GBR Helicopters Pty Ltd

Multiple Locations

GBR Helicopters is Far North Queensland's premier helicopter company and partners with Great Adventures, Quicksilver and Reef Magic for flights departing to or from the Outer Reef Activity Platform. Scenic flights depart daily from the Cairns Heliport situated at Marina Point Cairns and from Port Douglas Heli Centre Sheraton Mirage.

From Great Barrier Reef packages to World Heritage Rainforest wonders, GBR Helicopters really does have something for everyone. Their full day reef experiences, half day tours and ever popular scenic flights have all been created with one thing in mind - providing the best possible experience of the region.

Resort transfers are also popular - especially to the likes of Green Island, the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, Silky Oaks and Thala Beach.

Above all, they will show you the best of the region in a way no-one else can! Let them take you there.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Activities

  • Swimming

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our tours

Sandy Cay Escape (departing Cairns and Port Douglas)

If you’re looking for the ultimate experience, you’ve found it. A sparkling sand cay– it’s an ecological wonder to enjoy. Relax on the squeaky white sand and swim in the clear blue waters before the tide rises to wash away your footprints. Best enjoyed early in the morning, this escape will leave you speechless with its remote beauty. Being so unique, others may be there before us – not to worry, we have another equally beautiful location and you get to enjoy the extended reef flight before landing at your very own tropical beach location.

Package also available from Port Douglas.
Terms and Conditions Apply.

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$899.00 $899.00
Reef Discovery - 30 minute scenic flight (departing Cairns or Port Douglas)

From the air, the reef really comes to life, as does the entire North Queensland coastline laid out below you. This is just the beginning of your outer reef odyssey that skips and soars over the greatest single natural asset on the planet - the Great Barrier Reef. Don't forget to help your totally cool pilot spot for wildlife - yeah!

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$399 $399
Fly to Outer Reef and Cruise Return (departing Cairns or Port Douglas)

Fly from the heart of Cairns city or Port Douglas, before tracking along the coast and viewing the amazing Great Barrier Reef from above. Land on a floating helipad and be transferred by boat to join the activity platform. Enjoy a variety of activities* such as glass bottom boat or semi-submersible coral viewing tours, underwater observatory or snorkelling. Pause for a delicious hot and cold buffet lunch before returning by high-speed catamaran. Reverse itinerary available. *Activities are dependent on pontoon availability.

Flight departing Cairns for either Great Adventures platform or Reef Magic Cruises platform.
Flights departing Port Douglas for Quicksilver platform.

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$482.00 $580.00
10 minute Outer Reef Scenic Flight (Great Adventures, Quicksilver and Reef Magic Reef Pontoon)

Experience the exhilaration of a helicopter flight above one of the wonders of the world. Opal like formations of coral appear to float in the pristine blue waters, while the sun pierces through and enhances this natural beauty. Flying above such a vast array of marine life and spectacular colour provides irresistible photo opportunities. An aerial perspective of the Great Barrier Reef is a vision that stays with you long after you return home. A must see, must experience, option on your day at the reef.

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$179 $179
Fly to Outer Reef and Fly Return (departing Cairns and Port Douglas)

Spoil yourself and indulge in the ultimate experience of flying to and from the Great Barrier Reef by helicopter. Let your pilot guide you along ancient coastlines and over the pristine blue waters of the Coral Sea, dotted with remote sand cays and filled with incredible life forms. Arrive at a purpose built activity platform and enjoy a variety activities such as glass bottom boat, semi-submersible coral viewing, snorkelling and other optional tours. Dine on a sumptuous lunch before returning by helicopter.

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$878 $929
Deluxe Reef Explorer (departing Cairns and Port Douglas)

The half hour flight is great, but this extended flight is brilliant. You'll head out further to even more beautiful reef locations, all the while looking out for a close encounter with the amazing reef 'locals': Turtles, dolphins, dugongs, sharks and manta rays are on the list that also includes migrating whales in the cooler winter months.

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$499 $499
Fly to Green Island and Cruise Return Full Day (departing Cairns)

Board your Helicopter in the heart of the City for a flight over the Great Barrier Reef before landing on the Jewel of the Reef, Green Island. Enjoy a Glass Bottom Boat tour and full of snorkelling equipment before a delicious lunch. An entry to the island swimming pool is also included before returning to Cairns on the luxury catamaran.

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$499 $499
Ultimate Reef and Rainforest Experience - 60 minute flight (depart Cairns or Port Douglas)

Ultimate Reef and Rainforest - They couldn't think of a better word to describe this amazing full hour experience. Seeing two - yes two, ancient World Heritage regions side by side really is the ultimate experience. As soon as they lift you'll see for yourself why this region they call home is named 'where the rainforest meets the reef' - both equally beautiful, yours to explore.

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$699 $699
Cruise and Scenic Flight Packages (departing Cairns and Port Douglas)

Cruise aboard a modern high-speed catamaran to the outer Great Barrier Reef platform of your choice and enjoy a variety of activities such as glass bottom boat tours and semi-submersible coral viewing tours, underwater observatory, marine life touch tank, snorkelling and a delicious lunch. Lift off on an exhilarating 10 minute helicopter scenic flight, and marvel at the views which can only be seen from above. This is an irresistible photo opportunity and a vision that will stay with you long after you return home. Return to the vessel at the activity platform and relax on your cruise back to the Marina.

Note: Reef package inclusions differ depending on Activity Platform. All flights are subject to availability.

Indicative rates

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$359.00 $399.00

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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.

Castle Rock Dive Site

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Free Entry
Castle Rock is a tower of coral at the Agincourt Reefs, accessible from Port Douglas on a day trip. Rising from 25 metres to almost break the surface, Castle Rock is home to trevally, snappers, sweetlips, goatfish, fusiliers, surgeonfish and a very friendly Malabar groper called Colin.

Mount Lewis National Park

Julatten, Mareeba Area
Free Entry
Mount Lewis, one of the highest rainforest-clad mountains of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, is a treasure trove of unique and endemic wildlife. The beautiful upland rainforest dates back to the evolution of flowering plants on earth.

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.

Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Port Douglas is the gateway to the World Heritage wonders of Tropical North Queensland. It is the closest mainland port to the Great Barrier Reef and only a short drive into the heart of the Wet Tropics rainforest at Daintree and Cape Tribulation.

Wangetti Beach

Wangetti, Douglas Area
Local secret Wangetti Beach is just north of Palm Cove in Tropical North Queensland. Running from Slip Cliff Point to Red Cliff Point, the four kilometres of almost straight coastline has no facilities, with only a car park on either end of the beach and a stretch of highway connecting them.

Nursery Bommie Dive Site

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Free Entry
One of the most impressive dive sites on the Agincourt Reefs, off Port Douglas, is a large pinnacle called Nursery Bommie. This column of coral rises from 25 metres to 30 metres and is decorated with sea whips, soft corals and gorgonians, but it is the fish life that will be most remembered.

Daintree

Daintree, Cairns Area
Stretching from Daintree Village across the river, the Daintree encompasses Cape Kimberley, Cow Bay, Thornton's Peak, Cooper Creek, Thornton Beach, Noah Valley, Cape Tribulation and the Bloomfield Track to the north.

Newell Beach

Douglas Area
Tucked away between glamorous Port Douglas and the vast wilderness of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park is the sleepy beachside community of Newell Beach. Newell Beach boasts spectacular views to Port Douglas in the south and the lighthouse on Low Isles to the east.
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