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Scenic Helicopter Tour from Port Douglas

  • 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
Scenic Helicopter Tour from Port Douglas
From US$292.50
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30-minute Great Barrier Reef Most Popular
30-minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour departing from Port Douglas
From US$292.50
60-minute Reef and Rainforest
60-minute Scenic Great Barrier Reef and DaintreeRainforest Tour departing from Port Douglas
From US$512.42
40-minute Great Barrier Reef
40-minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour departing from Port Douglas
From US$365.81
Choose your own adventure with this customizable helicopter tour from Port Douglas. Choose to include just the Great Barrier Reef or combine it with a flight over the Daintree Rainforest, two of Australia's greatest natural treasures. Listen to your pilot-guide's informative commentary to learn about both sights and get unparalleled views and photo ops as you travel.
What to Expect
When booking, choose from a 30-, 40-, or 60-minute 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 30-minute tour 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. The 40-minute tour includes flight arcs over Tongue Reef and Batt Reef. 

The 60-minute tour includes the Great Barrier Reef flight and 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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Reviews (33)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to see the reef

We took the 40 minutes flight over the reef from Port Douglas. The first nice surprise was the helicopter - an Robison R44 that's quite small but with great visibility. We had a great pilot (skilled and ready to answer any questions we had) that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C0rwin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great View of the Great Barrier Reef

We booked a private 40 minute Deluxe Great Barrier Reef Tour departing at 9:30 AM. We flew over Dickinson Inlet and flew over 2 reefs: the Batt Reef and the Tongue Reef, while you could see others in the distance. The helicopter flies fairly low...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HayKay1
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile
Up Up & Away in a beautiful mavhine

Ummmed & ahhhhhh’d over the cost initially - Would not have had we known! From the ground staff to the pilot we were thrilled we booked. Then . . . once in the air we were ‘heads in the clouds’ ecstatic at the flight. Picture...More

Thank Tracey D
Reviewed October 2, 2018

So many Great Barrier Reef trips available but if you have limited time this is a must. The pilot was very knowledgeable The helicopter comfortable offering superb views also being a helicopter you know it is just three or four of you on board. Wouldn't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank steve m
Chris K, Manager at GBR Helicopters -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Cheers Steve, We really appreciate your 5 star feedback. We look forward to having you on board with us again sometime Regards, Chris

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile
Great way to see the place

We had to try this while we were in Port Douglas. We tried to book the 40min tour but they called to say they had a special on the 30 min flight so we ended up taking that. Still expensive for what it is but...More

Thank Phil8361
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