Helicopter Flights – Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday Islands - 2 HR | GSL

Tour Code: 644

Departing: Airlie Beach

Our Most Popular Helicopter Tour in The Whitsundays
  • Departing from Proserpine Airport in Airlie Beach this vista of views on your helicopter flight are simply breathtaking as you view the Whitsunday Islands and then arrive landing on the sand at Whitehaven Beach.
  • View the Geat Barrier Reef and the 74 islands of the Whitsundays on our premium Airlie Beach flight from above in the seat of your helicopter.
  • Experiencing 4 helicopter take offs and landings and share this amazing Whitsundays flight with friends. 
  • Spend an idealic 1,5 hours at Whitehaven Beach where you can take a walk to Hill Inlet to take photographs and then enjoy a swim in the aqua blue waters before reboarding your helicopter for the next leg of your scenic flight.    
  • This Whitehaven Beach Helicopter tour is our signature scenic helicopter flight on the Great Barrier Reef. Departing from Airlie Beach your views will be across the majority of the famous Whitsunday Islands  

Included In Price

  • Flying time 15 minutes each way approx.
  • Whitehaven Beach Landing for 1.5 hours
  • Drinking water

This Whitehaven Beach Helicopter Tour is our signature scenic helicopter flight on the Great Barrier Reef. Departing from Airlie Beach your views will be across the majority of the famous Whitsunday islands

Flying for 15 minutes directly to world famous Whitehaven Beach you will capture stunning aerial views of the vivid coral reefs and the Whitsunday Islands below from the prime position of a seat on our helicopter tour.

Landing in your helicopter on the silky white sands of Whitehaven Beach South, spend an idyllic 1 ½ hours at Whitehaven Beach relaxing on the white silica sands, swimming in the clear blue ocean or taking a hike around the island and up to the lookout for some memorable photography of your Great Barrier Reef tour on your Whitsundays holiday. 

Celebrating a Special Occassion - Whitehave Beach Helicopter Flight

Should you be celebrating something special or you are booking this scenic helicopter flight as a surprise for a loved one, why not add a little extra special picnic hamper for you to share on a rug on the beach or under some of the lush green trees overlooking Whitehaven Beach. 

We have been honoured to be the facilitators of many a marriage proposal on our Whitsundays scenic helicopter flights. Another one of our popular tours for an occassion such as this is our fixed wing Heart Reef Flight. 

After exploring Whitehaven Beach it is time to re-board your helicopter and fly above the Great Barrier Reef coral gardens for the next 15 minutes on the scenic helicopter flight back to Prosperpine Airport at Airlie Beach

Whitehaven Beach Helicopter Flight Times

Our helicopter flights begin at 8.00am and finish at 4.00pm so just let us know if you prefer a morning or afternoon scenic flight and we can check the schedule and make all the arrangements for you. 

Each one of our Whitsundays Scenic Helicopter flights needs a minimum of 2 passengers to depart the Proserpine Airport at Airlie Beach.

This is a great tour option for cruise ship passengers berthing at Airlie Beach.

Experience Whitehaven Beach In Style

Arriving on the beach in aviation style, you’ll have 1 ½ hours to enjoy the serentity of Whitehaven Beach, voted the best in Australia.

Bring your swimmers, bring your hiking shoes and make your way up to Hill Inlet lookout to take some photographs of this famous Great Barrier Reef beach in the Whitsunday Islands.

Our signature Whitehaven Beach helicopter scenic flight tour combines to be a 2 hour experience with 2 x 15 minutes of flying to and from Airlie Beach over the Whitsunday Islands to Whitehaven Beach, and 1 ½ hours to swim, hike and explore Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

Be sure to bring your camera along so you can take the ultimate selfie shots and produce images as good as those you see in the tourist brochures in the travel agents offices.

If this scenic helicopter flight is for a special occasion talk to us about adding a picnic basket for your inclusion.

Payment is to be made at the helicopter hangers for the picnic basket.  

Book your Helicopter scenic flight to Whitehaven Beach early to avoid disappointment.

See our other scenic flights in the Whitsunday Islands

Whitehaven Beach Helicopter Scenic Flight With Picnic Basket

For special occassions it is a lovely surprise to have a picnic basket arranged for your scenic helicopter flight in the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef at a cost of $40.00 per person (minimum of 2 people).

Guests may choose from the following picnic baskets.

Standard Platter              $80.00                  1 – 3 pax

The Standard platter is filled with an assortment of gourmet cheeses (2 types), dips (2 types), olives and an antipasto, selection of crackers, cured meats (2 types), seasonal fruit and nuts, finished off with something sweet.

*All products are seasonal and subject to availably. If an item isn’t available an alternative option will be provided.  

 Seafood Platter                $120.00               1 – 3 pax

The Seafood platter is filled with an assortment of cold seafood including, bugs, prawns, oysters and smoked salmon finished off with condiments, a cheese and crackers.

*All products are seasonal and subject to availably. If an item isn’t available an alternative option will be provided.  

All platters can be tailored specifically to the customer, depending on preferences and any dietary requirements. If there is something that doesn't appeal, we can certainly swap anything or provide an alternative option. 

On this particular scenic helicopter flight we can also provide a complimentary bottle of sparkling Chandon Brut wine with your platter or you may upgrade to the following:

White Wine

Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc              $40.00

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc                       $65.00


Moet Chandon Brut Imperial                      $100.00

Veuve Clicquot Brut                                      $105.00              

Dom Perignon Brut Vintage                        $350.00

Please note all food and beverage is to be paid for on arrival to the helicopter terminal in Airlie Beach and prices are approximate at time of writing.

Please also note you may be able to bring along your own snacks as long as they are in a small bag that can fit under the seats. 

See more scenic helicopter flights and other scenic flight option in the Whitsundays.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time

Check in is 65 minutes prior to departure. Passengers that fail to arrive before this time may be classed as no-show.

  • Airlie Beach
  • Shute Harbour
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Whitsunday Islands
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


All heli flights are available between 0800 - 1600. Departure times to be determined upon booking.
Does not operate Christmas Day.


Total duration: 2.5 hours

Available for Purchase / Hire

Picnic Hamper

Fitness Level Required


  • Minimum numbers apply to some flights. We can also accommodate large groups across multiple aircraft. Please contact us for more information. Single passenger bookings for scenic flights may be facilitated in most instances, please contact to confirm.
  • Maximum individual weight of 125Kg, Combined passenger weight cannot be more then 235

Weight: Up to 125 Kg / 276 Lb

Additional Information

GSL Aviation may use photographs of our clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media, if you do not consent please advise GSL Aviation.

  • Camera (charged)
  • Water
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimmers
  • Towel

  • Children under 3 years old are considered infants, and travel free of charge on a paying adults lap
  • Children 3 years and over, adult price applies on all flights.

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

  • 100% cancellation fee applies for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours; This includes any requests to reschedule.
  • All flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather, aircraft availability and air traffic control. In the event that GSL Aviation cancels/postpones any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, GSL Aviation will attempt to reschedule flight, or a full refund will be given. GSL Aviation will endeavour to achieve on-time performance, although accept no responsibility for missing flight or tour connections arising from operational delays. Flight time listed is approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type.
  • Courtesy bus subject to availability; passengers that do not arrive at their pick-up location on time may be classed as no-show. Passengers should endeavour to arrive at their pick-up locations 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up.

Helicopter Flights – Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday Islands - 2 HR | GSL

Tour Code: 644

Departing: Airlie Beach

Our Most Popular Helicopter Tour in The Whitsundays



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

Child: au$429.00
Family: au$1,716.00

Tour Code: 644



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