GBR Helicopters Pty Ltd

Multiple Locations

GBR Helicopters is a premier helicopter company in Tropical North Queensland. Partnering with Reef Magic, customers can enjoy flights departing to or from the Outer Reef Activity Platform and a range of scenic flights and packages departing daily from the Cairns Heliport on the esplanade.

From Great Barrier Reef packages to World Heritage Rainforest wonders, GBR Helicopters has something for everyone. Full day reef experiences, half-day tours and popular scenic flights have all been created with one thing in mind - providing exceptional experiences of the region with memories that last a lifetime.

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

Enjoy the natural treasures that is Cairns reef and rainforest from above and beyond with GBR Helicopters.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

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

Sandy Cay Escape

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.

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$899.00 $899.00

Reef Discovery - 30 minute scenic flight

Reef Discovery - 30 minute scenic flight

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)- Reef Magic Cruises

Fly to Outer Reef and Cruise Return (departing Cairns)- Reef Magic Cruises

Fly from the heart of Cairns city, 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 Reef Magic Cruises platform.

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$499 $499

Fly to Outer Reef and Fly Return (departing Cairns)

Fly to Outer Reef and Fly Return (departing Cairns)

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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$898 $898

Deluxe Reef Explorer

Deluxe Reef Explorer

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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$549 $549

Ultimate Reef and Rainforest Experience - 60 minute flight

Ultimate Reef and Rainforest Experience - 60 minute flight

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)

Cruise and Scenic Flight Packages (departing Cairns)

Cruise aboard a modern high-speed catamaran to the outer Great Barrier Reef platform 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: All flights are subject to availability.

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$368 $368

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Note: Information on listed products and services are provided by the operator and were correct at the time of publishing. Rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available prices of products and services. Please visit the operator’s website for further information. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars (AUD).