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GBR Helicopters

#64 of 171 Tours in Cairns
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“minute flight”(15 reviews)
“sand cay”(9 reviews)
“helicopter ride”(13 reviews)
From Great Barrier Reef packages to World Heritage Rainforest wonders, GBR Helicopters really does have something for everyone. Our full day reef experiences, half day tours and amazing scenic flights have all been created with one thing in mind...more
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Hanger 10, Bush Pilots Avenue | Opposite the Salt House Restaurant, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4081 8888
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Taking a chopper flight over the great barrier reef is an amazing experience. No photos can truley capture its beauty, you simply have to see if for yourself. A bit of a last minute decison, we booked our trip aboard the Quicksilver reef cruises, on...More

4  Thank Nickola S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Never book with this company in Cairns. We arrived for a private helicopter transfer from Cairns to Green Island (which was paid for in advance and confirmed) to an be told that due to regulations (due to restricted landings on the Island) we were no...More

4  Thank JulieG3324
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Well what can I say..... The staff at GBR are without adopt 5 stars and above, double it, triple it.... We wanted to do something for our Daughters birthday while her and her boyfriend were up in Cairns as they live in near Sydney and...More

Thank Keith O
Chris K, Manager at GBR Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Keith, Thank you so much for your kind review. We aim to please and we appreciate the importance of special occasions. Thanks for your 15 star Review :) All the best and regards, Chris

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Nothing really more needs to be said - well run, and well worth as visit, and easy and enjoyable experience

Thank schnark
Chris K, Manager at GBR Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks again Schnark, I see you also just gave us a review of our Reef Magic Cruises product. Great to see you've sampled the reef from both the water and above. Thank you for your 5 star recommendation. All the best and regards, Chris

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Did the 1hr Rainforest and Barrier reef tour. Amazing to see it all from above. Staff,our pilot Glen. All spot on. Pilot pointed out loads, told us plenty. Touched down on sand cay. Great experience

1  Thank SteveLspain1973
Chris K, Manager at GBR Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Awesome Steve ! Thanks for your 5 star rating, we really appreciate your feedback. Regards, Chris

Reviewed 29 August 2018

We had seen the reef from below about 10 days prior to going up with GBR Helicopters and with this memory fresh in our minds it was particularly terrific to fly over it. The staff were very friendly and made the experience even more enjoyable....More

Thank Mia L
Chris K, Manager at GBR Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thanks Mia, It's stunning isn't it ! Thanks for taking the time to write in and the 5 stars you gave us. We really appreciate your feedback Regards, Chris

Reviewed 19 July 2018

We combined the heli ride with a reef snorkelling. It may sound not much, but in 25 minutes you get to see some coral reefs from above, our pilot was looking for turtles, and we spot them, also searched for whales, but there we weren't...More

Thank Lee E
Chris K, Manager at GBR Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thanks Lee, We appreciate your 5 star review and feedback. We look forward to having you on board with us again soon. Regards, Chris

Reviewed 19 July 2018

These things happen but it was the poor handling of the utter disappointment for my wife and I that rankles. First, we were given contradictory reasons as to why it was cancelled and then GBR simply refunded an arbitrary amount to our account without contacting...More

Thank Robert H
Chris K, Manager at GBR Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Robert, Apologies for the late response, we've had a few changes here with regards to social media management. I am sorry to read of your disappointment. I can confirm we take our service and product very seriously as you'll no doubt see from the...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Wow what an Experience! Absolutely the best way to appreciate the Beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Fantastic Staff who made the booking and event go so smoothly. Thankyou to Makoto, the Natalie's , Alice, Shelley for taking pics for us.and all the Staff that...More

Thank jonmcleodmcleod
Chris K, Manager at GBR Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Jon, We couldn't agree more ! It's the highlight of many passengers holiday when visiting Cairns. Thanks for the 5 stars and feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to write in Regards, Chris

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The BEST way to see the Great Barrier Reef. I had a half hour flight over the Great Barrier Reef with just me and the pilot Kim who was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I got dropped off at a permanent snorkelling platoon and spent the...More

Thank Alisha H
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

In Cairns for business but managed to squeeze in the 30 minutes tour over the Great Barrier Reef and what an amazing tour! It’s beautiful and the pilot was chatty enough to make it great. It was even better when we stop-landed on that very...More

3  Thank Alexandre R
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I booked their Cruise Cruise Fly tour from their website. The tour invloved visit to green island by cruise, norman island by cruise and return to Cairns from reef via helicopter. For cruise they hooked us up with Great Adventures (GA). I must say everything...More

Thank aks0110
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11 January 2017|
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Response from copperknob72 | Reviewed this property |
no we couldn't see it. but a good trip all the same.