a little bit about us…
gbr helicopters above and beyond

Commercial Helicopter Services CairnsGBR Helicopters is Australian owned and operated by adventure company Experience Co.

Some twenty years ago, we called ourselves GBR Helicopters because we’re passionate about everything to do with the Great Barrier Reef and flying our fleet of helicopters to world class destinations, right on our doorstep here in Far North Queensland.

In that time we’ve shared the reef, the rainforest and our local knowledge with thousands of customers who’ve enjoyed our continued commitment to going ‘above and beyond’ making sure that each and every flight is an experience to remember…

With this belief, we’ve established ourselves as the leading heli-tourism company in the region, working with only the best operators in the industry. Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises at Green Island, Reef Magic Cruises at Moore Reef Pontoon & Calypso Reef Cruises in Port Douglas  – we all share the same desire to deliver an exceptional experience to everyone who chooses to discover this amazing region with us.

Beyond tourism and leisure activities, there’s a wealth of local knowledge and experience that we use in GBR commercial operations servicing all of FNQ and our dedicated Flight Training Centre based in the Cairns hinterland township of Mareeba, where there’s 300 perfect flying days every year. Our film and television work has been seen by millions of viewers, with a list of high profile productions that would make an impressive movie credit list in it’s own right.

We’ve gathered a talented and dedicated team that bring years of experience to the company and most importantly to our customers and clients alike. With a large modern fleet, as you’d expect we have a number of dedicated facilities in key locations. Our headquarters are situated at Cairns Airport – General Aviation, we also have centrally located heliports in Cairns and Port Douglas, flight training at Mareeba and we have remote operations in Horn Island and the Torres Straits.

When we say ‘above and beyond’ we really do mean it. So, whether you want to immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef, explore our ancient rainforests – grab the perfect piece of footage or need to sling half a tonne of equipment into place – GBR Helicopters has it covered.


GBR Helicopters is owned and Operated by Experience Co Limited (EXP)

Experience Co Limited (EXP) is an adventure tourism and leisure company (previously known as Skydive the Beach Group Limited, ASX:SKB). From its origins in Wollongong NSW in 1999, it now provides tandem skydiving experiences in 15 locations in Australia and 3 locations in New Zealand. EXP also provides activities of white water rafting, hot air ballooning, canyoning, boat tours and helicopter tours to the Great Barrier Reef, and personalised tours to the Daintree Rainforest in North Queensland, Australia. Since successfully completing an initial public offer (IPO) in March 2015, EXP has acquired Australia Skydive (March 2015), NZone Skydive, NZ (October 2015), Skydive Wanaka, NZ (July 2016), Raging Thunder Adventures (October 2016), Reef Magic Cruises (April 2016), Byron Bay Balloons (August 2017), Great Barrier Reef Helicopters (November 2017), Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises (December 2017), and Tropical Journeys (December 2017).