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Our most recommended Airlie Beach Air & Helicopter Tours

  • From Airlie Beach: 1-Hour Whitsunday Islands Scenic Flight

    1. From Airlie Beach: 1-Hour Whitsunday Islands Scenic Flight

    Take a 60-minute scenic flight with guaranteed window seating and in-flight pilot commentary, and enjoy aerial views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands off the north coast of Queensland. Fly above the islands for stunning views of all the landmarks, such as Shute Harbour, Molle Islands, Long Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island, Hill Inlet and 2 passes over Whitehaven Beach. Experience the dramatic natural aquarium of the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective. Fly over the famous Heart Reef, nestled amongst the bright colors and patterns of Hardy Reef. Then, return to the mainland and land at Proserpine Airport, where a complimentary shuttle bus transfer can take you back to Airlie Beach.

    It was the best experience ever! The pilot was great, the weather was great and most of all the view from above was beyond amazing!

  • Whitsundays: Ocean Rafting Tour with Snorkel & Scenic Flight

    2. Whitsundays: Ocean Rafting Tour with Snorkel & Scenic Flight

    Experience the best of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef in one day: from the water and the air. Visit the Whitsundays’ most iconic destinations. These include the famous Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and secret, exclusive snorkeling locations. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bush walk, all in one day. Visit both ends of the world-famous beach. Departing from Airlie Beach, take to the skies and experience a once-in-a-lifetime, 60-minute scenic flight.

    Soar over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. Guests will have a bird’s eye view of many of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, flying over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations, Heart Reef. The comfortable fixed-wing aircraft offers big window viewi...

    Brilliant experience. Saw a Whale's water spout from the plane, and had a great time with the guides on boat and snorkeling. Swim with a lot of fish at Manta Ray Bay whilst the guide fed them from the boat

  • From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

    3. From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

    Delight in a 60-minute scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the big window views from your comfortable fixed-wing aircraft, and learn all about the area with your experienced pilot's expert commentary. After pickup from your accommodation in Airlie Beach, head to the nearby airport for take-off. Unlike flights offered by other companies in the area, the local partner is able to take-off from much closer to Airlie Beach, saving you the long 40-minute travel time. Once up in the air, marvel at the best bird's-eye views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands. Fly over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations Heart Reef. After you land, transfer back to your accommodation in Airlie Beach.

    It was raining most of the time which was a shame but we still went up and it was amazing !! couldn’t recommend doing a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef if you are up here. definitely recommend going to Ocean Rafting!!

  • Whitsunday Helicopter Tour: Flight + Whitehaven Landing

    4. Whitsunday Helicopter Tour: Flight + Whitehaven Landing

    Get an orientation tour of the Whitsundays Islands by helicopter on a 30-minute, scenic flight from Airlie Beach. Fly over some of the most stunning island scenery in Australia, getting aerial views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands en route to Whitehaven Beach.

    Get an in-flight commentary from your pilot as you fly over landmark attractions, such as Hill Inlet, Shute Harbour, the Molle Islands, Long Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island and your ultimate destination, Whitehaven Beach.

    On landing, laze on the white sands of Whitehaven Beach and look out at the beautiful blue waters of the Coral Sea. Benefit from 1.5 hours to enjoy the sparklingly clean sands, and experience Australia's top-rated beach firsthand.

    Journey back to Proserpine Airport, where a courtesy bus can take you back to...

    Awesome experience, trip delivered what was expected. Pilot was excellent. Whitehaven Beach is spectacular, spending time there was magical. Definitely recommend this to everyone an experience of a lifetime.

  • Airlie Beach: Fly & Sail Package

    5. Airlie Beach: Fly & Sail Package

    Enjoy a scenic afternoon in the Whitsundays including a reef and island scenic flight flying over the iconic sights in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Heart Reef, Airlie Beach and everything in-between. Followed by the flight, head out on the water for a beautiful sunset sail on classic tallship, Providence V. Your 2 hour sunset sail includes a glass of bubbles, cheese/dip and fruit platter. This flight and sail package boasts: • 60 minute reef and island scenic flight with guaranteed window seats • 2 hours on the Providence V Sunset Sail • A complimentary glass of bubbles • Cheese and dip platter • Courtesy bus transfer to the airport from GSL shop • Courtesy bus transfer to the marina after flight

    The flight over the outer Great Barrier Reef is an absolute must and was absolutely fantastic and awesome. I must say I never really understood what we have at our doorstep here in Australia. Our pilot (think his name was Liam) was very knowledgeable and experienced. The cruise on the tall ship was great and the feeling of the wind taking you along was exhilarating. With the trip out to and back from the airport near Prosepine it ends up quite a big day but one well worth it.

  • Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

    6. Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

    Discover the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach with this seaplane tour from Airlie Beach. Enjoy a stop to explore this World Heritage-listed location and savor a freshly-prepared lunch. Your experience starts with pickup from selected locations. Board the seaplane and soar over the Whitsunday Islands, admiring aerial views of Heart Reef, Hill Inlet, and more. Listen to the in-flight commentary as you cruise towards Whitehaven Beach. Land at a private location in Hardy Lagoon. Relax on the beach, go snorkeling, or paddle across the calm waters on a stand-up paddleboard. Enjoy coral viewing in a semi-submersible vessel, with an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas, and easy access to the water. Swim in the refreshing waters and explore the coral gardens teeming with marine life. During the stop, you’ll enjoy lunch served on the beach. At the e...

  • Airlie Beach Tandem Skydive

    7. Airlie Beach Tandem Skydive

    Skydive Airlie Beach is located in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands, Queensland's most popular tourism spot.  During this tandem skydive you’ll jump from an altitude of up to 15,000 feet directly over crystal-clear waters, the sparkling white sands of Whitsunday Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef. Experience the ultimate thrill of freefall at over 220 kilometers per hour for up to a full 60 seconds, and then float under a canopy for 5-7 additional minutes. Marvel at the spectacular views of Airlie Beach, the Whitsundays, the ocean, and the Great Barrier Reef.

    Skydiving was always a wish for my life and I am super-glad to have done it above the Whitsundays Islands! Included scenic flight, got to go up to 4,500metres freefalling at over 200km/hr and enjoyed every second of it! Less scary than I expected, really cool feeling and adrenaline jumping out of a plane, I loved it! The views were great and got to see myself on video (paid extra) doing all of it too! One of the most memorable things I have done so far in my life.

  • Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour with Whitehaven Landing

    8. Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour with Whitehaven Landing

    When you see it from the air it’s easy to understand why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. The amazing array of colors is something that’s best experienced on a helicopter tour. This 2.5-hour program begins with a scenic helicopter flight, taking you to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll also have fantastic views of the Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach. In addition to seeing it all from above, you’ll land at Whitehaven Beach, where you’ll have 90 minutes to explore Australia's finest beach at your leisure. Sights you’ll see during the tour include Shute Harbour, Hamilton Island, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, Hook Reef, Hayman Island, Hook Island and Daydream Island.

    From start to finish this was a truly fantastic experience. My friend Elise and I had a great flight and morning out on Whitehaven as a part of my birthday trip to Airlie Beach. On top of that our pilot Chris was brilliant and simply second to none All in all can’t recommend this flight option enough as it’s one of those lifetime experiences you don’t want to miss!

  • Airlie Beach: Whitsundays Fly and Cruise Helicopter Tour

    9. Airlie Beach: Whitsundays Fly and Cruise Helicopter Tour

    Enjoy transportation to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, a buffet lunch, a snorkeling tour, and a spectacular helicopter flight over Hill Inlet and the Whitsunday Islands on this fly and cruise helicopter combo tour. After pickup, cruise through the turquoise waters of the Whitsunday Islands to reach the beach club. Access all of the club's facilities and activities, including a buffet lunch. Soak up the sun on the beach or take a stroll to South Whitehaven Lookout. Later, board the helicopter for a scenic helicopter flight with a guaranteed window seat. Fly over Whitehaven Beach and the iconic Hill Inlet. Admire views of the swirling white sands contrasting against the turquoise waters of the inlet. Finally, take part in an optional snorkel tour. Snorkel amongst an expansive range of coral, fish species as well as sea turtles, manta rays, and plenty of other marine life.

  • Airlie Beach: Great Barrier Reef & Islands Helicopter Flight

    10. Airlie Beach: Great Barrier Reef & Islands Helicopter Flight

    Get unforgettable views of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands with a modern helicopter ride. Take a 1-hour scenic flight with guaranteed window seating and in-flight pilot commentary. Enjoy aerial views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands off the north coast of Queensland. Fly above the islands for stunning views of landmarks such as Shute Harbour, Molle Islands, Long Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island, Hill Inlet, and Hardy Reef. Gain not 1m but 2 passes over Whitehaven Beach, and a bird's-eye view of the famous Heart Reef, nestled amongst the coral reef's bright colors. Then, return to the mainland and land at Whitsunday Airport, where a complimentary shuttle bus transfer can take you back to your hotel or other location in Airlie Beach.

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What people are saying about Airlie Beach

The flight over the outer Great Barrier Reef is an absolute must and was absolutely fantastic and awesome. I must say I never really understood what we have at our doorstep here in Australia. Our pilot (think his name was Liam) was very knowledgeable and experienced. The cruise on the tall ship was great and the feeling of the wind taking you along was exhilarating. With the trip out to and back from the airport near Prosepine it ends up quite a big day but one well worth it.

From start to finish this was a truly fantastic experience. My friend Elise and I had a great flight and morning out on Whitehaven as a part of my birthday trip to Airlie Beach. On top of that our pilot Chris was brilliant and simply second to none All in all can’t recommend this flight option enough as it’s one of those lifetime experiences you don’t want to miss!

Awesome experience, trip delivered what was expected. Pilot was excellent. Whitehaven Beach is spectacular, spending time there was magical. Definitely recommend this to everyone an experience of a lifetime.

What an amazing experience flying over The Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef. The flight was fantastic & we saw so much magnificent scenery. A smooth flight with great commentary & brilliant views.

It was the best experience ever! The pilot was great, the weather was great and most of all the view from above was beyond amazing!