GSL Aviation

Multiple Locations

GSL Aviation offer a range of scenic flights, tours and air charter over the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays, with air charter also extending anywhere along the Cape York Peninsula and Gulf of Carpentaria. GSL Aviation operate a fleet of high wing aircraft with guaranteed window seats and excellent visibility to ensure you get the best view. Their flights depart daily from both Whitsunday Airport in Airlie Beach and Cairns International Airport in Cairns. GSL Aviation also offer a courtesy bus for all flights.

GSL Aviation employs a team of professionally trained commercial pilots, and their ongoing training and development ensures that safety and customer experience are primary operational objectives. GSL Aviation is committed to providing a unique and professional experience for all their customers.

Facilities

  • Car park

Our tours

Reef and Island Scenic Flight

The Reef and Island is GSL Aviation's signature scenic flight in Airlie Beach. The 60 minute flight includes all of the best sites the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef have to offer.

Taking off from Whitsunday Airport, your tour takes you over most of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. You'll see the island resorts dotted around the islands as you head toward Whitehaven Beach and the reknowned Hill Inlet. Enjoy two passes of Australia's best beach and then head out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Included in your tour is the 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 their fleet of high wing aircraft.

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$219 $219
Reef and Port Douglas

See it all! GSL Aviation's one hour flight includes a bird’s eye view of Green Island, the Great Barrier Reef and North Queensland coastline. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and the amazing contrast of colours is something that’s best experienced from the air.

After becoming airborne you’ll fly to Green Island, and overhead the Great Barrier Reef. As you head back to the mainland, you'll fly overhead the tourist town of Port Douglas, and along the renowned North Queensland coastline back towards Cairns. Sights include Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Batt Reef, Tongue Reef, Port Douglas, and Palm Cove.

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$259 $259
Reef Hopper

Get a taste of the Great Barrier Reef with GSL Aviation's 40 minute scenic flight. Departing Cairns Airport this tour includes Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef. After exploring the Reef you’ll head back toward the mainland, with views of the North Queensland coastline. Sights include Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Double Island and Palm Cove.

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$189 $189
Cairns Fly and Cruise

Experience the best of both worlds with their Fly and Cruise package. GSL Aviation have partnered with Big Cat Green Island to offer an amazing full-day experience. Start your day with a birds-eye view of Cairns, Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Soar overhead with GSL Aviation aboard a high-wing aircraft with guaranteed window seats. The 40 minute ‘Reef Hopper’ flight departs Cairns Airport and gives you an appreciation of the region that you can only get from the air.

Following the flight and your complimentary bus transfer, you’ll find yourself at the Cairns Reef Terminal ready to depart on a full day adventure cruise to Green Island with Big Cat on board ‘Reef Rocket’. Your full day cruise includes everything you need for the day, with a range of extras and activities available for no extra charge. Included in your cruise is a buffet lunch, and glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or snorkel equipment hire. On top of your tour inclusions are other activities on Green Island such as self-guided walks and fish feeding.

After your entertaining afternoon, cruise back to the Cairns Reef Terminal where your tour concludes.

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$289 $289
Island Explorer

Take flight over the Whitsunday Islands on their 25 minute Island Explorer scenic flight. Departing from Whitsunday Airport, you'll fly over some of the most stunning island scenery in Australia, on your way to the stunning Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Whitehaven Beach is voted number one in Australia, and you'll pass it twice before heading back to the mainland. Not only is the view fantastic, but you're also guaranteed a window seat on board their fleet of high wing aircraft. It's truly a great way to get your bearings in the Whitsundays, and for the price it's also amazing value!

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$119 $119
Airlie Beach Fly and Cruise Package 2

Experience the best of both worlds with their Fly and Cruise packages. Begin your day with a courtesy bus transfer from your hotel to their terminal building at Whitsunday Airport. Enjoy the most spectacular view in the Whitsundays aboard a one hour ‘Reef and Island’ scenic flight.

The flight includes all the sights of the Whitsunday Islands including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Extending beyond the Whitsunday Islands your flight takes you over the Great Barrier Reef, including the famous ‘Heart Reef’. All passengers enjoy their own window seat, and the aircraft are high-wing to allow for best possible viewing. Following the flight, your day just keeps getting better with a whole day on the water with ‘Ocean Rafting’.

The Ocean Rafting tour is an exhilarating boat ride with several stops including top snorkelling spots, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Your day is packed with activities including snorkelling, beach time and a guided bushwalk at Hill Inlet. On top of your tour, a buffet style lunch is provided by Ocean Rafting, as well as all snorkelling equipment and wetsuit or sunsuit hire. They recommend this tour for the best view above, on and below the water in the Whitsundays!

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$359 $359
Airlie Beach Fly and Cruise Package 1

Experience the best of both worlds with their Fly and Cruise packages. Begin your day with a courtesy bus transfer from your hotel to their terminal building at Whitsunday Airport. First on the itinerary for the day is getting your bearings around the Whitsunday Islands on an ‘Island Explorer’ scenic flight with GSL Aviation. The flight includes a bird’s eye view of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and the Whitsunday Islands as you fly around in a high wing aircraft with guaranteed window seats.

After experiencing the amazing Whitsundays from the air, the day continues with a transfer to Abell Point Marina and a full day adventure with Ocean Rafting. Everything is included in your full day of fun, such as snorkelling, beach time at Whitehaven and a bush walk to the Hill Inlet lookout. Sunsuit hire and lunch is also included with your Fly and Cruise Package. On return to the mainland, your return transfer is included at no extra cost.

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$269 $269
Cairns Air Charter

GSL Aviation can offer a range of air charter solutions to suit your needs. They have a fleet of versatile aircraft to suit most air charter requirements, and their aircraft can operate seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. Cairns International Airport is an ideal hub for air charter in far North Queensland, and facilitates departures to a range of destinations including Cape York, the Torres Strait and Gulf of Carpentaria.

GSL Aviation fly more than 30,000 passengers a year, to over 50 different airports, on more than 6000 individual sectors. When it comes to North Queensland, this is what they do every day. Not sure about charter flights? Here’s some of the benefits of choosing to fly with them:

- Create your own flexible itinerary to best suit your requirements.
- Travel directly to remote locations that are difficult to access by road or scheduled air services.
- Save time by getting there faster and choosing your own schedule.

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Smithfield, Cairns Area
From AU$51 - 210
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience, taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Spanning seven and a half kilometres in the Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides just metres over the canopy, its comfortable six-person gondola cabins providing spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands.

Daintree Discovery Centre

Cow Bay, Douglas Area
From AU$32 - 35
A multi-award winner, the Discovery Centre is nestled in the heart of the rainforest, 10 kilometres north of the Daintree River. The Centre is a 'must see' for anyone visiting the area and where you can experience the rainforest at every level - from the forest floor to the upper most reaches of the canopy.

Mossman Gorge Centre

Mossman, Douglas Area
From AU$9.50 - 9.50
Visit Mossman Gorge and experience the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest with pristine waterfalls, mountains and vivid flora and fauna, all the while getting lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage.

Castle Rock Dive Site

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Free Entry
Castle Rock is a tower of coral at the Agincourt Reefs, accessible from Port Douglas on a day trip. Rising from 25 metres to almost break the surface, Castle Rock is home to trevally, snappers, sweetlips, goatfish, fusiliers, surgeonfish and a very friendly Malabar groper called Colin.

Fitzroy Island National Park

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Fitzroy Island National Park is rugged with diverse landscapes featuring granite outcrops, open woodlands, rainforest, mangroves and coral beaches. This island national park, close to the mainland, and its surrounding waters form part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Cannonvale Beach

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Situated just three kilometres to the west of Airlie Beach, on a north facing stretch of sand, is Cannonvale Beach. With a stinger net for safe swimming in the summer months, a children's playground, and a delightful cafe on the foreshore, Cannonvale Beach is a favourite spot for families to play.

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation, Douglas Area
Stepping straight on to the beach from the rainforest is a very special experience at Cape Tribulation. This extraordinarily pretty stretch of the Daintree National Park is where you can climb aboard a fast boat to explore the Great Barrier Reef or take a kayak to nearby islands.

Whitsunday Region

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
In the heart of Queensland's Great Barrier Reef lie the Whitsundays, 74 islands floating like jewels in the tropical waters of the Coral Sea. Discovering the Great Barrier Reef is one of life's must-dos and it's easily accessible from Airlie Beach or directly from the islands.

Twin Peaks Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Saxon Reef off Cairns is dotted with a number of wonderful dive sites, including the brilliant Twin Peaks. Two huge coral bommies, rising from 18 metres to almost touch the surface, give the site its name and always make for an impressive dive.

Boathaven Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
It's not every day that a town gets a new beach, but Airlie Beach is proud to announce the opening of the brand new Boathaven Beach! Part of the new Port of Airlie development, Boathaven Beach is situated on the new peninsula known as The Beacons, and boasts 60,000 cubic metres of soft, white sand, a northerly aspect and is the area's first true all-tide beach.
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