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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Wooroolin Wetland

Wooroolin, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
The Wooroolin Wetland is located at the township of Wooroolin, 16 kilometres north of Kingaroy along the Bunya Highway. Wooroolin Wetlands was declared a fauna sanctuary in 1973, now classified as a palustrine wetland, a non-tidal, inland, seasonally flooded, vegetated swamp.

Nanango Fauna Reserve

Nanango, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
The Nanango Fauna Reserve offers many different environments of seasonal waterholes, eucalypt woodland, acacia scrub, and dry vine scrub. It is a birdwatcher's delight with a variety of birds to be found including the Yellow-Faced Honeyeater, Australian Darter, Varied Sittella, Nankeen Night Heron, and Little Black and Little Pied Cormorant.

Benarkin State Forest Park

Benarkin, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Benarkin State Forest on the Blackbutt Range is a great spot to picnic, fish, spot platypus or hike or ride on forest trails. From the D'Aguilar Highway an unsealed 16 kilometre scenic forest drive leads through rainforest, hoop pine plantations and eucalypt forests containing blackbutt, tallowwood, white mahogany, gums and ironbarks to small flats beside the inviting waters of Emu Creek.

Bunya Mountains National Park

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
The Bunya Mountains National Park is perched 1100 metres high and 200 kilometres north-west of Brisbane and considered Queensland's second-oldest national park being gazetted in 1908. It's there ancient rainforest-clad peaks stand tall and shelter the world's largest formation of bunya pines (Araucaria bidwillii) - once a popular meeting place for Aboriginal folk to gather nuts in the 1800s.

Boat Mountain Regional Park

Murgon, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
This distinctive flat-topped ridge, shaped like an upturned boat, is a landmark near Murgon. Rising to a height of 589 metres, Boat Mountain is covered in dry rainforest with areas of open eucalypt forest.

Gordonbrook Dam

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
The Dam is the sole source of water supply for Kingaroy; it was built in 1941 to provide water for the Royal Australian Air Force Training Base during WWII. In 1987 due to increased demand the dam wall was raised and the inundated area is now 229 hectares.

Jimna State Forest

Jimna, Somerset Area
Free Entry
Jimna State Forest has had a colourful history of gold mining and timber milling. The last flurry of mining, in the 1940s, yielded 2.8 kilograms of gold. Attractions include creeks, log bridges and wildlife including platypus and many species of birds.

Coomba Falls

Maidenwell, South Burnett Area
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Coomba Falls, at Maidenwell, is an exceptionally beautiful place, featuring a deep natural swimming hole and striking granite cliffs. The water is icy most of the year, so it's the ideal site to cool down on a hot day.

Coral Gardens Dive Site Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Located on the Inner Gneerings off Mooloolaba, the Coral Gardens are like a small section of the Great Barrier Reef on the Sunshine Coast. Lovely hard and soft corals rule this reef in depths from 10 to 15 metres, with the site topography dominated by a series of gutters.

Lake Boondooma

Proston, South Burnett Area
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Peaceful Lake Boondooma is paradise for anglers, campers, bird watchers and water sports enthusiasts. The 1,900 hectare dam was purpose-built across the Boyne River in 1983 to provide a water supply to the Tarong Power Station.
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