Cairns scenic flights are a great way to see the huge range of beautiful ecosystems in Cairns. While many people plan their Cairns trips, they plan activities on the ground or in the water because everywhere you turn, there’s something amazing to see or do. But, what about a tour from above?

Scenic flights in Cairns are a great way to experience the beauty of the area with a bird’s eye view. You never truly understand the vastness of the Great Barrier Reef until you’ve seen it from above. You’ll have a firmer understanding of the lush vegetation of the Daintree Rainforest as you soar above it.


As your feet leave the ground, you’ll travel above the sandy white beaches and clear tropical water to view the Great Barrier Reef. Even from far above the water’s surface, you’ll still see a wealth of marine life playing in the reef system. As you travel over the Daintree Rainforest, you’ll truly see just how high the treetops reach, the thickness of the trees and the splendour of the Atherton Tablelands.


There are many scenic flight options in Cairns, but one of the most popular flight options is by hot air balloon. Cairns is commonly known as the hot air balloon capital of the southern hemisphere, so you’re sure to have an amazing time floating through the sky. As the hot air balloon takes shape and inflates, you’ll glide into the air for a relaxing flight with uninterrupted views to take in the beauty of Cairns.


Other scenic flight options allow you to take long range air tours, joy flights and even helicopter flights. With long range scenic flights in Cairns, you’ll travel farther to see the many islands of the Great Barrier Reef, many of which few get to see due to the distance from shore. You’ll soar above the famous Green Island and many other stunning islands with amazing beaches surrounded by reef gardens.


A helicopter scenic flight provides you with an excellent opportunity to see the World Heritage listed sites— the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. You’ll even fly over the cities in the area and the Atherton Tablelands.


No matter if you’re in a hot air balloon, plane or helicopter, scenic flights are a unique way to make the most of your Cairns trips. You’ll enjoy a relaxing flight to view endless scenery from above. As far as the eyes can see, you’ll take in everything there is to see in Cairns and the diversity of natural beauty.