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Scenic Reef & Rainforest Helicopter Flight from Port Douglas

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Take a scenic helicopter flight from Port Douglas over the Great Barrier Reef or a combination with the Daintree Rainforest. Fly high above two of Australia's greatest natural treasures -- enjoy magnificent views of the world’s largest coral reef, or views of the amazing gorges, rivers and rugged mountains of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. You can choose from a 30-minute or 40-minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef -- or for the ultimate experience, take a 60-minute combined reef and rainforest flight.
  • Choose from three flight durations so you can customize your experience
  • Flight over the Great Barrier Reef provides a different view than from on the water
  • Get insights into the Daintree Rainforest's interior, difficult to access via land
  • Commentary from the pilot-guide teaches you about both UNESCO World Heritage Sites
What to Expect
When booking, choose from select durations for your scenic helicopter flight from Port Douglas. This tour allows you to get unparalleled views and photo ops, while choosing the tour's duration to fit your budget and schedule.  The first option begins over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Great Barrier Reef and includes aerial views of Four Mile Beach and the town of Port Douglas. A longer tour includes flight arcs over Tongue Reef and Batt Reef.  The longest tour combines the Great Barrier Reef flight with views over the pristine Daintree Rainforest, which is dense and almost impossible to access from the ground. An aerial flight over this UNESCO-listed forest allows views of the dense interior, accompanied by commentary from your pilot-guide.  Each flight offers amazing photo ops and the opportunity to ask questions of your pilot.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
Departure Time
40-minute Great Barrier Reef
4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

30-minute Great Barrier Reef
4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

60-minute Reef and Rainforest
4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Port Douglas hotels
  • 30-, 40- or 60-minute scenic helicopter tour (depending on option selected)
  • Informative commentary during the flight
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • For your safety, helicopters are weight dependent and subject to federal aviation law
  • All passengers will be weighed before flight to confirm weights in accordance with aviation laws
  • One infant 2 years and under may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian's lap. A maximum of 1 infant is allowed per helicopter
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers aged 3 years and above
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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If you can only afford 30 minutes, view the coral reef which is absolutely stunning from the air. But we did the hour long flight over both the rainforest and coral reef on our first day in Port Douglass, and it provided us with a great overview of the area we continued to
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What a great experience, this was certainly the highlight of our trip! Our pilot Judd was very skilled and knowledgeable, and pointed out beautiful creatures in the water like whales, turtles and stingrays! This experience definitely exceeded our expectations and I would highly
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Scenic Reef & Rainforest Helicopter Flight from Port Douglas
Responded 31 Aug 2019
Thank you Dean, It sounds like you had a wonderful experience with us. Regards, Chris
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What a way to see the Barrier Reef it was amazing and recommend it to everyone it is really worth the money
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Scenic Reef & Rainforest Helicopter Flight from Port Douglas
Responded 27 Aug 2019
Thanks GG, it really is spectacular from up there isn't it ! Thanks for your kind feedback. Regards, Chris
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What a fantastic experience! The helicopter tour of the rainforest and reef is really special it gave a completely different perspective. The company were really helpful dodging the weather and super flexible on timings. Richard our pilot was really knowledgeable and made the
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From pick up with Peter to the flight with Judd you will definitely enjoy. Awesome experience to see the reef from above a view like no other. Highly recommend.
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Scenic Reef & Rainforest Helicopter Flight from Port Douglas
Responded 13 Aug 2019
Thanks so much Brad, Your feedback is very much appreciated Regards, Chris
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