Lizard Island Scenic Flight Day Tour

Tour Code: 190

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cooktown

Amazing Experience
  • Fly from Cairns or Cooktown to the exclusive Lizard Island, a secluded tropical island nestled upon some of the most amazing scenery on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. 
  • Enjoy approximately 6 hours on Lizard Island with free snorkel hire, lunch and a guided island tour led by a local expert. Take a hike up to Cooks Look and photograph the amazing view. 
  • Reward yourself with breath taking views of the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest.  Snap a selfie from Chinaman’s Ridge or Cook’s Look when exploring Lizard Island’s many walking trails
  • Take a walk to the famous “Blue Lagoon” and don your nsorkel gear to explore the underwater world of this reef. See the giant blue clams Lizard Island and the Great Barrier Reef is famous for.
  • On our Lizard Island scenic flights all guests have guaranteed window seats. You will have plenty of selfie opportunities on your scenic flight as you soar above the Great Barrier Reef
  • Brand new Lizard Island scenic flights are now possible from our new hanger base on Cooktown. Get a group of 6 people together or join with others on our new Cooktown departures to Lizard Island.

Included In Price

  • Return Scenic Flights to Lizard Island from Cairns Or Cooktown
  • Return Transfers To Cairns Accommodation
  • Fly Over The Great Barrier Reef  & The World Heritage Rainforest
  • Local Guide
  • National & Marine Park Permits/Insurance
  • Lunch, Snack & Drinks
  • Snorkel & Safety Gear
  • Approx 6 hours on Lizard Island

Fly to one of the most exclusive and secluded tropical islands in the Great Barrier Reef. Your Lizard Island Day Tour includes return scenic flights above the reef and a full day to explore the island’s snorkel sites, bushwalking trails and beaches.

If you are looking for a remote and luxurious tropical island escape, then this is it! Boasting 23 pure white sand beaches, world class snorkel locations, an abundance of marine life and many bushwalking and sightseeing trails, Lizard Island is pure paradise.

Book your Lizard Island scenic flight from Cairns or from Cooktown

Enjoy a return scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest complete with inflight commentary. Arriving at Lizard Island, you will have 6 hours to explore this national park.

Lizard Island is a National Park over 1000 hectares in size and comprising of Lizard, Osprey, Palfrey and South Islands, Seabird Islte and Eagle Island.

Cooks Look is the highest point on the Island at 359 m and was named for the explorer in 1770 when he climbed to the top to survey a safe passage through the reef.

Take a walk to the famous “Blue Lagoon,” snorkel the many fringing reefs, spot for marine life, enjoy a Guided Island Tour led by a local expert or simply laze the day away on your very own secluded beach. 

Lizard Island is the traditional land of the Dingaal Aboriginal people and contains sacred sights and a rich history.

Lizard Island Day Tour from Cooktown or Cairns

Enjoy a full day tour to Lizard Island complete with a return scenic fixed wing flight over the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest.

This Great Barrier Reef tour includes return transfers from your accommodation in Cairns, lunch, drinks, refreshments, snorkel hire and a Guided Tour of the island. 

We are now flying to Lizard Island from our new Cooktown hangers so get your group together and join us for a day snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef on Lizard Island.

Your Coach Awaits in Cairns

Your tour begins with a pick up from your accommodation in Cairns where you will make your way to the General Aviation Area to meet the tour operator at the Cairns International Airport for an 8:00am departure.

You will meet your experienced pilot before boarding the plane.

All guests will receive a headset for inflight commentary throughout the flight and the best bit?

A window seat is guaranteed!  

For Cooktown flights please meet the pilots at the Cooktown airport for pre-departure checkin. 


Scenic Flight to Lizard Island From Cairns

As you take off from Cairns, have your camera ready as you will be greeted with spectacular views of Cairns city and the northern beaches.

Your low level scenic flight will continue north towards Lizard Island as you soar above World Heritage listed rainforests and the mighty Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

From your window seat you will welcome fantastic views of Port Douglas, the heritage listed wetlands of Cape York Peninsula and above the world’s oldest living rainforest, the Daintree Rainforest.

As you continue your journey north, you will then find yourself flying above Cape Tribulation, the only place in the world where two World Heritage Listed natural wonders collide.

As you approach your tropical island destination, your pilot will point out the historic township of Cooktown, the iconic Bloomfield Track and white silica sands of Cape Flattery.

Taking in all of the best sites of Tropical North Queensland, you will be left astounded by the region’s diverse and spectacular ever changing landscapes. 

Lizard Island Scenic Flights From Cooktown

We have built new hangers at the Cooktown airport and now offer our popular scenic flight day tours from Cooktown to Lizard Island.

Guests meet the pilots at the hanger for pre-flight safety briefing and then off we go flying over the famous sights of Cooktown, Endeavour Reef and out to Lizard Island where guests will spend the day hiking around the sights on the island, snorkelling the Blue Lagoon and the famous Clam Gardens.

Explore Lizard Island

Upon arrival at Lizard Island you will then have 6 hours to explore, relax and soak in the beauty of this remote and secluded tropical paradise.

All guests will have the option to take part in a Guided Island Tour led by a local guide.

On the tour you will learn of the island’s unique eco system and history. The island boasts a rich Aboriginal and European history and gained its name from Captain James Cook after discovering many large sand monitors during their first encounter of the island.

With free use of snorkel equipment, flotation devices and sun suits, you will have the opportunity to discover the many world class reefs and coral systems fringing Lizard Island.

The reef begins just 30 metres from the beach and is home to an abundance of marine life including giant clams, sea turtles, clown fish, rays and hundreds of species of tropical fish.

If snorkeling is on your to do a list, a visit to the world famous “Clam Garden” is a must as is the "Blue Lagoon".

The island also boasts an abundance of bush walking trails. Take a walk to the world famous “Blue Lagoon,” snap a selfie from Cook’s Look and venture to the historic site of Chinaman’s Ridge.

For the beach goers, Lizard Island boasts 23 pure white sandy beaches for your relaxation and pleasure.

One of the most popular beaches is Watson’s Bay, a stunning beach streaming with historical significance and natural beauty.

Your day will include lunch, drinks and snacks. With 1013 hectares on beautiful beaches, pristine reefs and bushland, you are sure to find your very own slice of paradise on Lizard Island. 

Return Scenic Flight to Cairns or Cooktown

After enjoying a relaxing and memorable 6 hours at Lizard Island, you will then board your fixed wing scenic flight to make the breathtaking low level flight back to Cairns.

Taking off, admire the coral cays, swirling reef formations and sand islands of the Lizard Island Group.

You may even be lucky enough to spot marine life frolicking in the surrounding reefs especially during the months of July to August when the Humpback Whale are calving in the safe surroundings of the Great Barrier Reef.

Heading south, your flight will make its voyage over the mighty Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

As you soar above the outer reef, you will spot the many tropical islands and sand cays nestled upon the marine park such as Endeavour Reef, Cairns Reef, Agincourt Reef, Batt Reef, Green Island and Upolu Cay.

Arriving back to Cairns, you will then enjoy return transfers back to your Cairns accommodation.

See our Cooktown and Cairns Cape York scenic flight here

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Cairns Departure 8am
  • Cooktown Departure
Departure Instructions
  • Departs from Cairns General Aviation Airport
  • Departs from Cooktown Airport
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cooktown
  • Return transfers from your accommodation in Cairns are included
  • Pick up times and locations will be provided at time of booking.
  • Make own way to Cooktown airport for flight departure
  • Cooktown
  • Lizard Island
  • New Flights operating from Cooktown
  • Lizard Island
  • Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



Full day

Fitness Level Required


  • Due to Aviation Weight Restrictions a client’s body and luggage weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed.
  • Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee
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
  • Lycra sun suits and floatation devices are provided at no extra cost
  • Minimum 2 passengers required for the flight, please contact us if you are a sole traveler
  • Hat
  • Bottle of water
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Dry change of clothes

  • Children travelling at adult price
  • 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.

Lizard Island Scenic Flight Day Tour

Tour Code: 190

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cooktown

Amazing Experience



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

Child: au$810.00
Family: au$3,240.00

Tour Code: 190



15 yrs & over

3 - 14 yrs

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(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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