Tours & activities by The Napoleonic Guide from Viator

Best Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

2 Reviews

  • Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove, Australia
  • Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3262REEF

Take a scenic helicopter tour from Cairns over the stunning Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. You'll have unforgettable views of the Great Barrier Reef's coral and marine life, plus the gorgeous tropical coastline and islands of Far North Queensland. While enjoying the incredible views of the reef, you'll take some of the most spectacular photos imaginable.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Qualified and professional pilot

You'll take off from Cairns Airport on your 30-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Viewing the coral and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef from the air is an amazing experience. You'll enjoy bird's-eye views of exquisite coral clusters, schools of fish, manta rays, reef sharks and turtles. The flight also takes you over famous sites such as Green Island and Upolo Cay, so be sure to bring your camera on this once-in-a-lifetime flight!

Schedule details

Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.

Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

General Aviation at Cairns Airport


Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels

Departure Time:
The closest available time will be allocated. 
30 minutes
Return Details:

Flight concludes at original point of departure

Pricing information

Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

Pricing information

Best Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

  • Scenic Helicopter Flight (30 minutes)
  • Informative commentary during the flight
  • Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels
  • Return transfers from Port Douglas hotels are at an additional cost of AU$55 per per person, payable to the coach driver on the day of travel
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All passenger weights for the helicopter flight MUST be advised at time of booking. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call the flight operator and advise them of this information directly. The operator contact details will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking. Any individual weighing over 110kg will be required to pay an extra 50% of an additional seat in order to fly
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Infants 2 years and under travel free of charge when seated in the lap of a guardian
    Voucher Info:
    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. What's this?
    Local Operator Information:
    Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Gayle K, Australia, July 2010

    Absolutely worth every cent!

    Reviewed by: Zack, September 2011

    Unfortunately rain into some weather problems but the staff was very accommodating and was able to get me on another heli at a later date before leaving the Carins area. Even though I was unable to fly over the reef, I was still given a private flight over the rain forest and treated like a VIP.

    From USD $294.64

    View price calendar


    Select Travel Date

    Flexible date guarantee


    Enter total number of travelers:

    Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
    What's this?

    Tour code: 3262REEF