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Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach

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This signature scenic flight includes an amazing view of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Included is the iconic Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Your pilot/guide will show you this stunning region, pointing out notable landmarks, as well as explain important moments in history. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • 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
  • Hassle-free: hotel pickup and round-trip transfers from Airlie Beach 
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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Important Information
Departure Point
384 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide ground transfer from GSL Whitsundays (384 Shute Harbour Road) to Whitsundays Coast Airport in Proserpine

Pick up times will vary with each hotel pick up point


  • Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine, Queensland Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • In-flight pilot commentary
  • Guaranteed window seats
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please provide hotel information if you are not making your own way to Whitsunday Airport
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers (Ages 3+)
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I booked this the day before leaving Airlie Beach and I was so nervous about flying in a small plane, but I wanted to see the Great Barrier Reef and didn’t want to do a boat tour. I’m so glad I did as soon as we were in the air my worries melted away. The views were incredible
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We booked the fixed wing flight over the Great Barrier Reef for 60 minutes . Arlie Beach was the perfect location as our cruise ship tendered us in to the Arlie port . A short 7 minute walk to the office downtown . Exceptional staff . From the office we were shuttled yo the
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This is a must do trip, the views of the barrier reef and Whitehaven beach are exceptional. Everyone has their own window so viewing is easy.
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Made a last minute decision to book on to the scenic flight as we had some time before leaving Airlie Beach and we are so glad we did! Jenni and our pilot Joel were great and the views on the flight were breathtaking, we would definitely recommend to anyone keen to see the reef
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We had such a good experience on the flight. We saw the whitsunsay, the whitehaven and the Great Barrier Reef. We couldn't have better... it was so cool! We loved our one hour flight, thank so much. Stefie & Anais.
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