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Reefwatch Air Tours

So much more than just a scenic flight…enjoy an amazing aerial perspective over the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Rainforest and unique Australian Outback. You’ll see more in a day by air than most visitors can experience in a week. Fly in air-conditioned comfort in the fleet of United States built, twin engine AC500 specialist surveillance aircraft. The bubble windows offer uninterrupted views and incredible video and photo opportunities.

Join the “Flight Crew” on a surveillance patrol (RW1) , explore the outback at the Undara Lava Tubes or spend a day in the historic township of Cooktown. If you want more than Reef and Rainforest, inquire about a ‘scenic transfer’ to an island hideaway… or to a beautiful rainforest resort… Reefwatch flies to your timetable without airline schedule restrictions. Spend your valuable time at your destination, not an airport lounge.

Reefwatch Air Tours caters for the fully independent traveller, groups and Incentive travel. The large fleet are available for individual or group charter – the professional and dedicated team can design your personalised itinerary from two to eight days. For longer flights or VIP travel, the AC690 turbine, executive aircraft is also available for charter at competitive rates.

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Touring Options

Cooktown Heritage Tour

Enjoy a scenic flight over the Northern Beaches of Cairns, Port Douglas, World Heritage Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation and Black Mountain. Upon your arrival in Cooktown, you’ll be taken on a guided coach tour of the town’s sites, including: Cook’s Landing, Grassy Hill Lookout, James Cook Museum and Cooktown Cemetery. Your return flight takes you over the famous Endeavour Reef and the Low Isles before returning to Cairns.

Reef, Rainforest and Outback Undara Tour

Your scenic flight covers the Great Barrier Reef to the southeast of Cairns and then inland over sugar cane fields and the rainforest clad mountains of the Great Dividing Range. From there you’ll fly over the lush Atherton Tablelands before merging into the vast expanse of Australia’s Outback known as the Gulf Savannah. At your destination you’ll be treated to a fascinating half day tour of the world famous Undara Lava Tubes – a series of fertile pockets of rainforest created by the collapse of ancient lava tube flows.

Surveillance Mission Air Tour

Imagine…you are a flight crew member on a surveillance mission patrolling the incredible Great Barrier Reef. So much more than just a scenic flight…your Reefwatch Air Tour is a mission! Every sortie carries only four people and provides an aerial perspective over the most spectacular and remote sections of the outer Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed coastal Rainforest. Now, you can see more in half a day than most visitors will experience in their entire stay.

Outback Experience Package

Do not have enough time to visit Australia’s Red Centre? If you are already visiting Cairns to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforests, why not include the wonders of Tropical North Queensland’s great Aussie Outback and Gulf Savannah as well.

Popular Activities

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