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  •  Activities
  •  Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays
  •  Whitsundays 60 minutes Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight over Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, and Great Barrier Reef

Whitsundays 60 minutes Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight over Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, and Great Barrier Reef

GSL Aviation Whitsundays

  • Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays
  • English
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation prior to 7 days of travel date
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Approx. 60 Minute Reef & Island Scenic Flight
  • 2. In-flight pilot commentary
  • 3. Guaranteed window seats
  • 4. Transfer from/to selected pick up locations
  • • Vaccination documentation required upon check-in

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Approx. 60 Minute Reef & Island Scenic Flight
  • 2. In-flight pilot commentary
  • 3. Guaranteed window seats
  • 4. Transfer from/to selected pick up locations
  • • Vaccination documentation required upon check-in

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays
Depature point ● Departs: daily, all year round
● Departure Point: GSL Whitsundays (Address: 1/384 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach QLD, Australia)
● Departure Time: 07:45, 10:00, 11:00, 14:00
   Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
   Complimentary transfer from/to selected pick up locations included before departure time. Must be pre-booked.
Address 1/384Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD 4802
How to get there Complimentary transfer from/to selected pick up locations included. Please advise your choice of pick up location at the point of booking and make your own way to that location for pick up on the travel date.
Operating hours
Ticket Office 07:00 -18:30
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, pick up location and time, and departure time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements ● By transfer service
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the coach is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.

● Make own way
Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point /departure point 65 minutes before your scheduled departure time to allow enough time to check in. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Insect repellent
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- Guests aged 16 years and older must be double vaccinated against Covid-19 from the 17 December 2021 (Unless changed by QLD GOV). Upon check-in all guests must use the QLD GOV APP and provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Guests aged 16 years and older, unable to provide the vaccination will be refused entry and no refund will be offered as the consequence.
- Passengers travel on Scenic Flight may be requested to wear a mask due to COVID-19 safety considerations.

● Weight Limits
The maximum weight of each passenger is 125 kilograms. Each and every passengers' weight much be provided at time of booking. Please note it is at the Service Provider's discretion whether to accept your booking request if your weight exceeds their standard requirements.

● Flight Terms
All flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather, aircraft availability and air traffic control. In the event that The Service Provider cancels/postpones any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, The Service Provider will attempt to reschedule flight, or a full refund will be given. The Service Provider will endeavor to achieve on-time performance, although accept no responsibility for missing flight or tour connections arising from operational delays. Flight time listed is approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type.

● Other
The Service Provider may use photographs of clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media, if you do not consent please advise The Service Provider.

2 Overview

Reef & Island 60 minute scenic flight includes all of the iconic sights of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the world. The Reef & Island flight is the most comprehensive scenic flight in the Whitsundays, and one of the region’s signature experiences.

60 minutes Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight over Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, and Great Barrier Reef

The tour includes a comprehensive view of the regions best natural landscapes. Mainland river systems, Conway National Park, Whitsunday Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef are all part of the scenic adventure.

Highlights of the flight include world famous Whitehaven Beach, and the swirling sands of Hill Inlet. Beyond the Whitsunday Islands, is the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The unique colours and patterns of the reef are best appreciated from the air, including the iconic Heart Reef, which is only visible from the air, and only in theWhitsundays. The Reef & Island flight is a must-do in the Whitsundays! 


Sights include

Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. Itineraries may operate in reverse order, in a different sequence, be swapped around, or in rare circumstances be replaced by other best suited items to suit times & conditions.

  • Hamilton Island
  • Hill Inlet
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Heart Reef
  • Hayman Island
  • Hook Island


Whitsundays Facts
  • The Whitsundays is the largest group of offshore islands in Australia.
  • There are 74 Islands in the Whitsundays of which only four have operating resorts.
  • The Whitsundays is 70% National Park.
  • The average water temperature in the Whitsundays is 26 degrees.
  • The blue colour of the water in the Whitsundays is caused by fine particles of suspended siliceous sediment reflecting light.
  • The Whitsundays are situated on the same latitude as Rio de Janeiro and Tahiti, and enjoys a tropical climate with an average of 274 sunny days per year. 


Great Barrier Reef Facts
  • The Great Barrier Reef is the largest and most extensive coral reef system in the world comprising about 2900 individual coral reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays.
  • It represents approximately 10% of all coral reefs in the world.
  • The Great Barrier Reef spans two thirds of the north eastern coastline of Australia extending north from Bundaberg on Queensland's coast to Cape York, the northern tip of Australia.
  • It is 2300 kms long and approximately 350 000 kms2 in size.  That's about 70 million football fields or the size of Japan! 
  • It is the largest natural feature on earth and its impressive size makes it the only living structure that can be seen from the moon.
  • The Great Barrier Reef is recognised internationally as one of the world's greatest natural wonders. 


Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world. 


Hill Inlet

At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning inlet where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. Many people claim Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach are the most beautiful places they've ever seen.


Heart Reef

Heart Reef, in the Great Barrier Reef of the Whitsundays, is a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Located in Hardy Reef, Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane, as visitors are unable to snorkel or dive there due it's protected status. A certain highlight of any visit to the Whitsundays. Heart Reef was discovered in 1975 by one of Air Whitsunday's pilots and is now an internationally-recognised attraction of the Whitsundays and features on many postcards and brochures promoting the Whitsunday region and the Great Barrier Reef.


3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If no show, no refund.

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