Scenic Flights

Reef and Whitehaven Discovery Scenic Flight visits the famous Whitehaven Beach in style! Land gracefully at your own secluded area of beach where you are free to relax, sunbathe, swim and explore this remarkable pure silica beach. You'll get to fly over the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, the Coral Sea, and the Outer Reef. 

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GSL Scenic Flight to Heart Reef

Fly over the beautiful heart reef and enjoy a flight into the heart of the Whitsundays 

Experience the Whitsundays from above with an amazing one hour flight over the scenic Heart Reef. This breathtaking flight will take you over the islands and bays of the Whitsundays all the way out to the Outer Reef. Cruise over Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and the Great Barrier Reef with the romantic destination of the Heart Reef, a Whitsundays favourite!

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Fly in the safety and comfort of seaplane to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef!

Splash down at the reef and discover an amazing underwater world with Air Whitsunday. Coral viewing from our purpose built subs, snorkelling and full tuition provided. Soak up the sun in the company of small groups avoiding several hundred people at other reef facilities.

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Outer Reef and Beach Scenic Flight Features:

  • Seaplane scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands including Hayman Island
  • Touch-and-go water landing at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Comprehensive in-flight commentary
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Visit the famous Whitehaven Beach in ultimate style - by seaplane with Air Whitsunday!

Flights depart daily and include a spectacular scenic flight over the Whitsunday Passage and a number of Islands of the Whitsunday Island National Park group and, of course, a visit to Whitehaven Beach. Land gracefully at an area of the beach with few or no other visitors where you are free to relax, sunbathe, swim and explore this remarkable pure silica beach.

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Seaplane Panorama is a signature tour with an amazing way to see the Whitsundays!

View all the top Whitsundays destinations from new heights with Air Whitsunday. See the islands, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef and the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy the opportunity to capture amazing photos and form life-long memories! You'll touch down inside the reef for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and also visit Whitehaven Beach and its stunning and famous white silica sands.

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The GSL Aviation Fly n Cruise Package Two - Southern Lights offers guests the perfect combination of two amazing tours. This exciting package is ideal for those who want to see the wonders of the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef, in just one day! Teaming a fantastic day trip on Ocean Rafting Southern Lights, 'one of the fastest' and most fun tours in the area, with a full 60 minute Reef and Island scenic flight, you will see the best of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, both from the air and from the ground too! Enjoy breathtaking scenery from above, including the Whitsunday Islands, Heart Reef, Bait Reef, Hardy Reef and Hook Reef, before exploring Whitehaven beach and snorkelling, in the underwater world below. The most affordable combination of the Great Barrier Reef by scenic plane and a full day tour to the Whitsundays, you couldn't ask for more!

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GSL Aviation Fly n Cruise Package Two - Northern Exposure Features:

  • 1 hour scenic flight over Whitehaven Beach, Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef
  • 1 day tour onboard Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure
  • Courtesy transfers to/from accommodation (Airlie Beach)
  • Wetsuit or sunsuit hire
  • Delicious buffet lunch
  • 2 hour visit to Whitehaven Beach
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GSL Island Explorer Scenic Flight
FROM: $129

The perfect scenic flight of the Whitsundays for those who are short on time.

Why not appreciate the wonderful Whitsundays from above with this popular scenic flight of the Whitsunday islands. During your 25 minute GSL Aviation flight, you will soar over the best of the region, including Whitehaven Beach and more.

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GSL Helicopter Tours
FROM: $199

GSL Helicopter Tours will show you around the Whitsundays for a once-in-a-lifetime aerial experience

There is no better way to see the Whitsundays than from above in an R44 or R66 helicopter! With three trips to choose from, you can see the Whitsundays in a whole new way, taking the chance to see Whitehaven Beach from the perfect vantage point, or even landing on the beach for some quality beach time on Australia's most famous beach. 

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HeliReef Fly/Cruise Day Package

Helireef Fly/Cruise Features:

  • 45 minute scenic helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef
  • 2.5 hours at Hardy Reef pontoon
  • Snorkel equipment and activities to choose from
  • Huge panoramic underwater viewing observatory
  • Buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea included
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