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World Heritage Scenic Flight: Daintree, Cape Tribulation & Great Barrier Reef

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US$ 1,039.36
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    What to Expect
    Begin with pickup from your hotel in Cairns, Palm Cove, or the Northern Beaches, and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the helipad at Cairns Airport. Pickup and drop-offs from Port Douglas hotels are available for an additional cost.

    On arrival, meet your pilot and after a safety briefing and helicopter orientation, settle aboard with the rest of your group of six people or fewer. Fasten your seatbelt and put on your audio headset so you can hear your pilot’s commentary clearly during the flight.

    Soar up into the skies above Cairns, and take in the magnificent views as you fly northward along the Queensland coast to Cape Tribulation. Pass the golden bays of the Northern Beaches, and peer down at the white sands of palm-fringed Palm Cove, backed by the lushly wooded Macalister Range of mountains.

    Whirr over the town of Port Douglas, and have your camera ready as you hover over the verdant, rainforest-coated hills of Daintree National Park.

    As your pilot points out different landmarks, take in the course of the mighty Daintree River, gaze down at Mossman Gorge, a river valley lined with giant boulders and tree-clad mountains, and float over Snapper Island, the wooded islet at the mouth of the river.

    Learn how the area is the only place on Earth where two UNESCO World Heritage sites meet and listen to fascinating facts and stories about the region from your pilot. Then, having taken in the views, turn around and enjoy glimpses of the Great Barrier Reef as your pilot tracks the coastline back to Cairns.

    After roughly 90 minutes in the air, touch down at the helipad, and end your experience with a drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cairns Airport - General Aviation Terminal, Royal Flying Doctor St, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from all accommodation in Cairns City and Northern Beaches is included. Pickup from Palm Cove and Port Douglas available at an additional cost. Please contact us if your hotel is not included and to arrange your transfers.


    • Cairns Airport, Airport Ave, Aeroglen, Queensland 4870 Australia

    Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Yorkey's Knob (pick-up at Yorkey's Knob Boating Club)
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel transfers from Cairns City and Northern Beaches
    • In-flight commentary from your expert pilot
    • Hotel transfers from Palm Cove ($20 per person) and Port Douglas ($70 per person)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, all passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variance greater than 10% may incur 100% cancellation fee.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    After being bitten by the helicopter bug, my girlfriend and I decided to charter a private tour for a day to fly over the Daintree Rainforest, view Mossman Gorge and land in Cape Tribulation, as we had planned to go horse riding, with a return flight spanning over a large
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    Response from HelitoursNQ, Manager at World Heritage Scenic Flight: Daintree, Cape Tribulation & Great Barrier Reef
    Responded 16 Dec 2018
    Thank you for your lovely feedback - we had a great time putting together this tour for you! We hope to fly with you again in the future. All the best, Matt & The HeliTours Team
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