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Low Isles (Tourism and Events Queensland)
Low Isles (Tourism and Events Queensland)

30, 45 & 60 Minute Scenic Flights Port Douglas

PORT DOUGLAS HELICOPTER SCENIC FLIGHTS

30, 45 & 60 MINUTE TOURS DEPARTING PORT DOUGLAS

SEE IT FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE

Only from the air can you truly appreciate the beauty, variety and sheer scale of the stunning natural landscapes that comprise the Cairns and Port Douglas region. 

This area is truly unique being the only place on earth where two UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites exist side by side, being Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropical Rainforest. 

Witness a vast panorama of sprawling coral reefs, tropical islands and sand cays merging seamlessly into lush rainforest covered mountains housing vast river systems and spectacular seasonal waterfalls with breathtaking views as far as the eye can see.

THE NAUTILUS AVIATION DIFFERENCE

Compared to fixed wing aircraft, our helicopters have enhanced maneuverability and are fitted with oversized viewing windows creating a premium scenic flight experience.  Your pilot can easily adjust speed, altitude and direction of travel in response to wildlife sightings or other points of interest while ensuring passengers on both sides of the aircraft receive equal chance to capture that perfect photo opportunity.   

All guests are supplied with headsets fitted with voice activated microphones to enjoy the live inflight commentary and allow conversation directly with your pilot and other passengers.  

Choose from Reef or Rainforest or combine both of these landscapes into one visually spectacular helicopter flight. 

See flight options and flight path map below.

30 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT – RAINFOREST

This flight showcases the lush rainforest covered mountains of Mossman and Syndicate at the southern end of the Daintree National Park. Fly over the small sugar farming community of Mossman with views of the Mossman River (crocodile habitat) and through the famous Mossman Gorge. 

The traditional home of the Kuku Yalanji people for over 50,000 years, this area boasts steep ravines, hidden seasonal waterfalls and towering rainforest peaks. 

30 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT – REEF

A scenic helicopter flight over the reef is an opportunity not to be missed! You will be amazed by the stunning blue and green hues of these pristine coral sea waters and their thriving coral gardens, home to the greatest concentration of life anywhere on the planet.    

Departing over Port Douglas and famous 4-Mile Beach, enjoy picture-perfect views of stunning Low Isles, comprised of two coral cay islands, 55 acres of fringing reef and a famous lighthouse (circa 1878).   

Many of the larger marine species are most easily spotted from the air. As we continue out over Batt Reef, join your eagle-eyed pilot in the search for Sea Turtles, Sharks, Manta Rays, Dolphins, Dugong and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep).  Do not forget your camera! 

45 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT – REEF 

Enjoy all the highlights of the 30 minute reef scenic with an additional 15 minutes extending to the premium Outer Great Barrier Reef. In the distance see Snapper Island at the mouth of the mighty Daintree river, before flying along the entire length of spectacular Tongue Reef. 

60 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT – REEF & RAINFOREST

Our most epic scenic flight experience in Port Douglas! 

From the lush rainforest covered peaks, seasonal waterfalls and ancient waterways of the Daintree National Park to the premium outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef this flight combines all the highlights from our shorter duration Reef & Rainforest scenic flights into one awe-inspiring 60 minute adventure!

KEEN TO EXPLORE MORE?

Nautilus Aviation in partnership with the regions most renowned reef cruise providers and rainforest day tour operators have tailored a range of extended full day and multi day helicopter packages allowing you to delve even deeper into this incredible destination.  

Please note: actual flight path may differ on the day due to adverse weather conditions and/or air traffic control.    

30 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT – RAINFOREST

Depart Port Douglas: on demand, daylight hours only

All tickets $399pp (minimum 2 passengers)

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30 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT – REEF

Depart Port Douglas: on demand, daylight hours only

All tickets $399pp (minimum 2 passengers)

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45 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT – REEF

Depart Port Douglas: on demand, daylight hours only

All tickets $499pp (minimum 2 passengers)

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60 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT – REEF & RAINFOREST

Depart Port Douglas: on demand, daylight hours only

All tickets $699pp (minimum 2 passengers)

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INCLUSIONS

  • Choice of 30, 45 or 60 minute scenic flight
  • Headsets with voice activated microphones
  • Entertaining inflight commentary from your experienced local pilot  
  • A modern fleet of air-conditioned helicopters
  • Return transfers from Port Douglas accommodation to our Heliport

WHAT TO BRING

  • Camera – polarising filter for best results
  • Sunglasses – polarised recommended for best in-water viewing
  • Personal items should not exceed 10kg carried in a small soft sided bag for easy stowage

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • All heli flights are restricted to operation during daylight hours.
  • Heavy rain, low cloud or excessive winds may require changes to advertised flight paths at short notice. Safety is always our top priority.  
  • All helicopter pricing is per seat, independent of age. 
  • Infants aged 0-2 years can fly free of charge on the lap of a parent or guardian with a maximum of 1 infant per flight (as per CASA regulations).
  • Passengers 3 years and older must occupy their own seat. 
  • Payload limits apply to all aircraft. Accurate individual passenger body weights are required at time of booking. 
  • Maximum individual seat weight limit of 130kg applies. 

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