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Nautilus Aviation: World Heritage Highlights

FROM: $1265
SingleDay

Departure Times

Departs: 8:15 am - Daily
Returns: 5 pm to Port Douglas / 6:30 pm to Cairns - Daily

Pricing Options

$1115 AUD / Person - Adult - Departing from Port Douglas (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$1265 AUD / Person - Adult - Departing from Cairns (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-2 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2025)

Soar over the Great Barrier Reef and adventure through the Daintree Rainforest in one incredible day!

  • Scenic flight over the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef
  • Land in the Daintree Rainforest and join a small-group 4WD day tour
  • Embark on a Daintree River Cruise and spot crocodiles and other wildlife
  • Visit a scenic lookout and enjoy a guided boardwalk tour
  • Swim in Emmagen Creek and visit Cape Tribulation Beach

Get ready for an action-packed day! The World Heritage Highlights tour with Nautilus Aviation takes you to the most stunning areas of Tropical North Queensland. Start your day with a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. See the wild coastline from the air and have the chance to spot some marine life!

After landing in the Daintree Rainforest, spend the rest of the day exploring this lush, ancient land on a small group tour. Go crocodile-spotting on a river cruise, visit magical, remote beaches, creeks, lookouts, and boardwalks, and finish the day with some delicious local ice cream and a gorgeous coastal drive back to Cairns.

helicopter over great barrier reef

Highlights

  • Departs from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • 45-minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Learn some local knowledge from your pilot
  • Spot marine life in the ocean, including whales in the winter
  • Fly into the Daintree Rainforest and land near the Daintree River
  • Embark on a 1-hour Daintree River Cruise
  • Join a small-group tour via 4WD
  • Soak in the views from Alexandra Range Lookout
  • Join a guided boardwalk tour to learn about unique flora and fauna
  • Lunch at a local cafe included
  • Visit the secluded Emmagen Creek for a freshwater rainforest swim
  • Stop at the pristine Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Visit a local ice cream shop (at your own expense)
  • Scenic drive back to Cairns

Tropical North Queensland is the only place in the world where two World Heritage Sites meet: the ancient Daintree Rainforest and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. This day tour allows you to see it all!

girl floating in creek

Sample Itinerary

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map of scenic flight

7:30am - Check In

Head to the Nautilus Aviation General Aviation Heliport and get checked in for your scenic flight! Passengers must make their own way to the departure point. 

8:15am - Scenic Flight 

Witness a new perspective of Queensland’s two World Heritage Sites: The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest! Soar over the turquoise Coral Sea as you head out the Outer Reefs of the wo...

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map of scenic flight

7:30am - Check In

Head to the Nautilus Aviation General Aviation Heliport and get checked in for your scenic flight! Passengers must make their own way to the departure point. 

8:15am - Scenic Flight 

Witness a new perspective of Queensland’s two World Heritage Sites: The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest! Soar over the turquoise Coral Sea as you head out the Outer Reefs of the world’s largest coral reef system. 

Your local pilot will share their knowledge of this fascinating area while you search for sharks, dolphins, rays, turtles, and fish in the clear waters. In the winter months you may even spot some Humpback Whales! Next, turn inwards and admire the mountainous, forest-clad coastline of the Daintree Rainforest before landing near the mouth of the Daintree River. 

helicopter flying

9:00am - Explore the Daintree Rainforest

After landing, you will embark on a small group 4WD tour with Billy Tea Safaris! Start with a 1 hour Daintree River Cruise and see if you can spot some ferocious crocodiles in their natural habitat. Next, head to Alexandra Range Lookout for breathtaking views of the tropical landscape. You’ll also get to join a guided boardwalk tour to learn about the interesting flora and fauna of this ancient forest. 

12pm (roughly) - Lunch and more exploring

After lunch at a local cafe, continue to observe and learn about the mystical rainforest as you head further north toward Cape Tribulation. Stop at Emmagen Creek and go for a serene swim in the emerald waters of this freshwater rainforest creek. Then head to Cape Tribulation beach for a sandy stroll and more breathtaking views of the wild and remote coastline. 

headland by the ocean

4:30pm (roughly) - Ice cream and drive home

As you head back down south, you’ll get to stop at a delicious local ice cream shop for a sweet treat. Make sure you bring some cash to buy a fresh, tropical-fruit-flavored ice cream! Then start the scenic drive back south to Cairns or Port Douglas. This coastal drive is gorgeous, so try not to doze off on the way home! Admire the rich green hills of the rainforest on one side and the cerulean Coral Sea on the other. 

5:00pm - Arrive back to Port Douglas and get dropped off at your accommodation.

6:30pm - Arrive back to Cairns and get dropped off at your accommodation

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What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses (polarised offer better views from the helicopter)
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Close-toed shoes for exploring the rainforest
  • Change of clothes
  • Cash or card for ice cream

Please only bring a small, soft day bag that can easily be stowed on the aircraft and in the tour vehicle. 

What's Included

  • 45-minute scenic flight
  • 1-hour river cruise
  • Day tour via 4WD vehicle
  • Lunch at local cafe
  • All transport and fue...

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What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses (polarised offer better views from the helicopter)
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Close-toed shoes for exploring the rainforest
  • Change of clothes
  • Cash or card for ice cream

Please only bring a small, soft day bag that can easily be stowed on the aircraft and in the tour vehicle. 

What's Included

  • 45-minute scenic flight
  • 1-hour river cruise
  • Day tour via 4WD vehicle
  • Lunch at local cafe
  • All transport and fuel for the day

What's Extra

  • Drinks at lunch
  • Ice cream
  • Transfers to departure point are not offered so you have to find your own transport

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

  • Bookings are minimum 2 passengers. 
  • All helicopter pricing is per seat, independent of age. 
  • Infants aged 0-2 years can fly free of charge on the lap of a parent or guardian with a maximum of 1 infant per flight (as per CASA regulations).
  • Passengers 3 years and older must occupy their own seat. 
  • Accurate individual passenger body weights are required when booking - a maximum weight limit of 130kg applies. 
  • Billy Tea Safaris may change 4WD tour itinerary to cater for weather or road conditions.
  • Some destinations may not be accessible in inclement weather. 
  • Itinerary is at the discretion of the tour guide on the day

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Cairns Tours/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Transfers:

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations and/or Cairns HQ. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations:

No shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Cairns Tours are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period (24 hours). It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary. All flights are operated at the discretion of Exclusive Air Tours, and are subject to weather conditions, air traffic control and other influences outside of our control. 

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Cairns Tours retail outlet located Cairns, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Cairns Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Cairns Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Cairns Tours. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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