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I think most parents would agree that this is a dream come true for their kids, big and small alike. After spending the morning with GBR Helicopters and experiencing a flight firsthand, I can easily understand why.

Locally owned and operated, with a staff of more than 50 people and 22 helicopters in house, GBR is on the up.

What’s the best part of the experience? The anticipation of waiting to take-off, the sound of the chopper’s propeller wheeling above you and the sensation of floating on air certainly top the list.  But the icing on the cake has to be the incredible views of the reef, rainforest and city.

Cairns is always beautiful, but Cairns above ground is simply breathtaking.

What we especially loved at GBR is how accommodating they were and how they go out of the way to make it a personal and fun experience for everyone.

Tash tells us that recently a young girl celebrated her “Modelette” themed birthday with GBR. To prepare for the event, the GBR team put out a red carpet and took photos as the ‘celebrities’ entered and exited the helicopter.

GBR offers a number of packages and flights, either as a standalone activity or in conjunction with leading reef cruise lines such as Quicksilver, Great Adventures and Reef Magic. Choose from 30, 45 & 60 minute scenic flights or adventure further to the Vlasoff Sand Cay. Make a day out of it and fly out and cruise back from the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Magic.

If your kids have ever wanted to go on a helicopter ride, then give the team at GBR a call on 1300 359 427. This is one of the most unique and affordable ways to experience Cairns like you never have before.

Head on over to today to book your adventure.