Scenic Helicopter Flights
Prices from $399 AUD


1/Experience the spectacular Cairns Region from the air in one of these Helicopter Joy Flights. With scenic flights ranging from 10 to 60 minutes, there's an option to suit everybody.




  • City
  • Barrier Reef
  • Rainforest
  • Barron Falls

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From 1/04/2019 to 31/03/2021 per person
Reef Scenic Flight
30 minutes
a 30 minute Scenic Flight over Green Island, Arlington Reef, Middle Cay and Upolo Reef $399.00
Rainforest Scenic Flight
30 minutes
a 30 minute Scenic Flight over Cairns surrounding rainforest $399.00
Deluxe Reef Scenic Flight
40 minutes
a 40 minute Scenic Flight over Green Island, Arlington Reef, Middle Cay and Upolo Reef extra time over the reef than 30 minute flight $559.00
Reef & Rainforest Scenic Flight
60 minutes
a 60 minute Scenic Flight over Cairns City, Rainforest Surrounds & the Great Barrier Reef $699.00
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.


 City Scenic Flight - 10 minutes

This flight showcases the ultimate view and distinctive beauty of Cairns as you fly around the Marlin Marina and up Trinity Inlet.  With a Rainforest covered mountain backdrop it’s a view that any city would be envious of.



 Rainforest Scenic Flight - 20 minutes

This is an amazing flight over Far North Queensland’s diverse World Heritage rainforest.  After climbing to 2,500 feet, you will track to the beautiful Lake Morris (Copperlode Dam) and along Redlynch Valley to Stoney Creek and the Barron Gorge.  At the end of the Barren Gorge you will see the spectacular Barron Falls.  The return trip contains panoramic views of Cairns and the Northern Beaches.




  Reef Scenic Flight - 30 minutes

The 30 minute Reef Scenic Flight takes in some of the best sights of the region.  Departing from either the airport or our Heliport in the centre of Cairns, this flight includes the following sights:

  •  False Cape
  • Mission Bay
  • Green Island
  • Arlington Reef
  • Middle Cay
  • Upolo Reef

The view from the helicopter is spectacular – there is simply no other way to appreciate the sheer expanse of the Great Barrier Reef.  In addition to the picture postcard views of the reef, you might also see sharks, turtles, manta rays and even whales at the right time of year.





  Deluxe Reef Scenic Flight - 40 minutes

Upgrade your 30 minute Reef Scenic Flight and give yourself more time over the Reef.  The 40 minute Deluxe Reef Scenic Flight takes in the same amazing sights:

  • False Cape
  • Mission Bay
  • Green Island
  • Arlington Reef
  • Middle Cay
  • Upolo Reef


 City Rainforest Reef - 45 minutes

The flight will depart from the Pier, across Cairns City to Stoney Creek, over Kuranda, heading to Double Island then over to Middle Cay, then around Green Island and then returning to the Pier. 

  • Cairns City
  • Stoney Creek
  • Kuranda
  • Double Island
  • Middle Cay
  • Green Island



 Reef & Rainforest Scenic Flight - 60 minutes

The Reef and Rainforest scenic flight showcases the very best that Cairns has to offer.  The flight lasts 60 minutes, during which time you will cover over 120km of our spectacular tropical land and sea environment.  Amongst the many sights you will see include:

  • Cairns city, the lagoon, the marina, and the surrounding suburbs from a truly unique perspective as you begin the flight climbing up to 2,500 feet.
  • Palm Cove, Copperlode Dam, Redlynch Valley, Stoney Creek, the Barron Gorge and Kuranda.
  • Upolo Reef, Vlassof Reef, Middle Cay, Arlington Reef and Green Island.

There surely can’t be many better things to do in 60 minutes.




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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