Heli Outer Reef

Heli Outer Reef Pontoon!

  • Spectacular scenic heli flight
  • Semi-Submarine, Snorkel, Lunch
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Heli Outer Reef Info

Great Adventures Outer Reef Pontoon 'Reef & Heli' Tours:  

You may be lucky to spot a whale, a shark or even a turtle from the air.  Great Adventures has an exclusive floating helipad at the Great Adventures Outer Reef pontoon.  At the pontoon you will enjoy a scrumptious hot and cold buffet lunch, a walk through the underwater observatory, a semi- submersible tour and snorkelling with all marine life that make the Great Barrier Reef so special.  


  • Scenic helicopter flights to outer reef platform/return to Cairns
  • Hot & cold tropical buffet lunch at outer reef platform
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Reef education presentation
  • Underwater observatory
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided Eco Reef Talk in underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea & coffee, whilst at platform, cheese & biscuits on return cruise only journey

Fly/Cruise Half Day
12.20pm: Depart by Helicopter from Cairns
12.45pm: Arrive Outer Reef Pontoon
3.30pm: Depart Outer Reef for Cruise to Cairns
5.30pm: Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal on luxury Great Adventures Catamaran

Cruise/Fly Half Day

10.30am: Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for Cruise to outer reef pontoon
3.15pm: Depart outer reef pontoon by helicopter back to Cairns
3.40pm: Arrive Cairns helipad

Fly/Fly Half Day

12.20pm: Depart by Helicopter from Cairns
12.45pm: Arrive Outer Reef Pontoon
3.15pm: Depart Outer Reef for return flight to Cairns
3:35pm: Arrive Cairns Heliport

Great Adventures Outer Barrier Reef Platform

Enjoy a sleep-in with the latest Outer Reef departure from Cairns.  Experience breathtaking beauty at the Outer Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures.  From the comfort of the stable reef activity platform, this is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore.  Snorkel and dive, visit the underwater observatory, cruise in a semi-sub, or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch - There is something here for everyone. 

The Pontoon features:

  • Undercover seating and tables
  • Full Bar Facilities
  • Sun-deck with Sun-lounges
  • Swimming enclosure for children
  • Change rooms
  • Freshwater showers
  • Semi-submerged platform
  • Great for Non-Swimmers
  • Underwater observatory
  • Semi-Submersible reef viewer

What to bring:

  • Swimming costume and beach towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes
  • Money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities
  • Accommodation transfers:  Hotel transfer from the Northern Beaches and Cairns city hotels included.  

    Dive / Fly policy:  As full and formal briefings are held on-board Great Adventures vessel, passengers wishing to participate in Scuba Dive activities can only CRUISE / FLY.


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