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  •  Activities
  •  Airlie Beach, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays
  •  Great Barrier Reef Fly and Rafting Full Day Tour with 60 minutes Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight over Whitsundays and Heart Reef, Plus Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach Southern Lights Tour

Great Barrier Reef Fly and Rafting Full Day Tour with 60 minutes Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight over Whitsundays and Heart Reef, Plus Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach Southern Lights Tour

  • Airlie Beach, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays
  • English
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Reef and island scenic flight 60 minute
  • 2. Tour to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • 3. Guided National Park walks
  • 4. Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
  • 5. Tropical buffet lunch
  • 6. Refreshments
  • 7. Personalised snorkel instruction
  • 8. Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • 9. Sunsuit/wetsuit
  • 10. Reef and island naturalist talks
  • 11. Transport from/to selected hotels
From AUD
$429.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Reef and island scenic flight 60 minute
  • 2. Tour to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • 3. Guided National Park walks
  • 4. Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
  • 5. Tropical buffet lunch
  • 6. Refreshments
  • 7. Personalised snorkel instruction
  • 8. Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • 9. Sunsuit/wetsuit
  • 10. Reef and island naturalist talks
  • 11. Transport from/to selected hotels

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Airlie Beach, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)

Scenic Flight
● Departure Point: Whitsunday Airport
● Departure Time^: 08:30
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time
● Arrives back at 09:30

Ocean Rafting
● Departure Point: Northern Village of Coral Sea Marina (Address: Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach QLD 4802)
● Departure Time: 10:00
● Arrives back Airlie Beach at 16:30
Address Abell Point Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach QLD 4802 Australia
How to get there Complimentary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Operating hours
Flight 08:30 - 09:30
Rafting Tour - Southern Lights 10:00 - 16:30
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 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.
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Swimwear, towel
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Comfortable shoes
● Light jacket/sweater for windy or cool days, and keep warmth after snorkeling
● Camera (waterproof)
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
● Prescription Mask, or hire one onboard at additional extra cost and pay directly to The Service Provider.
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
Please refer to https://oceanrafting.com.au/ for the latest updates during the post-Covid period.
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● Please note that although children under 2 years of age are permitted to join this tour, we would only recommend bringing them on days when conditions are calm and winds are under 20 knots. Infants can travel on a paying guardian's lap on the flight.

FLY AND RAFT AND SCENIC FLIGHTS
● Minimum numbers of Four (4) passengers for flights/flight packages apply.
● Scenic Flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather and air traffic control.
● For legal and safety reasons all passengers are weighed prior to boarding. Individual weights in excess of 110kg will incur an extra seat surcharge. Maximum per seat weight is 130kgs. Full names and exact weights per passenger must be advised when booking  due to flight weight availability.
● Pick up transfers for scenic flights only collect guests from their mainland accommodation and drop off transfers are always to Coral Sea Marina, with the exception of the last flight of the day, which may return guests to their mainland accommodation.

2 Overview

Enjoy the best of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef in one day with a Whitsunday scenic flight and Ocean Rafting adventure! Experience the Whitsundays' ultimate destinations… Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and secret snorkelling locations.

Great Barrier Reef Fly and Rafting Full Day Tour with 60 minutes Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight over Whitsundays and Heart Reef, Plus Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach Southern Lights Tour

 

See the Whitsundays from above with a stunning Whitsunday scenic flight over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach, then ride the tropical waters on the Southern Lights tour.

 

60 minute Whitsunday scenic flight

Enjoy a 60 minute scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, including Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet!

See the Whitsundays from above with a stunning Whitsunday 60 minute scenic flight over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach.

Enjoy a bird's eye view of many of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, fly over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations, Heart Reef. The comfortable fixed wing aircraft offers big window viewing, pilot commentary and the best views of the Whitsundays!

 

Southern Lights Whitehaven Beach Tour

Ride, beach, snorkel and bushwalk…all in one day! The Southern Lights tour offers the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world famous beach and enjoying approximately two hours relaxing at the southern end of the 7km stretch of Whitehaven Beach.

At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach, enjoy a guided bushwalk to spectacular Hill Inlet Lookout to view and capture photographs of the stunning swirling silica sands and aqua water. This is the only tour to have direct access to all areas of the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach to ensure you enjoy the most memorable experience of this special place.

Snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island, or one of the "secret" snorkel spots and enjoy the amazing hard and soft corals of the fringing reefs, as well as a huge range of marine life including colourful fish, turtles, clams and so much more, all of which call the inner coral reefs home.

 

*Please note: The above snorkelling and Whitehaven Beach tour itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change depending on tide, wind and other weather conditions.

 

 

Compare Northern and Southern Tours

  Northern Exposure - More Snorkelling Time Southern Lights - More Beach Time
Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Visit northern end of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • 1 - 1.5 hours at northern end
  • Visit both northern and southern end of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • 2 - 2.5 hours at southern end
Guided National Park walks
  • Yes
  • Yes
Snorkelling
  • Two locations
  • Around Hook Island
  • Approximately 45 minutes each
  • One locations
  • Around either Border Island or Dumbell Island
  • Approximately 1 hour in total
Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Yes
  • Yes
Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Yes
  • Yes
Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Yes
  • Yes

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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