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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 minutes Reef-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 vehicle transfers to/from Port Douglas accommodation


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 and will continue on an extended reef-scenic flight to an alternate secluded beach. Unfortunately, being a coastal location, snorkelling would not be possible. 

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
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 dependant
SEASONAL AVAILABILITY Tour operates 01-April to 31-August only

All tickets $849pp (minimum 2 passengers)

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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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