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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Free Entry
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Kirra

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