Paradise Seaplanes

Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Area

Relive the romance of a bygone era on an adventure flight with Paradise Seaplanes! Taste the thrill of accelerating across the crystal clear waters of the Maroochy River in a genuine warbird!

As you reach flying speed and begin to climb, the reason for this aircraft's unusual design becomes obvious as the view begins to unfold. The massive windows offer an unobstructed panorama of the world below. Flying slowly along, you can see every detail of the land and sea, just as the designers intended. As your adventure nears its conclusion and the pilot begins his descent, the amazing sensation of landing with an airport nowhere in sight is the perfect end to this unforgettable experience. Truly a must do on the Sunshine Coast.

Facilities

  • Car park
Bradman Avenue
On the river at Minti Street
Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

Our Tours

Their second most popular adventure! Experience: Take off, follow the Maroochy River to the coast, then bank slowly north over Mudjimba Island, follow the beaches past Mt Coolum, over Noosa National Park to Noosaville. Return over Lake Weyba, sugar cane fields and past Mt Ninderry.

(30 minutes of flight time, allow for 50 to 55 minutes of adventure).

Prices are per person. Minimum two people, maximum three. Maximum total passenger weight 200 kilograms.

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$299 $299

Their most popular flight departs the Maroochy River, soars over the Mooloolaba harbour and follows the beautiful coastline to Caloundra then returns to gently touch down on the crystal clear waters of the Maroochy River.

(20 minutes of flight time, allow for 40 to 45 minutes of adventure).

Prices are per person. Minimum two people, maximum three. Maximum total passenger weight 200 kilograms.

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$225 $225

Take off from paradise at the Maroochy River, taking in the spray of warm waters, sweep along the Mooloolaba beach, circle over Point Cartright and return to Maroochydore.

(10 minutes of flight time, allow for 30 to 35 minutes of adventure).

Prices are per person. Minimum two people, maximum three. Maximum total passenger weight 200 kilograms.

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$149 $149

Their ultimate adventure! For those who want to utilise the Wilga for what it was really designed for: Take off from Maroochy River, then bank slowly north and follow the beaches past Noosa and along the spectacular Great Sandy Strait National Park to Double Island Point. Return and report to Sunshine Coast to touch down on Maroochy River.

Please note: Maximum combined passenger weight is limited to 175 kilograms for this flight.

(60 minutes of flight time, allow for 80 to 85 minutes of adventure).

Prices are per person. Minimum two people, maximum three. Maximum total passenger weight 200 kilograms.

Indicative rates

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$525 $525

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Ex-HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park

Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$15 - 25
Dive the Brisbane and experience this historical treasure and budding environmental wonder. The ex-HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park is an artificial reef and dive site off the Sunshine Coast, and is set to become one of Australia's premier dive attractions.

Mount Coolum National Park

Mount Coolum, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Mount Coolum National Park, especially the green-cloaked dome of Mount Coolum, dominates the skyline of the Sunshine Coast lowlands. After rain, waterfalls cascade down steep craggy cliffs to open eucalypt forest skirting the lower slopes.

Mudjimba Beach

Marcoola, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Mudjimba Beach is an unspoiled coastal haven just a stone’s throw from Maroochydore and 90 minutes from Brisbane. The endless, golden sands of this beach are bounded by the Maroochy River and the Pacific Ocean.

Magic Mountain Dive Site

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Magic Mountain, a dive site on the Outer Gneerings Reef off Mooloolaba's coast, is a dive for more experienced divers due to its depth and the complex structures formed by rocky outcrops. The large group of outcrops extend from the sandy ocean floor to form numerous gullies, ravines, bommies, swim-throughs and pinnacles, all housing soft and hard coral colonies.

Mudjimba (Old Woman) Island Dive Site

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Mudjimba (Old Woman) Island can be found a short boat ride from Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. The Island offers treats for both snorkellers and divers, with coral gardens starting at just two metres deep for brilliant dives.

HMAS Brisbane Dive Site

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Just a few kilometres from Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, HMAS Brisbane is a retired Royal Australian Navy guided missile destroyer that is now one of Australia's top dive sites. The ship was scuttled in July 2005 - the 133 metre wreck is sitting upright on her keel, lodged in sand 27 metres below sea level.

Marcoola Beach

Marcoola, Sunshine Coast Area
Marcoola Beach is located just north of Maroochy River and boasts quiet uncrowded beaches, which are best suited for serious surfers and walkers. Marcoola Beach is a great escape - unwind for a quiet barbecue or picnic with open grassy parkland, shady trees and children's park.

Mudjimba

Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast Area
If a laid-back beachside holiday is your idea of heaven, then beat a path to the best kept secret on the Sunshine Coast, Mudjimba. This secluded stretch of golden beach is surrounded on two sides by the clear, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and Maroochy River and flanked by the Maroochy River Conservation Park.

Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
Dine on the freshest seafood straight off the trawler or hop on a fishing charter to catch your own. Mooloolaba is home to the largest trawling fleet in the region and a favourite anchorage for ocean cruisers and leisure boats.

Buderim

Buderim, Sunshine Coast Area
Perched high on the red, fertile soil of Buderim Mountain above the Sunshine Coast, Buderim might be small, but no town or city in the state can match it for vibrant colour. The colour flows from the bougainvillea, poinciana, frangipani and hibiscus, which adorn just about every garden in town.
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