Mackay Dive and Fly Rainforest Experience

Tour Code: 424

Prices From

au$205

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

Child: au$205.00
Family: au$820.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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Witness the beauty of the Australian landscape from above and below on this unique Zip-line and Freshwater Rainforest Scuba Dive experience.

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Highlights

  • Learn fascinating facts about platypus and other aquatic life in the billabong
  • World first dive in crystal-clear rainforest waters where platypus live and play
  • Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you fly through the rainforest canopy
  • The bushwalk to the zip lining experience is educational and full of incredible flora and fauna. 
  • Photos are taken before, during and after the dive and shared on social media as a keepsake for participants

Perfect Selfie

  • Insta-worthy Finch Hatton is a quaint town with country charm and hospitality

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Fly through the forest

The charming town of Finch Hatton is nestled within the hills of the Pioneer Valley and surrounded by the clear waters of the Pioneer River. 

Just a short drive from the main street is the flying fox tree house, where you will be fitted with safety equipment and practice using the hand braking system to start and stop your flight.  

Take a short bushwalk to the starting point where you will take off, 25 metres above, strapped into a safety harness and enjoying the views below.

The entire circuit is 340 metres long, so there is plenty of time to enjoy the rainforest below.  

In just an hour, you will have experienced beautiful flora and fauna, and learnt a few new things about the rainforest of Finch Hatton from the friendly tour guides. 

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Included In Price

  • Experienced guide/instructor
  • All diving equipment including wet suits, fins, snorkels and air tank
  • Tea and coffee
  • Free photographs out and in the water
  • Mosquito repellant
  • 30 minute Platypus education
  • 20 minute show and tell aquatics in the billabong
  • 2 x turns at forest flying
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Pioneer Valley

Departure Time

Regular Forest Flying departure at 10:30 am and diving at 2:00 pm.

Departure Instructions

Tour groups will need to arrange own transport to the flying fox, PADI shop and the gorge, however arrangements can be made ahead of time for alternate options

Pickup Locations
  • Mackay city and marina
  • Sarina
Destinations

Finch Hatton Gorge

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Duration

Up to 3 hours of diving and 1.5 hours of Forest Flying

What to Bring
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
Available for Purchase / Hire

Return transfes from Mackay and Sarina

Fitness Level Required

Medium

Restrictions

Weight for Forest Flying (flying fox) is 18kg min and 120kg max.

Weight: 18 - 120 Kg / 40 - 265 Lb

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • Children are welcome to watch the dive from the banks of the billabong and Ice blocks are provided for children.
  • Children over eight years are welcome to participate in the dive.
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • Bookings cancelled outside of 7 days prior to travel receive full refund.
  • 10% cancellation fee applies to bookings cancelled between 7 days and 24 hours prior to departure.
  • 50% cancellation fee applies to bookings cancelled within 24 hours of departure.
  • No refund for no-shows or bookings cancelled on the day of travel.
Additional Information
  • This tour is subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions.
  • Certified divers must present their certification card.
Eco Certifications
Certified Tourism
Witness the beauty of the Australian landscape from above and below on this unique Zip-line and Freshwater Rainforest Scuba Dive experience.

Read More

Highlights

  • Learn fascinating facts about platypus and other aquatic life in the billabong
  • World first dive in crystal-clear rainforest waters where platypus live and play
  • Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you fly through the rainforest canopy
  • The bushwalk to the zip lining experience is educational and full of incredible flora and fauna. 
  • Photos are taken before, during and after the dive and shared on social media as a keepsake for participants

Perfect Selfie

  • Insta-worthy Finch Hatton is a quaint town with country charm and hospitality

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Fly through the forest

The charming town of Finch Hatton is nestled within the hills of the Pioneer Valley and surrounded by the clear waters of the Pioneer River. 

Just a short drive from the main street is the flying fox tree house, where you will be fitted with safety equipment and practice using the hand braking system to start and stop your flight.  

Take a short bushwalk to the starting point where you will take off, 25 metres above, strapped into a safety harness and enjoying the views below.

The entire circuit is 340 metres long, so there is plenty of time to enjoy the rainforest below.  

In just an hour, you will have experienced beautiful flora and fauna, and learnt a few new things about the rainforest of Finch Hatton from the friendly tour guides. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Experienced guide/instructor
  • All diving equipment including wet suits, fins, snorkels and air tank
  • Tea and coffee
  • Free photographs out and in the water
  • Mosquito repellant
  • 30 minute Platypus education
  • 20 minute show and tell aquatics in the billabong
  • 2 x turns at forest flying
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Pioneer Valley

Departure Time

Regular Forest Flying departure at 10:30 am and diving at 2:00 pm.

Departure Instructions

Tour groups will need to arrange own transport to the flying fox, PADI shop and the gorge, however arrangements can be made ahead of time for alternate options

Pickup Locations
  • Mackay city and marina
  • Sarina
Destinations

Finch Hatton Gorge

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Duration

Up to 3 hours of diving and 1.5 hours of Forest Flying

What to Bring
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
Available for Purchase / Hire

Return transfes from Mackay and Sarina

Fitness Level Required

Medium

Restrictions

Weight for Forest Flying (flying fox) is 18kg min and 120kg max.

Weight: 18 - 120 Kg / 40 - 265 Lb

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • Children are welcome to watch the dive from the banks of the billabong and Ice blocks are provided for children.
  • Children over eight years are welcome to participate in the dive.
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • Bookings cancelled outside of 7 days prior to travel receive full refund.
  • 10% cancellation fee applies to bookings cancelled between 7 days and 24 hours prior to departure.
  • 50% cancellation fee applies to bookings cancelled within 24 hours of departure.
  • No refund for no-shows or bookings cancelled on the day of travel.
Additional Information
  • This tour is subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions.
  • Certified divers must present their certification card.
Eco Certifications
Certified Tourism

Tour Code: 424

Prices From

au$205

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

Child: au$205.00
Family: au$820.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Mackay Region?

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