Cape York Scenic Flight Day Tour From Cairns or Cooktown

Tour Code: 191

Departing: Cairns

Unique & Amazing Experience
  • Brand new scenic flight departures are now available from our Cooktown airport base. We have daily flights to both Lizard Island and to Cape York.
  • When in Cairns or Cooktown you simply must book a Cape York scenic flight to reach the tip of Australia for that bucket list photo on the beach with your family and friends.
  • As you depart Cairns and make your way along the coastline of the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland towards Cape York in your aircraft ensure you have your camera at the ready
  • Journey to Frangipani Beach, the most northern beach in mainland Australia. Discover the white sandy coastlines and dense rainforests of the region on a Guided 4WD Tour to the tip of Cape York
  • Have your camera ready as you reach Frangipani Beach by 4WD, the most northern beach point of Australia. The northen most point tip lookout overlooking the rolling coastline and golden sands provide a perfect backdrop for a bucket list selfie
  • With large viewing windows, your scenic fixed wing flight from Cairns to Cape York over the Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef will offer plenty of selfie opportunities  

Included In Price

  • Cairns return scenic flight over reefs, rainforest and outback
  • In flight commentary
  • Snacks, drinks and refreshments
  • Guided 4WD Tour to the very top of Australia, Cape York

Fly over the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest by scenic flight from Cairns or Cooktown to Bamaga, before enjoying a guided 4WD Tour to Cape York the very tip of Australia.

With 6 passengers on board for our small group Cape York day tours we leave from Cairns and now from Cooktown and take you on a low level flight that covers approximately 1100 kilometres of spectacular rainforest and Great Barrier Reef scenery as you make your way towards Cape York.

If you have ever wanted to stand on the very tip of Australia at Cape York, then this is the scenic flight day tour for you as we are the specialists in Cape York tours and scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Our flights depart from Cairns and Cooktown to Cape York and the top end of Australia with a minimum of 6 passengers who will each be seated by the windows in our beautifully coached aircraft. 

Arriving in Bamaga, you will enjoy a Guided 4WD Tour of this remotely beautiful region. Discover Cape York’s natural wonders including Frangipani Beach, the most northern beach in Australia.

From here, your guide will lead you north approximately 1000 metres where you will find yourself standing at the very top of Australia the northern most tip of the continent. 

Stand here proudly as you have your photo taken overlooking the Torres Strait which lies between Australia and the Melanesian island of Papua New Guinea.

In your 4WD explore the vastness of Cape York including waterfalls and historic sights as well as the wealth of local native Australian wildlife.

Cape York Full Day Tour

Departing daily from Cairns or Cooktown, this is the ultimate Tropical North Queensland adventure for a minimum of 6 passengers.

Your tour includes a low level scenic flight to Bamaga over the stunning Great Barrier Reef, Rainforest and diverse landscapes of Cape York.

You will then enjoy a Guided 4WD Tour to very top of Australia, as well as Lunch, snacks and refreshments.  

Scenic Flight to Bamaga and Cape York

Cape York covers an area of around 208,000 square kilometers, boasting rainforest clad mountains, white sandy beaches, silica sands, towering coastline headlands, low level mangroves, rolling mountain ranges and dense national parks.

It truly is one of the most diverse and untouched wilderness areas in Australia and the best way to truly soak in the sites if from above.

Departing from Cairns, your low level scenic flight will veer north and begin its journey towards the humble town of Bamaga.

Immediately you will be greeted with awe inspiring views of the Cairns northern beaches, mangroves, estuaries and surrounding greenery. Continuing north along the coastline, you will soon be welcomed with stretching views of two World Heritage Listed wonders, the Great Barrier Reef to your right and the world’s oldest Rainforest, the Daintree, to your left.

Your aeroplane pilot will have you spotting for the abundance of natural wonders and landmarks below as you continue your journey deep into the remote north of outback Australia.

Keep your eyes peeled for the mighty Daintree, Jardine, Wenlock and Endeavor Rivers as you soar above Cape Tribulation, Lakefield National Park, Iron Range and the historic coastal township of Cooktown.

As you continue along the coastline, you will be welcomed with breath taking views of the Great Barrier Reef, Forbes Islands and the Flinders Islands Groups.

Watch as the rainforest rolls into spectacular views of the Outback and the Savannah Desert as your pilot shows you parts of Cape York that are inaccessible by vehicle.

Have your camera ready as you fly above Cape Melville, the silica sands of Cape Flattery, Princess Charlotte Bay and Bathurst Heads. 

Guided Cape York 4WD Day Tour

Your low level scenic flight will land in Bamaga, a small town located around 40km south of Cape York and is one of the most northern settlements in continental Australia.

The area is enriched with history, culture and war memorabilia and is a popular tourist town for those looking to venture to nearby Thursday Island, Horn Island or the many fishing, boating or off the beaten track camping and 4WD locations in the area.

Explore and spot for bird life at the nearby Lockerbie Scrub Rainforest, visit the World War II aircraft wrecks, pay a visit to the historic ruins of Somerset Homestead or take a dip in Twin Falls or Fruit Bat Falls.

You will also find a number of quaint stalls in the townships of Bamaga where you may be able to pick up a souvenir.

Your tour will then guide you to the most northern beach in Australia, Frangipani Beach.

Have your camera ready as the view from the headland is fantastic! From here, your guide will lead you on a short 1000metre walk to the Tip of Cape York, the northernmost tip of the continent!

Your Cape York day tour includes Lunch, snacks, refreshments and plentiful photo opportunities before returning to Bamaga’s iconic Bush Strip for your return scenic flight back to Cairns.

Cape York to Cairns Scenic Flight

As you farewell Australia’s northern tip, you will then board your aircraft at Bush Strip before taking off from Bamaga.

Your low level scenic flight will have you soaring above the tip of Cape York Peninsula as you make your way over the Great Barrier Reef, the Outback and the Rainforest and back to Cairns or our new base at Cooktown.

You may even be lucky enough to spot Thursday Island or Horn Island on the way!

After soaking in the very best of the Tropical North Queensland landscape, you will never look at a map of Australia the same way again.

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

Cairns Departure Time:- 7:30am (approx) - returning 6:00pm (approx.)

Departure Instructions
  • Departs from Cairns General Aviation Airport
  • Departures from Cooktown Airport
  • Cape York Peninsula
  • Cooktown
  • Bamaga
  • Frangipani Beach
  • Also departs from Cooktown
Months of Operation

April - December

Days of Operation



Full day

Fitness Level Required


Additional Information
  • The pilot makes the final decision regarding the continuation, aircraft, destination and departure times of any flight and may terminate the flight at any time if he/she deems it unsafe to proceed
  • Minimum numbers required
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Water Bottle
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Warm jacket for return flight home

  • No child rates, full fare applies
  • Children aged 3 years old and up, must be accommodated on a seat with a standard seat belt.
  • Infants aged up to 3 years old travel free of charge. Infant must sit on parents lap and be secured by a suitably approved harness, which is provided by the operator

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 must be advised at least 14 days prior to flight to receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made between 48 hours and 14 days prior to flight will incur a 10% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made within 48 hours of flight will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cape York Scenic Flight Day Tour From Cairns or Cooktown

Tour Code: 191

Departing: Cairns

Unique & Amazing Experience



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

Child: au$1,499.00
Family: au$5,996.00

Tour Code: 191



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1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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