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From Great Barrier Reef packages to World Heritage Rainforest wonders, GBR Helicopters really does have something for everyone. Our full day reef experiences, half day tours and amazing scenic flights have all been created with one thing in mind...more
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Hanger 10, Bush Pilots Avenue | Opposite the Salt House Restaurant, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We combined the heli ride with a reef snorkelling. It may sound not much, but in 25 minutes you get to see some coral reefs from above, our pilot was looking for turtles, and we spot them, also searched for whales, but there we weren't...More

Thank Lee E
Chris K, Manager at GBR Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Lee, We appreciate your 5 star review and feedback. We look forward to having you on board with us again soon. Regards, Chris

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These things happen but it was the poor handling of the utter disappointment for my wife and I that rankles. First, we were given contradictory reasons as to why it was cancelled and then GBR simply refunded an arbitrary amount to our account without contacting...More

Thank Robert H
Chris K, Manager at GBR Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Robert, Apologies for the late response, we've had a few changes here with regards to social media management. I am sorry to read of your disappointment. I can confirm we take our service and product very seriously as you'll no doubt see from the...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Wow what an Experience! Absolutely the best way to appreciate the Beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Fantastic Staff who made the booking and event go so smoothly. Thankyou to Makoto, the Natalie's , Alice, Shelley for taking pics for us.and all the Staff that...More

Thank jonmcleodmcleod
Chris K, Manager at GBR Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jon, We couldn't agree more ! It's the highlight of many passengers holiday when visiting Cairns. Thanks for the 5 stars and feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to write in Regards, Chris

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The BEST way to see the Great Barrier Reef. I had a half hour flight over the Great Barrier Reef with just me and the pilot Kim who was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I got dropped off at a permanent snorkelling platoon and spent the...More

Thank Alisha H
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

In Cairns for business but managed to squeeze in the 30 minutes tour over the Great Barrier Reef and what an amazing tour! It’s beautiful and the pilot was chatty enough to make it great. It was even better when we stop-landed on that very...More

3  Thank Alexandre R
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I booked their Cruise Cruise Fly tour from their website. The tour invloved visit to green island by cruise, norman island by cruise and return to Cairns from reef via helicopter. For cruise they hooked us up with Great Adventures (GA). I must say everything...More

Thank aks0110
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The service was on the spot. Due to some reason they pushed our flight forward by 30 minutes. However Amy arranged another helicopter after learning that we may have to cancel since we had a flight back to Sydney. Great recovery and we got a...More

Thank sdbhagat
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Took the heli ride off Green Island and across the Barrier Reef. This was an awesome experience for really getting to see and appreciate the spectacular nature of the Reef and islands. The ground crew on Green Island was really helpful and got us settled...More

Thank Julian R
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Our pilot, Andrew, was fabulous as he swooped in for closer views of the Great Barrier Reef and wildlife spotting such as sea turtles, stingrays and sharks. He was extremely knowledgeable and kind. The entire staff was very safety conscious and ensured that all protocol...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We were told my a great bartender in Cairns, that we had to see the Great Barrier Reef from the air and so we did. It was amazing and well worth the ride, it is pricey for a 1/2 hour, but it is a once...More

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Response from copperknob72 | Reviewed this property |
no we couldn't see it. but a good trip all the same.