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Great Barrier Reef Flight from Green Island with Optional 10-Minute Add-On
- Optional 10-Minute Add On: Extend your time in the air to explore this breathtaking natural wonder. Soak up more sights and stories from your guide.
- Great Barrier Reef: Marvel at the panoramic views of the sprawling reef in all its beauty. Experience the unique perspective and panorama that only a helicopter tour can offer you.
- Professional pilot: Sit back and relax as your trusty navigator guides you through an exhilarating journey, pointing out all you see below you and offering fun facts along the way.
About this Cairns Tour
Beginning near Papua, New Guinea, in the north and extending south along the Queensland coast to Bundaberg, just north of Brisbane, the Great Barrier Reef covers approximately 1,300 miles. How can anyone gain an understanding and an appreciation of its magnitude? The best way is in the air.
Green Island is your launching pad for this adventure. A 17-mile coral cay, this enchanting island is a 45-minute catamaran ride from Cairns and located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area. Surrounded by coral reef, the island makes an ideal entryway to your aerial reef discovery.
All of your senses are heightened as you take off for the sky. Your guided helicopter ride has you gliding smoothly across the sky over the sweeping archipelago of coral reefs below. The aquamarine and turquoise colors of the sea and the reef complement each other and sparkle like jewels. This stunning natural wonder will surely pique your curiosity. Lucky for you, your friendly pilot is at the ready to answer your questions while providing entertaining commentary.
As you touch back down to earth, you'll feel as though you've come back from another world. One that you had to see to actually believe. Mother Nature has certainly outdone herself.
The largest living thing in the world
Just how big is big? Made of 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands, the Great Barrier Reef has been growing for 18 million years and certainly earns the title "great." For a bit of perspective, imagine 70 million football fields lined up in a row. Now that's big! The reef has sparked record-breaking dreams for sports enthusiasts over time. In August 2015, the Guinness World Record was set for the longest journey kite surfing by a team at 736 miles over the course of nine days.
Please make your own way to Green Island and Hotel and look for the tour signs.
Take extra precautions to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Even on cloudy days, the UV is stronger than you may think.
This tour is suitable for travelers with limited mobility.
Scenic, Private Tour, Air Tour, Adventure
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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