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Outer Edges of The Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight

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Fly over the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, spotting marine life and islands, on a 40-minute flight with a pilot providing you with trivia about this natural marvel.

Highlights

  • Get ready to be awestruck as you fly over the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system, spanning from Papua New Guinea to Fraser Island in southeast Queensland.

  • Look out for Green Island, a coral cay that's a hot spot for whale sightings. You might spot a pod or two if you're lucky!

  • Your pilot isn't just your guide but also your buddy in exploration, offering commentary about the reef's marvels and answering all your curious queries.

  • Your comfortable window seat guarantees unobstructed views of the Reef, from the 900 sand cays to the 2900 coral reefs. No need for squinting or craning your neck!

  • Fun Fact: Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure that can be seen from space.

Inclusions

  • 40-minute flight

  • Expert pilot/guide

  • Headsets

  • Window seats

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Aerial exploration of Australia's aquatic marvel

Kick-start your adventure as you buckle up in your aircraft and prepare for a 40-minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s most breathtaking natural wonders. This extensive reef system stretches from Papua New Guinea to Fraser Island, hosting about 2900 coral reefs and 900 sand cays. Now, that's quite a sight! As you soar above this natural spectacle, you will cover up to 140km of the Outer Barrier and numerous inner islands, reefs, and sand cays. A highlight of your flight is the picturesque Green Island, a coral cay located 26km north-east of Cairns. During certain times of the year, you might be lucky to spot pods of whales near the island. Get ready for some marine life spotting as our aircraft’s large windows provide an excellent view of the vibrant aquatic life beneath.

Unforgettable sights and marine life encounters

Continuing your journey, you fly over Vlasoff Cay, a popular sand cay north of Green Island often used by locals for hosting events. This aerial exploration of the Great Barrier Reef is a fantastic way to appreciate the vastness and diversity of this marine treasure, making it one of the top things to do in Cairns. Get ready for an unforgettable journey that offers unique perspectives and stunning visuals of Australia's underwater world.

Additional information

  • The tour is subject to weather conditions.

  • The experience is restricted for guests weighing more than 115kg.

  • This tour can accommodate a maximum of 7 people on the flight.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Daintree Air Services.

  • Address: Tom McDonald Dr, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia.

  • Landmark: Located in Cairns Airport. Look for the "Daintree Air Services" sign.

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