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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
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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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1 - 5 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A group of four of us booked the one hour scenic flight over heart reef and Whitehaven beach while we were ashore from our cruise up the coast. We originally organised to be picked up from the harbour we were dropped at, but decided to...More

Thank Sarahnal
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile
Good experience

When in Airlie Beach the thing to do is Heart Reef. The company was professional, staff were pretty good - most were young and a bit more 'hip' than your normal staff. Flight was an hour and I saw exactly that - Heart Reef. The...More

Thank Marilo T
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Great way to see the Whitsundays from air and amazing views of the great barrier reef, pick up transfers were prompt and staff/pilot very good.

1  Thank SanTC58
Reviewed 5 June 2018
Beautiful view of the Whitsunday Islands and Barrier Reef

Enjoyed flight very organised picked up not far from our accommodation. Fantastic views from the plane. Recommend not sitting in rows 2 and 3 as not such a good view being under the wing.

Thank Meggr18
Reviewed 31 May 2018
Breathtaking. You must take this trip.

Friendly staff when booking, and warm welcome at check-in. The pilot was very reassuring, and very knowledgeable about the Reef and surrounding islands. Good value for what you get to see, and realize how expansive the reef is. It is a true wonder you cannot...More

Thank Brett K
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