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Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Cairns

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Customize your visit to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns with your selection from three travel options with a choice of snorkeling, scuba diving, and a one-way or round-trip scenic helicopter tour. Admire views of the Great Barrier Reef from your helicopter as you get a multi-angled perspective on one of the world’s top natural wonders. Then enjoy a close experience of the coral reef by choosing to snorkel or enroll in an optional scuba diving course (additional expense).
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  • 2 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$295.30
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$295.30

Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

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If snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, don’t miss this day trip from Cairns. The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! You’ll visit 2 different locations on the barrier reef for the chance to see tropical marine life in the clear waters. Lunch is included onboard the boat, and you have the option to upgrade to include additional adventures such as introductory or certified scuba diving or a helicopter flight over this UNESCO World Heritage site. Both water sports enthusiasts and novices are welcome. Includes instruction and equipment provided by friendly and professional instructors.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.39
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$142.39

Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Tackle the grade II and III rapids of the Barron River on this adrenaline-pumping half-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Prepare to get wet and wild as you hurtle over the rapids, then float downstream past the jagged cliffs, plunging ravines and lush rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. Best of all: with gentle rapids and full instruction provided, this tour is suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$83.98
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the lush beauty, amazing wildlife and rich heritage of Tropical North Queensland on this customizable full-day trip to Kuranda from Cairns. Travel to this enchanting rain forest village aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, and choose from a variety of activities including visits to the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Rainforestation Nature Park. Hang out with koalas and exotic birds, browse local markets and opt to include a delicious buffet lunch. At the end of the day, glide through the treetops back to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.56
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Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

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Enjoy unforgettable views of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as you fly over the UNESCO-listed natural wonder in a helicopter. Experience the magnitude of the vast reef as you float overhead on a 25-minute flight, spotting landmarks like Green Island and Upolo Cay and swooping low enough to see coral clusters and schools of tropical fish and rays. This tour includes pick-up from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$295.30
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Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns
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Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns

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Spend a day on the Great Barrier Reef at two different snorkel and dive sites on this luxury catamaran cruise from Cairns. Travel in style aboard a fast, comfortable catamaran to the outer edge Upolu Reef. Take an Adventure Snorkel & Glass Bottom Boat Tour through the highly protected no-fishing zone sites in the Marine Park. Refuel with a buffet lunch on board the catamaran before heading to your next destination, Upolu Cay reef. Enjoy the shallow azure blue waters surrounding this natural Coral Cay with both snorkeling or diving on offer. Be mesmerised by coral teeming with colourful fish.
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  • 9 hours
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$155.90
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

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Take a day trip from Cairns to Kuranda on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and return via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Alternatively, make the 1-way journey by railway and return by skyrail. Enjoy a tranquil ride as you soar above the rainforest canopy, with views from Cairns all the way to the Great Barrier Reef, and spend free time in Kuranda Village. If you wish, upgrade your transport with admission to the Rainforestation Nature Park or Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park — the latter option with or without lunch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.56
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$126.56

Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour

Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour

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Enjoy the best of both worlds on this exhilarating 45-minute helicopter flight, crossing both land and sea. Swoop over the lush rainforest and thundering waterfalls of the Barron Gorge, then admire the vast reefs and aquamarine waters of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef. Spot landmarks like Stoney Creek Falls, Green Island and Arlington Reef, and snap aerial photos of the Northern Beaches and Palm Cove. This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off from Cairns.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$369.31
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

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Go snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise from Cairns. Relax on board your 80-foot (25-meter) luxury catamaran as your captain sails to two exclusive locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel or dive, with full instruction provided by guides, and see an array of colorful fish, sea turtles, and corals. Your tour includes morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch, with additional beverages available for purchase.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.09
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Private Helicopter Tour: Reef Island Snorkeling and Gourmet Picnic Lunch

Private Helicopter Tour: Reef Island Snorkeling and Gourmet Picnic Lunch

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Indulge yourself and your loved ones with a private helicopter tour that takes you out to a secluded island on the Great Barrier Reef. Admire the reef from above during your 25-minute scenic helicopter flight, then experience its natural beauty up close after your pilot gently lands on the gorgeous and remote Vlasoff Cay (or Turtle Beach if Vlasoff Cay is occupied). Enjoy a two-hour retreat in paradise with everything you need provided, including a picnic basket with champagne and nibbles, picnic blanket, deck chairs, beach umbrella and snorkeling equipment.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$628.34
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Cruise out and Cruise return, plus 10 minute Scenic Flight

Cruise out and Cruise return, plus 10 minute Scenic Flight

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Experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef from above, with an exhilarating helicopter flight over picturesque reef systems and up close onboard luxury vessel, Evolution. be treated to an Aussie BBQ lunch and snorkelling to discover the mysteries of the underwater world. Activities available onboard at an extra cost include scuba diving (for beginners and experienced divers) and coral viewing from the semi-submersible.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.95
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Cruise to Moore Reef Pontoon and Return Helicopter Flight from Cairns

Cruise to Moore Reef Pontoon and Return Helicopter Flight from Cairns

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Discover one of the world’s most breath-taking natural wonders from the sea and the sky on this 6-hour tour from Cairns. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef as you cruise out to the Moore Reef pontoon; enjoy swimming and snorkeling amid schools of tropical fish and spot marine life from a glass-bottom or semi-submersible boat. After tucking into a hearty buffet lunch (included), return to the mainland on a thrilling helicopter flight and admire spectacular aerial views along the coast.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$379.67
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Fly to Green Island - Cruise Return

Fly to Green Island - Cruise Return

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Departing Cairns, enjoy a scenic helicopter flight to Green Island - a beautiful 6,000-year-old coral cay located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. With its reef and rainforest environment enjoy a half day or full day in nature's lover paradise before returning to Cairns via catamaran.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$373.01
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$373.01

Helicopter and Cruise Packages with Great Adventures

Helicopter and Cruise Packages with Great Adventures

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See the natural wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef from various angles on this combined helicopter and cruise package deal. Fly to the outer reef on a helicopter, enjoying the sea views from above and seeing the reef from a unique perspective. After landing, spend more than two hours at the reef platform, where you can snorkel, view the reef from a semi-submersible, and learn about the reef’s biodiversity.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$374.74
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Private Coral Cay Bubbles Tour

Private Coral Cay Bubbles Tour

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Capture those Instagram moments in solitude on your own private Sand Cay. Make this the highlight of your visit to the Great Barrier Reef - the most cost effective way to indulge in one of the signature Great Barrier Reef experiences and create once in a lifetime memories. An intimate and personalised tour delivered by passionate locals. IMPORTANT - GBRMPA permit conditions apply. Sand Cays in the Marine Park are accessible by the public and by other tourism operators. For this reason, exclusive access to Vlassof Cay cannot be guaranteed. Landings are only permitted when the Sand Cay is unoccupied and subject to weather and tides. On the rare occasion that Vlassof Cay is occupied on our arrival, we will extend the scenic flight by 10 mins, get high over the outer Barrier Reef and pop the bubbles on-board ! Conditions applicable to Sand Cay tours detailed here are discussed and confirmed with passengers prior to flight.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$400.89
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Cruise to Outer Reef - Cruise Return Plus 10 Minute Scenic Flight

Cruise to Outer Reef - Cruise Return Plus 10 Minute Scenic Flight

Discover the iconic Great Barrier Reef combining an awe-inspiring helicopter flight with a Great Adventures outer reef day experience. The spacious activity platform moored on the spectacular outer reef makes possible exciting inclusive and optional activities for all ages in and out of the water. While you’re out at the pontoon to take to the sky on a joy flight, you will have the best seat to witness this natural wonder.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$320.57
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Zoom Around Cairns - 10 min City Scenic Flight
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Zoom Around Cairns - 10 min City Scenic Flight

The most affordable way to get the thrill of a helicopter scenic flight over the beautiful city of Cairns.
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  • 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.11
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$116.11

Inner Reef Explorer - 30 min Reef Scenic Private Flight
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Inner Reef Explorer - 30 min Reef Scenic Private Flight

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This 30-minute scenic helicopter tour departs Cairns airport and tracks out from the mainland with views of the city of Cairns and Trinity inlet, passing False Cape where you can see the remnants of WWII defences, Mt Yarrabah, Mission Bay and Cape Grafton. From there we strike out to the inner edge of the Reef and Green Island, a 6,000 year-old coral sand island that boasts its own native rainforest eco-system. Tracking to the north, we explore the western side of Arlington Reef, home to a diverse range of marine creatures – turtles, sharks and sting rays. Continuing north we’ll circle Vlasoff Cay a tiny sand island in the middle of the reef that reduces to only a few hundred square metres in size at high tide. From Vlasoff Cay we head west, over Upolu Cay and back to Cairns taking in fantastic views of the North Queensland coastline framed by the lush rainforest-covered eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$284.06
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Barron Gorge & Falls - 20 min Rainforest Scenic Flight
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Barron Gorge & Falls - 20 min Rainforest Scenic Flight

Our 20-minute Cairns rainforest scenic tour provides a ‘taste’ of this incredible World Heritage-listed natural region. Cairns sits on a floodplain to the south of the mouth of the mighty Barron River. The Barron river flows 65 kilometres across fertile volcanic soils of the Atherton Tablelands and then journeys through the quaint village of Kuranda before cascading down the 850 ft high Barron Falls and out into the Coral Sea. The Barron Gorge is an impressive natural feature carved out of the Great Dividing Range and the Falls at its head are intimidating to behold when in full flight during the tropical wet season. This scenic helicopter flight tracks up through the Barron Gorge up to and over the Barron Falls, passing the over the world-famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where it spans the river and around the village of Kuranda before turning for the coast and descending over the lush eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range with panoramic views over Cairns and out to the Reef.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.03
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Beyond the Range - 30 min Rainforest Scenic Flight
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Beyond the Range - 30 min Rainforest Scenic Flight

Extend your Cairns rainforest scenic helicopter flight to 30 minutes and we start this experience by climbing quickly with a clearance to 2,500 ft over the City of Cairns headed West for the Great Dividing Range. Ascending the lush eastern slopes, we arrive over beautiful Lake Morris which attracts an abundance of birdlife to its pristine waters. Passing over Copperlode Dam we’ll track along the range, overflying the Kuranda Scenic Railway at Stoney Creek. We continue on, flying into the mighty ‘Instagram’ worthy Barron Gorge. Here we’ll gently climb, passing through 1,000 ft over the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and then circle over the Barron Falls and nearby Kuranda rainforest village where the famous Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway begin their return journey back to Cairns. From Kuranda, your Cairns helicopter tour turns for the coast over the lush eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range with views of Double Island, Palm Cove, over Cairns city and out to the Reef.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$284.06
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