Cairns: Outer Reef Odyssey 40 minute scenic flight

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See spectacular coral structures and flourishing reef wildlife on this extended 40 minute flight over the outer regions of the Wold Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef!


  • 40 minutes of scenic flying over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • See amazing coral structures and incredible reef wildlife
  • Get the best view of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef


A fabulous scenic Cairns helicopter flight. In forty minutes, we’ll go beyond the inner reef, to the outer regions of the Great Barrier Reef where the frequency of coral structures is outstanding. The additional time allows us to explore more widely, watching out for the incredible reef wildlife flourishing in this World Heritage listed icon. 40-minute Cairns reef helicopter tours are one of our most popular products. By extending the helicopter flight by another 10 minutes, we take in all the highlights of the 30-minute product, but extend the flight path out to the east, passing Green Island and tracking to the outer edge of Arlington Reef – one of the largest reefs in the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. We traverse the very edge of the reef pushing toward the edge of the Australian continental shelf where the water clarity is unsurpassed, and the ocean floor drops away to over 1,000 feet. The additional time on our Cairns reef helicopter tours allows us to push further north past sandy Vlasoff Cay and on to the outer reaches of the Reef to provide our guests with the ultimate reef experience. The colours and textures of the reef and clear blue waters framed by the massive North Queensland skies provide unforgettable backdrops for the keen photographer to capture once in a lifetime images. Our local pilot/guides provide informative commentary and insights into the history of the reef, its abundance of marine inhabitants.


Comfortable Bose noise-cancelling headsets Complimentary water and soft drinks

Important Information

  • Sunglasses & sunscreen, Camera, small soft bags only.

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