Townsville Helicopter Ride - Lighthouse & Magnetic Island

Tour Code: 1065

Departing: Townsville city

Helicopter Flights Townsville
  • This is a helicopter flight not to be missed when visiting Townsville. Depart from Townsville and fly out to Cape Cleveland Lighthouse then fly back to Magnetic Island for a picnic and return flight back to Townsville. 
  • This same tour can be done with a departure from Magnetic Island and a slight change to the scenic flight itinerary.
  • See the Great Barrier Reef and the rugged lanscapes of the FAr North Queensland coastline. See the lush green islands and coral reefs and marine life down below.  
  • Cruise ship tour passengers visitng Townsville will simply love this helicopter flight.

Included In Price

  • Scenic Flight to Cape Cleveland Lighthouse
  • 45 minutes on Magnetic Island to enjoy a picnic
  • Departure from Townsville or Magnetic Island

Townsville helicopters, enjoy a scenic flight with a 45 minutes landing on Magnetic Island.

Explore Townsville's best features, from the secluded Cape Cleveland lighthouse to the always stunning Magnetic Island, with this special helicopter scenic flight combining two of our most popular Gret Barrier Reef tours.

This trip begins by taking in views of Townsville City and Castle Hill, before heading over Cleveland Bay to the Cape Cleveland's heritage listed lighthouse, enjoying views towards the coastline and mountain ranges along the way.

You may also be lucky enough to spot some of the stunning marine life of Cleveland Bay! 

After a circuit of the lighthouse at the tip of the Cape, we will fly directly over to Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island where you'll have 45 minutes on the ground to relax on the beach, enjoy a picnic under the shady trees and enjoy Townsville's little slice of paradise.

After this we're back in the helicopter to start our anti-clockwise lap of Magnetic Island, taking in the island's stunning sandy bays, fringing reefs, lush peaks and headlands topped with giant granite boulders.

The trip is conducted from our base in Townsville, but we can also arrange to pick-up and/or drop-off on Magnetic Island at the Nelly Bay helipad, with some alterations to the tour flight path.

Total tour time is around 105 minutes making it perfect for a cruise ship shore tour visitor to Townsville.

Perfect scenic flight for 2 - 5 passengers, weight restrictions apply.

See all helicopter rides from Townsville and Magnetic Island.


Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Townsville city

Departure Instructions

Accommodation transfers are not offered at our Townsville base. Taxi transport is recommended due to limited parking at General Aviation.

  • Magnetic Island
  • Magnetic Island
  • Cape Cleveland Lighthouse
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day


105 minutes

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium


Weight: Up to 136 Kg / 300 Lb

Additional Information

The supplier reserves the right to refuse anyone who in the opinion of the pilot is in a state of intoxication, or is not fit to fly.

Bag not weighing more than 5kg

Minimum age is 3 - Subject to body weight - Please enquire

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:

  • At the discretion of the pilot; changes or cancellation of flight times may be necessary due to weather, aircraft availability, air traffic restrictions, or force majeure.
  • If the client has provided weights and these are found to be inaccurate on the day, to the point that an aircraft would be outside of safety limitations, Townsville Helicopters reserves the right to cancel the flight. In such a case, 100% of the charter fee is payable by the client.
  • No charge if cancellation occurs up to 48 hours before the agreed departure time.
  • 50% of the total charter fee will be charged if the charter is cancelled between 24 and 48 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • 100% of the charter fee is payable if the charter is cancelled less than 24 hours before the planned departure time.

Townsville Helicopter Ride - Lighthouse & Magnetic Island

Tour Code: 1065

Departing: Townsville city

Helicopter Flights Townsville



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

Tour Code: 1065



15 yrs & over

3 - 14 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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