Whitsundays Fixed Wings Scenic Flights | Heart Reef & Islands | 60 Min |GSL

Tour Code: 636

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Heart Reef - Whitehaven Beach - Reefs - Islands
  • Jump on a scenic flight just outside Airlie Beach and see the famous Heart Reef on a low level 60 minute scenic flight.
  • Equally exciting is that on this Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach scenic flight you get to see Whitehaven Beach not once but twice. 
  • Everyone on our Whitsundays scenic flight are guaranteed window seats and high wings for perfect viewing of the islands on the Great Barrier Reef below. 
  • There are 74 Islands in the Whitsundays so make sure you try and count as many as possible as you enjoy your scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef.  

Included In Price

  • 60 Minute Scenic Flight
  • Aerial views of Whitehaven Beach and the iconic Heart Reef
  • Guaranteed window seats
  • In-flight Pilot Commentary
  • Courtesy return transfers (subject to availability)

See Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach on our number 1 most popular Whitsundays scenic flight. Experience Heart Reef in the Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef from above! All guests have window seats on our 60 minute scenic flights that include all of the best Islands on the Great Barrier Reef.

This Heart Reef Great Barrier Reef tour is the Whitsundays number 1 scenic flight taking guests over the world famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach and each passenger is guaranteed a window seat.

Departing from Proserpine near Airlie Beach, experience the beautiful Whitsundays Islands & the Great Barrier Reef from above in your window seat on our scenic flight tour!

Our low level 60 minute scenic flight from Airlie Beach includes all of the best islands the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef have to offer. 

See the iconic Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet when sitting comfortably in our fixed wing aircraft.

The Heart Reef & Whitsunday Island Great Barrier Reef tour is our signature scenic flight in Airlie Beach.

It’s easy to understand why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the World, the amazing contrast of colours is something that should be experienced from both the air and snorkelling down below on a Whitsundays sailing holiday.

This a great way to see more of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef if you are a cruise ship passenger on limited time. 

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flights -Reef and Island

Taking off from Proserpine Airport just outside Airlie  Beach, our Great Barrier Reef scenic flight tour takes you over most of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays.

You'll see the island resorts dotted around the various outlying islands as you head toward the famous silica sands of Whitehaven Beach and the renowned Hill Inlet. 

As a bonus our guests enjoy two passes of Australia's best beach, Whitehaven, and then head out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Included in your scenic tour is the world famous Heart Reef, nestled amongst the bright colours and patterns of Hardy Reef.

On board, everyone enjoys a window seat, a pilot commentary and superb views from our fleet of high wing aircraft.

This Heart Reef scenic flight is our most requested Whitsundays flight especially for couples who like to pop the question as we glide over the heart shaped coral reef below. 

Sights include Shute Harbour, Hamilton Island, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, Hook Reef, Hayman Island, Hook Island, and Daydream Island. 

Book this Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach 60 minute flight and then jump on board a 2 – 3 night Whitsundays sail boat and sleep on the reef.

A scenic flight is the only way to see the Great Barrier Reef at its finest!

Our Whitsundays Scenic Flight Aircraft

Our Whitsundays aircraft that are used for our Great Barrier Reef scenic flights offer all guests great views.

Most commonly, the GA8 Airvan is flown for the scenic flights over the Reef, please see details below:


The aircraft offers a fantastic platform for scenic flights with 8 seats in the aircraft, each with their own large window for easy viewing. The aircraft is a high wing construction, improving visibility out of either side of the aircraft.

The Airvan is manufactured in Australia and is designed specifically for Australian conditions.

The aircraft fulfils a number of roles around Australia and the world, including sky diving, scenic flights, freight and private passenger charter.

Aside from excellent visibility, the aircraft features a large cabin and easy access through the sliding rear door. The Airvan is used frequently for our Great Barrier Reef scenic flights in Airlie Beach and Cairns.

Alternately we may use the Cessna 206


The Cessna 206 is a well-known utility aircraft. The Cessna 206 has been operating around the world for more than 50 years, with a simple and effective design making it cost effective and efficient in a variety of roles.

The 206 has a high payload for its size, and can comfortably seat up to 6 persons on board (5 passengers plus the pilot). We operate just one Cessna 206, which was refurbished in 2014, including new paint, interior, engine and passenger intercom system.

The aircraft is a high wing construction and offers great visibility. We offer the aircraft for private charter and use it to conduct regular scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands.

(Please note the aircraft used are subject to change without notice at the discretion  of the scenic flight operator.)

See more of our Whitsundays scenic flight tours over the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

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.

Pickup Locations

Airlie Beach

  • Courtesy coach transfers from Airlie Beach holiday accommodation
  • Airlie Beach
  • Heart Reef
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hill inlet
  • Shute Harbour
  • Hook Reef
  • Hook Island
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Islands
  • Hardy Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



60 Minutes

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.

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

  • 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 the Tour Operator cancels/postpones any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, the Tour Operator will attempt to reschedule flight, or a full refund will be given. The tour Operator 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.
  • SPECIALS - T&Cs: 1.Minimum numbers apply. 2.Promo operates on selected departure dates. 3. Aged 0 to 2 years old travel for free. 4.100% cancellation fee applies for cancellations within 24 hours, or no-shows. 5.Maximum weight per passenger is 125kg 6.Terms and Conditions are correct at time of print; our current terms and conditions can be found on our website 7.The jet ski tour Minimum driver age is 16 years old. Minimum passenger age is 8 years old. Maximum of 2 people per jet ski. 200kg weight restriction per jet ski. 8.Tours are operating under our COVID-Safe Plan.

Whitsundays Fixed Wings Scenic Flights | Heart Reef & Islands | 60 Min |GSL

Tour Code: 636

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Heart Reef - Whitehaven Beach - Reefs - Islands



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

Child: au$279.00
Family: au$1,116.00

Tour Code: 636



15 yrs & over

3 - 14 yrs

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(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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