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Cairns Reef or Rainforest Helicopter Tour
- Two tour options: Take your pick of two unforgettable helicopter excursions. Both deliver views of the astounding natural beauty of Australia's Queensland.
- Reef discovery: Take off from city-central Cairns and glide over the Great Barrier Reef. See reef formations as well as the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.
- Rainforest discovery: Embark on a flyover of the Wet Tropics of Queensland, which includes the Daintree Rainforest, the world's oldest tropical rainforest.
About this Cairns Tour
Take a flight of wonder. Whether you head out over the Great Barrier Reef or hover over Queensland'stropical rainforest, you're in for an incredible sightseeing adventure. These two World Heritage sites deliver one wow moment after another, and only a helicopter can offer such generous views. (No annoying nose or wings to obstruct your vision!)
Cairns is called the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and for good reason. It's right out the city's front door. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is also the world's largest coral reef system, with over 3,000 individual reefs, approximately 400 types of coral, and an astounding level of marine diversity. Get a clear picture of its immensity and mysteries as you fly over brilliant turquoise water.
Alternatively, enjoy a bird's eye view of a primordial forest, and we mean this literally. The Daintree Rainforest is 180 million years old and counting. To put this in perspective, keep in mind that dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. The Daintree is home to lush jungle, rushing waterfalls, and the most diverse range of animals and plants on earth. So will it be reef or rainforest? It's a tough decision. Either way, just don't forget your camera!
Love, island style
Whether your helicopter heads toreef or rainforest, you'll catch sight of the Whitsunday Islands, a group of 74 tropical mini-paradises scattered along the Queensland coast. Named by Captain Cook, the islands are considered to be the last major island group discovered on earth. Beloved as a romantic destination, it hosts more wedding proposals and honeymoons per square meter than any other place in Australia!
Please make your own way to the Marlin Marina - Finger A 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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