders of the Reef Hopper Tour as well as a flight above Port Douglas and the Tropical North Queensland coastline 

Your Courtesy Coach Awaits

Your experience will begin with a pick up from your accommodation in Cairns or Cruise Ship to the departure point at General Aviation.

Your pick up time and location will be provided at the time of booking.

You will be greeted by your experienced pilot and guide as you board the air craft in preparation for the tour.

All aircrafts are fitted with quality intercom systems through which your experienced pilot provides an informative and humorous in-flight commentary.

Green Island

Departing Cairns, your scenic flight will lead you over the coastline, the northern beaches and towards your first destination on the Great Barrier Reef.

Soon you will be welcomed by the crystal clear blue waters and unique coral reef formations as you make your way to your first destination, Green Island, boasting white sandy beaches and true rainforest.

Green Island sits upon the World Heritage Listed Marine Park and is a popular day trip destination from Cairns.

Arlington Reef

As you continue further above the Great Barrier Reef, you will soon cast your eyes upon the stunning Arlington Reef system.

The Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 2,000 individual reef systems and you take in the sheer size of Arlington Reef you will really begin to get a taste of just how large the Great Barrier Reef really is.

Upon the marine park your pilot will guide you above Upolo Cay, a white, uninhabited sand island and a fantastic spectacle for those looking to snap a few holiday photos.

Continuing on your journey will fly above Michealmas and Middle Cay.

The colourful reef systems and coral formations below are well worth experiencing from the sky!

Port Douglas

Continuing further north along the Coral Sea, your pilot will guide you above the popular beach side town of Port Douglas.

Marvel at the palm tree lined beaches and towering headlands of the region as you experience the very best of the Tropical North Queensland.

The road that leads from Cairns to Port Douglas is one of the most scenic and awe inspiring drives in Australia.

Your Pilot will point out some of the region’s most significant reef formations including Tongue Reef and Batt Reef.

The swirling coral cays and aqua waters below make for some fantastic holiday photos.   

Return to Cairns

From Port Douglas, your flight will the begin its return journey back to Cairns, showcasing the beautiful coastlines, white sandy tropical beaches and the blue waters of the Coral Sea. 

Returning back to General Aviation, return transfers back to Cairns CBD are included.

Included In Price

  • Window seat guaranteed
  • In-flight commentary
  • In-flight information booklets available in English, French, German, Japanese & Chinese
  • Return transfers from Cairns accommodation
  • Experienced pilot
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

All flights depart between 8:00am to 4:00pm

Departure Instructions

Wait at the front of your accommodation

Pickup Locations

Cairns

  • Pick up times will be provided at the time of booking
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Cairns
  • Tropical North Queensland coastline
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

40 Minute Scenic Flight
60 Minute Scenic Flight

Fitness Level Required

Low

Additional Information
  • Minimum number of passengers: 2
  • All flights are subject to weather, aircraft availability and air traffic control
  • In the event that GSL Aviation cancels/postpones any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, GSL Aviation will attempt to reschedule flight or a full refund will be given.
  • GSL Aviation will endeavour to achieve on-time performance, although accept no responsibility for missing flight or tour connections arising from operational delays.
  • Flight time listed is approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type.
  • Bottle of water
  • Camera (charged)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Adrian G

Reviewed on October 10, 2017

I enjoyed the flight, waiting around on the ground was a waste of time both in the small hanger and in the aircraft. We sat on the ground with the engine going for nearly half an hour before we took off, it was noisy, after the first 5 minutes very boring and did not seem to be particularly well-organised. No explanation was given to us by anybody on the ground as to why we were having to wait around for so long.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Adrian we thank you for your review of your Cairns scenic flight We are thinking you would have been taxiing on the airport apron waiting for clearance for take off due to the heavy incoming traffic of other flights hopefully the low level flight would have been all you had hoped and provided amazing views of the Great Barrier Reef We look forward to your return to Cairns in the future Please call us directly as we would love to personalise some tours for you next time

  • Infants under 3 travel free of charge
  • Children 3 and over, adult price applies

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.

No refund for bookings cancelled or amended within 24 hours or departure

Cairns Scenic Flights 40 - 60 Mins

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Biggest-Seller

From

au$219.00

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

Child: au$219.00
Family: au$876.00

Tour Code: 345

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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