Scenic Helicopter Flights
Prices from $415 AUD


Experience the spectacular Cairns Region from the air in one of these Helicopter Joy Flights. With scenic flights ranging from 30 to 60 minutes, there's an option to suit everybody.




  • City
  • Barrier Reef
  • Rainforest
  • Barron Falls

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From 1/07/2024 to 31/03/2025 per person
Reef Scenic Flight
30 minutes
a 30 minute Scenic Flight over Green Island, Arlington Reef, Middle Cay and Upolo Reef $415.00
Reef & Rainforest Scenic Flight
45 minutes
a 45 minute Scenic Flight over Cairns City, Rainforest Surrounds & the Great Barrier Reef $515.00
Reef & Rainforest Scenic Flight
60 minutes
a 60 minute Scenic Flight over Cairns City, Rainforest Surrounds & the Great Barrier Reef $715.00
PLEASE NOTE: This tour requires full payment upon booking.Sorry - no child rates. Passenger weight restrictions may apply. Scenic minute flights require a minimum of 2 guests to operate. PLEASE NOTE: This tour requires 2 passengers to operate. Sorry - no child rates. Passenger weight restrictions may apply.
AUSTRALIAN AVIATION REGULATIONS require all children 3 and over to have their own seat when travelling in a helicopter - therefore infant age for heli activities is 2 and under.

Only from the air can you truly appreciate the beauty, variety and sheer scale of the stunning natural landscapes that comprise the Cairns and Port Douglas region.

This is the only place on earth where two UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites exist side by side, being Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropical Rainforest. Witness a vast panorama of sprawling coral reefs, tropical islands and sand cays merging seamlessly into lush rainforest covered mountains housing vast river systems and spectacular seasonal waterfalls with breathtaking views as far as the eye can see. 


Reef Scenic Flight - 30 minutes


A scenic helicopter flight over the reef is an opportunity not to be missed! You will be amazed by the stunning blue and green hues of these pristine coral sea waters and their thriving coral gardens. This flight includes incredible photo opportunities of picturesque Green Island, Arlington Reef and Upolo Sand Cay.
Many of the larger marine species can be most easily spotted from the air. Inflight sightings have included Sea Turtles, Sharks, Manta Rays, Dolphins, Dugong and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep) during their annual migration from Antarctica, stopping by briefly to give birth and raise their calves in our warm tropical waters.






Reef & Rainforest Scenic Flight - 45 minutes

Our most popular scenic flight combining the beauty of our 30 minute reef scenic with a birds eye view of the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth. 

Commencing over the reef, we then cross back over the coast near double island and the resort township of Palm Cove before ascending the coastal rainforest clad mountains into the heart of the Barron Gorge National Park.

Emerging from the canopy below you will see the Barron River and quaint rainforest village of Kuranda. Keep an eye out for the tracks of the historical Kuranda Scenic Rail and the gondolas of the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. From the top of the gorge we descend over the 250m rock face of the mighty Barron Falls which, while impressive year round, provides an awe-inspiring photo opportunity after heavy green-season rain (Dec-Apr).

We follow the Barron River for the next 5km as it snakes its way back down the gorge towards the ocean, providing hydro electricity to the city of Cairns and thrills for rafters riding on it’s rapids.



Reef & Rainforest Scenic Flight - 60 minutes

Our most comprehensive scenic flight, combining all the highlights of the 45 minute Reef & Rainforest flight with a further 15 minute extension along the rainforest covered escarpment of the Lamb Range including Crystal Cascades and beautiful Lake Morris.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are there any extra costs?
A. No - The environmental tax is included in your rate.

Q. Can we take photographs in the helicopters?
A. All helicopters have clear windows which enable you to take some incredible photographs of the Reef and Rainforest. Some of the helicopters have windows which can be opened for photograph shooting as well; all we ask is that when taking pictures no part of the body or camera is placed outside of the helicopter, and straps are not to be placed around the neck for safety reasons.

Q. Why are weights so important on a helicopter?
A. Like airplane flights, weights play an important role in helicopters. We need to ensure that our helicopters on all flights are not over loaded under the Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulations. For this reason we need you to provide accurate weights when booking. There is no need to be concerned as your weights are kept strictly confidential and you will also be weighed on arrival, including your luggage.

Q. What type of helicopters do you have?
A. We have a fleet of Bell 206B Jetrangers, Bell 206L Longrangers, Eurocopter AS350B (more affectionately known as Squirrels) and a Robinson 44.

Q. What happens if the weather is bad?
A. If at the time of departure, the pilots deem that the flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather conditions and thus raising safety concerns, the flight will be cancelled. If this occurs we will make every endeavor to place you on an alternate flight that will meet your requirements. If this is not plausible a full refund will be offered.



Contact Details

07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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