Heli Reef Scenic Flights

Scenic Reef Flights – Helicopter Tours

Scenic Reef Flights

Breath taking scenic reef flights are an alternative to in-water activities and coral viewing vessels, soar above it all in a helicopter for a spectacular birds eye view of the Great Barrier Reef! Heli Magic offers a range of extremely popular scenic flights to suit all budgets. From the moment you lift off uninterrupted panoramic views provide a unique perspective of this stunning World Heritage Listed location. The turquoise waters of the Coral Sea are alive with extensive coral formations. Spot turtles, rays, reef sharks and schooling fish.

Introductory Scenic Helicopter Flight:

5 minutes flying time from Marine World

A breathtaking, uninterrupted birds eye view of the reef.

Vertical Magic Heli Adventure:

10 minutes flying time from Marine World

Experience the limits – climb to 3,000ft and experience soaring views of the reef, islands and sand cays. Spot Turtles, Sharks, Manta Rays and more.


Helicopter flight to Marine World ex Cairns. (1-way helicopter, 1-way Reef Magic. Approx 20 minutes flying time)

Example itinerary:

Timings are subject to change due to passenger loadings, aircraft availability and weather conditions.

10:00 Complimentary pick-up from your accommodation and transfer to Heli-Base for a helicopter safety briefing prior to boarding.

10:40 Depart Cairns
11:00 Arrive Marine World

Up to 4.5 hours at the reef and all standard Marine World inclusions.

15:30 Depart Marine World on board Reef Magic
17:00 Arrive back to Cairns

Also available in reverse as a Cruise/Fly departing Cairns at 09:00 on board Reef Magic.

Charter Flights:

A range of charter options are available which utilise the Marine World facility out of normal visitor hours. Combine Marine World with a rainforest heli experience for a complete tropical adventure.

Our Reef Opulence package can be tailored to suit your individual needs and provide distinguished guests with sole access to Marine World, your private patch of paradise.

Marine World is available from 07:00 to 10:30 on a sole use basis with catering and activities tailored to suit your individual requirements and budget.

Contact us by phone: +61 7 4031 1588 or email us with your requirements and we can tailor a package to suit.

Child policy:

One (1) infant under the age of 3 may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap. Maximum one infant per helicopter as per CASA regulations. Children 3 years and above pay full fare.

Passenger & weight restrictions:

While bookings can be made for individuals to fly a minimum of 2 pax is normally required for the helicopter to operate.

Helicopters are subject to maximum weight loadings. Below is a guide to maximum weight loadings for various size machines.

3 seat: 240kg’s / 529 pounds
4 seat: 320kg’s / 705 pounds
6 seat: 490kg’s / 1080 pounds

Machines used include Robinson R44’s , Bell Jetrangers and Squirrels. The actual type of helicopter you will fly in depends on passenger numbers, total weights and individual aircraft availability.

The Heli Magic brand, owned by Reef Magic Cruises and is operated by GBR Helicopters. For more great deals on scenic heli flights in Cairns & Port Douglas visit www.gbr helicopters.com.au