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Daintree Air Services

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Address: Terminal 1, Tom McDonald Drive | Cairns Airport, Aeroglen, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4034 9300
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This attraction is at Cairns Airport
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Daintree Air, A Cairns based air charter company, offer day tours to Lizard...

Daintree Air, A Cairns based air charter company, offer day tours to Lizard Island and Cape York as well as scenic reef flights over the Great Barrier Reef. Daintree Air Services have been operating in Cairns for over 35 years and are the only operator to offer safe and affordable reef scenic flights in multi engine air-conditioned aircraft. We offer our clients the best flights in Queensland!

During the Lizard Island Day Tour clients experience several hundred kilometres of the Great Barrier Reef and world heritage rainforest of Far North Queensland as well as spending six hours on the ground to snorkel some of the world's most beautiful reef. Clients have the option of spending their time on the island snorkelling, exploring the island or simply relaxing under the Casuarina trees. The spectacular reef, the unspoilt island in the coral sea combined with the scenic flight over the reef and rainforest makes this a very special day.

General air charter is also offered by Daintree Air Services to mining, government and corporate clients.

During November of 2012 the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia approved the trainer to be used for the purpose of Licence Renewals, Pilot Training, and Pilot Recency for instrument approaches.We now have one of the very most advanced CASA approved Pilot Training Devices in Australia here in Cairns, to be used by Daintree Air Pilots as well as for the use of Pilots from other Companies whom wish to use the trainer for currency.

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USD 121.47*
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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
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USD 561.81*
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Lizard Island Day Tour by Air from Cairns

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Lizard island

My wife and I took the lizard island trip, the weather was fantastic the island is basic. But if you've done your homework you already know that. Our pilot was very considerate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Pete8125
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took the lizard island trip, the weather was fantastic the island is basic. But if you've done your homework you already know that. Our pilot was very considerate and helped us make the most of our time on the island, views amazing. Snorkelling great, saw lots of different species. Great lunch with good variety, which was... More 

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2 Thank Pete8125
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience. Low level flight to Bamaga then a drive to the Tip of Australia, stopping for souvenirs at the Croc tent. Photo session at the Tip then back to Bamaga for a very nice lunch organized by Daintree Air Services. Then back to the airport for another amazing flight back to Cairns. Special thanks to Billy, our... More 

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2 Thank Bryce G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would highly recommend the trip up to the "TIP". One of the most exciting adventurous trips I have ever done. The views from a plane were something that no one on ground would see. Well worth the cost. The lunch prepared by Judy that was eaten at The Croc Tent was great. Our pilot Billy gave a fantastic talk about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

How awesome was this.......we went to the tip!!!. Not cheap ($1600 each) but worth every cent. 2.5 hour flight to Bamaga, flew low so the view was fab....Billie our pilot was terrific. Once we landed we were met by Steve who drove us to the northern most beach....dirt road but Steve did a great job managing the road. Once at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef by air was better than I ever imagined – a 5-star rating. I also give 5 stars to the 2 pilots, who picked me up at my hotel & who flew the plane – for enthusiasm, professionalism, safety, capability, courtesy & great attitudes – which helped make the experience positive & memorable. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most awe inspiring flights you can take. The barrier reef is magnificent. Daintree is a very professional outfit and delivers an amazing experience. Our pilot and the gentlemen who picked us up were both fantastic pilots. Highly highly highly recommend this!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic day flying from Cairns all the way to the top of Cape York. Expect an early start and a full day -7am-7pm, but times can be unpredictable. The flight north took 2 1/2 hours and we flew low giving us a great view of the coral reefs and inland rivers. This amazing region is as remote... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is the way to get to the Cape and see amazing scenery that you would never see if you did the travelling by rough roads. Plane goes low so you see fantastic coastline. You go over the Great Barrier Reef and see just how huge an area it covers. At Bamaga we had local tour guide 'Dolly' - she... More 

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3 Thank Mary H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Daintree Air Services made the flight possible on a very short notice. All personnel were very friendly. Great value for money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Our trip to lizard Island with Daintree air was one we will treasure forever . It was amazing from start to Finish . Billy our pilot was entertaining helpful and very good company . Our teenage children were mesmerised by the reef by air and in the water . We swam with a Green Turtle and the Huge clams are... More 

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