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40-Minute Great Barrier Reef High-Wing Scenic Flight from Cairns Including Green Island Arlington Reef and Palm Cove provided by GSL Aviation

40-Minute Great Barrier Reef High-Wing Scenic Flight from Cairns Including Green Island Arlington Reef and Palm Cove

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Get an incredible bird’s-eye view of one of the world’s natural wonders—the Great Barrier Reef—during a scenic flight from Cairns. Receive informative commentary from your pilot will soaring over the turquoise waters and landmarks such as Green Island, Palm Cove, the Arlington and Upolu Reefs, before heading back to the mainland.
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83 Royal Flying Doctor St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
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  • Soar over the Great Barrier Reef with a scenic flight
  • View Green Island, Double Island, and Arlington and Upolu Reefs from above
  • Listen to commentary from your knowledgeable pilot about the landmarks
  • Guaranteed window seat and roundtrip hotel transport is included
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your Cairns hotel before heading off to the airport for your scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Take off in a high wing plane towards Green Island to get a great view of the amazing Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy informative commentary from your pilot as you head back towards the North Queensland coast to fly over Cairns, Green Island, Double Island, Palm Cove, and the Arlington and Upolu reefs. Enjoy every minute of the stunning reef views with a guaranteed window seat during the flight. Receive round-trip hotel transportation from your Cairns hotel as well.
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Important Information
Departure Point
GSL Aviation, 83 Royal Flying Doctor St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 40-minute high wing aircraft scenic flight
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off only from Cairns city centre area
  • Guaranteed window seats
  • In-flight commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside Cairns city center area (eg, Palmcove, Yorkeys Knob)
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ivana B wrote a review Jan 2020
Zagreb9 contributions3 helpful votes
This flight was my favourite thing in Australia! Beautifil views of the Great Barrier Reef that l will remember forever. Very helpful and sweet staff, lovely pilot Brandon who gave us fun commentary and a smooth ride in spite of some rain and storms around. Completely loved this
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Date of experience: January 2020
Marie wrote a review Dec 2019
28 contributions5 helpful votes
This is really a wow-experience. It is amazing to see the Barrier Reef from above. We were a bit unlucky, as it was rainy and cloudy at the time for our take-off. However, we could easily rebook for an afternoon flight and those who had no possibility to go later, had their
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LockwiseLocksmiths wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions
Absolutely amazing experience, normally I only get to see the reef from a boat our the jetski but seeing it from above was mesmerising, the different colours and beautiful islands and sand Kay's with the reef around them. So much better than the view from sea level in a boat.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Lara Lain - Larasstory blog wrote a review Nov 2019
Cairns, Australia37 contributions10 helpful votes
I blindfolded my friends and drove them here with no idea whatsoever about what was going to happen next ... getting them out of the car they worried it was a Skydive (they had done the AJ Hackett Bungy Jump the day before so adrenaline of that kind was off the table today...)
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Date of experience: November 2019
Andreea M wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
Friendly staff and the overall arrangements made it an enjoyable experience for both us and our children (4 and 6).
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Date of experience: October 2019
About the operator

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By: GSL Aviation
Flight over coral reef.
It was really a wondefull flight over the coral reef today with the so good and kind pilot Nick. Thank you to the w
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Excellent Pilot and Tour Guide
The flight was smooth from take-off to landing, and the plane was clean. The staff cared about our safety during t
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Really nice tour
The tour was really great, We had the chance to see some turtle and stingrays. I would recommend to take at least t
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Beautiful Scenic Flight
It was a beautiful scenic flight in Cairns. ALS aviation picked me at time from my hotel. I enjoyed the Great Barri
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Best way to appreciate the reef
We have been to the reef several times on a boat but this was our first flight over the reef. It was magnificent se
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Peter M
Loverly scenic flight
Great pilot with really informative information about the Great barrier reef and awesome staff. Will defiantly be o
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Great sightseeing experience
Very informative sightseeing experience,opportunities for both my friend and I to capture the view and have sights
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Amazing experience
Such an amazing experience!astonishing views, staff very professional and helpful!I recommend this trip to anybody!
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karin z
beautiful scenic flight
We had a great scenic flight to the great barrier reef from Cairns with GSL. Very professional. Lady pilot was very
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Spectacular flight
This scenic flight was spectacular and by far, the highlight of my trip to Australia. Everything from the hotel pic
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Definitely Worth Doing ....
We did the 60 minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef and would definitely recommend. Pilot was very professional
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Highlight of a road trip
I splashed out on this and I was so glad I did. Free pickup from my hostel, quick safety brief then up in the air.
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Flight over the Great Barrier Reef
Is there only one way to see the GBR? No!! See it from the air as well, great time and piolet was very informative
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super experience
Very good - it has to be done! Best way to enjoy the view on the barrier. We did feel safe all the time. Check tha
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Incredible Experience
We did the 60min reef & port douglas flight. The view of the reef was amazing, we saw sharks, rays and turtles. Hig
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Key Details
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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