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Whitsunday Islands and Heart Reef Scenic Flight - 70 minutes

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From USD 188.70

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 10 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The rainforest-clad islands, white-sand beaches, and vast coral reefs of the Whitsundays are even more impressive when viewed from above. With this tour, take off on a scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and admire the views from the panoramic windows. Fly over Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and the Heart Reef, and enjoy a magnificent bird’s eye view of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • See both the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef on a 70-minute flight
  • Spectacular aerial views with a guaranteed window seat
  • Live commentary from your pilot ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Intimate small-group experience with just five passengers on board

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Pick up / Drop off service not included in price. Additional fee of $15pp payable on the day.

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • 12 Air Whitsunday Rd
    12 Air Whitsunday Rd, Flametree QLD 4802, Australia

    Fly Australia terminal, Whitsunday Airport Free Parking

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

$15 Per person, Payable to Fly Australia on the day of your flight

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance limits of the aircraft, Maximum passengers weight is 120KG
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

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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Featured review
The flight was something I'll never forget, the pilot was very informative and gave us a very smooth ride The Cafe at the airport serves up nice meals and coffee ☕️
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Best day ever
Norman_K, Mar 2023
We were picked up at the port by Fly Australia Charter Pty Ltd, and had the most fantastic time. Brock, our Pilot was very entertaining, very calm and showed us the fantastic sights of Whitsunday Island, the Heart Reef and it was the most spectacular sights that we have ever seen.
Amazing tour!
Catherine_S, Mar 2023
The staff are amazing really friendly and informative and the flight has so many beautiful views! Really enjoyed my time for some really cool photos and videos! Definitely worth checking out.
Once-in-a-lifetime experience by FAR. 5 Stars!!!
Katarina_S, Mar 2023
Robbie from Fly Australia is incredible; he was so friendly, professional and highly knowledgeable. Robbie made everyone’s pick-up and seaplane experience seamless (he was so organised and picked up everyone from their ports/hotels for the flight, which we all appreciated). Everyone had their own window seat and saw perfect views of the islands, Whitehaven beach, heart reef, and so much more from all angles of the plane (we flew over the heart reef twice). We also learned so much history about the Whitsundays and had the experience of a lifetime. I could not recommend this once-in-a-lifetime experience enough -- it’s worth every dollar! Thank you, Robbie. Regards, Katarina & Aaron.
Excellent excursion
Stephen_C, Mar 2023
Amazing trip. Brock and Alejandro the pilots were excellent. Would definitely recommend this flight.
Don’t miss this one!
Kirby_H, Feb 2023
No one should visit this area and not do this tour. Fantastic sights and the only way to get a true perspective on the true beauty of the reef. Our pilot and guide Brock Badman was outstanding. A competent pilot and personable, knowledgeable guide! One of the greatest experiences of my life!
Sea plane
Tina_W, Jan 2023
We had an amazing time seeing our beautiful great barrier reef in a unique way. Anthony was super informative & fun
Highly recommend
Rachel_O, Dec 2022
Highly recommend. We had an amazing experience. The staff were super helpful and knowledgeable. They put anxious flying fears at ease.
Raelene_R, Nov 2022
AMAZING. Well worth doing. From pick up up return service was excellent. Commentary was very good. View is brilliant. 2nd time seeing reef from above and never looks the same.
Excellent special trip of the Barrier Reef 🪸 Whitsundays
Julia_H, Nov 2022
Really good , but we thought we were booked on a 5 seater but then put on a 14 seater plane. The staff were helpful, good pick up. Views spectacular over reef , especially the 💙 Blue Heart
Fabulous staff - Too bad they did not provide the promised headsets.
Linda_F, Nov 2022
First of all, I have to say the staff were very friendly, kind and accommodating. I have herniated disks and pain when I sit, so I was really having second thoughts about this trip. But the staff went out of their way to provide me with a couple of pillows that really did the trick and I sat through the whole flight without pain. Unfortunately, although the booking through Viator promised headsets so we could hear the commentary and understand what we were seeing, no headsets were provided. So with the cabin pressure against our ears and us not easily understanding the Australian accent, we understood only about 20% of the commentary, just catching words here and there. Apparently, they overbooked the tour and had to use a larger plane without headsets. If I had known, I would not have booked it. It was not worth the price given the lack of headsets.
Worth every penny!
Gregory_C, Oct 2022
Really wanted to experience seeing the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef from above after getting to see it by boat and this was the perfect way to do it. The pilot and copilot/narrator were extremely professional and very entertaining while we flew around. Was particularly impressed by the piloting skill in the landing - top notch company and flight crew! Thanks for a fun flight!
It was an amazing...
Isabel_L, Oct 2022
It was an amazing experience with great views, commentary and very nice staff. And the pickup was great as well since we didn’t have a car.
Amazing experience
Youna_K, Sept 2022
The view was breathtaking and all staff were so kind and friendly that it made our experience so memorable.
Poor service
Darell_w, Aug 2022
You terminated my flight due to numbers and now I have to wait 5-7 business days for a refund no mention of numbers when booking not recommending your business to anyone your competitors guarantee you fly !!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you very much for your feedback, at Fly Australia we take feedback very seriously and strive to ensure all passengers have a wonderful experience. We’ve looked into your booking and found you were indeed contacted before your flight on several occasions with no luck. Our customer service representative was trying to move you onto a flight where minimum numbers were met according to our terms and conditions agreed before booking. As a true 5 star company we would like you to have a wonderful experience on our Sydney or Whitsunday scenic flights. Please contact us directly and one of our staff will help make that happen.
Highlight of our holiday
Celeste_R, July 2022
An amazing view of the great barrier reef and islands and very informative info given by pilot Max. Highly recommend this lifetime experience.
Spectacular experience
Iris_Z, July 2022
Spectacular, clear views of the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven beach and the Heart Reef all to ourselves! Pilot and flight were fantastic with smooth takeoff and landing.
The only way to see Great Barrier Reef
Min_Q, July 2022
Weather was bad on the day of the tour. The pilot, Christian, a great and funny guy, was concerned that we might not get as good an experience of the tour so he intended to reschedule it. However, we were not able to reschedule. Due to a little miscommunication we thought the tour was simply canceled leaving us nothing. Christian and the company was very patient in our subsequent communications with them. Anyway, he took us up in the sky and we saw the amazing great barrier reef when the weather turned nicely just in time. Unfortunately, the weather was very bad when we flew near Hill Inlet area…weather is such a big factor! If you are in the area, you don’t want to miss this tour.
A must do
Ian_G, May 2022
The flight was something I'll never forget, the pilot was very informative and gave us a very smooth ride The Cafe at the airport serves up nice meals and coffee ☕️
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you so much for flying with us! we are glad to hear you had a memorable experience.
A must do for any visitor to Airlie
Melody_B, Apr 2022
The experience was seamless… professional pilot with spot on commentary.. not annoying in the slightest. It was a windy day yet the flight was beautifully handled. The scenic flight was quite a spectacle…exactly as the brochure promised. A must do for any tourist… or locals. Loved it! Thankyou
A very memorable experience!
Hamish_M, Apr 2022
Flying over the Whitsunday group of Islands was a memorable experience and especially seeing the famous heart reef by air for the first time. The pilot was very experienced and his commentary throughout the flight was excellent and informative.