Paradise Seaplanes

Multiple Locations

Take off from paradise on the Maroochy River in this magnificent flying machine and relive the romance of a bygone era. Adventure flights with Paradise Seaplanes in the only Wilga 80 seaplane in the southern hemisphere, are an experience to remember!

Choose from the range of popular flight options for up to three passengers. You can even fly with doors off!

As you begin to climb, the reason for this aircraft's unusual design becomes obvious as the view unfolds. 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.

This truly is the ultimate Sunshine Coast Adventure and an experience you cannot miss in this beautiful part of Queensland.

Facilities

  • Car park

Our tours

Double Island Point Adventure

The Ultimate Experience. For those who want to utilise the Wilga for what it was designed for; take off with them from Maroochy River, then north to follow the beaches past Noosa and along the spectacular Great Sandy National Park to Double Island Point. You get a brilliant vantage of Rainbow Beach and the unique towering sand hills. Return to Sunshine Coast to touch down on Maroochy River.

Please note: Maximum combined passenger weight is limited to 160 kilograms for this flight.

(75 minutes of flight time, allow for 90 to 95 minutes of adventure).

Prices are per person. Minimum two people, maximum three.

Indicative rates

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$649 $649
Noosa River Adventure

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 45 to 50 minutes of adventure).

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

Indicative rates

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$299 $299
Sunshine Coast Adventure

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 35 to 40 minutes of adventure).

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

Indicative rates

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$225 $225
Maroochy River Adventure

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.

Indicative rates

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$149 $149
Surf Patrol Adventure

The Big Beach Watch: This adventure takes in the entire Sunshine Coast from Noosa to Caloundra! Take off from Maroochy River, then bank slowly north past Mt Coolum and Mudjimba. Follow the beaches to Noosa Heads National Park, circle over Noosa Village and return along the beautiful coastline southward, all the way to Caloundra and the north end of Bribie Island and Pumicestone Passage Marine Park. Return to touch down on Maroochy River.

(60 minutes of flight time, allow for 75 to 80 minutes of adventure).

Prices are per person. Minimum two people, maximum three. Maximum total passenger weight 170 kilograms.

Indicative rates

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$525 $525

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Moogerah

Moogerah, Scenic Rim Area
Moogerah is located one hour's drive south west of Brisbane via the Cunningham Highway. For a little more scenery, take the route from Ipswich or the Gold Coast through Boonah's countryside. Just outside Moogerah, you'll find the spectacular Moogerah Peaks and five minutes away to the north-east, lies beautiful Lake Moogerah.

Mount Barney National Park

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area
Free Entry
The distinctive peaks of mounts Barney, Maroon, May, Lindesay, Ernest, Ballow and Clunie dominate the skyline in Mount Barney National Park. These rugged peaks are the remains of the ancient Focal Peak shield volcano that erupted 24 million years ago.

Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area is famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species). It is an important refuge for many animals and home to impressive examples of ancient songbirds.

Binna Burra

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
Mutter the words Binna Burra and you are instantly transformed into the Dreamtime among the ancient Aborigines who gave this destination the name of "where the beech tree grows". A little like Alice in Wonderland, you are now down your own rabbit hole, in a World Heritage site, among the Gondwana Rainforest of Australia.

Canungra

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
It's been the lyrics in a song, an old sawmill, home to a military base and now charming Canungra is coming into its own as a haven for talented artists and craft workers. Just 40 minutes from the Gold Coast, drive over rolling green hills to this lovely country town whose 1880s timber industry heritage remains evident among historic buildings such as St Luke's Church and the Lahey Tramway Tunnel through which visitors can wander.

Goomburra, Main Range National Park

Goomburra, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
A landscape of rugged mountains, spectacular lookouts, exhilarating walks, dappled forests and unique wildlife is waiting to be explored. Discover walks through lush tropical rainforest, fragrant eucalypts and colourful montane heath.

Moogerah Peaks National Park

Moogerah, Scenic Rim Area
Free Entry
Just over an hour from Brisbane, four ancient volcanic peaks in the fertile Fassifern Valley form the Moogerah Peaks National Park. The mounts—French, Greville, Moon and Edwards—are recognised for their unique shapes but revered as a spectacular bushwalking destination.

Queen Mary Falls, Main Range National Park

The Falls, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
A landscape of rugged mountains, spectacular lookouts, exhilarating walks, dappled forests and unique wildlife is waiting to be explored. Settle in for a morning cuppa or barbecue picnic lunch at this shady spot nestled in fragrant eucalypt forest.

Purga Nature Reserve

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
For a unique nature walk just 15 minutes from Ipswich, Purga Nature Reserve is a peaceful getaway. It has the largest remnant of Swamp Tea Tree protected in Australia, and there are short, self-guided walks amid the ghostly, ashen trees that are truly spectacular.

Binna Burra, Lamington National Park

Beechmont, Gold Coast Area
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Set yourself up in one of the camping areas or nearby accommodation and spend days exploring this magical part of the world. Take short walks or long treks deep into the park’s forest, exploring boulder-strewn mountain streams, dramatic lookouts, rugged cliffs, plunging gorges and secluded, mountain-top camp sites.
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