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THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!

There are many reasons to take off for an Adventure Flight in this genuine Wilga warbird designed especially for observation:

 

•This Seaplane is Amazing! – This is not an ordinary joy flight. This is an Adventure Flight - the Wilga 80 is perfectly designed for reconnaissance, has more glass than a helicopter and excels at flying low and slow.   
•It's Unique! – This is the ONLY Wilga 80 seaplane in the southern hemisphere. It is also certified to fly with DOORS OFF, offering the opportunity to experience the amazing rush of flight with nothing between you and the environment!  This optional extra is a must for those who want a one-of-a-kind adventure.

Take off from Maroochy River! – With no airport in sight, prepare for a incredible, stealthy take-off across the crystal waters of the Maroochy and soar into the air for an unmatched warbird experience! You can imagine you are Maroochy's famous black swan!

•It's the Sunshine Coast! – One of the most diverse and picturesque places in Queensland, is really best observed from the air. Our reconnaissance missions in this specially-designed aircraft fly over amazing way points: from beautiful national parks from Noosa to Double Island Point to the north, to the Glass House Mountains and Pumicestone Passage at Bribie Island in the south.
Flights are customised for your own personal adventure.

•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. As one  passenger put it, "WORDS JUST CAN'T DESCRIBE THE AWESOMENESS!"

•You're in safe hands. – Our experienced, passionate seaplane pilots and sturdy, rugged Wilga 80 with its powerful 9-cylinder radial engine, make this amazing adventure what it is.

Join us today for an experience of a lifetime!

OUR ADVENTURE FLIGHTS

The pricing on all of our flights, with the exception of the River Dash, is based on a minimum of two passengers, however if you are a single don't stress! Give us a call and we can probably sort something out for you!
You can purchase Gift Certificates for one person – they will need to call us to book a flight if they are booking for one person only.

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 observation 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.

NOOSA TO GLASSHOUSE MTNS

60 MINUTES

$575 per person

SURF PATROL ADVENTURE

DOUBLE ISLAND ADVENTURE

60 MINUTES

75 MINUTES

$525 per person

$649 per person

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 175kg for this flight.

Coast to Hinterland Experience - Enjoy a low-level reconnaissance flight along the beaches from Maroochy River to Noosa Heads, climbing to 1500 feet for the journey toward the Glass House Mountains. Experience the sensation of floating past these majestic volcanic plugs and glorious Hinterland. Return to Maroochy for a water landing like the dreamtime black swans.


Please note: Max combined passenger weight is limited to 175kg for this flight.

The Ultimate Experience. For those who want to really 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 165kg for this flight.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Choose DOORS OFF, a PHOTO BOOK as a perfect memento, OR ask us about customising a flight for you!

PHOTO BOOKS

5x7 20page Soft Cover

8x11 20page Hard Cover

$69.95

$99.95

DOORS OFF

ANY FLIGHT

$50 per flight

OTHER EXTRAS

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Touch the sky: Choose DOORS OFF as an extra with any flight for a flat rate of $50 per flight (not per passenger)! This experience is FULL ON - wind, noise, nothing between you and the outside... it is AWESOME!

How to Book: Select your flight, then select the 'doors off' option, or decide and pay on the day!

See our Flights

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!

"The photo book was great because I could share my adventure with everyone!"- David H.

How to Buy: Purchase the photo book when you select and book your flight, OR decide and pay on the day!

Ask Us. We customise flights to suit you and your special event or occasion. If there is something else you would like to do to make your Warbird Adventure even more amazing, just ask. The sky is the limit!

Call us - 04377 19 088

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 96 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

Book a Flight:  Phone, email or book online today.

Bookings are encouraged to avoid disappointment.

What we will ask you:
Which Flight? What Day? How many Passengers? What are their weights? Your mobile contact number?

 

Social Media:   Find us on Google, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram or Twitter.

TripAdvisor #1 THING TO DO in Maroochydore – rated 5 STAR!

 

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

Address: Find us during operating hours in our marquee –
Riverside, 142 Bradman Avenue, Maroochydore.

Parking is available. Map.

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

 

CALL US - 0437719088

Questions? Just ask us!

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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

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