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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Coolangatta New Year's Eve Fireworks

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
31 December 2017
The Southern Gold Coast will welcome the new year with two fireworks displays at Coolangatta Beach this New Year’s Eve. With displays taking place at 9pm and midnight, both families and revellers can enjoy the displays by Queensland’s largest fireworks company, proudly supported by City of Gold Coast Division 14 Councillor Gail O’Neill.

Quiksilver and Roxy Pro 2018

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
11 – 22 March 2018
The iconic Snapper Rocks point break on the southern Gold Coast makes a fitting backdrop for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, marking the opening of the men’s and women’s world championship tours. This event will see the world’s best surfers including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright and Gabriel Medina converge on the world class wave to battle it out for the massive prize purse and valuable world title ratings points.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Beach Volleyball

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$15 - 70
6 – 12 April 2018
Sweat glistens and drips off the bodies of each player. Soft golden sand squeaks under their feet as they take off. A ball is spiked over the net with ferocity and accuracy. A physically and technically demanding sport, Beach Volleyball will make its Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Road Cycling

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Diving

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 100
11 – 14 April 2018
With a calm focus and poise, the diver concentrates. With a quiet anticipation and glare, the crowd awaits. Then take off. Balance, speed, grace, flexibility and precision are all packaged into seconds.

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim - World Series Swims 2018

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 55
13 May 2018
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Cooly Rocks On™ Festival

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
6 – 10 June 2018
Cooly Rocks On™ is an annual celebration of everything 50s and 60s, bringing the colourful and vibrant beachside towns of Coolangatta and Tweed together for the ultimate party. Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all on the program, right here in one of the best destinations in the world.

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
14 – 23 September 2018
Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the 16th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore over 50 large built by distinguished local, national and international artists.

Coolangatta Gold 2018

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
6 – 7 October 2018
The Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. What began as the central theme for a motion picture over 30 years ago, has now commanded a place on Australia’s annual sports calendar.
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