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.

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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

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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