Nautilus Aviation

Aeroglen, Cairns Area

For that once in a lifetime experience, every time, Nautilus Aviation offers one of the best ways to see the world’s natural wonders just outside their doorsteps.

With over 24 years of commitment to exceptional service, Nautilus Aviation have over 25 state-of-the-art helicopters across its bases in Queensland (Cairns, Townsville and Horn Island), the Northern Territory and New South Wales. Now also proudly operating Sydney’s ‘Westpac Surf Life Saver Rescue Helicopters’, Nautilus Aviation is one of the largest General Aviation helicopter company in Australia.

Departing daily, in Queensland guests can jump on board a scenic flight, enjoy a reef and rainforest day package, escape to a secluded sand cay, cast a line with HeliFish, design a tour of their own or, for the more adventurous, take the controls and fly themselves!

The sky is no longer the limit, it’s your new playground! Fly with Nautilus Aviation and 'Experience the Difference'.

Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Ave,General Aviation
Aeroglen, Cairns Area
Queensland
Australia

Our tours

45 Minute Wild River Run Scenic Flight

Departing Horn Island out to the South, enjoy coastal views of the Albany Passage and historic Somerset, to views of the magnificent Jacky Jacky estuarine system and Wild River region. The tour also offers sights of white sandy coves and Australia's most northern tip.

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$420.00 $420.00
45 Minute Western Adventure Scenic Flight

Departing from Horn Island and flying over Crab Island, soak up the breath-taking scenery of the western coastline. This tour offers an exceptional perspective of the region and if you're lucky, sightings of crocodiles, sharks, turtles and even dugongs!

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$420.00 $420.00
45 Minute Torres Tour

There is no better way to fully appreciate the maze of reefs and island that make up this stunning region the by helicopter. Your bird's eye view of Horn, Thursday, Hammond Goods and Prince of Wales Islands, will add a whole new dimension to your Cape Your experience.

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$420.00 $420.00

The perfect experience for getting ones bearing amongst the many islands of the Torres Strait. Enjoy a picturesque flight over Thursday Island and take in the sights of the historic WWII ruins on Goods Island, the Stone Church of Hammond Island and Horn Island's gold mining quarry.

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$280.00 $280.00

For the ultimate scenic indulgence, view the island-speckled Straits and 'The Tip' in one unforgettable tour. Fly past Thursday Island with its historic fort, WWII ramparts on Goods Island and Hammond Island's quaint stone church. Views of Friday and Prince of Wales Islands are also enjoyed on your return to Horn Island.

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$690.00 $690.00

Ever wanted to view the most northern point of Australia? Now you can - and with uninterrupted from row views!

Flying across the azure coloured waters of the Torres Strait, your helicopter provides magnificent photo opportunities of 'The Tip' as well as Peak Point, Punsand Bay and historic Possession Island.

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$420.00 $420.00

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Smithfield, Cairns Area
From AU$51 - 210
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience, taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Spanning seven and a half kilometres in the Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides just metres over the canopy, its comfortable six-person gondola cabins providing spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands.

Daintree Discovery Centre

Cow Bay, Douglas Area
From AU$32 - 35
A multi-award winner, the Discovery Centre is nestled in the heart of the rainforest, 10 kilometres north of the Daintree River. The Centre is a 'must see' for anyone visiting the area and where you can experience the rainforest at every level - from the forest floor to the upper most reaches of the canopy.

Mossman Gorge Centre

Mossman, Douglas Area
From AU$9.50 - 9.50
Visit Mossman Gorge and experience the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest with pristine waterfalls, mountains and vivid flora and fauna, all the while getting lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage.

Hope Vale

Hope Vale,
Hope Vale Aboriginal community lies 40 kilometres north of Cooktown. Originally established as a Moravian Lutheran Mission on the east coast near Cape Bedford, the community was later moved to its present location.

Mount Cook National Park

Cooktown, Cook Area
Free Entry
Rising 431 metres above the surrounding landscape, rugged Mount Cook is the scenic backdrop to Cooktown. Lieutenant Phillip Parker King named Mount Cook in June 1819 during his navigation of northern Australia.

Thetford Reef Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Thetford Reef, nestled close to the Cairns coast and just a short boat trip from the popular Green Island, is a two kilometre long burst of colour - with scattered coral heads, sandy floor areas inviting glittering schools of sea life, and lots of swim-throughs for adventure-seekers.

Wonga Beach

Wonga, Douglas Area
Named after the beautiful Torres Strait pigeon, Wonga Beach is a quiet refuge north of Mossman. Off shore there are views to Snapper Island and it is within easy access to the Daintree River and its rainforest habitat.

Green Island Dive Site

Green Island, Cairns Area
Green Island is the closest coral reef to Cairns, and located on the inner side of the reef it doesn’t have the crystal clear water found on the outer reefs. However, this pretty coral cay is a great place to snorkel, and also has a few good dive sites.

Barracuda Bommie Dive Site

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Free Entry
With a name like Barracuda Bommie you would expect to see barracuda at this dive site, and fortunately it rarely disappoints. Located on the Agincourt Reefs, off Port Douglas, Barracuda Bommie is a giant pinnacle of coral that rises from the sandy sea floor at 26 metres.

Steve's Bommie Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Located north of Cairns, Steve’s Bommie is an incredible dive site located at Ribbon Reef No.3. The bommie rises from 30 metres deep up to just five metres below the water, and attracts schools of bigeye trevally, barracuda, yellow-lined snapper, Moses perch, yellow-lined goatfish and many others.
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