Atherton Tablelands Scenic Helicopter Tour
- Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Atherton, QLD
- Product code: Heli Tab.
This Scenic Tablelands Helicopter and Rainforest Tour really is a unique experience, as we are the only tour company offering this tour option on the Atherton Tablelands in conjunction with GBR Helicopters.
Including return hotel transfers.You will be collected from your hotel accommodation in or near Cairns at approx. 7:30am and taken by road to the Atherton Tablelands via the spectacular McAllister Range to the Tableland town of Mareeba and its airport. Here you will meet your pilot and become familiar with your aircraft during a safety briefing. Then it's time to fly.
Fly south on your 30-minute flight from Mareeba airport over Tinaroo Dam and the spillway. Tinaroo is not only a popular fishing and water skiing haven but also the source of the highly productive Mareeba-Dimbulah irrigation scheme, but most importantly makes for some mind-blowing photos that even the locals haven't seen. From here, it's on to the lush rainforest and undulating farmland around the picture-perfect crater Lakes regions of Lake Barrine and Eacham. Your pilot will circle around these crater lakes and even hover for that perfect photo opportunity. Now its time to circle around some of the most fertile agricultural farming country you'll ever see, with the famous extinct volcanic mountains of the 7 sisters as your backdrop. Then you fly over the picturesque historical village of Yungaburra, don't forget to wave to the locals below. Upon your return to Mareeba airport there is still time to capture different angles of the red soil farming lands of Mango, avocado banana macadamia and coffee plantations before landing.
Now its time for lunch included in your price is a huge country lunch of your choice either at a working coffee plantation or at Bridges Cafe at Mt Uncle. Either way your lunch will be prepared according to your very own dietary requirements.
Now its time enjoy the remainder of this ancient World Heritage-Listed Tableland and Tropical Rainforest day-trip. Experience and photograph a great range of native tropical fauna and flora in their natural environment, one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world, with this all inclusive, breathtaking, small group day tour. Breath in the fresh mountain air, refresh with a quick swim or soak up the spray from one of the many waterfalls you'll visit. You'll be left in awe at everything the timeless beauty of this natural paradise has to offer.