Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight

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Discover the Whitzunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, including Core Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet for 60 minutes on scenic ride!

Taking a spectacular Whitsunday ride from above for 60 minutes around the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including a popular Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach.

Go over Whitehaven Beach and take photos of Hill Inlet, before going to the Great Barrier Reef to see one of the most visited shoreline, Heart Reef. Tour a bird’s eye view of each of the 73 Whitsunday Islands! The spacious fixed-wing aircraft has wide seats, pilot ratings and the finest views of the Whitsundays!

Ocean Rafting scenic flights are the only service that can fly from Whitsunday Airport, located at 12 Air Whitsunday Road, Flame Tree, between the famous Airlie Beach tourism attractions and the Whitsunday Islands.

Tours leave every day at 7 am, 8.30am, 10 am and 11.30 am from Airlie Beach. On 10 am scenic flight (subject to availability), scene bookings are booked automatically. Please notice in the comments below, if you would like a different time (listed above), or call Ocean Rafting Reservations Group at (07) 4946 6848. Transfers are capable of courtesy pick-up. Upon reservation all dates are confirmed.

PLEASE NOTE: Full names and exact weights per passenger must be advised when booking  due to flight weight availability. 

More Tours by Ocean Rafting


  • 60 minute reef and island scenic flight
  • Views of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef
  • Pilot commentary
  • Courtesy bus transfers


  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Travel Insurance
  • Scenic flights depart from the mainland and unfortunately are not available for guests of Long Island, Hamilton Island, Hayman Island or Daydream Island.
  • Please note: The above tour itineraries are a guideline only and are subject to change depending on tide, wind and other weather conditions. 100% cancellation fee applies for cancellations after midday the day prior. Please call Ocean Rafting 48 hours prior to departure on 07 4946 6848 to reconfirm booking and pick up time. For bookings within 24 hours of departure please call (07) 4946 6848.
  • The fly component of the Fly and Raft tour is operated by Whitsunday Air Services Pty Ltd AOC# 1-KPVQ0 -06, a licensed and certified Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) carrier.
  • A minimum number of travellers is required for the experience. If scrapped as the requirement is not reached, a new date / experience or complete refund would be provided.

  • 100% cancellation fee applies for cancellations after midday the day prior.

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Trip Facts

  • Ocean Rafting
  • Whitsunday Airport Australia, Shute Harbour Rd, Cannonvale QLD 4802, Australia
  • 1h
  • Returns to original departure point