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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
This attraction is at Cairns Airport

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

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What a way to visit the tip of Australia

For the people that want to see the tip of australia without having to spend 2 weeks in a 4WD Daintree air services are the people to take you on this amazing experiance. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a 30 minute flight over the reef to see it from above. Overall it was enough to get a feel of the reef, but not too long or expensive. The price for the flight was less than half the helicopter tours that had the same view. They had a lot of other options if you want to do... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

For the people that want to see the tip of australia without having to spend 2 weeks in a 4WD Daintree air services are the people to take you on this amazing experiance. The pilots Peter & Billy are true profressionals with amazing knowledge of the area for things to look out for on this once in a life time... More 

3 Thank wombatsdens
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Our experience was similar to most people's. In brief, the Great Barrier Reef scenic flight was good and nothing to blame. I said "good" not "great" because I come from Sydney and have done similar flights before. The blue seas might have made me extremely excited if I came from an inland city and never did scenic flight. Apart from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Our flight today was amazing. Read the reviews and booked in advance with Greg the owner. He set a time for pick up at our hotel and then dropped us off after the flight. The pilot and the flight were outstanding. Highly recommend this for an amazing view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

If you want to get to really get away and spend your time there (wherever there is) rather than negotiating the highways, byways you can't beat the friendly and very professional folks at Daintree Air Services. We were in Cains this past month passing through to Lochart, Portlant Road and ultimately our live-aboard dive boat - Kilinda. We arrived bright... More 

3 Thank markencom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Flying over the reef is a must do when you are at Cairns. With Daintree Air, we had a good scenic flight in a small Cessna for 3 passengers. No mass-tourism. Great it was a high wing plane so you have a great view. Super friendly staff.

1 Thank Nicolas B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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 

2 Thank Pete8125
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 

2 Thank Bryce G
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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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