Cairns Tropical Zoo, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour
Get close to nature and explore the Great Barrier Reef from all angles on a fantastic combination tour from Cairns. Meet native wildlife at Cairns Tropical Zoo, before a spectacular 30-minute scenic helicopter tour to the reef. Finish your day with a range of underwater activities before cruising back to Cairns with a glass of wine in hand. By the end of the day you’ll know your kangaroos from your wallabies, and appreciate just how difficult it was to find Nemo!
Cairns Tropical Zoo
Enjoy a morning exploring Cairns Tropical Zoo where you can get to know Australia’s native wildlife. Wildlife shows and keeper talks are held throughout the park, including the chance to cuddle a Koala (additional cost). That’s right, Queensland law allows interaction with Koalas supervised by qualified zookeepers!
The Great Barrier Reef flight
Leave the zoo and head to the heliport for a 30-minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. There’s no better way to see the vast scope of this amazing ecosystem, which can be seen from space.
You’ve seen the reef from above, now its time to see beneath the surface. Land at an exclusive pontoon at North Hastings Reef and spend the afternoon snorkeling in the world-famous Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Swim amongst colorful schools of tropical fish and an amazing array of coral formations. Snorkel instructors are on hand to help you out and all snorkeling equipment is provided.
If you prefer not to get wet, you can take an informative semi-submersible tour to see and learn about the delicate coral reef ecosystem. Divers are not forgotten either with scuba diving available for both beginners and experienced divers at an additional cost.
You’ll have around two hours to enjoy the underwater activities and a tropical buffet lunch is served on the boat. As your day draws to a close, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on the cruise back to Cairns where transport to your hotel awaits.
Duration: 7 hours
Tour Company: Heli Charters
Price – Starting from $273.20 per person
Green Helicopter Tours will make this tour more eco friendly by offsetting the fuel use by these tours at no cost to you. Enjoy your eco vacation!