Prepare for lift-off from Silky Oaks’ helipad and a thrilling bird’s eye view of the extraordinary Far North on a scenic helicopter flight with eco-certified operator Nautilus Aviation.

Expect mesmerising Coral Sea views as far as the eye can see on the 30-minute Reef Discovery flight which takes in the Great Barrier Reef – home to the greatest concentration of life anywhere on the planet – from on high. Enjoy picture-perfect views of stunning Low Isles and 55 acres of fringing reef, home to an array of marine creatures. Join the eagle-eyed pilot in the search for sea turtles, sharks, manta rays, dolphins, dugong and even majestic Humpback whales (Jul-Sep). Don’t forget your camera!

The 30-minute Rainforest Discovery flight showcases the lush rainforest covered mountains of Mossman and Syndicate at the southern end of the Daintree National Park, flying high over the region’s hallmark sugar cane fields and thrillingly through Mossman Gorge. The traditional home of the First Nations Kuku Yalanji people for over 50,000 years, this area boasts steep ravines, hidden seasonal waterfalls and towering rainforest peaks.

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The popular 45-minute Reef Discovery flight combines all the highlights of the 30-minute Reef Discovery flight with an additional 15 minutes extending to the premium outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef. In the distance see Snapper Island at the mouth of the mighty Daintree River, before flying along the entire length of spectacular Tongue Reef.

From the lush rainforest covered peaks, seasonal waterfalls and ancient waterways of the Daintree National Park to the premium outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef the 60-minute Reef and Rainforest Discovery flight combines all the highlights from the shorter duration scenic flights into one awe-inspiring adventure!