Heart Reef & Whitehaven Beach Scenic Flight | FAUS

Tour Code: 1134

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pickup: Airlie Beach

70 Min Flight - Heart Reef - Whitehaven Beach
  • Fly over the world famous Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island as well as many islands and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Guaranteed window seats so you won't miss a thing
  • Access to our private lounge
  • 70 minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef to see the sights of the 74 Islands in the Whitsundays  

Included In Price

  • Flight over Heart Reef
  • Flight over Whitehaven Beach
  • Flight over Hamilton Island
  • 70 Min Reef & Island Scenic flight
  • Window seat guaranteed
  • Headset and in-flight commentaries
  • Access to our passenger lounge
  • Accommodation pick up and drop off in Airlie Beach
  • Unlimited photo opportunities

A once in a lifetime experience. This is one of our most popular Airlie Beach scenic flights, from your window seat enjoy views of remote islands, resort islands, the Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

What to Expect

Prepare yourself for a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you board our scenic flight from Airlie Beach, offering you unparalleled views of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. With several departure times available every hour from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, you can choose a flight schedule that best fits your holiday itinerary.

From your guaranteed window seat in the airplane, enjoy a 70-minute scenic flight showcasing remote islands, resort islands, and iconic locations in the Whitsundays such as Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, and Hill Inlet. This Airlie Beach scenic flight provides a unique perspective of one of the world's most breathtaking regions the Great Barrier Reef.

Features and Highlights

Unforgettable Aerial Views

  • Guaranteed Window Seat: Ensure you have the best view of the stunning landscapes and marine life below in your aircraft window seat.

  • Island Flyovers: See Long Island, Hayman Island, and other beautiful Whitsunday Islands from the sky.

  • Iconic Landmarks: Capture breathtaking views of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and Heart Reef.

Flexible Departure Times

  • Convenient Scheduling: Flights depart Airlie Beach every hour from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, making it easy to fit into your plans.

Marine Life Spotting

  • Aquatic Wildlife: Keep an eye out for manta rays, green turtles, dugongs, sharks, and seasonal whales.

The Great Barrier Reef from Above

  • Natural Wonder: Witness the immense beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, flying over Hardy Reef, Hook Reef, and Heart Reef.

Comfortable Scenic Flight Experience

  • Modern Aircraft: Enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride in our modern planes, designed for optimal sightseeing.

Fly Over Locations -Whitsunday Islands

Your airplane will soar above the stunning Whitsunday Islands, including the picturesque Long Island and the luxurious Hayman Island. The aerial views offer a comprehensive glimpse of these beautiful islands surrounded by azure waters.

Iconic Locations in the Whitsundays

Departing from Airlie Beach, your scenic flight journey includes flyovers of must-see destinations such as Whitehaven Beach, renowned for its pristine white sands, and the sandy bays of Hill Inlet. You will also see the world-famous Heart Reef, a naturally formed coral formation in the shape of a heart, making for a perfect photo opportunity.

Great Barrier Reef

Experience the grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Your airplane scenic flight will take you over notable reefs such as Hardy Reef and Hook Reef, with a second chance to marvel at the iconic Heart Reef. Seeing the reef from above provides a spectacular view of its vast and vibrant ecosystem.

Marine Life

The Great Barrier Reef is teeming with marine life, making your flight feel like a journey over the largest living natural aquarium. From your aircraft window seat, you might spot manta rays, large green turtles, dugongs, sharks, and even whales during whale season. While wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, the chance to see these magnificent creatures adds an exciting element to your tour.

Join us for an unforgettable scenic flight from Airlie Beach that showcases the best of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Capture the beauty of this natural wonder from a unique aerial perspective and make memories that will last a lifetime.

See all scenic flights from Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island

Learn more about the Great Barrier Reef on our Blog.

Fly Over Locations

Whitsundays Islands

You will fly over some of the most beautiful Whitsundays Islands such as Long Island and Hayman Island.

Of course we have more to show you...

Whitsundays Iconic Locations

A trip to the Whitsundays MUST include Whitehaven Beach, the sandy bays of Hill Inlet AND the world famous Heart Reef.

But wait there is more...

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is, as you know, one of the seven natural wonders of the world so seeing it from above makes it a truly special experience.
Some of the locations you will fly by are Hardy Reef, Hook Reef, and again Heart Reef (one of the most requested sights).

But wait there is more...

Marine Life

You could say that the Great Barrier Reef is like the largest living natural aquarium you will ever see.
So prepare yourself to to spot from your window seats animals such as Manta Rays, large Green Turtles, Dugong, Sharks and even Whales during whale season.
Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

Read about some of the best ways to see Whitehaven Beach and Heart Reef when visting the Whitsundays.

Read more about the different scenic flights on the Great Barrier Reef. 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time

Every hour on the hour from 8.00am to 4.00pm

Departure Instructions

Please be at Fly Australia Office at 12 Air Whitsunday Road Flametree (5 minute drive from Airlie) at least 30 minutes before your flight time.

Pickup Locations

Airlie Beach

  • Pick up from Airlie Beach can be arranged - subject to availability
  • Heart Reef
  • Hill Inlet
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Whitsunday Islands incl Hayman Island & Hamilton Island
  • Hill Inlet
  • Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



70 minutes

Fitness Level Required



Weight: Up to 130 Kg / 287 Lb

Additional Information

Due to aircraft weight and balance, maximum passenger weight is 130kg


  • Suitable for all ages
  • Children of all ages travel at the same rate as adults

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

Cancellation Policy:
Customers will receive a full refund or credit when cancelling outside 48 hours of departure time.
Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. 
No-shows will be charged the full price.

If the weather is unsuitable on the day, the provider's staff will make an assessment and contact the participant directly. 
In this case, the flight will be rescheduled at a more appropriate time or day.

Pregnant women are encouraged to seek medical advice prior to any flight.

Due to aircraft weight and balance, maximum passenger weight is 130kg
Suitable for all ages
Participants must arrive 30 minutes prior to experience commencement
Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances

Heart Reef & Whitehaven Beach Scenic Flight | FAUS

Tour Code: 1134

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pickup: Airlie Beach

70 Min Flight - Heart Reef - Whitehaven Beach



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$349.00
Family: au$1,396.00

Tour Code: 1134



15 yrs & over

1 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
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+61 427 074 745
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+61 427 074 745

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