There is another way to enjoy Tropical North Queensland and all its beauty, and it is from the air. Scenic flights provide a great opportunity to really understand the vastness of the Great Barrier Reef, the grandeur of North Queensland's National Parks and the magnificence of the many islands scattered around its waters. It's an experience not to be missed. Visit Cairns, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, the Daintree Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef or Whitehaven Beach, on the Whitsundays, from the air, either on a scenic flight or on a helicopter.
Join Air Whitsunday on one of their scenic flights and enjoy a panoramic view of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.Join Air Whitsunday on one of their scenic flights and discover pristine Whitehaven Beach.AIR WHITSUNDAY
Whitsunday Airport, Airlie Beach (MAP)
Phone (07) 4946 9111 / Fax (07) 4946 9100

Experience the wonder of the Whitsundays!

Air Whitsunday offer a wide range of scenic flights over the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Some of Air Whitsunday scenic flight tours also offer snorkelling inside Hardy Reef and this is what makes Air Whitsunday's tours unique. Hardy Reef is a convenient location for both the first time snorkeller and the more experienced, thanks to the coral lagoon it creates.

Along with their snorkelling tours to the reef, Air Whitsunday also provide day trips to island resorts, picnics at Whitehaven Beach, scenic flights with the added bonus of a water landing and with the Whitsundays being so well known for its yachting compatibility, what could be more romantic than being picked up from your yacht by seaplane for any of their amazing scenic flights tours

Cairns scenic flights over the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.Scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.GSL AVIATION - CAIRNS
GA Aero Centre - Unit 3, Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns Airport, Cairns (MAP)
Phone 1300 475 000

Get a taste of the Great Barrier Reef, from Cairns!

See it all! GSL Aviation offers one of the best value Reef experiences in Queensland with a range of scenic flights, tours and air charter over the beautiful Great Barrier Reef and North QLD coastline from Cairns International Airport.

Our signature 40 minute Reef Hopper flight is a great way to get an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef and is the must do tour in Cairns! The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and the amazing contrast of colours is something that's best experienced from the air. After becoming airborne you'll fly to Green Island, and overhead the Great Barrier Reef. After exploring the Reef you'll head back toward the mainland, with views of the North Queensland coastline. Ask us about our 'Fly and Cruise' package too and enjoy the Reef from above and below the water!

Sights include Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Batt Reef, Tongue Reef, Port Douglas, and Palm Cove

Scenic flights over the Whitsunday Islands, from Airlie Beach.Airlie Beach scenic flights over the Whitsunday Islands.GSL AVIATION - AIRLIE BEACH
Air Whitsunday Road, Whitsundays (MAP)
Phone 1300 475 247

The jewel of the Great Barrier Reef!

GSL Aviation is proud to offer a range of great value scenic flights, island transfers and air charter from our base at Airlie Beach in the beautiful Whitsundays.

See it all with our Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef scenic flight tours giving you an excellent overview of the most popular Whitsunday Islands and the famous Heart Reef & Whitehaven Beach. With expert commentary you will appreciate the layout and beauty of this amazing area, all whilst soaring above these breathtaking sights! Ask us about our 'Fly and Cruise' packages too and enjoy the Reef from above and below the water!

Sights include: Shute Harbour, Hamilton Island, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Hayman Island, Hook Island, Daydream Island, Bait Reef, Heart Reef and Hook Reef.

Scenic helicopter flights over the Great Barrier Reef and rainforest.DOWN UNDER HELI

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Get high! ... on the Great Barrier Reef.

Operating daily from Cairns, Down Under Helicopters services the entire North Queensland region and offers an amazing array of touring options. Enjoy a scrumptious picnic on a secluded sand cay, a spectacular scenic flight over the Reef and Rainforest, or try one of their full or half day packages to the Reef, complete with a scenic flight and cruise.

Alternatively, come fly one of their helicopters yourself! Down Under Helicopters is a subsidiary of Heli Charters Australia, whose family of operations also includes The Cairns Helicopter School. Operating for more than 15 years, The Cairns Helicopter School is committed to achieving the highest standards in aviation safety, and will teach you how to fly

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Whitsunday Airport, Airlie Beach
Phone (07) 4946 9111 / Fax (07) 4946 9100
Along with their snorkelling tours to the reef, Air Whitsunday also provide day trips to island resorts, picnics at Whitehaven Beach, scenic flights with the added bonus of a water landing.

2927 Shute Harbour Road, Whitsunday
Phone (07) 4946 9988 / Fax (07) 4946 9787
Aviation Adventures fly from the Whitsunday airport. They operate scenic flights over the Whitsunday Islands, transfers to some islands after a scenic flight, picnic packages on the Whitsundays, a combo of a scenic flight and snorkel and stopovers at Whitehaven Beach.

Phone (07) 4031 5999
Cairns Heli-Scenic presents a range of scenic flight tours from their base at the "Pier Marketplace", in Cairns. Choose from a Green Island scenic flight, a deluxe outer reef one, or a 60 minute reef and rainforest scenic flight to observe the wonders of both the Reef and the Rainforest.

1/3 Abbott Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 4307 / Fax (07) 4041 2540
Specialising in scenic tours of the Great Barrier Reef by air, the wonders of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are so much more incredible flying over the reef in one of their comfortable and safe seaplanes.

5/97 Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns
Phone (07) 4035 9400 / Fax (07) 4034 9271
Leaving from Cairns, spend from two to six days exploring Cape York, where you can find reef, rainforest and outback experiences only accessible by helicopter. Tours depart from Cairns.

Shop 2 Calypso Plaza, Shields Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4034 9300 / Fax (07) 4034 9400
Departing from Cairns airport, Daintree Air Services 60 minute Reef Scenic Flight will show you over 100km of the Outer Barrier as well as many inner islands, reefs and sand cays. They also fly over Port Douglas and the Northern Beaches, Green Island and Low Isles.

Phone (07) 4725 5884 / Fax (07) 4779 3033
Fly Scenic Townsville conducts scenic flights, day trips and aerial tours over some of Australia's most picturesque locations, including Townsville and Magnetic Island, Hinchinbrook Island, Dunk Island, Undara Lava Tubes, Cairns, Hamilton Island, etc.

137 Leotta Road, Mareeba
Phone (07) 4093 3284 / Fax (07) 4093 3368
Jaques Coffee Plantation offer a trial trial instructional flight, TIF, over their coffee plantation, located in Mareeba. For the real thrill seekers, or those who would like to see the capabilities of the aircraft, a longer TIF is available, taking you to a magnificient lake.

Captain Cook Highway, Cairns
Phone (07) 4035 9438 / Fax (07) 4035 9891
NQAC has a range of scenic flights that take in the more popular destinations, from half hour joy flight to full day trips. From Cairns you can visit destinations as varied as Fitzroy Island, Cooktown, Undara Lava Tubes and Undara. Chartes also available.

Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 3046
The best way to enjoy spectacular aerial views of Port Douglas and Four-Mile Beach is by joining Port Douglas Microlights. Keep an eye open for the beautiful scenery and the wildlife you will see from the air. And you will even be allowed to control the microligh.

Sunbird Centre, Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 6030 / Fax (07) 4099 6034
Leaving from Port Douglas pontoon, Quicksilver Helicopter operate different scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef and the Rainforest. The scenic flight vary in lenght and a minimum of two passengers is required. Also offer specialty flights and resort transfers.

Phone (07) 4031 1588 / Fax (07) 4031 3318
Reef Magic Cruises offer introductory scenic heli flights over the Great Barrier Reef, a vertical Magic Heli Adventure, an adrenaline rushing climb to 3,000ft, and a picturesque heli flight from Cairns over tropical rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef to enjoy a cruise later.

Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4055 3343
Experience the beauty of Port Douglas like birds do. Updraught Hang Gliding Adventures offers tandem trainee flights, one and three day courses or hang glider hire (for licensed pilots).

Phone (07) 4745 5177 / Fax (07) 4745 5211
Don't miss our spectacular outback locations. Contact Savannah Aviation and they will organise a trip for you, no matter how small or large your group is.

Phone (07) 4035 9669 / Fax (07) 4035 9414
Sunlover offer a wide range of scenic flights for you to explore Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. The tours vary in lenght and each one of them offer a different option, whether it's a fly over the Great Barrier Reef, the Rainforest, Cairns city or Green Island.

81 Sir Robert Norman Street, Aeroglen, Cairns
Phone (07) 4035 9359 / Fax (07) 4035 9624
Barrier Aviation offers several scenic flights to the reef for a very affordable price. Their most popular scenic flights are going to the reef, but they do also offer Scenic Flights to other destinations like Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Daintree and the Tableland.

A scenic flight will offer you many photo opportunities to remember your vacations.
The Daintree River winds lazily through the world's oldest tropical rainforest, as seen from a Tropical North Queensland scenic flight.
Only from a scenic reef flight can you really appreciate the true grandeur and scale of the Great Barrier Reef, in Tropical North Queensland.