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Rainforest & Barron Gorge Helicopter Tour From $399pp

Soaring above the city of Cairns and crossing the Great Dividing Range, take in the sights of Lake Morris, the waterholes of Crystal Cascades, and the breathtaking Barron Gorge.

Enjoy a 30 minute Rainforest scenic flight for an even more immersive experience. Begin with a rapid ascent to 2,500 feet over the city of Cairns, heading west toward the Great Dividing Range. Climbing the lush eastern slopes, arrive at the stunning Lake Morris, a remote water catchment supplying fresh water to Cairns and attracting a variety of birdlife to its pristine waters. Passing over Copperlode Dam, track along the range and descend over the bubbling rock pools of Crystal Cascades before flying over the Kuranda Scenic Railway at Stoney Creek.

The journey continues into the magnificent, Instagram-worthy Barron Gorge. Gently climb to 1,000 feet, passing over the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, then circle over the impressive Barron Falls and the nearby Kuranda rainforest village, where the famous Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway begin their return journey to Cairns. From Kuranda, turn east toward the coast, descending over the verdant eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range. The return leg offers stunning views of Double Island, Palm Cove, Cairns City, and the Reef, ensuring a memorable conclusion to your scenic flight.

  • Money Icon From $399 Per Person
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Tour Itinerary

Rainforest & Barron Gorge Helicopter Tour Itinerary

Select your time slot when booking your helicopter trip. Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before take off. Lift off and enjoy 30 minutes of breathtaking views soaring above the mighty Rainforest. The flight path takes you past the Barron River and Gorge, the iconic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and the verdant eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range and Lake Morris, providing panoramic views of Cairns City as you head back to land.

Inclusions & Extras


  • 30 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Guaranteed Window Seat
  • Incredible Views
  • Pilot Commentary


  • Skydiving
  • Lunch
  • Drinks/Snacks

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

Rainforest & Barron Gorge Helicopter Tour

30 Minute Helicopter Tour with Pilot Commentary & Guaranteed Window Seat


What to Bring

  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Small soft bags only
  • Personal items should not exceed 10 kg
  • Weight restrictions apply

Pick Ups & Departures

Zoom Helicopters, Building 21, Bush Pilots Avenue, Aeroglen

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring on my Cairns helicopter tour?

We recommend you bring sunglasses, sunscreen and a smile. Of course, feel free to bring your camera, however, there will be four HD onboard video cameras to capture your spectacular multi-viewpoint experience.

Is a Great Barrier Reef scenic flight worth it?

A scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef is absolutely worthy of being on your bucket list. It offers the magnificence of seeing it all from above which will brig you an entirely different perspective of the vast beauty of the reef.

When is the best time to see whales in Cairns?

July and August are generally the best times to see migrating whales in Cairns. This is due to the cooler water temperatures at that time, and what better way to see a Humpback or Dwarf Minke Whale than from above on your very own Cairns helicopter tour.

What marine life could I see on a Great Barrier Reef scenic flight?

With an abundance of marine life on the Great Barrier Reef, it’s likely that you will see some, if not all of the following on your Cairns helicopter tour:
Manta rays
Whales – seasonal

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.
World Nomads travel insurance policies offer coverage for more than 150 activities. Get a quote, make a claim, or buy or extend your policy while on the road.

What are the weight limitations?

Helicopters are subject to strict weight limitations, specific to each aircraft type. Accurate individual passenger body and carry-on luggage weights MUST be advised at the point of booking. It is a legal requirement that all passengers and their luggage be weighed at check-in. Weight variances greater than 10% of that advised at the time of booking may incur additional charges and/or luggage allowances being reduced. Zoom Helicopters reserves the right to refuse travel and charge a 100% cancellation fee. The maximum single seat weight limit/payload for Zoom Helicopters’ fleet of aircraft is 130kgs.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Zoom Helicopters Terms & Conditions

Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations within 1 Day of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.
Between 1 Day and 2 Days incur a 50.00% fee.

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Soar above Cairns, take in the sights of Lake Morris and the waterholes of Crystal Cascades on this breathtaking rainforest & Barron Gorge Helicopter Tour.

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