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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

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Get a bird’s-eye perspective of Tropical North Queensland on an unforgettable hot air balloon flight at sunrise. Soar over the Atherton Tablelands as golden sunlight breaks across beautiful farmlands, rivers, and forests. Choose the duration of your flights and enjoy pickup and drop-off from your Cairns, Northern Beaches, or Palm Cove hotel. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful way to start your day!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.97
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Great Barrier Reef High-Wing Scenic Flight from Cairns

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Great Barrier Reef High-Wing Scenic Flight from Cairns

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Enjoy aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef on a scenic flight from Cairns. With window seats guaranteed, this flight features informative commentary from your pilot as you fly over the city of Cairns, then head out over the turquoise sea to Green Island and Palm Cove. Pass over Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Double Island and North Queensland’s coast before heading back to the mainland. Your flight also includes a free transfer courtesy bus from your centrally located accommodations in Cairns.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.69
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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

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Enjoy incredible views of the Great Barrier Reef from the air during a 30-minute scenic flight from Cairns. See highlights such as Green Island, Upolu Cay, Oyster Reef, Arlington Reef, Vlassof Reef and Michaelmas Reef, taking in the sights as your guide points out the landmarks below. You also fly over Cape Grafton, False Cape, Double Island and Palm Cove and other Northern Beaches, with the route changing depending on the day’s conditions. Everyone has a window seat, allowing unobstructed viewing of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed natural wonder.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.82
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40-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

40-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

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Get a rounder perspective of the Great Barrier Reef by viewing it from the air on this scenic flight from Cairns. Soaring over the UNESCO-listed reef allows you to take in its colors and appreciate its vastness. Enjoy unobstructed photo opportunities from your window seat as you take in such sights as Green Island, Upolu Cay, Vlassof Cay, and Michaelmas Reef. Includes pickup and drop-off from your Cairns hotel.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.48
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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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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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$396.01
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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
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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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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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Scenic Helicopter Flight to Moore Reef and Return Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

Scenic Helicopter Flight to Moore Reef and Return Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

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Spend the day exploring the Great Barrier Reef, starting with a scenic helicopter flight to the pontoon at Moore Reef. Have lunch, go snorkeling, dare to descend the giant waterslide, or take a semi-submersible tour to experience the colorful reef up close. Return to Cairns in the afternoon by boat.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$407.12
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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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2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

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See the best of Cairns with a two-day package that provides the ultimate reef and rainforest experience. First, explore the town of Kuranda, traveling via the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Then discover the aquatic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a 5-hour ocean cruise with stops for snorkeling and scubadiving. Return to Cairns by helicopter, taking a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Have the option to add on admission to Rainforestation in Kuranda to learn about Aboriginal culture and Australian wildlife.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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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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$399.98
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Lizard Island Day Tour by Air from Cairns

Lizard Island Day Tour by Air from Cairns

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Fly to Lizard Island from Cairns for a full day of fun in a tropical paradise. Soar above the Coral Sea and get great views of the Great Barrier Reef and rain forest from above. After landing, you can go snorkeling to see colorful fish, coral reef, and giant clams; take a walk to Cooks Lookout; and relax on the beach. Your tour includes a local guide, lunch and snacks, and round-trip flight from Cairns.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Scenic Cooktown & Outback (Fly/Drive) from Cairns or Port Douglas

Scenic Cooktown & Outback (Fly/Drive) from Cairns or Port Douglas

Start the day with an amazing scenic flight from Cairns to Cooktown, enjoying views of the Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Rainforest and spectacular mountain ranges. Meet your experienced driver guide in Cooktown and explore the frontier town of Cooktown. Discover the history of this magnificent area and it’s landmarks that link directly to Captain Cook’s journey in 1770. Visit the Grassy Hill Lookout, heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery, the James Cook Museum and Cooktown’s Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a return journey driving via the outback highway with plains of eucalypt trees, termite mounds and grazing cattle.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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$429.10
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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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Helicopter and Cruise Packages with Great Adventures

Helicopter and Cruise Packages with Great Adventures

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. With options to transfer to and from the platform by helicopter (and cruise the other) or take to the sky on a joy flight, you will have the best seat to witness this natural wonder.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$401.83
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Cooktown 4WD Discovery (Drive/Fly) from Cairns or Port Douglas

Cooktown 4WD Discovery (Drive/Fly) from Cairns or Port Douglas

Enjoy a spectacular journey through the World’s Oldest Rainforest north to the historic town of Cooktown. Travel on this small group tour with an experienced local drive-guide to discover the history and relevance of this spectacular remote region. Travel through the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation along the 4WD only Bloomfield Track to historic Cooktown; where Captain Cook landed in 1770. After a day of discovery, enjoy a wonderful flight from Cooktown to Cairns at dusk.
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  • 12 hours
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Two-Day Cairns Adventure

Two-Day Cairns Adventure

The tour begins on board the Kuranda Scenic Railway, discovering the living colour and natural beauty of rainforest millions of years old. Enjoy some time exploring Kuranda at your leisure, before boarding Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Glide just metres above the rainforest canopy descending through the canopy. On your second day enjoy a spectacular scenic flight with Nautilus Aviation over coral-studded sea to Great Adventures ‘Great Barrier Reef Adventure’ at either Norman or Moore Reef. With approximately 2.5 hours at the Outer Reef with Great Adventures, their spacious activity platform makes possible exciting inclusive and optional activities for all ages in and out of the water.
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  • 2 days
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2 Day Reef & Rainforest Adventure

2 Day Reef & Rainforest Adventure

DAY 1 – Journey to Kuranda Village on the historical Kuranda Scenic Rail. This spectacular experience traverses the World Heritage listed rainforest of Barron Gorge National Park. The journey takes approximately 1hr 30mins with one stop along the way at the Barron Falls lookout. Once you arrive in Kuranda, explore the village and markets before returning via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. DAY 2 – For an extraordinary day on the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy a Fly/Cruise Reef Package combining Quicksilver Cruises ‘Outer Great Barrier Reef’ experience and a Nautilus Aviation helicopter scenic flight departing from Port Douglas and arriving at the Outer Reef on a floating helipad.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Northern Beaches near Cairns

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Northern Beaches near Cairns

Don't miss the chance to go for a hot-air balloon ride over Far North Queensland's Atherton Tablelands - it's one of the top "must do" activities when visiting the tropics. Pickup and return transfers from Northern Beaches accommdation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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