There is another way to enjoy Tropical North Queensland and all its beauty, and it is from the air. Scenic flights provide a great opportunity to really understand the vastness of the Great Barrier Reef, the grandeur of North Queensland's National Parks and the magnificence of the many islands scattered around its waters. It's an experience not to be missed. Visit Cairns, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, the Daintree Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef or Whitehaven Beach, on the Whitsundays, from the air, either on a scenic flight or on a helicopter.

Hangar 83, Royal Flying Doctor Street, Aeroglen, Cairns
Phone 1300 475 000

Get a taste of the Great Barrier Reef, from Cairns!

See it all! GSL Aviation offers one of the best value Reef experiences in Queensland with a range of scenic flights, tours and air charter over the beautiful Great Barrier Reef and North QLD coastline from Cairns International Airport.

Our signature 40 minute Reef Hopper flight is a great way to get an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef and is the must do tour in Cairns!

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and the amazing contrast of colours is something that's best experienced from the air. After becoming airborne you'll fly to Green Island, and overhead the Great Barrier Reef. After exploring the Reef you'll head back toward the mainland, with views of the North Queensland coastline.

Ask us about our 'Fly and Cruise' package too and enjoy the Reef from above and below the water! Sights include Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Batt Reef, Tongue Reef, Port Douglas, and Palm Cove.
1/384 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach
Phone 1300 475 247

The jewel of the Great Barrier Reef!

GSL Aviation is proud to offer a range of great value scenic flights, island transfers and air charter from our base at Airlie Beach in the beautiful Whitsundays.

See it all with our Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef scenic flight tours giving you an excellent overview of the most popular Whitsunday Islands and the famous Heart Reef & Whitehaven Beach. With expert commentary you will appreciate the layout and beauty of this amazing area, all whilst soaring above these breathtaking sights! Ask us about our 'Fly and Cruise' packages too and enjoy the Reef from above and below the water!

Sights include: Shute Harbour, Hamilton Island, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Hayman Island, Hook Island, Daydream Island, Bait Reef, Heart Reef and Hook Reef.
Horn Island (Ngurapai) Airport
Phone (07) 4090 3661
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The oldest and most experienced charter company serving the Torres Straits!

Cape Air Transport has been operating in the Torres Straits since 1997. For friendly, fast, efficient air transport, fly the torres flag and fly with Cape Air Transport.

Cape Air Transport has all weather, twin and single engine aircraft servicing all the islands of the Torres Strait.
Cape York
Papa New Guinea/Daru

Arrange a Scenic Flight or a Personal Charter with Cape Air Transport out of Horn Island.
Whitsunday Airport, Airlie Beach
Phone (07) 4946 9111
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Find a Whitsunday Tour by Destination!

Air Whitsunday Seaplanes has been proudly providing seaplane tour services to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands since 1973 with some of the most breathtaking and memorable experiences provided by Mother Nature.

Over four decades operating history, Air Whitsunday has grown and evolved into an iconic business that concerns itself with providing excellence and a memorable luxury experience to all our guests.

Choose from a range of scenic flights over the Whitsunday Islands.
Hangar 9, Bush Pilots Ave, General Aviation, Aeroglen
Phone (07) 4034 9000
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Luxury helicopter experiences and charters!

Nautilus Aviation commercial services, corporate charters and scenic flights around Northern Australia.

Combining two of the region's most impressive natural beauties, the Reef and Rainforest Scenic Flight showcases the wonders of heritage-listed rainforest and the magnificent Great Barrier Reef in one flight.


Whitsunday Airport, Airlie Beach
Phone (07) 4946 9111 / Fax (07) 4946 9100
Along with their snorkelling tours to the reef, Air Whitsunday also provide day trips to island resorts, picnics at Whitehaven Beach, scenic flights with the added bonus of a water landing.

5/97 Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns
Phone (07) 4035 9400 / Fax (07) 4034 9271
Leaving from Cairns, spend from two to six days exploring Cape York, where you can find reef, rainforest and outback experiences only accessible by helicopter. Tours depart from Cairns.

Shop 2 Calypso Plaza, Shields Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4034 9300 / Fax (07) 4034 9400
Departing from Cairns airport, Daintree Air Services 60 minute Reef Scenic Flight will show you over 100km of the Outer Barrier as well as many inner islands, reefs and sand cays. They also fly over Port Douglas and the Northern Beaches, Green Island and Low Isles.

Phone (07) 4725 5884 / Fax (07) 4779 3033
Fly Scenic Townsville conducts scenic flights, day trips and aerial tours over some of Australia's most picturesque locations, including Townsville and Magnetic Island, Hinchinbrook Island, Dunk Island, Undara Lava Tubes, Cairns, Hamilton Island, etc.

Hangar 9, Bush Pilots Ave, General Aviation, Aeroglen
Phone (07) 4034 9000
Nautilus Aviation commercial services, corporate charters and scenic flights around Northern Australia.

Captain Cook Highway, Cairns
Phone (07) 4035 9438 / Fax (07) 4035 9891
NQAC has a range of scenic flights that take in the more popular destinations, from half hour joy flight to full day trips. From Cairns you can visit destinations as varied as Fitzroy Island, Cooktown, Undara Lava Tubes and Undara. Chartes also available.

Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 3046
The best way to enjoy spectacular aerial views of Port Douglas and Four-Mile Beach is by joining Port Douglas Microlights. Keep an eye open for the beautiful scenery and the wildlife you will see from the air. And you will even be allowed to control the microligh.

Sunbird Centre, Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 6030 / Fax (07) 4099 6034
Leaving from Port Douglas pontoon, Quicksilver Helicopter operate different scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef and the Rainforest. The scenic flight vary in lenght and a minimum of two passengers is required. Also offer specialty flights and resort transfers.

Phone (07) 4031 1588 / Fax (07) 4031 3318
Reef Magic Cruises offer introductory scenic heli flights over the Great Barrier Reef, a vertical Magic Heli Adventure, an adrenaline rushing climb to 3,000ft, and a picturesque heli flight from Cairns over tropical rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef to enjoy a cruise later.

Phone (07) 4745 5177 / Fax (07) 4745 5211
Don't miss our spectacular outback locations. Contact Savannah Aviation and they will organise a trip for you, no matter how small or large your group is.

Phone (07) 4035 9669 / Fax (07) 4035 9414
Sunlover offer a wide range of scenic flights for you to explore Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. The tours vary in lenght and each one of them offer a different option, whether it's a fly over the Great Barrier Reef, the Rainforest, Cairns city or Green Island.