Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight from Port Douglas

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Enjoy an amazing bird's eye view of the largest living structure in the world as your helicopter soars over the unbeatable scenery of the Great Barrier Reef.

Our guide to Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight from Port Douglas

This incredible helicopter flight takes you on an adventure over Australia's amazing Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Actually made up of over 2600 separate reefs, the Great Barrier Reef lies over 30km out to sea and stretches 2000km along the Queensland coast making it the largest reef system in the world.

Soar along the rainforest coastline past False Cape then head out over the crystal clear water and fly over Green Island and many of the other small islands and sand cays just off the coast from Cairns. See Arlington Reef, Middle Cay and Upolo Reed.

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.


Daily, year round.

Start times

9.00am or 3.30pm - times can vary but we will endevour to secure a time as close as possible to your preferred hour of departure.


30 minutes.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight from Port Douglas

  • Flight paths and timings may vary due to weather or air traffic control. Flights are weather dependent and subject to the pilot's final discretion.
  • A minimum of 2 persons are needed to book this tour. 
  • Infants 0-2 years are free of charge if sitting on a parents lap. A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations.
  • Due to Aviation Weight Restrictions, a client's body weight must be advised at the time of booking. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee.
  • With fluctuations in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to the ticket price. In such cases, any charge will be collected on departure.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled before your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post-departure.


Frequently Asked Questions for Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight from Port Douglas

  • Do you provide transfers from accommodation?
    Yes, packages include courtesy transfers to and from your accommodation on your day of travel except where indicated.
  • Can we take photographs in the helicopters?
    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.
  • Why are weights so important on a helicopter?
    Like airplane flights, weights play an important role in helicopters. We need to ensure that 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.
  • What happens if the weather is bad?
    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, the tour operator 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.