Whitsunday Helicopter Tour: Flight + Whitehaven Landing

4.9 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: GSL Aviation

Whitsunday Helicopter Tour: Flight + Whitehaven Landing

Activity provider: GSL Aviation

From US$ 316.96 per person

Fly over the Whitsunday Islands on a helicopter tour. Get aerial views of Hamilton Island, Hill Inlet & more. Then, enjoy Whitehaven Beach.

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Duration 2 hours
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Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Fly over the Whitsunday Islands on a 30 minute helicopter flight
  • Get bird's eye views of the Coral Sea and its islands
  • Enjoy some free time on Whitehaven Beach
  • Benefit from courtesy bus transfers from and to Airlie Beach
  • Listen to the in-flight pilot commentary
Full description

Get an orientation tour of the Whitsundays Islands by helicopter on a 30-minute, scenic flight from Airlie Beach. Fly over some of the most stunning island scenery in Australia, getting aerial views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands en route to Whitehaven Beach.

Get an in-flight commentary from your pilot as you fly over landmark attractions, such as Hill Inlet, Shute Harbour, the Molle Islands, Long Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island and your ultimate destination, Whitehaven Beach.

On landing, laze on the white sands of Whitehaven Beach and look out at the beautiful blue waters of the Coral Sea. Benefit from 1.5 hours to enjoy the sparklingly clean sands, and experience Australia's top-rated beach firsthand.

Journey back to Proserpine Airport, where a courtesy bus can take you back to Airlie Beach.

  • Scenic helicopter flight over the Whitsunday Islands (approximately 30 minutes)
  • In-flight pilot commentary
  • 1.5 hours of beach time at Whitehaven Beach
  • Complimentary bus transfers from/to Airlie Beach
    Not suitable for
    • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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    Meeting point

    • GSL Shop Meeting Point 1/384 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach 4802 • Please check-in 1-hour and 5-minutes before the start of the tour

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • All flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather, aircraft availability and air traffic control
    • All flights are subject to an individual weight limit of 120 kg and are also subject to a total all-up weight limit
    • In the event of cancellation/postponement by the supplier of any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, a rescheduling or full refund will be given
    • The supplier will endeavor to achieve on-time performance, although accepts no responsibility for missing flights or tour connections arising from operational delays
    • Flight time listed is approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type
    • Children under 3 years old are considered infants and travel free of charge on a paying adult's lap. For children aged 3 and over, adult pricing applies on all flights
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 64 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

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    I think the icing on the cake would have been to offer clients a video of the experience filmed by a Go-Pro as the sights of the islands and blue blue sea were amazing and my filming skills are a bit shaky. West was a brilliant pilot and kept us well informed about the islands. We even managed to see an airliner take-off from Hamilton’s short runway whilst we were in the air.

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    January 9, 2023

    Can, our pilot was very easy going but also right on the safety aspects. We were encouraged to chat with him and ask questions as we flew from the airport to Whitehaven Beach. We struck a day with a very high tide so not as much beach as usual. Still an amazing experience. Cam left us alone for 1.5 hours on the beach to swim and do as we pleased. Truly a great morning and for us a once in a life time experience.

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    March 11, 2021

    Best way to get to Whitehaven in my opinion. Cameron, the pilot was really friendly, views were amazing and the whole experience was hassle free. Had such a great time. Whitehaven is beautiful. My wife gets very seasick so this was a great option to visit the beach. Travel time was minimal and what better way to see it than from above. Excellent experience!

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    February 8, 2021

    Product ID: 83796