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Address: Oliver's Road, Finch Hatton, Queensland 4756, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4958 3359

Forest Flying is located at Finch Hatton Gorge - one hour's drive west of...

Forest Flying is located at Finch Hatton Gorge - one hour's drive west of Mackay and one and a half hour's drive south west of Airlie Beach in The Whitsundays, Tropical North Queensland, Australia.Forest Flying takes you up into the canopy for a serene and educational experience where you are surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. You will glide over crystal clear creeks and see everything from a completely new angle. This tour (one to two hours depending on numbers)is peronalised and you are in control of your speed. Forest Flying is unique to Australia. Booking ahead is strongly advised.

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A great experience

We were en route from Airlie Beach to Eungella so booked an afternoon session with Forest Flying. Donna and Dave were great hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our "flying" session... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were en route from Airlie Beach to Eungella so booked an afternoon session with Forest Flying. Donna and Dave were great hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our "flying" session with the bats! This is a small family business venture which Dave and Donna have built up from scratch. For us, we really enjoyed hearing their story (especially as they... More 

Thank Pollyaway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Donna and Dave were very accommodating, and made the whole experience great fun. Consisted of two spectacular decents through the forest. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the rainforest from a new angle. Spotted hundreds of fruit bats as you flew though at your own speed. Highly recommended !

Thank Jake T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

On booking by phone was greeted by Dave who was very helpful and that carried on throughout. Access itself is a fun experience driving though a few fords and rainforest, then a short walk and you're there. Get a good feeling of knowledge and safety and you get introduced and do a practice then it's a elk up the side... More 

Thank Mark D
Campwin Beach, Australia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely activity to do as part of a team building weekend. Fun, different and able to do in groups. Hosts are lovely, thank you for being a part of a memorable day!

Thank Jane B
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Donna, Dave and their son Daniel done a wonderful job attending to my needs to accomplish this wonderful experience. Dave went into great detail to make sure we were safe and learning how to use the equipment. After a practice run Donna help me carry my equipment up the hill as I struggled a bit. Dave was a world of... More 

Thank Loulabells
Doha, Qatar
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We went this morning and loved it. It took the four of us about one hour. As we approached, scores of large bats took to the skies which was breathtaking. After signing and getting kitted with harnesses you each get a practice session on a short slide. Then it's a walk to the top of the hill with botanical lessons... More 

Thank Paul W
Vught, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great two zip lines for spotting large number of bats. Great fun. Very nice and professional couple who own the place. Highly recommended. Don't expect long zip line racing. Better to enjoy the magnificent view on the bats hanging in trees all around you. And....some very nice handmade magnets for sale. Our youngest got to choose a compliment one. (... More 

Thank Longson
Mackay, Australia
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I had such a great time flying through the rainforest... it was an incredible feeling zipping through the trees and I liked being in control of my speed and stopping whenever I wanted to take a photo. It was absolutely amazing watching the bats in their natural environment and spotting different wildlife amongst the rainforest. The owners, Donna and Dave... More 

Thank MelissaW613
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Just got back from the afternoon forest flying, even in the winter it's great fun. There are two zip wires that are used and they were about 1 min long. You can stop and look at the forest. We went when the bats were not around but apparently it's a good view with them too :) I felt safe always... More 

Thank Clare H
Mackay, Australia
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

You experience a view from the level of tree-tops which is quite thrilling. The speed of travel is totally under your control and you can stop anytime you want midway. Time flies faster in good times and can give you a feel at the end that the ride could have gone longer. The owners were really sweet and even offered... More 

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