Great Adventures Heli Options

Spectacular Heli Flight

  • Fly to the reef
  • Half day outer reef trips
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Great Adventures Heli Options Info

Great Adventures Outer Reef Pontoon 'Reef & Heli' Tours:  

Helicopter and cruise packages make possible striking views of the reef from above.  You may be lucky to spot a whale, a shark or even a turtle from the air.  Great Adventures has an exclusive floating helipad at the Great Adventures Outer Reef pontoon.  At the multi-level activity platform you will enjoy a scrumptious hot and cold buffet lunch, a walk through the underwater observatory, a semi-submersible tour and snorkelling with all marine life that make the Great Barrier Reef so special.  This tour is suitable for non-swimmers with facilities to discover the underwater world. 


  • Scenic helicopter flights to, or from Outer Reef platform
  • Hot & cold tropical buffet lunch including prawns
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour with commentary
  • Reef education presentation
  • Underwater observatory
  • Snorkel equipment with instruction and buoyancy vest
  • Guided Eco Reef Talk in underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea & coffee, whilst at platform, cheese & biscuits on return cruise
  • Air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise

Fly to Outer Reef - Cruise Return Half Day *Scuba dive not permitted
12.30pm: Depart by Helicopter from Cairns
12.45pm: Arrive Outer Reef Pontoon
3.30pm: Depart Outer Reef for Cruise to Cairns
5.30pm: Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal on luxury Great Adventures Catamaran

Cruise to Outer Reef - Fly Return Half Day

10.30am: Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for Cruise to outer reef pontoon
3.15pm: Depart outer reef pontoon by helicopter back to Cairns
3.40pm: Arrive Cairns helipad

Fly to Outer Reef - Fly Half Day *Scuba dive not permitted

12.30pm: Depart by Helicopter from Cairns
12.45pm: Arrive Outer Reef Pontoon
3.15pm: Depart Outer Reef for return helicopter flight back to Cairns
3:35pm: Arrive Cairns Heliport

Great Adventures Outer Barrier Reef Platform

Enjoy a sleep-in with the latest Outer Reef departure from Cairns.  Experience breathtaking beauty at the Outer Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures.  From the comfort of the stable reef activity platform, this is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore.  Snorkel and dive, visit the underwater observatory, cruise in a semi-sub, or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch - There is something here for everyone. 

The Pontoon features:

  • Undercover seating and tables
  • Full bar facilities
  • Sun-deck with Sun-lounges
  • Swimming enclosure for children
  • Change rooms
  • Freshwater showers
  • Semi-submerged platform
  • Great for Non-Swimmers
  • Underwater observatory
  • Semi-Submersible reef viewer

What to bring:

  • Swimming costume and beach towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes
  • Money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities
  • Dive / Fly policy:  As full and formal briefings are held on-board Great Adventures vessel, passengers wishing to participate in Scuba Dive activities can only CRUISE / FLY.

    10 minute flight from Great Adventures outer reef platform:  

    For those who have confirmed their daytrip with Great Adventures and would like to add-on a 10-minute scenic heli flight from the Great Adventures platform.  While at the reef, take a scenic helicopter flight and marvel at the sheer magnitude and beauty of one of the world?s most fascinating natural wonders.

    The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world?s biggest single structure made by living organisms. It is the world?s most spectacular coral reef system and consists of nearly 3000 individual reefs, 880 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres.

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