Zoom Helicopters

Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours

Zoom Helicopters is a Cairns-based, locally owned and operated helicopter tourism business that offers personalised helicopter scenic flights and tours of the Great Barrier Reef and the surrounding natural environments of Far North of Queensland.

The company offers a range of reef, rainforest and outback scenic flights in modern, comfortable, air-conditioned aircraft, with interpretive commentary provided by experienced, local pilots/guides. The company’s aircraft are equipped with state of the art, onboard video systems that capture every customer experience from a range of camera angles both inside and outside the helicopter offering a unique memento for guests to enjoy.

Facilities

Service Types

Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours Nightlife Tours Free Wifi

Fitness

Basic

Membership

Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

Accreditation

ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp COVID Safe

Services

$159

Get a taste of the thrill of a scenic helicopter flight as we showcase the ultimate view and distinctive beauty of Cairns. Circle the city while taking in Marlin Marina, Trinity Inlet and Admiralty Island. With the rainforest clad slopes of the Great Dividing Range as your backdrop, it’s a view that would be the envy of any city.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$389

This 30-minute scenic helicopter tour departs Cairns airport and tracks out from the mainland with views of the city of Cairns and Trinity inlet, passing False Cape where you can see the remnants of WWII defences, Mt Yarrabah, Mission Bay and Cape Grafton. From there we strike out to the inner edge of the Reef and Green Island, a 6,000 year-old coral sand island that boasts its own native rainforest eco-system. Tracking to the north, we explore the western side of Arlington Reef, home to a diverse range of marine creatures – turtles, sharks and sting rays.
Continuing north we’ll circle Vlasoff Cay a tiny sand island in the middle of the reef that reduces to only a few hundred square metres in size at high tide. Book on the day or let your pilot know during your flight if you’d like to land, get your feet wet and sandy and capture the ultimate Instagram shot on the Cay. From Vlasoff Cay we head west, over Upolu Cay and back to Cairns taking in fantastic views of the North Queensland coastline framed by the lush rainforest-covered eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$489

This 40-minute reef scenic helicopter flight is their most popular product. By extending the flight by another 10 minutes, they take in all the highlights of the 30-minute product, but extend the flight path out to the east, passing Green Island and tracking to the outer edge of Arlington Reef – one of the largest reefs in the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. They traverse the very edge of the reef pushing toward the edge of the Australian continental shelf where the water clarity is unsurpassed, and the ocean floor drops away to over 1,000 feet.
The additional time allows us to push further north past sandy Vlasoff Cay and on to the outer reaches of the Reef to provide their guests with the ultimate reef experience. The colours and textures of the reef and clear blue waters framed by the massive North Queensland skies provide unforgettable backdrops for the keen photographer to capture once in a lifetime images. Their local pilot/guides provide informative commentary and insights into the history of the reef, its abundance of marine inhabitants.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$289

Their 20-minute Cairns rainforest scenic tour provides a ‘taste’ of this incredible World Heritage-listed natural region. Cairns sits on a floodplain to the south of the mouth of the mighty Barron River. The Barron’s headwaters start in the Mount Hypipamee National Park at an elevation of 3,900 ft. The river flows 65 kilometres across fertile volcanic soils of the Atherton Tablelands and then journeys through the quaint village of Kuranda before cascading down the 850 foot high Barron Falls and moving across the Cairns floodplains out into the Coral Sea.
The Barron Gorge is an impressive natural feature carved out of the Great Dividing Range and the Falls at its head are intimidating to behold when in full flight during the tropical wet season. This scenic helicopter flight tracks up through the Barron Gorge up to and over the Barron Falls, passing the over the world-famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where it spans the river and around the village of Kuranda before turning for the coast and descending over the lush eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range on the return leg with panoramic views over Cairns city and out to the Reef.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$389

Conquer the Great Dividing Range and get the bigger picture
Extend your Cairns rainforest scenic helicopter flight to 30 minutes and start this experience by climbing quickly with a clearance to 2,500 feet over the City of Cairns headed West for the Great Dividing Range. Ascending the lush eastern slopes, they arrive over beautiful Lake Morris the remote water catchment that supplies fresh water to Cairns and attracts an abundance of birdlife to its pristine waters. Passing over Copperlode Dam we’ll track along the range and down over the bubbling rock pools of Crystal Cascades before overflying the Kuranda Scenic Railway at Stoney Creek.
They continue on, flying into the mighty ‘Instagram’ worthy Barron Gorge. Here they’ll gently climb, passing through 1,000 feet over the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and then circle over the Barron Falls and Kuranda rainforest village where the famous Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway begin their return journey back to Cairns. From Kuranda, your Cairns helicopter tour turns east for the coast and descend over the lush eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range with views of Double Island, Palm Cove and panoramic views over Cairns city and out to the Reef on the return leg.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$689

Combine the best of our two World Heritage Listed environments in a single experience. Book the Reef and Rainforest helicopter tour and enjoy the ultimate highlight reel! Tracking out toward Green Island we pass Cape Grafton, Mission Bay, False Cape and Mt Yarrabah. Passing Green Island, then continue your journey to the north across Arlington Reef, one of the largest reefs in the Marine Park and on to stunning Vlasoff Cay. Book on the day or let your pilot know during your scenic flight if you’d like to land, get your feet wet and sandy and capture the ultimate Instagram shot out in the middle of the Reef. Departing Vlasoff Cay we’ll track over Upolu Cay and head west. Crossing the coast you’ll have panoramic views over the northern beaches, Palm Cove and Double Island as you soar over the Great Dividing Range to the rainforest village of Kuranda and the amazing Barron falls cascading 850 feet down into the Barron Gorge below. From there they’ll track to the south on passing the Redlynch Valley, Crystal Cascades and finally descending over Lake Morris with views over Cairns City from 2,000 feet as you make your way back to the airport.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$549

Nestled in the blue waters of the Coral Sea, surrounded by pristine coral reefs, capture those Instagram moments in solitude on your own private Sand Cay. Make this the highlight of your visit to the Great Barrier Reef – add an unforgettable element to their inner reef scenic tour and include a 30-minute stop on breathtaking Vlasoff Cay. Departing from Cairns, relax, soak up the scenery and float out across the Great Barrier Reef with your pilot guide taking care of the details, showing you the best views and locating the amazing wildlife. Once you touch down at your destination, step out, get your feet wet, the sand between your toes and enjoy a glass of bubbles on this unique slice of paradise. There seriously is no better way to truly experience the best of Far North Queensland!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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