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Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach

  • Guaranteed window seats for stunning aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Multiple departures throughout the day: choose a time that suits you
Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach
From US$170.47
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Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach
The Whitsunday Islands, comprising 74 islands fringed by gorgeous beaches and located at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, are Queensland’s quintessential tropical paradise. On this tour, experience the breadth and beauty of the islands, and incredible views of the reef, from above on a 1-hour scenic flight.
What to Expect

Begin your adventure with pickup from your Airlie Beach hotel and a short transfer to Whitsunday Airport. Arrive early for the flight briefing and to meet your pilot, then take your guaranteed window seat inside the high-wing aircraft and prepare for takeoff.

Once airborne, soar over the Coral Sea, gazing out over the reefs, islands, and cays that make up the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Great Barrier Reef. Listen as your pilot points out memorable landmarks such as Hill Inlet, Heart Reef, and Whitehaven Beach, one of Australia’s most photographed beaches. From your lofty vantage point, you will have a dramatic bird’s-eye view as you glide over Daydream Island and swoop low over Shute Harbour.

On the 1-hour flight, fly over the entire expanse of the Whitsunday Islands, including Hook Island, Hayman Island, Hamilton Island, and Whitsunday Island, as well as Hook Reef and Hardy Reef.

When you touch down back at Whitsunday Airport, a driver awaits to take your back to your Airlie Beach hotel.

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Reviewed yesterday
Strongly recommend

Amazing flight on the 11/08 For a reasonable price ! Thanks so much to the pilot who took some pictures of the heart reef for me because I couldn't see sitting next to him. Very safe flight and great experience

Thank Noelie M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to Airlie beach several times, doing the normal things , island cruises, snorkeling etc. This time we chose to do a 1 hr flight $229 over the outer reef, The heart atoll, & whitehaven beach. Wow , Wow , Wow. The view...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
One of our best experiences to date!

The scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands was one of the best experiences we’ve had to date! The scenery is amazing and not to be missed! The pilot was a great guide and was kind enough to get down low enough for us to be...More

Thank Gdagher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Absolutely breathtaking!

What an amazing experience! All window seating, very professional, they pass on a wealth of knowledge about the area and what you are flying over! Highly recommend this tour and company! This is one experience I will never forget ❤

Thank WandererTee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
What an amazing experience!!

This is something that everybody should do! There is no better way discovering the whitsunday islands/reef than the scenic flight. They pick you up at your stay and drop you of as well. the service at the airport was perfect and they inform you about...More

Thank Job_PP
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