Cairns to Cape York Scenic Flight

Cairns to Cape York Scenic Flight is a low-level flight to Bamaga from Cairns.  This flight covers approximately 1100 km of the remote outback and spectacular reefs and rainforests.

We will show you parts of Cape York that are inaccessible by vehicles, Such as Cape Melville, the silica sands of Cape Flattery, Bathurst Heads, Princess Charlotte Bay and the Flinders Islands Group.

The 4WD section of the tour takes you to Australia’s Northernmost beach – Frangipani Beach– via the Lockerbie Scrub and a pocket of the Northern Rainforest.

From Frangipani Beach, we walk approx. One thousand metres to the Tip of Cape York.

Visiting the northernmost tip of Australia is an incredible experience

About Cape York

Cape York, spanning an expansive 208,000 square kilometres, stands out as one of the most enchanting and ecologically diverse natural wilderness areas remaining on our planet today.

Within Cape York’s vast expanse, you’ll encounter a stunning array of landscapes, including high rainforest-clad mountains, low-lying wetlands, and rolling granite hills. As you explore, be prepared to discover rivers meandering both eastward and westward, once rich in gold.

Embarking on this journey, you’ll be treated to breathtaking sights, from colossal waterfalls to pristine white sandy beaches, towering escarpments, and the picturesque low-lying savannah country.

Diverse flora and fauna inhabit this remarkable region, featuring delicate orchids and robust melancholias. It provides a habitat for a myriad of birds, animals, and reptiles.

Moreover, hugging the eastern coast of Cape York, the renowned Great Barrier Reef unfolds parallel, creating an awe-inspiring spectacle. This world-renowned natural wonder encompasses thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands, stretching seamlessly from New Guinea to Fraser Island in the Southeast part of Queensland.


  • Fly Cairns to Bamaga
  • 4WD Bamaga to Cape York
  • Fly Cape York to Cairns


This is a sample itinerary:

First, check in with Daintree Air Services at 6.15 am.

Departing at 7 am, enjoy a low-level flight from Cairns to Bamaga.

Then, experience a 4WD from Bamaga to the Top of the Cape.

Finally, return to Cairns flying over the Outer Barrier Reef.


  • Return airfares
  • Local guide
  • 4 x 4 tour to the top of Australia
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks.

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
  • Bottle of water
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Important Information

Please note a moderate level of fitness is required to complete this tour. The walk to the “Top of Australia” is over very rocky and uneven terrain and can be slippery.

Please note this tour requires a minimum of 6 people to operate. If Air Tours/Daintree Air cancels for any reason the client will receive a full refund.
CANCELLATION POLICY for Air Tours: As Air Tours command much organizing and pre-payment of accommodation and tours etc the Cancellation Policy for each individual air tour will be worked through between Daintree Air and the client prior to any payment being forwarded to Daintree Air Services. It is the clients responsibility to be aware of cancellation policies for Air Tours.



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