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GBR Helicopters

#60 of 157 Tours in Cairns
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Address: Hanger 10, Bush Pilots Avenue | General Aviation, Cairns Airport, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4081 8888
This attraction is at Cairns Airport
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00

From Great Barrier Reef packages to World Heritage Rainforest wonders, GBR...

From Great Barrier Reef packages to World Heritage Rainforest wonders, GBR Helicopters really does have something for everyone. Our full day reef experiences, half day tours and amazing scenic flights have all been created with one thing in mind - the complete satisfaction of every customer who flies with us. With exclusive landing locations, our flights lift from Cairns and Port Douglas downtown, where clients can fly to Green Island, Norman or St. Crispin reefs, just a few in the wide range of GBR locations and experiences available. Looking for more? Private charters to conference groups, weddings and luxury experiences - memories for a lifetime.

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Breath Taking

We took GBR helicopter out to the reef and took the boat back. The flight out was breath taking. We were very eased with the service and professionalism of the GBR staff. The big... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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St. Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took GBR helicopter out to the reef and took the boat back. The flight out was breath taking. We were very eased with the service and professionalism of the GBR staff. The big advantage was we spent 4 hours on the reef instead of 8 that most people with boat trips did. With limited time in Cairns we tried... More 

Thank Jack1247
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef on our way to Green Island! We did this tour while on honeymoon in Australia, thanks to our guests who contributed to this fantastic experience. We chose GBR based on great reviews and certainly made the right choice. We booked in advance online and found communication was excellent throughout the lead up to... More 

Thank Tracey H
Canandaigua, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did two different tours with GBR. (Great barrier reef and rainforest) the staff and the pilot were friendly and helpful. The tours themselves were wonderful with one MAJOR exception- the headset audio was not working properly. Initially all you could hear was static. The pilot told us to close the windows which helped a little but... More 

Thank William S
Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. The pilot and groynd crew were excellent. We had a ball. Would definitely do again the next time l'm in Cairns

Thank Surf_Steve
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

That was one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced! Our pilot was fantastic, with great commentary....we flew out to Green Island and around the coral cays....we saw turtles, dolphins and mantra rays swimming along and the pilot zoomed around to get a better look...GBR has a special on at the moment so if your looking for a... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great way to see the barrier reef and Cairns. Views of the coastline and Green Island were great. Pilot told us lots of information about the are and the reef. Flying above the reef you can see how clear the water is surrounding the coral. Could even see people diving and snorkelling. Great way to get over view of wonderful... More 

Thank Isabel W
West Wycombe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Our take off for Norman Reef was supposed to take off at 12:30 but did not take off until 12:50. We had been offered a houce of seats before helicopter arrival but at the last minute engineer turned up with Ox of tools took best seat up front anc basically from then on it was his flight !! We were... More 

Thank Woody838
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Day 3 of our holiday and we have really got the sense that tour operators in Cairns generally are unenthused when it comes to tourists. GBR are much the same in particular the pilot. He was rushed and there wasnt really a 'tour' component to the flight. In saying this nothing can beat the views flying over to Green Island... More 

Thank stevens1988
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We decided to catch the helicopter from Green Island to Cairns to get a glimpse of the coral reef - PERFECT idea! The pilot was absolutely awesome, so friendly, able to answer our questions and 'went the extra mile'.

Thank Belinda D
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Breathe holding experience ! Personally recommend this flight from Green Island to outer reef pontoon, so you get both of the view of Green Island scenic flight and outer reef scenic flight ! Cant have a better way to enjoy the view of the reef ! just stunning ! And you get to see some sand cay while flying out... More 

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