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THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!

Seaplanes are amazing! This is no ordinary joy flight. As one of our passengers put it, "WORDS JUST CAN'T DESCRIBE THE AWESOMENESS!"

Take off from Maroochy River! Nothing else comes close to the thrill of accelerating across crystal waters and soaring into the air for an amazing seaplane adventure!

 

It's Unique! Our Wilga 80 is the only seaplane in Australia that offers the opportunity to experience the amazing rush of flight with nothing between you and the environment! It is certified to fly with DOORS OFF! This optional extra is a must for those who want a one-of-a-kind adventure.

It's the Sunshine Coast! One of the most diverse and picturesque places in Queensland, is only really appreciated from the air. Our birds-eye-view adventures take in beautiful national parks from Double Island Point to the north, to Pumicestone Passage at Bribie Island in the south.

 

It's a memory to last your lifetime! These intimate adventures cater to two or three passengers and are meant for sharing. With photo books and gift vouchers, you can make someone's day last forever.

 

You're in safe hands. Our experienced, passionate seaplane pilots and sturdy, rugged Wilga 80 make this joyful adventure what it is.

Join us today for an experience of a lifetime!

OUR ADVENTURE FLIGHTS

SUNSHINE COAST ADVENTURE

20 MINUTES

$225 per person

MAROOCHY RIVER ADVENTURE

NOOSA RIVER ADVENTURE

10 MINUTES

30 MINUTES

$149 per person

$299 per person

Take off from paradise at the Maroochy River, taxiing in the spray of warm waters, sweep along the Mooloolaba beach, circle over Point Cartwright and return to Maroochydore.

Our 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.

A close second is our Noosa Adventure. 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 Noosa River and return.

DOUBLE ISLAND POINT

75 MINUTES

$649 per person

SUNSHINE SURF PATROL

PHOTO BOOK MEMORIES

60 MINUTES

2 sizes

$525 per person

$69.95/$99.95

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 and 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.

Please note: Max combined passenger weight is limited to 170kg for this flight.

The Ultimate Experience. For those who want to utilise the Wilga for what it was designed for; take off with us 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: Max combined passenger weight is limited to 160kg for this flight.

Relive your experience again and again with our beautiful customised photo books.
We start with amazing professional photos of our aircraft and your adventure, add interesting stories and facts about the area and top it off with pictures of  YOU!
Purchase your photo book when you select and book your flight, or on the day!

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT US

ENJOY THE ONLY WILGA WARBIRD ON FLOATS IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

Wilga 80 Seaplane: Designed in the 1950's as an observation aircraft, this plane is perfect for the job. It is stable, slow and boasts better-than-helicopter views! Plus, it is certified to fly with the Doors Off!
Built in Poland, this is one of the few Wilga 80's on floats in the world, and is the only one in Australia. Not only that, this is your only opportunity for a seaplane adventure in Queensland between Gladstone and the Gold Coast!

 

A Total Adventure: The fabulous thing about a Seaplane is that it opens up a world where no-one else can go. There is no need for airports or runways, just water. No other type of aircraft lets you look down, pick a likely spot on the river and touch down as gracefully as a seabird. (Well, ‘graceful’ like a black swan, not like a pelican!)

We Take 3: We fly with a minimum of two passengers, or up to three, with the maximum combined passenger weight limited to 200kg.

 

Never Too Old: Our oldest passenger to date has been 94 years of age with the youngest being two years old. As long as you are 15kg or more, are relatively mobile and can operate our lifevest, you can fly with us.

Passengers will get their feet wet, and need to climb a couple of rungs to get into the aircraft. Children fly at Adult prices.

There is no disability access to the river, but ask us how we can assist.

 

Our Pilots: With thousands of hours up their sleeves, you can rest assured you are in safe hands. These guys have a wealth of experience and love what they do.

CONTACT US

Operating Hours: We fly THURSDAY – MONDAY, 9AM–3PM.

Address: Find us during operating hours at 142 Bradman Avenue, Maroochydore. Parking is available. 
(Our marquee is on the riverbank, Bradman Avenue at the intersection of Minti Street.)

Phone: Office hours are 6am-8pm. 0437 719 088

Email us below or at paradiseseaplanes@gmail.com anytime.

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THE ULTIMATE SUNSHINE COAST EXPERIENCE

 

 

THE #1 "THING TO DO" IN MAROOCHYDORE

ON THE RIVER @ 142 BRADMAN AVE, MAROOCHYDORE

 

OPEN THURSDAY TO MONDAY : 9AM TO 3PM