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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

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Port Douglas

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Port Douglas

More InfoFloat up into the open skies on a sunrise hot-air balloon flight from Port Douglas.

Don't miss the chance to go for a hot-air balloon ride over Far North Queensland's Atherton Tablelands - it's one of the top "must do" activities when visiting the tropics. Pickup from all Port Douglas hotels is included.

 

Helicopter and Cruise Packages From Port Douglas

Helicopter and Cruise Packages From Port Douglas

More InfoNautilus Aviation and Quicksilver's iconic Outer Reef Cruise create an ultimate reef experience to the renowned Agincourt Reef - a beautiful reef lagoon located on the very edge of Australia's continental shelf. From the spacious activity platform, the widest range of inclusive and optional activities are available to discover this stunning reef world from above and below.

Helicopter transfers to and from the platform plus joy flights provide the most spectacular views of this jewel-like ribbon reef with spectacular coral formations, clear outer reef waters in many shades of blue and if you're lucky, sea turtles, manta rays, dugongs and even whales.

 

Port Douglas Scenic Flights

Port Douglas Scenic Flights

More InfoThe 30min and 45min flight showcase the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. Departing over Port Douglas and 4 Mile Beach, other highlights include sights of Snapper Island, Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest in the distance. Be treated to a picture-postcard view of Low Isles and flying low over Batt Reef there are opportunities to spot stingrays, manta rays, turtles, sharks, dugongs (many at Batt Reef), dolphins and even whales in the winter months!

For those looking to make the most of their time in Port Douglas why not extend your flight to a 60-minute reef and rainforest scenic. Departing over Port Douglas and 4 Mile Beach, first enjoy sights of Rainforest over the town of Mossman and Mossman Gorge, followed by the Daintree River mouth, Cape Kimberley and past Snapper Island with views of Cow Bay and Cape Tribulation. The flight concludes with breathtaking views of Low Isles & the Reef.

 

Port Douglas - Cruise and 10 Minute Scenic Flight

Port Douglas - Cruise and 10 Minute Scenic Flight

More InfoNautilus Aviation and Quicksilver’s iconic Outer Reef Cruise create an ultimate reef experience to the renowned Agincourt Reef – a beautiful reef lagoon located on the very edge of Australia’s continental shelf. From the spacious activity platform, the widest range of inclusive and optional activities are available to discover this stunning reef world from above and below. Helicopter scenic transfers to and from the platform plus joy flights provide the most spectacular views of this jewel-like ribbon reef with spectacular coral formations, clear outer reef waters in many shades of blue and if you’re lucky, sea turtles, manta rays, dugongs and even whales!

 

Day Tour to Kuranda, Rainforest and Port Douglas with Flight

Day Tour to Kuranda, Rainforest and Port Douglas with Flight

More InfoStart your day taking in the magic of the Great Barrier Reef on a 30 Minute Reef Scenic Flight before enjoying a journey on the historical Kuranda Scenic Rail and award-winning Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
Your flight will showcase the famous coastline of 4 Mile Beach and picture-perfect sights of Snapper Island, Low Isles, Batt Reef, Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest in the distance. Once back on the ground, the Kuranda Scenic Rail offers a spectacular experience traversing the World Heritage-listed rainforest of Barron Gorge National Park with a stop at the Barron Falls lookout and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, the opportunity to glide just metres above the rainforest canopy.

 
 

Ballooning & Door to Door Transfers

Ballooning and Door to Door Transfers

Book Port Douglas Tours OnlineOur 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

Balloon Extended Flight, Champagne Breakfast & Door To Door Transfers

Book Port Douglas Tours OnlineDouble 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

Luxury Balloon Package

Book Port Douglas Tours OnlineSpoil 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

Port Douglas Heli Scenic Flights

Book Port Douglas Tours OnlineThese 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!