Scenic Flights in Port Douglas
Seeing new places from the air is always an interesting experience. If you're on holiday in Port Douglas or simply visiting for a while, the absolute best way to get an overall picture of this beautiful location is from high up in the sky.
Most flying adventures focus on the natural features of the area. It's a true 'where the forest meets the sea' kind of place, with the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest coming right down from the mountains to the shoreline, meeting the reef-rich ocean in a narrow strip of clean white sand. You'll only get a true sense of the scale of the place from the air, so viewing by chartered flight, hot air balloon or helicopter is the way to go. Check out our ready to go tours below, or for more ideas and flying adventure options, take a look at the Port Douglas Flying Adventures category in our directory.
Flying Adventures in Port Douglas
Explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef from the air and the water! A scenic helicopter flight or high-speed catamaran cruise from Port Douglas will take you to the Outer Barrier Reef platform on Agincourt Reef, a sheltered base for a day on the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the reef snorkeling, from a semi-submersible submarine or from the underwater observatory. You can choose to travel by scenic helicopter one way and cruise by high-speed catamaran the other, or take the helicopter in both directions. The choice is yours!
Take a scenic helicopter flight from Port Douglas over the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest or both. Fly high above two of Australia's greatest natural treasures -- enjoy magnificent views of the world’s largest coral reef, or views of the amazing gorges, rivers and rugged mountains of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. You can choose from a 30-minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef or a 40-minute flight over the rainforest -- or for the ultimate experience, take a 60-minute combined reef and rainforest flight.
Ballooning & Door to Door Transfers
Our most popular ride from Port Douglas. After the reef & rainforest, a balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands from Port Douglas is absolutely, the next best thing to do. Your morning tour includes your 30 minute Balloon Ride and Door to Door return transfers.
Balloon Extended Flight and Door To Door Transfers
Double the enjoyment! Balloon tours depart most days and include door to door transfers from most Port Douglas accommodation. This tour includes a one hour picturesque hot air balloon ride with coach transfers.
Luxury Balloon Package
Spoil yourself or surprise someone special. You will be picked up for a Private Transfer to the ballooning launch pad then take off for a one hour Balloon ride. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast at a local resort. Includes personal photo portraits.
Great Barrier Reef & Scenic Helicopter Flights
These exclusive flights from SkySafari will carry you over picturesque Port Douglas and its inspiring surrounds. All tours include local courtesy hotel transfers and informative in flight commentary from your pilot guide.
Port Douglas Heli Scenic Flights
These exclusive flights will carry you over picturesque Port Douglas and its inspiring surrounds. Enjoy the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rainforests and outback to The Great Dividing Range.
Choose from a variety of scenic flights that are coupled with amazing activities including flying over the Great Barrier Reef with scuba diving, landing on solitary sand cays and untouched islands, exploring the Coral Sea and more - click to see the whole range of scenic helicopter flights!