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Scenic Flights

Take to the skies for a completely unique view of Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforests. Sweeping vistas will change from forest green to sparkling blue, fringed by white sandy beaches and idyllic island cays. Scenic flights can be a unique experience or packaged with reef trips for a complete day tour. We also have some amazing helicopter tours and private charters available for those seeking the ultimate experience.

*Helicopter Flights - 30-45-60 Minutes

Rates from: $415

Nautilus Aviation offer a variety of scenic flights over the Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef with flight times ranging from 30 minutes up to 60 minutes. Fly over the world's largest coral reef system with views of beautiful Islands, sandy cays and spectacular coral gardens.  Experience the beauty of world heritage listed rainforest, creeks and waterfalls.  The choice is yours!

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1 Day Cape York (DAS)

Rates from: $1699


Cape York Day Tour is fantastic for those with limited time. Fly to Cape York in a charter plane that stays at low altitude to provide  excellent  photography opportunities. Departing from Cairns or Cooktown allowing 5 hours in the cape region.  A 4WD tour takes you to be photographed at The Tip of Australia. The price includes return scenic flights, tour to Cape York with full commentary and lunch.

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Cooktown 1 Day Scenic Flight (AA)

Rates from: $780

View the amazing scenery between Cairns and Cooktown from the windows of a small charter plane catering to small group requirements.

This company have a 4 seater plane and 6 seater plane, excluding the pilot these aircraft can take 3 or 5 passengers (depending on combined body weight of the passengers).

Please inquire as charter companies require minimum numbers of passengers in various aircraft to ensure a tour departure. They occasionally have solo travellers on standby lists to assist a tour departure if passenger requirements are matching.


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Exclusive Air Tours - Scenic Flights - Maximum 3 Passengers

Rates from: $229

Offering scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef inclusive of Green Island, Port Douglas and the coastline between Cairns and Port Douglas.  Operating daily departures (weather permitting), this company specialises in  absolute 'exclusivity', if only 2 people book then you are the only 2 in the aircraft. This can not be guaranteed with any other fixed wing or helicopter company.

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Helicopter and Reef Pontoon Day Tour

Rates from: $571

Nautilus Aviation flies to two Pontoons from Cairns and one from Port Douglas.  Choose to do a Fly/Cruise, Cruise/Fly or Fly/Fly package.  Fly out to Sunlover or Great Adventures from Cairns, and Quicksilver Pontoon from Port Douglas.

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Helicopter and Snorkelling Day Tour

Rates from: $369

Get High Down Under

See the Reef from above and below with a full day Reef Cruise, Certified or Introductory Dive and a  10-minute scenic flight to see the reef from the air.  

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Hot Air Cairns - Balloon Flights

Rates from: $420

If ballooning is something you've always wanted to do, then don't hesitate, Cairns has one of the best suited climates for ballooning.  See our spectacular balloon inflation display and  the many colourful balloons; it's just like a balloon fiesta!

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Lizard Island Day Tour

Rates from: $850

Venture north for the day filled with some of the most spectacualr scenery between Cairns to Lizard Island.  Lizard Island is an exclusive private island offering the single most pristine snorkeling for the Great Barrier Reef, here you will enjoy a swim and snorkel along with a tasty tropical lunch. 

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Magnificent Gallery Indigenous Rock Art: Helicopter Day Tour ex Cairns

Jarramali Tours brings guests to the Cape York outback, via helicopter, for those searching for an incredible, unique & exclusive experience.  Walk & learn from First Nations people and immerse youself into the oldest, continuing culture on the planet.

UNESCO regards the Quinkan Rock Art as one of the ten most significant bodies of rock art in the world!

Bespoke Jarramali Helitour - 2 pax - $22 000

Bespoke Jarramali Helitour - 6 pax - $29 000

Weight conditions apply 


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Secluded Sandy Cay Helicopter Tour

Rates from: $949

Your very own piece of paradise. Fly over the Great Barrier Reef before landing on Vlasoff Cay - a pristine sand cay.  Relax on pure white sand, beach comb for treasures, laze in crystal waters or snorkel the cay to discover the magic of the underwater world. The romantic experience is complete with gourmet picnic hamper and sparkling wine.

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