Airlie Beach

Scenic Flight - Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet!

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From USD 190.32

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take off on a flight over the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, and see sights including Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, and Hill Inlet. Catch a bird’s-eye view of many of the Whitsunday Islands and fly over Whitehaven Beach and picturesque Hill Inlet before heading toward the Great Barrier Reef, where you’ll see one of the most photographed reef locations, Heart Reef. The comfortable fixed wing aircraft offers big window viewing, plus enjoy pilot commentary.
  • Experience aerial views of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Choose between several departure times throughout the day
  • Depart from Whitsunday Airport, near Airlie Beach
  • Arrange for convenient hotel pickup

What's Included

  • 60 minute reef and island scenic flight
  • Views of Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Hill Inlet, Heart Reef and Great Barrier Reef
  • Pilot commentary
  • Courtesy bus transfers
  • Guaranteed window seats with big window viewing
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Air-conditioned airport lounge
  • Secure lockers
  • Free parking at Airport

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Whitsunday Airport (Shute Harbour) - Airlie Beach
      12 Air Whitsunday Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

      Please head inside main terminal for check in on the flight - Please ensure you are at Whitsunday Airport - Shute Harbour 45 mins prior to departure

    Pickup points

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    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    Courtesy coach door to door transfers are included from Airlie Beach accommodation or you may choose to meet at Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour. The airport is located 9 minutes from the main street of Airlie Beach.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
    Operated by Ocean Rafting

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • 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.

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    Trip of a lifetime!
    Christopher_B, Mar 2023
    Excellent organisation from booking to flight. We were given a choice of pickup from cruise terminal or town and same options for drop off afterwards. Flight was fantastic with excellent commentary and flew both ways over Whitehaven Beach and Heart reef to give everyone a photo opportunity. Thank you Ocean Reef for making my wife´s "Big Birthday" so memorable
    Highlight of our holiday
    Paul_H, Mar 2023
    Once in a lifetime experience which we'd recommend to anyone visiting the Great Barrier Reef and will be a lasting memory
    Lavis review
    Helen_L, Mar 2023
    Matt Our pilot was very informative, made sure that we had the opportunity to take photos of specific locations and kept us fully informed with turbulence etc. I think the 4 best thing to experience in my life. Thank you
    Suzanne_D, Jan 2023
    Fantastic trip our driver Nathan was excellent turned up on time, and explained everything that was going to happen, the flight was really good our pilot sorry didn’t catch his name was very informative
    Scenic Flight over the Reef
    Karen_C, Oct 2022
    Amazingly beautiful views, excellent entertaining pilot with great knowledge and passion for the area. The tour ran seemlessly, only positive things to say
    Best view of the reef
    Juliana_M, July 2022
    Great experience overall. Booking was easy and the team was quick to get back to me to confirm time and pick up location. All staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The flight was amazing, best view of the reef! Tip: sit behind the pilot (on the left) as you’ll be able to see what he sees. ;)
    Must-try experience
    Joseph_B, June 2022
    It was a seamless experience from hotel pick up to the scenic flight to the drop off. Ocean rafting was on time and they were kind enough to drop us off to a location we requested after the flight. We felt safe the entire time we had this experience, from safety debriefing and wonderful commentaries. The view from the top was magnificent. Seeing the Great Barrier for a bird’s eye view made me realise why it is a world’s wonder.