Discover The Whitsundays By Wing

Discover The Whitsundays By Wing!

It’s no secret that Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands have some spectacular scenery both above and below the water! Boasting lush green bushland and hills, the awe inspiring Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet and of course the gorgeous coral reefs and marine life that call it home it really is a breathtaking area. There are some great opportunities to get out and experience all the region has to offer first hand, such as the many boating tours departing daily. But did you know it’s possible to get a completely different perspective of Airlie Beach and the Whistsundays from above?! With several options available, read on to find out the perfect way for you to see it all from above.

The first option you have to explore the area is by scenic plane flight. There are multiple companies who offer a variety of scenic plane flights and between them have a range of aircraft in the fleet, including seaplanes! The seaplanes in the fleet have the ability to both take off and land on the water. This allows the pilots to access unique and wondrous locations offering you a truly exclusive experience. With a selection of tours available you can choose to explore the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet or perhaps even the outer reef. Of course the choice in tours also allows for you select a shorter flight to fit into your busy schedule or an all day experience to truly appreciate it all.

If you had something a little alternate or perhaps more exclusive and intimate in mind, a helicopter flight may be just right for you. Once again there are several companies with a range of helicopters between them, so of course something to suit everyone. The selection of a helicopter means unparalleled views of your surroundings through the large windows allowing you to see the area in all its glory. Helicopters, needing no runway, also have the ability of being able to land in remote locations. Meaning you not only have the chance to see the dreamlike destinations from above but step foot on the rarely explored sites as well! Similarly to the aeroplanes, the helicopters also offer a range of flight options from a simple flight to all day experiences.

Both helicopter and plane flights depart from the Airlie Beach on the mainland as well as Hamilton Island offering flexibility for those staying on the island. Island resort transfers are also available by air, so don’t fear no matter where you are you won’t miss out. Through both flight options you can select a tour perfect for you, choosing to simply enjoy everything from above as you glide through the sky, or to stop off at one of the awesome locations available. Stop off locations include Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, Heart Island pontoon (moored by Heart Reef), and the Reefworld pontoon on the outer reef. For those thinking of jumping aboard one of the local charter vessels to see the islands and reefs from the water as well, you will find that several companies do fly and cruise package deals to give you the ideal experience.

Of course for the adrenaline junkies looking to shake it up with a few thrills, we’ve got you covered too! To get the blood pumping and heart racing there are aerobatic stunt flights departing from Airlie Beach. The flight options range from “gentle to mental” so whether it’s your first aerobatic flight or you are a frequent flyer you are sure to get that adrenaline rush. If you like an adrenaline rush without windows in the way, you can always try a skydive! Skydive options include a range of dive heights as well as landing locations, even offering a beach landing on the spectacular Whitehaven Beach!

So it’s time to get your head out of the clouds and turn that dream into a reality! Although the scenic landscapes and reefscapes may seem too good to be true, they certainly are just amazing. See for yourself when you discover Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays by wing!


Photo: Shaheed Duke

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