Cairns Scenic Flights - Helicopter Ride Great Barrier Reef - 30 Min |ZM

Tour Code: 1032

Departing: Cairns

Cairns Helicopter Flights - 30 Min Reef
  • View the Great Barrier Reef with a birds eye view, on our most popular Cairns helicopter flights!
  • This is a 30 minute Great Barrier Reef helicopter ride to blow your mind. The visual beauty of the reef and her islands can only be taken in fully from the seat of a helicopter from Cairns on a low level scenic flight. 
  • Cairns helicopter flights allow you to see the expansive size of the Great Barrier Reef, her islands and coral cays. Such a beautiful way to see the reef before snorkelling and diving the reef. 
  • Whilst on your helicopter ride we pass over Upolu Cay, Vlasoff Cay, Green Island, False Cape, Arlington Reef. You even get to see the magnificent rainforest covered mountains surrounding the reef. 

Included In Price

  • 30 Minute Helicopter Scenic Flight Over The Great Barrier Reef

Our most popular Cairns helicopter scenic flight. This 30 minute Great Barrier Reef scenic flight takes in the highlights of the inner reef from Cairns city.

There is simply no better way to appreciate the sheer scale of the Great Barrier Reef than from the seat of a helicopter when you are visiting Cairns and Far North Queensland. 

On our Cairns helicopter flight you can expect picture postcard views of the reef and an abundance of marine life - Sharks, Turtles and even humpback whales in season (July - Nov).

This 30 minute helicopter flight departs Cairns General Avaiation airport and tacks out from the mainland with views of Cairns and Trinity Inlet, passing False Cape where you can see the remnants of WW11 defences still in place, Mt Yarrabah, Mission Bay and Cape Grafton on the southern side of Cairns city.

Our helicopter pilot then flys out to the inner edge of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and Green Island, a 6,000 year-old coral sand island that boats its own native rainforest eco-system.

Your helicopter flight path then tracks to the north as we explore the western side of Arlington Reef which is home to a diverse range of marine creatures - turtles, sharks and sting rays. 

Continuing north we'll circle Vlasoff Cay a tiny sand island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef that reduces to onle a few hundred square metres in size at high tide.

After circling Vlasoff Cay and taking pictures from the seat of our helicopter we head west, over Upolu Cay and back to Cairns taking in fantastic views of the Far North Queensland coastline framed by the lush rainforest-covered eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range behind Cairns city.

View more Cairns helicopter scenic flights and more Port Douglas helicopter scenic flights.

If you are a cruise ship passenger looking for the best shore tours in Cairns read more on our cruise ship shore tours page.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

Departure time confirmed at time of booking

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Arlington Reef
  • Vlasoff Cay
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



30 Minutes

Available for Purchase / Hire

In flight video

Fitness Level Required



Weight variances greater than 10% of that advised at the time of booking may incur additional charges and/or luggage allowances being reduced. Operator reserves the right to refuse travel and charge a 100% cancellation fee.

Weight: Up to 130 Kg / 287 Lb

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  • Children 2 years and above are legally required to be seated in their own seat and are therefore required to pay the full ticket price.
  • Children aged 2 years to 13 years must be accompanied by an adult on all flights.
  • Children who have not yet reached their 2nd birthday are classified as infants and may travel free of charge (seated on a parent/guardian’s lap utilising a company provided infant seat belt restraint).
  • Only one (1) infant is permitted to travel in an aircraft.
  • Please notify us at the time if booking advise if passengers are travelling with infants

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

  • In order to receive a 100% refund - Zoom Helicopters must be notified a minimum of 48 hours in advance of scheduled departure date/time. 
  • Cancellations notified between 24 and 48 hours in advance of scheduled departure date/time, qualify for a 50% refund. 
  • If booking is cancelled within 24 hours of scheduled departure date/time – no refund will apply.  If passengers are ‘no shows’ for a pick-up or flight, a 100% cancellation fee applies. 

Cairns Scenic Flights - Helicopter Ride Great Barrier Reef - 30 Min |ZM

Tour Code: 1032

Departing: Cairns

Cairns Helicopter Flights - 30 Min Reef



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

Child: au$415.00
Family: au$1,660.00

Tour Code: 1032



14 yrs & over

2 - 13 yrs

0 - 1 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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