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GBR Helicopters

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Address: Hanger 10, Bush Pilots Avenue | General Aviation, Cairns Airport, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4081 8888
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This attraction is at Cairns Airport
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07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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From Great Barrier Reef packages to World Heritage Rainforest wonders, GBR...

From Great Barrier Reef packages to World Heritage Rainforest wonders, GBR Helicopters really does have something for everyone. Our full day reef experiences, half day tours and amazing scenic flights have all been created with one thing in mind - the complete satisfaction of every customer who flies with us. With exclusive landing locations, our flights lift from Cairns and Port Douglas downtown, where clients can fly to Green Island, Norman or St. Crispin reefs, just a few in the wide range of GBR locations and experiences available. Looking for more? Private charters to conference groups, weddings and luxury experiences - memories for a lifetime.

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US$378.55*
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Green Island Day Trip by Scenic Helicopter and Cruise
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Helicopter Tours
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Green Island by Helicopter and Cruise

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Green Island to Cairns

We decided to catch the helicopter from Green Island to Cairns to get a glimpse of the coral reef - PERFECT idea! The pilot was absolutely awesome, so friendly, able to answer our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Belinda D
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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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West Wycombe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our take off for Norman Reef was supposed to take off at 12:30 but did not take off until 12:50. We had been offered a houce of seats before helicopter arrival but at the last minute engineer turned up with Ox of tools took best seat up front anc basically from then on it was his flight !! We were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Day 3 of our holiday and we have really got the sense that tour operators in Cairns generally are unenthused when it comes to tourists. GBR are much the same in particular the pilot. He was rushed and there wasnt really a 'tour' component to the flight. In saying this nothing can beat the views flying over to Green Island... More 

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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to catch the helicopter from Green Island to Cairns to get a glimpse of the coral reef - PERFECT idea! The pilot was absolutely awesome, so friendly, able to answer our questions and 'went the extra mile'.

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Thank Belinda D
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Breathe holding experience ! Personally recommend this flight from Green Island to outer reef pontoon, so you get both of the view of Green Island scenic flight and outer reef scenic flight ! Cant have a better way to enjoy the view of the reef ! just stunning ! And you get to see some sand cay while flying out... More 

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Thank Jef C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I don't think I can describe the exhilaration from taking a flight out to the reef by heli with GBR Helicopters. I recently travelled out to the The Great Barrier Reef via the "Fly/Cruise" Package with GBR Helicopters and Reef Magic to their pontoon at Moore Reef. The flight to the pontoon was approximately 25 minutes from the Heli Pad... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I put on our Bravery shoes and had a half hour helicopter flight over Green Island and out over the reef we even landed on a Cay. Wow it was awesome after I got over my nerves and managed to take lots of photos.Pilot flew very smoothly and was very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did the 'Snorkel it - then fly it' Cairns experience. It was an awesome way to see The Great Barrier Reef! Viewing the reef from below and above was breathtaking. Such a smooth flight! Thank you 👍

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Thank Tracey G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Thank you gbr-helicopters team! This was amazing! When you walk pass at the Cairns Marina Waterfront its very tempting to see the helicopters waiting, starting and landing there so close. Just go around the corner and book a flight! The staff in the office was very friendliy, helpful and funny. And very sympathetic too. Because I travel on my own... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

First time on a helicopter. I was on a Quicksilver Barrier Reef expedition. The trip on the catamaran is approximately 90 minutes to a pontoon for snorkeling. We were told on the cruise, we had an opportunity to purchase the helicopter views as there were some unsold slots. I wavered but eventually opted to purchase the cruise. It was probably... More 

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Caerleon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Was having a stroll by the water side and saw the helicopter landing about 50 feet away. Thought to ourselves lets do it. Have flown all over the world but my wife & I have never been on a helicopter. It was expensive but a magic trip. We went over the Barrier Reef and saw the reef where we visited... More 

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