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40-Minute Scenic Flight w/ GSL Cairns
From $249pp

This single engine cessna, purpose built to take you out over the Great Barrier Reef, offers up sensational views of the largest living reef site in the world.

The 40-minute scenic flight will offer a perspective of the reef like no other. Taking off from just outside Cairns CBD, it’s the fastest and most spectacular way to see the Great Barrier Reef, without having to get wet. You can expect to fly out over magical Green Island on your way to the reef. Your pilot will execute low flying passes so you can look out for reef sharks, turtles, beautiful corals, and more. With a guaranteed window seat and multiple passes of each location, you won’t be leaning over your friend, family, or stranger to get your next Insta pic.

This 40 minute flight will fill your camera full of photos and your mind full of memories. It’s great value for money and we think it’s a must do on any holiday to Far North Queensland. Just don’t forget to charge up your camera beforehand.

Trip Intinerary

GSL Cairns Itinerary

Meet at Hanger 83, GSL Aviation Cairns Airport or pickup from Cairns accommodation 35-40 minutes before flight.
Tour departure times may vary due to weather conditions.
Make way to the airstrip and board your flight
Take off and enjoy the sights including Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Double Island and Palm Cove
Enjoy a 40-minute scenic flight with views of the islands, rainforest, and of course, the Great Barrier Reef
Return to land and transfer back to Cairns accommodations.

Extra Information

Courtesy transfers included – Self drive available too.
Tour itinerary is recommended and subject to change due to ocean conditions i.e. weather constrictions.

Inclusions & Extras


  • Guaranteed window seats
  • In-flight Pilot Commentary
  • Courtesy Bus Transfers to/from Cairns City

Not Included

  • Skydiving
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Travel Voucher

Pick Ups & Departures

Pickups available from most Cairns accommodation or self drive available
Multiple daily departures.
Please be aware, departure times are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

GSL Aviation Terms & Conditions

We require all bookings to be reconfirmed with us 1 Day before your scheduled start.
Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations within 1 Day of the start date incur a 100.00% fee

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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