Atherton Tablelands Scenic Helicopter/ Rainforest Tour

30 min scenic flight - $360 pp

Includes return hotel transfers. Fly south on your 30-minute flight from Mareeba airport over Tinaroo Dam and the spillway. Tinaroo is not only a popular fishing and water skiing haven, but also the source of the highly productive Mareeba-Dimbulah irrigation scheme. Most importantly it makes for some mind-blowing photos from a perspective that even the locals haven't seen. From here, it's on to the lush rainforest and undulating farmland around the picture-perfect Crater Lakes regions of Lake Barrine and Eacham. Your pilot will circle around these crater lakes and even hover for that perfect photo opportunity. Now its time to circle around some of the most fertile agricultural farming country you'll ever see, with the famous extinct volcanic mountains of the 7 sisters as your backdrop. Then you fly over the picturesque historical village of Yungaburra, don't forget to wave to the locals below. Upon your return to Mareeba airport there is still time to capture different angles of the red soil farming lands of mango, avocado, banana, macadamia, and coffee plantations before landing.

15 min flight option - $290 pp

Includes return hotel transfers from Cairns. See Tinaroo Dam, farming lands, the heritage town of Yungaburra and the great divide in the distance.

Full Day Tour - $550 pp

Return transfers from Cairns + 30 min Tablelands Scenic Helicopter flight + lunch at Bridges Cafe and a Rainforest Tour following a similar route to the helicopter by road.

Customised day tour of your choice - POA

You choose when to leave, where to go, who to surprise, how long you wish to stay, and when to return. Now we can't be more flexible than that!!! This option is perfect for that romantic surprise or even marriage proposal. Or for the small family who wish to get somewhere fast and spend the day or week doing what they want in a remote location, Or make that impression upon friends and family by your arrival. Not many people can point to a helicopter and say "that's my ride" Call now to enquire.

Private Charter Flight from Cairns or Mareeba - POA

Depending upon the length of your Helicopter tour, and how creative you want your flight to be, your touring opportunities really have no set limit until you ask us what you want to see and do. For those who wish to see as much as they can by air, and land in those secret out of the way places, you can, and it's all just up to you to plan your trip and date according to your budget. Be it the world's oldest living rainforests, waterfalls extinct volcanoes and crater lakes, to the Great Dividing Range and outback savannah home to tropical Australia's greatest outback escarpments. Or maybe it's the flat Tableland country that hosts the famous Chillagoe landscape limestone caves, gem fields and further out the Undara Lava tubes. You tell us where you want to go and we can get you there 99% of the time.

You can be guaranteed that your "Scenic Helicopter Charter Tour" package will include it all from short Scenic Helicopter Flights of your choosing, to a combination of all the adventure you can handle in one day, half a day, or half an hour. Taking a helicopter tour is not only scenic but a perfect all round option for those who want to see and do as much as they can in a short time frame!

To the discerning traveller, the opportunity to enjoy customized and personalised helicopter flights and packages is now here on the Atherton Tablelands for the first time, and we will get you to your destination from Cairns or the Northern Beaches. All you have to do is email or call us with your booking enquiry and we will make it happen.

  • A helicopter is designed to allow passengers to see more of the landscape
  • Helicopters can hover above your photo opportunity
  • Helicopters can manoeuvre quickly into position for that perfect photo
  • Helicopters are allowed by law to fly lower than a fixed wing aircraft
  • Helicopters can land almost anywhere at almost any time
  • Helicopters make an impression both upon you as the passenger and upon the person you are going to surprise.

This Scenic Tablelands Helicopter Tour really is a unique experience, as we are the only tour company offering this tour option on the Atherton Tablelands in conjunction with GBR Helicopters.

You will be collected from your hotel accommodation in or near Cairns at approx. 7:30am and taken by road to the Atherton Tablelands via the spectacular McAllister Range to the Tableland town of Mareeba and its airport. Here you will meet your pilot and become familiar with your aircraft during a safety briefing. Then it's time to fly.

Note: Flight paths and timings may vary due to weather or air traffic control.

Passenger Weight Policy Due to Aviation Weight Restrictions a client's body and luggage weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to refuse travel and charge a 100% cancellation fee.

Minimum and maximum passenger numbers Minimum passenger numbers may apply. Groups larger than 6 passengers may require private charter. Please indicate your tour party numbers at time of booking.

Child and Infant Policy Children are defined as being aged between 3-13 years. One (1) infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian's lap. A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations. For additional infants please discuss options with us upon booking.

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