+61 (0)7 4034 9000

+61 (0)7 4034 9000

Sand Cay Getaway (Tourism and Events Queensland)
Scenic Helicopter Flights

Undine Sand Cay




One of our most brag-worthy experiences in Port Douglas and the ultimate  escape! 

Departing Port Douglas in your private charter helicopter, soak in breathtaking aerial views extending from the tropical rainforest clad coastline and across the azure waters of the Coral Sea before an exhilarating touchdown on idyllic Undine Cay, a jewel in the heart of Australia’s World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef.  

Your highly skilled pilot will share their local knowledge of the region while on the lookout for Turtles, Dolphins, Manta Rays, large schools of pelagic fish and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep).  

For the next 2 hours you can leave the world behind. Relax in the shallows, enjoy the sand between your toes or snorkel the pristine coral reef waters surrounding this secluded tropical paradise. 

A gourmet picnic hamper* with sparkling wine served under your private beach umbrella tops off this unique, once in a lifetime experience!  

*Please advise any allergies or dietary requirements at time of booking 


  • 40 minutes flying time (20 minute Scenic Flight each way) 
  • Modern, air-conditioned helicopters
  • 2 hours at Undine Cay
  • Gourmet picnic hamper with sparkling wine
  • Beach chairs and umbrella 
  • Snorkelling equipment 
  • Protective lycra suit for summer months
  • Inflight commentary 
  • Headsets with voice activated microphones
  • Return transfers to/from select Port Douglas accommodation are available.  Our Reservations team will confirm availability and timings at the time of booking


Undine Cay is a public Sand Cay and as such can not be reserved. On the rare occasion, it is occupied on our arrival we will not be permitted to land. If this occurs passengers will receive an extended reef scenic flight back to Port Douglas (total flying time 45 mins including initial 20 mins from Port Douglas to Undine Cay).  Passengers will be able to keep their picnic lunch and our reservations team will advise and assist with any refunds applicable.

Some 242 species of birds have been recorded in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park of which 22 seabird species breed on cays such as Undine. These breeding sites are also globally significant migratory sanctuaries limiting visitation to between 01-April and 31-August only. 

An equivalent experience is available year-round departing Cairns to Vlasoff Sand Cay.   

Scenic Helicopter Flights
Scenic Helicopter Flights
Scenic Helicopter Flights
Scenic Helicopter Flights
Scenic Helicopter Flights

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



40 minutes flying and 2 hours on Undine Cay
Depart Port Douglas: on demand, tide dependent
SEASONAL AVAILABILITY Tour operates 01-April to 31-August only
All product requires a minimum number of passengers to proceed. Our Reservations team will reach out to confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order. For instant confirmation please call the team on 07 4034 9000.


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Please note:  an equivalent experience is available year round ex Cairns to Vlasoff Sand Cay.


We suggest packing a small soft sided beach, including:

  • Camera
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunglasses – polarised recommended for best viewing
  • Hat, towel, sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
  • A dry change of clothes including a jumper in winter


Prior to any snorkelling activity you will be required to complete our snorkel safety questionnaire.  Information provided will be shared with your pilot so they can best assist you in the unlikely event of an emergency. The form can be downloaded and completed now, or on the morning of travel. 


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