Scenic Flight Itineraries

Our 30 and 60-minute flightseeing adventures depart from Noosa or Gympie aerodromes and can take you north towards Double Island Point and Rainbow Beach, east over Lake Weyba, around Noosa National Park and up the Noosa River, or west over the Noosa Hinterland and volcanic mountains to the Mary Valley.

The itinerary choice is yours and will be influenced by where you depart from and how much time you have. For the longer flightseeing trips you may like to enjoy one of our private scenic transfers or join in a multi-day air safari.

Gympie Departures

Make your own way out to Kybong .. in fact why not make a day of it and enjoy a scenic road trip first out, through the Noosa Hinterland and country villages. Kybong is a charming rural area just at the entrance to the beautiful Mary Valley.

Noosa Departures

For Noosa take-offs, we provide complimentary transfers to the Noosa Aerodrome for your flight. Pick up points are from either the Bus Exchange in Noosa Heads or Noosa Marina in Tewantin and the aerodrome is just a 10-15 minute drive away.

Scenic Flights from Kybong (Gympie Aerodrome)

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Gympie, Queensland’s original Gold Rush town and the beautiful Mary Valley – 30 minutes

Private charter for up to 3 passengers. See Gympie, Queensland’s original Gold Rush town and the beautiful Mary River Valley. Watch from your armchair in the sky as ancient volcanic mountains give way to gentle undulating farm land where thriving dairy cattle and organic agriculture co-exist.

Noosa Coloured Sands from Gympie – Noosa Hinterland, Rainbow Beach and Double Island Point – 60 minutes

Take a magical sky-ride from the rolling hills of Gympie to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Glide majestically over Rainbow Beach before rounding Double Island Point and enjoying a low level run down the coloured sands of Teewah. 60min flight from Kybong. Price for charter up to 3 persons.

Scenic Flights from Noosa Aerodrome

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Noosa Scenic Flight from Noosa – 30 minutes

Our scenic flight takes off over Lake Weyba towards Noosa’s coastal beaches. We then track around the Noosa National Park, over the Spit and follow the Noosa River as far as The Everglades. The return leg of our scenic flight takes us over the bucolic Noosa hinterland. Private charter for up to 3 passengers.

Coastal Noosa to Cooloola – Lake Weyba, Sunshine Beach, Noosa National Park, Teewah, Double Island Point, Rainbow Beach – 60 minutes

After taking off over Lake Weyba drink in the stunning views of the Noosa coastline. On the return we’ll glide majestically over Rainbow Beach before rounding Double Island Point and enjoying a low-level run down the coloured sands of Teewah. 60min flight from Noosa. Price for private charter  up to 3 passengers.

One way scenic air transfers and tours from the Sunshine Coast or Noosa

Double Island Point

90-min Scenic Transfer Flight from Noosa or the Sunshine Coast to K’gari (Fraser Island)

This is a scenic one way small private plane air transfer from the Sunshine Coast Airport or Noosa to Hervey Bay. We fly along the Noosa and Cooloola coastlines and the eastern coast of K’gari (Fraser Island) to land at Orchid Beach in the remote north. We continue our flight towards Sandy Cape Point and over pristine Platypus Bay to Hervey Bay. Total flying time 90 minutes. Private charter for 3 persons. Bookable also for travel in the reverse direction.

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Sunshine Coast to Agnes Water-1770 with Lady Musgrave Island Flyover

Aerial discovery of the Noosa and Cooloola coastlines, Rainbow Beach and the west side of K’gari (Fraser Island), before a scenic flight out over Lady Musgrave Island before we land in Agnes Water -1770 for a 2-hour Larc! and Lunch tour. Includes 90 minutes one-way scenic flying and Larc! tour in 1770. Price per person based on private air charter for 5. Bookable also for travel in the reverse direction.

Scenic air tour of K’gari (Fraser Island) from Kybong (Gympie) or Noosa with lunch stop at Orchid Beach

Orchid Beach

K’gari (Fraser Island) Flightseeing with Lunch Stop at Orchid Beach – half day

Experience the thrill of a small plane adventure with this half-day private charter for up to 5 passengers. After taking off over Lake Weyba drink in the stunning views of the Noosa and Cooloola coastlines. We’ll glide majestically over Rainbow Beach and enter the Great Sandy Strait to begin our aerial circumnavigation of K’gari up the sheltered Hervey Bay side of the island. On arriving at pristine Platypus Bay in the remote north we’ll veer towards the Coral Sea side of K’gari. 

Our lunchtime landing is on the grass airstrip in front of the iconic Orchid Beach Trading Post and Driftwood Bar. After a 2-hour lunch and leisure break at Orchid Beach we begin the homeward flight along 75-Mile Beach, flying low and watching out for marine life and shipwrecks.

Our scenic flight aircraft

WBAC scenic flights

Cessna 172N

These aircraft are ideal for small group private transfers and low-flying scenic flights. The high wing design and large unobstructed windows provide great visibility and everyone gets a window seat.

Specifications

Engine……………………180hp Lycoming/Penn Yan O-360-A4M

Cruise Speed………………………………………105KTAS (194km/h)

Range……………………………………………………..610NM (1,130km)

Total Fuel Capacity……………………………………………..204 Litres

Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)………………………….1156 kgs

Number of People……………………………..1 Pilot and 3 Passengers

The Noosa Air Safaris scenic flights are operated by Wide Bay Air Charter AOC CASA.TAAOC.0710

If you choose our Gympie departures you’ll take off from their hangar in Kybong, at the Gympie Aerodrome.

Wide Bay Air Charter is also home to the pilot training academy of The Recreational Flying Company. So, if you think you’d like to learn to fly .. then you’ve come to the right place!

Bookings and enquiries: [email protected]

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