Airlie Beach: 1-Hour Whitsunday Reef & Island Scenic Flight

Activity provider: GSL Aviation

Airlie Beach: 1-Hour Whitsunday Reef & Island Scenic Flight

Activity provider: GSL Aviation
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From US$ 172.76 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the landscapes of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef on a 1-hour scenic flight from Airlie Beach. Get bird's eye views from the guaranteed window seats of a high-wing aircraft.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Fly over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef aboard a high-wing aircraft
  • Get bird's eye views of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef
  • Benefit from round-trip transportation from Airlie Beach
  • Listen to the complimentary in-flight pilot commentary
Full description

Board a modern airplane for a scenic flight to remember above the Whitsunday Islands. Benefit from a modern aircraft, in-flight commentary, and return transportation from Airlie Beach.

Take a 60-minute scenic flight with guaranteed window seating and in-flight pilot commentary, and enjoy aerial views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands off the north coast of Queensland.

Fly above the islands for stunning views of all the landmarks, such as Shute Harbour, Molle Islands, Long Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island, Hill Inlet, and make 2 passes over Whitehaven Beach. Experience the dramatic natural aquarium of the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective. Fly over the famous Heart Reef, nestled amongst the bright colors and patterns of Hardy Reef.

Return to the mainland and land at Proserpine Airport, where a complimentary shuttle bus transfer can take you back to Airlie Beach.

  • 1-hour flight over the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands
  • Guaranteed window seats
  • In-flight pilot commentary
  • Views of all the landmarks
  • 2 passes over Whitehaven Beach
  • Modern fleet of high-wing aircraft
  • Complimentary courtesy bus transfers from/to Airlie Beach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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Meeting point

The shuttle bus will pick you up at the meeting point. Check-in is 1 hour and 5 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that for security reasons the maximum weight per person is 125kg
  • All flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather, aircraft availability and air traffic control
  • In the event that the local supplier cancels/postpones any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, they will attempt to reschedule your flight or a full refund will be given
  • The local supplier will endeavor to achieve on-time performance, although accept no responsibility for missing flights or tour connections arising from operational delays
  • Flight time listed is approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type
  • Children under 3 years old are considered infants and travel free of charge on a paying adult's lap. For children aged 3 and over, adult pricing applies on all flights
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 354 reviews

Review summary

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Unfortunately our first flight was canceled but we could do it a few hours later. It was an amazing experience with a beautiful view. From the 60 minutes flight time you spent not that much time above the reef. For me it was too short over the Great Barrier Reef with the amazing views. Still it was a nice experience which I don't wanna miss.

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September 23, 2022

This was a good experience. I got it at a discounted price so for 180 it was a good experience. Can’t say I absolutely loved it . The view was amazing , The pilot was good and funny . But the plane it’s self was so small . I banged my head on the way in and out and inside plane was really hot . The flight was slow . Really slow . This would be great for those who don’t like adrenaline experiences .

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March 30, 2022

Gary, our coach "pilot" was very informative, giving us details of local interest points and explaining what we might see from the plane. Liam, our actual pilot, was excellent. My daughter, who has a fear of small planes, overcame her fear, thanks to Liam. He put everyone at ease and was a great pilot and tourist guide. We knew what to expect, where to look and what everything was. All up a great day. Would recommend to anyone.

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June 22, 2021

Product ID: 83619