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Green Island Great Barrier Reef and Cairns Helipads

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Initial Release April 16, 2021
Last Updated April 21, 2021
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Green Island, Arlington Reef, Cairns Surrounds Helipads and Fitzroy Island

6x Helipads in the area!
YBCS is the aiport right in the city for plane flyers. 
Green Island and Arlington Reef is 12 Nautical Miles East.

Green Island: True to life representation, jetty, boats, main focal point with Star Airport helipad. Custom painstaiking water mask for the coral reef around the island.
Arlington Reef: Water mask job to show the reef, raised sand cays you can land on, boats around.
Fitzroy Island: Little Fiztroy has the helipad, custom vegetationn on the main island, boats and jetty added.
Cruise Ships: Cruise ship at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal has solid helipad on the bow, Cruise ship sitting off Yorkeys Knob has solid helipad on the stern.
Cairns City: Pier heliport helipad on the water near lagoon. Hospital helipad on the Esplanade.
I have hand placed hundreds of boats, the Cairns marina is done along with ships right up the inlet, i have also done Yorkeys Knob Marina, breakwall is visible, jetties and boats.

As for Cairns City, i just did a basic spruce up, using generic models, but most of the hyrises are close as i could just to make it look decent, custom vegetation, walkways, parked cars and water in the lagoon.
ORBX has a YBCS Cairns airport and city scenery for the older sims, i am expecting them to port to MSFS some day, hence no need for me to bother wasting time with custom airport and city models.

More detail to come...

CREDIT: The custom helipad model i used thanks to GBZH35, you can find his pack below.
https://www.flightsim.to/file/10748/helipads-pack-4-shapes-pbr-textures-fully-customisable
I also placed models from BadMed, 3D Animals and People, the downloads are linked as dependencies, you do not need them unless you want animals and people.

Please enjoy the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and all the helipads throughout the area.


Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 1.2 April 21, 2021

    Changed YBCS Airport ground from Brown dead grass to a more Green appearance, it is the wettest place in the country after all.
    Moved the two default wrong windsocks and placed the correct one.
    Placed more buildings in the city correct to height of real ones, these are generic buildings i do not have the time for custom.
    Massive amounts of vegetation fixes around the entire area.

    Nothing was changed at Green Island.

  • Version 1.1 April 17, 2021

    Added 3D people and Animals.
    More detail around Green island.
    Some vegetation fix around YBCS.
    More boats!

  • Launched April 16, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!


Pretty empty over here.

GPS Coordinates -16.759274, 145.973536


18 Comments
  • twodogzz
    7 day(s) ago
    Nethiuz, I'm very impressed with your scenery development skills. Mine are very basic at best!
    The helipad on Green Island and the island itself are beautiful. I especially love the fact you can see the reef and underwater as it should be. I'd like to be able to have elevated helipads like that on buildings. I actually tried to do one myself, but failed miserably. 5 Stars mate!
    • Nethiuz
      7 day(s) ago
      Haha well i am not a pro at all, i just do what i can. Others are way better at it.
      Been messing with it since the say the sim came out so getting there slowly.
      Thanks for the comment.
  • robin00795
    12 day(s) ago
    Thank you ! can you explain how to put custom watermask please ? thanks
    • Nethiuz
      12 day(s) ago
      Long long process. if you know how the couple meters of the edge of a water type is transparent just picture doing thousands upon thousands of long very thin polygons overlapping.
      Use the 5 types of water that isn't ocean, because overlapping same type cancels it out.
  • daniel.cullen
    13 day(s) ago
    great work, luv the additions to cairns for us heli pilots growing every day, thought you had missed the pontoon heli-landing at the port as it's not obvious, but no you included it, trying to land on it in wind and stormy weather so much fun. made my day, awesome, thanx
    • Nethiuz
      12 day(s) ago
      Thanks, yeah i think i got all the pads in the area, it is awesome trying to land there in a northerly haha.
  • spukee
    23 day(s) ago
    This is wonderful - thanks so much for this. Green island was one of the first places I visited and was pretty disappointed at the quality. Looks good, specially from the Helicopter.
    • Nethiuz
      22 day(s) ago
      Thank you. Yeah it was just a pancake image no reef and even without trees on default sim.
      Hopefully they do an Oceania or Australia world update and unmask the entire Great Barrier Reef.
  • dvj
    26 day(s) ago
    Unable to land a seaplane on the updated watermask. Plane comes to a complete hault.
    • Nethiuz
      26 day(s) ago
      It's real water but I assume too shallow. I had to use tricks to make it think it is shoreline all over to be translucent.
      There is nothing I can do about the Sim wanting to not accept float planes in shallow water. We either see no reef or can land float planes. Petition MSFS for proper water masking.
    • dvj
      26 day(s) ago
      Let me unistall your scenery, and see if I can float up to the beach.
    • Nethiuz
      26 day(s) ago
      You will be able to because it's "ocean" until the shoreline where it goes transparent.
      In order to see the reef I made it shoreline all over. Also I use 5 different types of water (there is 6) so it may dislike changing from one to another.
  • blue9
    26 day(s) ago
    Lovely work here, Thanks V much, 1987 was my last saling trip to Green Island, from Cairns, never forgot it, got sun stroke, 2 weeks off work. Cheers
    • Nethiuz
      26 day(s) ago
      1987 wow, time for another visit. It's awesome currently without so many tourists.
  • blueshark747
    26 day(s) ago
    The green island scenery is gorgeous I may just sit out there on the pier in camera mode and fall asleep to the ocean sounds. Its beautiful and
    captures the mood quite well with MSFS's sunny weather!
    Great job!🍻
    • Nethiuz
      26 day(s) ago
      Thank you, happy flying.
  • ZZ9ZA
    27 day(s) ago
    Wow! This is incredible, mate!
    Absolute top work on this, the water masks look phenomenal. Such a joy to fly over.
    One of my favourite places IRL just got even better in the sim!
    Thank you heaps 😀
    • Nethiuz
      27 day(s) ago
      Glad you like it, thanks for the comment. Have a good day.

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