Cairns City Helicopter Flight

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.


Green Island Cairns

Green Island Cairns

Would you like a day to relax and soak up the sun, beautiful beaches, rain forest and also view a great variety of marine life? You can visit Green Island, Cairns on either a full or half day tour. The Island itself is the closest point of the Great Barrier Reef to the mainland, located just 26 km from Cairns and ferries run to and from the island 3 times per day.

A fast way to get out to Green Island is with the company Big Cat, who have a smaller fast boat called Reef Rocket. This boat only takes about 45-minutes to reach Green Island from Cairns.

Big Cat have a half day package which includes your choice of snorkeling equipment or glass bottom boat and a Semi-Submarine Cruise.  For those who haven’t been before, Semi-Submarines are a boat with a very deep hull that has  large windows designed for viewing the reef, fish and surrounding marine life.

Some people call Green Island “touristy”… and to some extent it is a little bit. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that there is a surprising amount of marine life directly underneath the jetty! With just this short swim off the beach, you can find yourself snorkeling in an abundance of marine life in no time at all, with large schools of fish hanging around, enjoying the beautiful warm waters and shade from the jetty.

So, for a nice ‘beach style’ day, with crystal clear blue water, great marine life and modern amenities, Green Island is a great way to get your feet wet without spending too much money and still having a relaxed, enjoyable day.

If you would like to book a trip to Green Island, visit Cairns Tours Advice & Booking Center. They can help book your Green Island Cairns Tour.

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