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Cairns Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flights

Cairns Great Barrier Reef scenic flights are the best way to admire this natural wonder, taking in its size and beauty from above. Indeed, an aerial photograph of the Great Barrier Reef is one souvenir you most definitely want to take home.

Our one (1) hour scenic reef flights depart Cairns Airport’s General Aviation terminal, between 7am and 5pm daily.

Taking off, you soon leave the rainforest covered mountains behind, tracking west to Green Island before heading out to Arlington Reef on the edge of the continental shelf. From here, the flight moves in a north-westerly direction, taking in Hastings, Norman and Batt Reefs, before flying over the lovely Low Isles and Port Douglas. Turning for Cairns, your flight takes in the coastal views including Double Island, Palm Cove and the Northern Beaches, before coming back to Cairns Airport.

What Will I See?

As much as possible! If astronauts can see the Great Barrier Reef from space, imagine what you will see on your own private, charter flight of discovery. This is the only way to appreciate the scope and size of the reef. From the air, the reef contrasts with the deeper surrounding water, providing an amazing palette of colour.

Photographers will be particularly happy. Our Cessna 337 uses the unique “Centre Line Thrust” and high wing, which means there aren’t any engines or wings blocking your stunning pictures.

What Does It Cost?

Our 1 hour Cairns Great Barrier Reef scenic flight costs $1,100, which includes the aforementioned itinerary, light refreshments and pilot commentary. The Cessna 337 takes up to 5 guests (bringing the price down to $220 per person), making this one of the most affordable options in the market! This is perfect for couples travelling together, small groups and families.

Cairns to [Destination] Return
Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flights (1 hour) $1,100 or $220pp for 5 people.
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Why Choose Us

We go further and see more than any other Cairns Great Barrier Reef scenic flight operator. We go to the outer reef, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Michaelmas Cay, north over numerous small reefs to Batt Reef, the Low Isles Lighthouse and Port Douglas, with a coastal journey back to Cairns via Double Island and the Northern Beaches.

Hotel pick-ups from Cairns city are included. Departure times to suit guests, subject to prior bookings. Itineraries, destinations and flight duration can be tailored to suit your needs and preferences, contact us to discuss further.

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