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Aerial Tours of the Whitsundays

Updated Fri 22 Dec 2023

Aerial tours are a great way to see the Whitsundays, especially if you're short on time, or want a unique vantage point of one of the most beautiful places in Australia. There are several different types of aerial tours you can go on, depending on length, budget and where you want to go.

GSL Island Explorer Scenic Flight
This 25-minute flight will give you a quick tour of the islands of the Whitsundays. See the swirling sands of Whitehaven Beach from above and enjoy the panoramic view as you cruise around the Whitsunday Islands from above.

GSL Helicopter Tours
GSL Helicopter Tours is a great way to do an aerial tour and see exactly what you want with tours ranging from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours. With several types of tours to pick from, you won't be disappointed.

GSL Scenic Flight to Heart Reef
Perfect for the romantic at heart, couples, or anyone wanting a phenomenal view, a scenic flight to the unique Heart Reef is a must-see in the Whitsundays. Fly to the outer reef to see nature's most romantic natural formation.

Seaplane Reef Adventure
This flight gives you an extensive view of the Whitsunday Islands, bringing you to the Outer Reef for a two hour stop to snorkel and view the reef from a glass-bottom boat. The tour also allows for unbroken views of Heart Reef, Hardy Reef and Hook Reef. 

Seaplane Whitehaven Experience
This tour provides a scenic ride to Whitehaven Beach for a 1.5 hour layover at the most beautiful beach in all of Australia. Complete with beach umbrellas and sparkling wine - this is the best day trip to Whitehaven!

All aerial tours are weather depending, so make sure to keep an eye on the forecast and always check with the tour company prior to departure. Aerial tours are definitely one of the more exclusive ways to see the Whitsundays Islands and are great for those short on time who want to see it all.   

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