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1-Hour Whitsunday Islands and Heart Reef Scenic Flight
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1-Hour Whitsunday Islands and Heart Reef Scenic Flight

By Fly Australia Charter
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 4-99, max of 13 per group
Duration: 1h 10m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Italian
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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Bottled water
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Bus pick up and drop off service available on request from 2 locations in Airlie Beach


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 12 Air Whitsunday Rd, Flametree QLD 4802, Australia
    Fly Australia terminal, Whitsunday Airport Meeting Time is 30 minutes before your booked flight departure time Please arrive on time as we do not wait if you are late. There is free car parking at the airport while you take the scenic flight.
Pickup details
  • Airlie Beach Lagoon - In front of Wisdom cafe - pick up will be 40 mins prior to the departure time Port of Airlie - pick up will be 30 mins prior to departure time, Port of Airlie Terminal – Bus Pickup Zone, 24 The Cv Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802 Please be there on time as we do not wait if you are late.
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • Cruise Whitsundays, 24 The Cv Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
Additional pickup options
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
  • Airlie Beach Lagoon, Shute Harbourr Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 74405P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Due to comfort and weight / balance limits of the aircraft, Maximum passengers weight is 130KG
    • Flight time is an estimate and dependent on weather, wind, cloud, other air traffic, air traffic control. The flight time may vary slightly as a result.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 74405P4

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    • Fly Australia Charter
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    • GavinE182
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Experience
      The team at Fly Australia Airlie Beach facilitated a charter flight for 4 of us to celebrate a 60th Birthday. Matt was excellent in organising the flight route and timings and Alex our pilot was great. We all thoroughly enjoyed the flight and the service we received was brilliant. Would recommend them to anyone seeking a joy flight.
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    • Jackie K
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      Excellent way to view Great Barrier Reef!
      What a great way to see the Great Barrier Reef, from a point of view few get to experience. The plane ride to the Reef was smooth and fast. Once there, you descend to 500 feet above the water to get a great perspective of the detail, yet vastness of the Reef. As a private pilot, I can also attest to the safety protocols of the operation. Great experience!
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    • Wanderer12375278021
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      Wonderful
      Superb. My son and I went on the flight yesterday over the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. Everything was very well organised and went very smoothly. The pilot was really knowledgable and it felt really safe Highly recommend. Memories for a lifetime
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    • Jensen7wonders
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      Best tour you can choose!
      This was an amazing view of both the Great Barrier Reef and the WhitSundays! The pilot was fantastic and the whole crew was very accommodating and friendly! Would do this again!
      Written 6 January 2024
    • Tony S
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous way to see the Great Barrier Reef.
      We were picked up in Airlie Beach by minibus and taken to the airfield close by. They were a friendly but professional crew and the equipment and safety instructions were excellent. The trip itself was fantastic. It’s a great way to see the reef and the Whitsundays if you aren’t actually visiting by boat. To be fair, do both and you’ll get a different perspective each time. We got some great footage and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
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    • Natalie K
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    • MitchFindlay
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      Whitsunday on Saturday
      Great way to see the Whitsunday’s. Fly high and low and both directions so each side of the plane gets a good view. Brock, our pilot was great (we got back safe and sound) and he gave a running commentary—though my American ears couldn’t always understand the accent over the engine noise. Not cheap but great value.
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    • Exploration739334
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      Amazing memorable experience
      Many thanks for a great experience. We had an amazing day with memories we will never forget. Awesome staff who made the trip even more special with their knowledge & kindness. Great cruise ship excursion.
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    • peter r
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      Excellent flight, good pricing and magnificent views. Highly recommend.
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      Disappointing - did not take place
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      Stunning Experience - Bucket List Material
      Views were absolutely 💯 breathtaking, weather was perfect, the colours of the Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands were a photographers dream
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    • 410lilyas
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      Fabolous!
      It was amazing and thrilling. Best way to see Whitsundays! Staff were great and informative. Thanks Brock and Alex
      Written 17 March 2023
    • TShorty23
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth it!
      The team at fly Aus were amazing. We had to reschedule (Covid) multiple times and it was well worth the wait! The sales team were super helpful and our pilot did such an amazing job. I'd definitely fly with them again.
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    • beno_tt528
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      We had a beautiful experience. It was a really enjoyable flight, very professional crew. Thanks to Anthony :)
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    • C9905JLsaraha
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      The Best Ride of a Lifetime!
      Amazing! Anthony, our Pilot was so very kind to let me seat next to him when I asked him if I could seat on the other Pilot seat! He was very calm throughout the journey & knowledgeable of the area as well!! Fly Australia has a very good team work from pick up to bringing us back to the hotel! I highly recommend! I can’t thank them enough for making us happy for the highlight of our holiday, it was beautiful! A must do!
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    Peter N
    Gold Coast, Australia30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2020
    Christian our pilot was warm and welcoming and had a great knowledge of the history of the area. We felt at ease as he took off and guided us through the magnificent Whitsundays. He ensured that we all took the photos we wanted and looped around so we could all see the island ,the reef experience and the whales. A wonderful experience highly recommended.
    Written 23 July 2020
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    Deborah V
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020 • Friends
    My friend and I had an amazing experience above the Whitsundays and the Reef. The pilot (Christian) and the co- pilot (Zac) were both very professionals and we felt safe during the whole flight. They have a very good knowledge about the Whitsundays and the reef.
    My favorite part was when we saw plenty of whales and when we flew about the reef which is stunning !!

    Christian and Zac, thanks a lot for this amazing moment ! Wish you the best for the future !!
    Written 6 August 2020
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    Aroha W
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2021 • Couples
    We could not have chosen a more perfect day to fly out over the reef. Zac, our pilot and tour guide provided excellent commentary as he flew us from Shute Harbour over the islands, 2 flybys of Whitehaven Beach and out to the reefs. We had 2 flyovers of Heart Reef at low altitudes and soaked in the magnificent scenery as we flew back to land just over an hour later. The fierceness of past cyclones is still evident and we were in awe of the extremes in weather this part of the world experiences. It was our 10 year anniversary gift to us, something special and memorable. It’s a perfect way to celebrate anything special! Thanks for the memories FlyAus!
    Written 22 September 2021
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    Thank you for choosing to fly with us, it was a pleasure meeting you and from all of us at Fly Aus happy anniversary!
    Written 23 September 2021
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    ally96
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2021 • Solo
    What a fantastic experience from start to finish...
    I would recommend this flight for all ages, Christian (The Pilot) was so friendly and provided a very informative commentary throughout the flight with lots of interesting information on the islands. The view really is stunning and will completely exceed your expectations.
    Christian also made sure we were all ready for all photo opportunities so nothing was missed. I cannot recommend it enough.

    Thanks so much Christian and Fly Aus for a fabulous scenic flight!
    Written 15 February 2021
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    CristianaC89
    Varese, Italy61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No words or pictures can make justice to the beautiful scenery you see once you're up in the air.
    My friend and I enjoyed the flight throughout, our pilot Christian went above and beyond.
    He picked us up from Airlie Beach and gave us a detailed commentary of the landscape of the islands and the reef.
    He was friendly and polite and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Fly Australia and him as a pilot for any scenic flight.
    Written 30 July 2020
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    Jacasta B
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021
    I took this flight with my 6 year old daughter and we were picked up from our accommodation and dropped back to town which was super helpful. The flight was an amazing experience and the islands and reef seen this way is just an extraordinary feeling of wonder at the beautiful world we live in. The professional approach our pilot demonstrated was also beyond expectations. I highly recommend this experience as a great way to get a superb view of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Written 5 October 2021
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    Ambassador643313
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2021 • Couples
    We were lucky to get a perfect day for flying, clear skies and no wind. The whole experience from getting picked up and dropped off from our accommodation was faultless. The pilot and ground staff were very professional. Overall a great experience, I would highly recommend this company to anyone considering flying over the Whitsundays. The vast beauty of the reef is mind blowing.
    Written 19 July 2021
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    Nigel G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2020 • Couples
    A truly memorable experience, our host, driver and pilot, who was all the same person really gave us a flight to remember, a tour around the Whitsunday Islands and then out to the reef. The plane is ideal for the low attitude flying and the weather on the day was perfect for viewing the islands and taking pictures through the plan windows. Highly recommended,
    Written 1 December 2020
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    GlaucoMariano
    Sydney, Australia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    We chose to buy the pickup and drop-off, the driver Chris was very friendly, he explained everything about how the flight would work on the way to the airport. Pilot Ethan was also very informative throughout the flight and we were lucky to get really good weather. One of the best experiences we've ever had, this tour is a "must go". The beauty of the barrier is something inexplicable.

    14/09/2022
    Written 18 September 2022
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    HugoCagi
    Brisbane, Australia32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a treat!! Firstly the booking experience was exceptional - easy to book, clear instructions and friendly follow up. Our pilot, Christian was phenomenal - friendly, attentive to an older lady (who is a nervous flyer!), gave clear instructions and an informative tour. The flight was as smooth as floating and even the landing was perfect! The tour was fantastic - great to get an overview of the islands to help decide what to visit and do. Recommend doing this flight early in your visit!
    Written 22 September 2020
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