Whitsunday Scenic Flights

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Whitsundays and Airlie Beach Scenic Flights

Whitsundays Scenic Flights depart up to 6 times a day with Fly Australia Charters from Airlie Beach. Fly over the  Islands, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef and the Great Barrier Reef. From our planes, see the vibrant coral reefs, azure waters, and pristine beaches from our guaranteed aircraft window seats. Our Pilots are highly skilled and will give you a safe, comfortable journey with our state-of-the-art aircraft. This is Australia’s best tourism destination, don’t miss seeing it from above! Book your 60-minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight today. 

Whitsundays Scenic Flights Departing Daily From Airlie Beach

This is one of Australia’s most  popular  scenic flights, and with great reason! Combining both the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet swirling sands and Great Barrier Reef in one flight, including over the tourism icon, Heart Reef.

Fly Over Locations

  •  Lots of Whitsunday Islands (Including Resorts of Hayman Island and Hamilton Island)
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hill Inlet
  • Heart Reef
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Normally $349pp

SALE $289pp

Must use code WIRSF23 at checkout to receive an $60 discount!

Sea and Sky Combo – Whitsundays scenic flight (60 minutes) plus a ZigZag Whitsundays Day Tour (8 hours) to Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling and other awesome locations. 

This Package Includes 

  • Everything from the 60-minute scenic flight
  • ZigZag Whitsundays Day Tour Visits the below locations
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • South Lookout 
  • Chalkies Beach
  • Haslewood Lookout
  • 1 Snorkel Location 
  • Boat tour includes lunch,snacks, wetsuit and snorkel equipment
  • This package can not be taken on the same day. 

Sale $439pp

60 Minute Flight Path Scenic Locations

The 74 Whitsunday islands are located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, off the coast of Airlie Beach in Queensland Australia. The islands are renowned for white beaches, clear ocean waters, coral reefs and an abundance marine life, making them a jewel in Australia’s tourism crown. 

During your 60 minute Whitsundays scenic flight with Fly Australia Charters (FlyAus) you will get to fly over and discover many of these islands from above, these include.

  • Daydream Island and Resort 
  • Molle islands group
  • Long Island
  • Dent Island 
  • Hamilton Island and Resort
  • Whitsunday Island with Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Swirling Sands
  • Hook Island 
  • Hayman Island and Resort
  • Haslewood Island
  • Border Island
  • Plus  more smaller islands and fringing reefs

On the eastern side of Whitsunday Island (the largest island in the group), Whitehaven Beach stretches over 7 kilometres. It features crystal-clear waters and pristine white soft silica sand. Untouched by humans, this uninhabited island is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

Hill Inlet is located at the north end of Whitehaven Beach. It is a stunning sand inlet that stretches almost to the other side of Whitsunday Island.
To get an accurate view of Hill Inlet, a Whitsundays Scenic flight is the only way to see the entire inlet and the best way to see the swirling sand effects the tides have on the white silica sands.

Our Whitsundays Scenic Flight will fly the length of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet giving both sides of the plane plenty of photo opertunities through ther viewing windows.

Heart Reef is just 17 meters wide (56ft) and hidden in the vast expanse of the Great Barrier Reef, 78km offshore of Airlie Beach, Queensland. Despite its size, this heart-shaped coral formation has captivated the hearts of many and has become one of Australia’s most cherished and photographed tourist attractions.

Location and Accessibility
Heart Reef’s secluded location, positioned at coordinates 19.7754° S, 149.2478° E, adds to its allure. Accessible only by scenic plane, helicopter or boat (tides must be correct to gain boat access), it offers an exclusive experience away from the bustling mainland.

Heart Reef is situated:
78km from Airlie Beach
71km from Hamilton Island
108km from Bowen
152km from Mackay
During your 60-minute Whitsundays scenic flight with Fly Australia Charters (FlyAus), we will make 2 flight paths over Heart Reef, giving everyone the opportunity to take pictures.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the planet’s most extraordinary natural wonders, stretching over 2,300 kilometres along the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia. This UNESCO World Heritage marine ecosystem is visible from space. It comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands of over 600 hard and soft coral types. The Whitsundays and Airlie Beach are located within this region and are a gateway to exploring the reef’s fringing and outer reef.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is a vital sanctuary for more than 1,500 species of fish, 200 types of birds, and around 30 species of whales and dolphins. It’s an essential sanctuary for countless species of fish, molluscs, birds, endangered dugongs and large green turtles. This rich biodiversity makes the reef a critical area for scientific research and environmental conservation efforts.

During our 60-minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight, we will fly over the outer Great Barrier Reef. This includes

  • Hardy Reef
  • Line Reef
  • Barb Reef
  • Bait Reef

    During the flight, we often see sharks, whales (in season), and other large marine species.

Whitsundays Scenic Flight FAQ

Whitsundays Scenic Flight Tickets can be purchased on this webpage. Click in any of the Book Now buttons and select your day and time of flight. Fill in the questions and make a secure online payment. Once payment is complete you will be emailed your flight ticket and all the information you need for boarding the plane on time.

Our 60 minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight departs from Whitsunday Airport at Flametree just 5 minutes drive from the centre of Airlie Beach.

Yes, we have 2 pickup locations.

  1. Wisdom Cafe in the lagoon carpark 35 minutes before the flight departure
  2. Port of Airlie Bus Station 30 minutes before departure

When you make your reservation you will asked to pick one of these pick up locations or make you own way to the airport (need to be there 20 minutes before the scheduled departure)

We will drop you back to the same pickup location in Airlie Beach after your scenic flight 

Yes, all our aircraft have a window beside your seat.

All Fly Australia flights include the following:

• Fly Australia Passenger lounge use: Bottled water, WiFi, toilets, Café, device charging ports, air-conditioned.
• In-flight commentary by your experienced pilot.
• Window seat for all passengers.
• Unlimited photo opportunities.
• Pick up and drop off from 2 locations in Airlie Beach

If our pilots deem the weather unsafe to fly you will be offered a transfer of date and time or a full refund.

Up to 24 hours before the day of travel will get 100% refund

Under 24 hours from the day or travel will not recive a refund

Transfer of dates and times can be done (if there is availability) at least 24 hours before the day of travel. 

We can not transfer you date or time of travel within 24 hours of your flight 

Our FlyAus Promise

You will enjoy the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and the magnificent Great Barrier Reef from above when you fly with Fly Australia. We are experts in Whitsundays Scenic Flights and air tours with specially designed aircraft that offer panoramic viewing and high wings to ensure unobstructed sights below.

Fly Australia pilots are specially trained for sightseeing flights, ensuring all our passengers expectations are always exceeded.

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