Known as a favourite amongst travellers – there is nothing as unforgettable as a scenic flight over the stunning Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef.
Experience aerial views of the famous Heart Reef, the picture perfect Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, with a guaranteed window seat and awesome pilot commentary.
See how many of the 74 Whitsunday Islands you can spot from the sky in this 60 minute scenic flight. Make sure to have your camera ready for the beautiful Whitehaven Beach, where the sand formation changes every 4 hours, making this a truly unique experience. Don’t forget about the aquatic life, head out during Whale season to witness the migration of the Humpback Whales from above.
Also available as part of Ocean Rafting’s Fly and Raft package, enjoy the best of the Whitsundays from above and below in one day.
Make your way to Whitsunday airport, located at 12 Air Whitsunday Drive, Flame Tree, where your Ocean Rafting scenic flights take off. Conveniently located just an 8 minute drive from Airlie Beach main street, bus transfers are also included in your ticket.
Once at the airport, make the most of Hangar Cafe & Bar, where you can pre order your breakfast for when you return from your epic flight, or enjoy ‘airside access’ dining on your return.
Board the small aircraft and head out for your scenic flight! Your first epic views will be of the many Whitsunday Islands, highlights include Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.
Then you’ll head out to the Great Barrier Reef, and see the picturesque Heart Reef and more before heading back to mainland Australia.
Inclusions & Extras
60-minute Reef and Island Scenic Flight
Guaranteed Window Seat
Views of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef
Courtesy Bus Transfers
Airport Lounge with Air con, Charging Station, Water Bubbler
Tour Type & Availability
60 Minute Scenic Flight
1 x 60 Minute Scenic Flight With Commentary
What to bring
Refillable Water Bottle
Pick Ups & Departures
Adventure Whitsunday Resort – BIG 4
Airlie Apartments on Airlie Crescent
Airlie Beach Apartments
Airlie Beach Hotel
Airlie Beach Motor Lodge
Airlie Central Apartments
Airlie Guest House
Airlie Waterfront Backpackers
Airlie Waterfront Bed & Breakfast
Base Backpackers Airlie Beach
Beach Court Holiday Villas
Coral Sea Marina – North Village
Coral Sea Marina – South Village
Coral Sea Resort
Coral Sea Vista
Discovery Park – Airlie Beach
Fat Frog Cafe
Greyhound bus terminal at Port of Airlie
Island Drive bus stop
Island View B’n’B
Islands Inn Motel
Jubilee Tavern bus stop
Mango House Resort
Mantra Club Croc
Myaura B & B
NRMS – Airlie Beach
Pinnacles Resort & Spa
Reef Gateway Hotel
Shingley Beach Resort
Shute Harbour Marina
St Vincent bus stop
Tasman Holiday Park – Airlie Beach
Toscana Village Resort
Waters Edge Resort
Waterview Apartments on Airlie Crescent
Whitsunday Moorings B & B
Whitsunday Rainforest Retreat
Whitsunday Vista Resort
Whitsunday Waterfront Retreat
Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort – BIG 4
YHA Airlie Beach
Supplier Terms & Conditions
Ocean Rafting Terms & Conditions
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames.
Cancellations within 1 day of the start date incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?
All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.
What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?
You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.
Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?
Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.
What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?
If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.
Do I need travel insurance?
We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.
Do you offer payment plans?
Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).
How do I know if my trip is BYO?
Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.