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Great Barrier Reef Experiences

Great Barrier Reef Experiences

GBR Helicopters works in partnership with the finest cruise and reef platform operators to offer guests the experience of a lifetime over the most spectacular coral reef on earth. On the platform of your choice you will have all the day inclusions plus a choice of helicopter options. GBR Helicopters operate flights in conjunction with the following reef operators:

  • Great Adventures
  • Quicksilver
  • Reef Magic

You can cruise both ways and include a scenic flight once on the outer reef, or you can save time and fly one of the legs to or from the reef. For the ultimate experience and time saving, you can upgrade to fly both ways.

  • Our reef packages include the following:
  • Spectacular scenic helicopter reef flight
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Presentation by a marine biologist
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Coral viewing on a semi-submersible vessel
  • Underwater observatory for fish and coral viewing
  • Morning and afternoon tea on-board
  • Fish feeding
  • Courtesy transfers

Scenic Flights - Reef and Rainforest

Scenic Flights - Reef and Rainforest

Take a scenic flight and let us show you sights only possible by helicopter. We offer a range of scenic flights, departing from the outer reef platforms, or from Cairns and Port Douglas.

Scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef:

There is nothing on the planet like the Great Barrier Reef - the size, beauty and expanse make it a sight to behold. Book a flight with a cruise package and remember the experience forever.

Scenic flights from Cairns and Port Douglas:

Our scenic flights give you the options of departing from our helicopter pads and viewing the Great Barrier Reef and/or World Heritage listed Rainforest. Choose from a range of reef, rainforest, outback and city scenic flights departing from Cairns or Port Douglas.

Personalised Tours

Personalise your trip to the Great Barrier Reef with one of these tours:

Sandy Cay Escape
Cairns & Port Douglas. Your very own desert island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef.

Tropical Rainforest Waterfall
Port Douglas. Have lunch overlooking a waterfall in the heart of the tropical rainforest

Reef Opulence 
Cairns. Exclusive use of Reef Magic’s Marine World pontoon for up to three hours. 

Private Charters

GBR Helicopters has extensive experience in providing Cairns Great Barrier Reef resort transfers and private charters to a range of destinations, for VIP guests…

You may charter any of our aircraft, including pilot, by the hour of part of an hour. We have 3, 4 or 6 seat helicopters to choose from.

GBR Helicopters has extensive experience of providing Great Barrier Reef resort transfers and private charters to a range of destinations.

Our services and expertise are called on regularly to fly VIP guests to a range of destinations. These may include exclusive Island and rainforest resort transfers, inspection flights, and transfers to private meeting locations.

Previous clients have included foreign dignitaries and guests of the Australian and Queensland Governments, film and entertainment personalities, and heads of foreign and domestic corporations.

Our service to these clients includes an option for dual pilotage, and absolute flexibility on scheduling. Charters of this nature are organised and managed by either our Company Directors, or General Manager to ensure a guarantee of discretion with all dealings.

Our intimate knowledge of the local area through many years of experience also enables us to tailor make exclusive day charters for VIP guests, visiting some of the most remote and spectacular areas the region has to offer in our “Designer Day Packages”. Alternatively, you may prefer one of our scenic flights to the Great Barrier Reef with the company of others.

Airport Transfers

Let us transfer you to the airport by helicopter.

We will collect you from your hotel, fly you to our base at Cairns International Airport then deliver you to the terminal for your onward journey.

The best possible way to end your trip.  (minimum booking 2 seats)

GBR Helicopters Reviews


0 Marianne Kelley

If there were more than 5 stars to give I would!!! I happened to see the helicopter landing and thought I would check to see if any openings!!! To my surprise there was!! Lucy who helped me was fantastic!!! She gets an A++. My pilot was Sam who was very knowledgeable about the Great Barrier Reef and an awesome pilot!! He gets an A++ too! Everyone there was extremely helpful and friendly!! Next time I am going for the picnic flight! I would highly recommend not missing out on this adventure!


0 Jen Tofia

This is one of the most amazing experiences ever! Flying out to snorkel The Great Barrier Reef in style while viewing the reef from a different perspective on the way. The varying shades of blues, greens and turquoise water around the sandy cays and shallow reefs are an incredible sight to see by heli. This was the highlight for me! Absolutely loved it!! We also flew over one of my favourite places, Fitzroy Island. The ride over to the Reef Magic Pontoon was such a smooth ride with views all around that showed off not only the ocean and reef but the mountains surrounding Cairns, Trinity Inlet, the local islands off Cairns and the Northern Beaches in the distance. Experience a GBR heli flight for the breathtaking views. And if you are sensitive to motion sickness on boats this would be a fantastic way to visit and experience The Great Barrier Reef one of our seven wonders of the natural world without getting sea sick! I totally recommend doing one of the GBR Helicopter flight options as a treat for yourself.


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