A fantastic way to explore any city is by air, flying in the very latest EC130 Eurocopter operated by Nautalis Aviation in Cairns. Friday afternoon the weather settled in and at around 4:30pm we took off for a large right hand turn heading South / South West out of Cairns Airport towards the downtown part of The Cairns City Centre.
Taking a Cairns City Helicopter Flight we were able to get a birds eye view of Cairns city heading south west towards Copperlode Dam and then a large turn to the West of Mount Whitfield over the Barron River near Kamerunga and then North East again back towards the airport with views out over to the Aquis Casino development site, before landing again back at the Nautalis Aviation Hanger.
An Extremely smooth ride, feels like your in a large floating luxury style car cruising along at around 100kph. Large windows in all directions offers a fantastic view for all passengers. The Eurocopter EC130 must have excellent sounds proofing material because it was very quite on the inside and everyone could speak comfortably without having to raise your voice to be heard over the Turbine Engine.
It was great to get a birds eye view of the Aquis proposal site too really shows how open the Northern part of Cairns is with large cane paddocks in every direction. I guess most of this area is flood prone so this has restricted development other then planting sugar cane. If you get a chance you should try a Cairns City Helicopter Flight will really give you a birds eye view of beautiful Cairns and surrounding areas.