Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flights & Green Island

Tour Code: 551

Prices From

au$499

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

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

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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Green Island is a stunning 6,000 year old coral cay nestled upon the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This popular day trip destination is located just off Cairns, boasting white sandy beaches, pristine snorkel sites, an abundance of activities and lush rainforest walking trails.

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Highlights

  • Be rewarded with spectacular views of the Great Barrier on a scenic helicopter flight to Green Island
  • Discover the colourful corals, unique reef formations and abundance of marine life on a guided coral viewing Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Snorkel the many world class reef sites surrounding Green Island

Perfect Selfie

  • Snap a selfie from the comfort of your seat in a luxury helicopter as you soar above Arlington Reef, Upolu Cay and Green Island 
  • Hire an underwater camera and snap a selfie with a friendly Maori Wrasse whilst snorkeling Green Island’s spectacular coral reefs 
  • Take a selfie from the many rainforest lookout points on Green Island whilst enjoying a self guided eco walk

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight and Green Island Tours

Departing from Cairns, enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef direct to Green Island. Enjoy a day relaxing and exploring the white sandy beaches, rainforest walking trails and underwater wonders of Green Island. Your tour includes a hot and cold buffet lunch, snorkeling equipment, self guided walking trails, a glass bottom boat tour and use of the island’s facilities. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Government reef levy
  • Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • In flight commentary
  • Access to Green Island and use of day visitor facilities
  • Use of island swimming pool
  • Self Guided Eco Island Walk
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Lunch
  • Relaxing boat cruise from Green Island to Cairns
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • 10.00am
  • Departure times to and from Green Island may vary due to weather conditions or other factors beyond control
Departure Instructions

10:00am departure from Cairns City Heliport

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • 9:00am – 9:30am complimentary pick up from your accommodation in Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches
Destinations
  • Green Island
  • Great Barrier Reef & Green Island
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

Full Day
15 minute Scenic Helicopter flight to Green Island & 45 minute Cruise back to Cairns

What to Bring
  • Camera (charged)
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Cash for drinks and snacks
  • Cash or credit card
  • Comfortable walking shoes
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Upgrade to Seawalker Green Island
  • Upgrade to Parasailing
  • Upgrade to include Boat Snorkel tour
  • Marineland Melanesia
  • Introductory diving
  • Certified diving
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium, Active, Disabled

Restrictions
  • Guests body and luggage weight must be advised at the time of booking. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee
  • Certified Divers must produce their certification card
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
  • Seawalker Tour - minimum age is 12 years
  • Certain medical conditions (i.e. asthma, epilepsy, high blood pressure or certain medications) may exclude individuals from diving
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to medical questionnaires completed on board with the tour operator.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Intro Dive Medical Advanced Dive Medical Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • 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
Cancellation Policy

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.

 

  • The pilot makes the final decision regarding the continuation of any flight and may terminate the flight at any time if he/she deems it unsafe to proceed
  • Cancellations must be advised at least 24 hours prior to flight to receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made within 24 hours of flight will incur a 100% cancellation fee
Additional Information
  • Minimum of 2 passengers are required for the scenic helicopter flight aspect of the tour
  • There are two Green Island departures to choose. Depart Green Island at 2:30pm for a 3:15pm arrival back to Cairns or depart Green Island at 3:15pm for a 5:15pm arrival back to Cairns
Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the visually impairedContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility

Ramp access to pier helipad,Scenic flights have no mobility restrictions (assistance from carer required for passengers with little or no mobility).

Number of Steps

Approx. 2 steps 1 foot (30cm) into aircraft,May be 1 to 2 steps at the end of the vessel gangway onto the island jetty if the tide is low. Some mobility may be required.

Boarding Access

May be 1 to 2 steps at the end of the vessel gangway onto the island jetty if the tide is low. Some mobility may be required.

Onboard Access

Ramp access available onto the vessel from Reef Fleet Terminal, Cains

Facilities

1 x wheelchair accessible toilet located at the Cairns Heli Centre,Cargo storage for collapsible wheelchairs (size and dimensions dependant on helicopter),Wheelchair storage at office for scenic flights,Disable toilet facilities on the island,Boardwalk pathways in the visitor facilities that are easy for wheelchairs to access,Boardwalk leading through the rainforest to the centre of the island

Activities

Approx. 2 steps 1 foot (30cm) into aircraft,Boardwalk pathways in the visitor facilities that are easy for wheelchairs to access,Boardwalk leading through the rainforest to the centre of the island,Approx 2 to 3 steps required to board the Glass Bottom Boat vessel

Additional Information

Jetrangers and AS350 helicopters would be suitable to carry ‘larger’ items such as mobility devices, please advise of requirements on booking.
Transfers

Tarago x 1 regular step

Hiace x 2 regular steps

Wheelchair taxi

Disabled parking at both office sites

Pre-order Local Transport

You must arrange your own local transport in advance.

Green Island is a stunning 6,000 year old coral cay nestled upon the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This popular day trip destination is located just off Cairns, boasting white sandy beaches, pristine snorkel sites, an abundance of activities and lush rainforest walking trails.

Read More

Highlights

  • Be rewarded with spectacular views of the Great Barrier on a scenic helicopter flight to Green Island
  • Discover the colourful corals, unique reef formations and abundance of marine life on a guided coral viewing Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Snorkel the many world class reef sites surrounding Green Island

Perfect Selfie

  • Snap a selfie from the comfort of your seat in a luxury helicopter as you soar above Arlington Reef, Upolu Cay and Green Island 
  • Hire an underwater camera and snap a selfie with a friendly Maori Wrasse whilst snorkeling Green Island’s spectacular coral reefs 
  • Take a selfie from the many rainforest lookout points on Green Island whilst enjoying a self guided eco walk

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight and Green Island Tours

Departing from Cairns, enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef direct to Green Island. Enjoy a day relaxing and exploring the white sandy beaches, rainforest walking trails and underwater wonders of Green Island. Your tour includes a hot and cold buffet lunch, snorkeling equipment, self guided walking trails, a glass bottom boat tour and use of the island’s facilities. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Government reef levy
  • Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • In flight commentary
  • Access to Green Island and use of day visitor facilities
  • Use of island swimming pool
  • Self Guided Eco Island Walk
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Lunch
  • Relaxing boat cruise from Green Island to Cairns
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • 10.00am
  • Departure times to and from Green Island may vary due to weather conditions or other factors beyond control
Departure Instructions

10:00am departure from Cairns City Heliport

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • 9:00am – 9:30am complimentary pick up from your accommodation in Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches
Destinations
  • Green Island
  • Great Barrier Reef & Green Island
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

Full Day
15 minute Scenic Helicopter flight to Green Island & 45 minute Cruise back to Cairns

What to Bring
  • Camera (charged)
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Cash for drinks and snacks
  • Cash or credit card
  • Comfortable walking shoes
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Upgrade to Seawalker Green Island
  • Upgrade to Parasailing
  • Upgrade to include Boat Snorkel tour
  • Marineland Melanesia
  • Introductory diving
  • Certified diving
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium, Active, Disabled

Restrictions
  • Guests body and luggage weight must be advised at the time of booking. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee
  • Certified Divers must produce their certification card
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
  • Seawalker Tour - minimum age is 12 years
  • Certain medical conditions (i.e. asthma, epilepsy, high blood pressure or certain medications) may exclude individuals from diving
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to medical questionnaires completed on board with the tour operator.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Intro Dive Medical Advanced Dive Medical Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • 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
Cancellation Policy

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.

 

  • The pilot makes the final decision regarding the continuation of any flight and may terminate the flight at any time if he/she deems it unsafe to proceed
  • Cancellations must be advised at least 24 hours prior to flight to receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made within 24 hours of flight will incur a 100% cancellation fee
Additional Information
  • Minimum of 2 passengers are required for the scenic helicopter flight aspect of the tour
  • There are two Green Island departures to choose. Depart Green Island at 2:30pm for a 3:15pm arrival back to Cairns or depart Green Island at 3:15pm for a 5:15pm arrival back to Cairns

Tour Code: 551

Prices From

au$499

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

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

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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