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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Capricorn Caves

The Caves, Livingstone Area
From AU$32 - 90
Capricorn Caves is the premier nature based attraction in Central Queensland. Here you can explore spectacular caves set in a limestone ridge and even spot little insectivorous bats in certain seasons.

Finch Hatton Gorge

Finch Hatton, Mackay Area
Free Entry
A wonderful landscape of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations make Finch Hatton Gorge a must-see attraction. There are many walking tracks which weave through sub-tropical rainforest.

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.

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.

Lamberts Lookout

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Overlooking Lamberts Beach, the Cumberland Islands and Slade Point, Lamberts lookout offers stunning views especially at sunset. This is also a popular viewing platform to see the migrating whales as they breach and play off the coast of Mackay.

Jorgey's Patch Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Accessible on a day trip from Cairns, Jorgey’s Patch features a variety of terrains for divers to explore, including bommies, ridges, gutters and ledges. In depths between 10 and 25 metres divers will find an abundance of reef fish on this reef, including fusiliers, angelfish, wrasses, anemonefish and rock cods.

Dugong Sanctuary - Clairview

Clairview, Isaac Area
Free Entry
In 1997, the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council established Clairview (a small beach town approximately 1.5 hours south of Mackay) as a dugong sanctuary. Often dugongs can be spotted when they surface to breathe from the shore, or in the water, when in a kayak, boat or other recreational vessel - so keep an eye out for these majestic creatures!

Keppel Bay Islands National Park

The Keppels,
Free Entry
Keppel Bay Islands National Park, off Central Queensland's Capricorn Coast, protects 13 islands in the Keppel Group and is surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Goomeri

Goomeri, Gympie Area
Goomeri is a former timber town that retains a relaxed old-world atmosphere. Many of Goomeri’s buildings were constructed in the 1920s and retain all their original charm.  The town is steeped in history, the ‘Lest We Forget’ town clock built in 1939 has become a landmark, earning Goomeri the name of ‘Clocktown’.
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