GSL Aviation Great Barrier Reef Scenic Plane Flights from  Cairns

Adults from $199

Soar above the reef in a modern, high winged aircraft for a view you'll never forget!

​Option A: Reef Hopper Scenic Flight Get a taste of the Great Barrier Reef with our 45 minute scenic flight. Departing Cairns Airport this tour includes Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef. After exploring the Reef you’ll head back toward the mainland, with views of the North Queensland coastline. Sights include Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Double Island and Palm Cove.

Option B: Reef and Port Douglas Scenic Flight See it all! Our signature flight includes a bird’s eye view of Green Island, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Daintree. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the World, and the amazing contrast of colours is something that’s best experienced from the air. After becoming airborne you’ll enjoy a tour of all the offshore sights, before heading to the renowned Daintree Rainforest and Daintree River. Returning towards Cairns you’ll follow the mainland coast and past Port Douglas. Sights include Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Batt Reef, Tongue Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Daintree River, Port Douglas, Double Island and Palm Cove. Flight time is 1 hour.

Option C Green Island Fly and Cruise Combo Experience the best of both worlds with our Fly and Cruise package. Start your day with a birds-eye view of Cairns, Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Soar overhead aboard a high-wing aircraft, with guaranteed window seats for everyone on-board. The 40 minute flight departs Cairns Airport and gives you an appreciation of the region that you can only get from the air. Following the flight and your complimentary bus transfer*, you’ll find yourself at the Cairns Reef Terminal ready to depart on a full day adventure cruise to Green Island with Big Cat on board ‘Reef Rocket’.

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Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
Option A Varies Varies 40 Minutes
Option B Varies Varies 60 Minutes
Option C Varies Varies Full Day


Ticket Details Price
Adults Option C $299
Adults/Children Option A $199
Option B $269
Children (4-14 yrs) Option C $249
Infants (0-2) Option C (Child 3 years old $199.00) Free



Group Size: 9ppl max

  • Piper Chieftain, GA8 Airvan or Cessna 206


  • Courtesy Pick-up from Accommodation
  • In-flight Pilot Commentary (English)
  • Guaranteed Window Seats

Rated: 54321 (5.0/5 based on 1 customer reviews)

54321 Excellent excursion all ran smoothly and very efficient staff. The pilot was very good and informative nothing too much trouble. Highly recommended tour. Many Thanks. Gary.
Gary Thacker — 27 February, 2017


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Courtesy pickup from your Cairns Accommodation

Checkin with GSL Aviation

Enjoy your scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef

See the Reef from above in a plane or seaplane!

Green Island

Home to an abundance of plant and wildlife, and surrounded in coral gardens.

Upolu Reef

Ideal reef for introductory diver and snorkelling due to its shallow depths

Return to Cairns Airport

Courtesy Dropoff to your Cairns Accommodation

Tour Map

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