Scenic Flight, Reef & Rainforest Private Tour

Our best value tour yet! Experience two world heritage listed sites of unrivalled scenic beauty from Cairns in a single day.

Fitness Level: Medium level of fitness. This tour is not suitable for people with walking aids or existing knee or ankle problems. Please contact us for further details. We can arrange a private tour tailored for any special needs.

Departure Time: 7:30 am pickup from Cairns

Duration: This is a full day tour, depending upon the length of stops and weather conditions. We plan to return by 4:30 pm.

Includes: All entry fees, chilled bottled water, morning tea, lunch, and return transfers.

Prices: Adults $​1,200 | Couples $​1,600 | Family (2 adults and 2 children (up to 12 years old)) $​1,990

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Tour Overview:

I will personally collect you from your accommodation, in or near the Cairns CBD, and transfer you to the Cairns regional airport. Here you will be introduced to your pilot and given a 10 min safety briefing before boarding your aircraft* for your scenic flight over the GBR.

Click away on your camera at the captivating vivid colours of the coral reefs and the sandy white Island cays of this pristine world heritage area. Enjoy over 40 mins of flight time on the reef, before heading towards the mainland and across the mountains to the Atherton Tablelands.

Upon landing in the Tableland town of Mareeba's airport, I will meet you to continue our tour through the rich agricultural soils of the Tablelands as we travel towards our second world heritage site.

During the remainder of our tour you will be treated to breathtaking views of deep grassy valley gorges, dairy pastures, ancient giant trees of the forest, extinct volcanic crater lakes, majestic waterfalls, and of course all the unique native fauna that is happy to call this paradise home.

According to your personal dietary requirements lunch is included in the price, as is your return transfer to your accommodation some 9 hrs later.

*The combined weight of this aircraft must not exceed 670 kgs. However, if you cannot meet this weight please do not be disappointed. Contact us for other options to suit your needs, we have a variety of other tours for you to consider of a similar nature.

Itinerary:

  • 7:30am pickup from Cairns.
  • Drive to the regional airport, meet your pilot, safety briefing, and take off.
  • 50 min flight over the world heritage GBR, coastal mountain ranges, and Tableland areas.
  • Land at Mareeba airport.
  • Continue our journey with me, through the fertile basalt soils of the southern tablelands, visit coffee and tea plantations, local dairies (morning tea provided).
  • See the landscape change as we travel onto the temperate UNESCO rain-forests of the Atherton Tablelands.
  • Visit and photograph spectacular waterfalls, majestic pristine crater lakes (Swimming in season), Giant trees, deep valley gorges and mountain ranges, along with many unique Australian native wildlife species, such as Cassowary, Tree Kangaroo and Platypus.
  • Enjoy country sized lunch included in tour (dietary requirements provided).
  • Learn about our aboriginal and pioneering history from the time of creation to now, also how the landscape and native flora and fauna has changed to adapt.
  • 9 hrs later return to accommodation.






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