Paradise Seaplanes

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Experience the joy of flight, the beauty of the Sunshine Coast, and the romance of a bygone era when you take off from paradise in this unique flying-machine.

Adventure flights with Shawn and the crew from Paradise Seaplanes take off in the only Wilga 80 seaplane (warbird spy plane) in the southern hemisphere. This aircraft’s unusual design offers 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. You can even choose to fly with doors off!

No crowds! Their 5-star flights are limited to 2 or 3 passengers. Choose from the range of popular adventures, where your pilot is your guide and can tailor your flight or special occasion to your interests.

These authentic and personal experiences will leave you with a huge smile for days. This truly is the ultimate Sunshine Coast Adventure and an experience you cannot miss in this beautiful part of Queensland.

Facilities

Service Types

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours

Disabled Assistance

Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility

Membership

Queensland Tourism Industry Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

Accreditation

Civil Aviation Safety Authority COVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe

Services

$649

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.

Disabled Access

Carpark

$299

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.

Disabled Access

Carpark

$225

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.

Disabled Access

Carpark

$149

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.

Disabled Access

Carpark

$525

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.

Disabled Access

Carpark

$575

This Coast to Hinterland Seaplane Adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the delight of a water take-off and sample Sunshine Coast’s magnificent coastline and hinterland from a very unique vantage.

Enjoy a low-level reconnaissance flight along the north beaches from Maroochy River to Noosa Heads, climbing to 1500 feet for the cross-country journey toward the Glass House Mountains.

This is your own private tour – interact with and enjoy the pilot’s enthusiasm for Aussie culture, the aircraft and this pristine environment. The pilot has vast experience of the area, it’s iconic landmarks, wildlife, history, nature and things-to-do.

Experience the sensation of floating past these majestic volcanic plugs and their beautiful Hinterland in a this one-of-a-kind Warbird. Return to Maroochy for a water landing like the dreamtime black swans. This personalised adventure wows the traveller with the incredible and varied beauty of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

(60 minutes of flight time, allow for 75-80 minutes)

Disabled Access

Carpark

Let Paradise Seaplanes show you a perspective of the Sunshine Coast normally afforded only to the black swans and pelicans.
The River Dash is a short, personalised seaplane experience for a maximum of 3 people per flight who are budget conscious or time poor.
We’ll start the adventure by getting sand between your toes on the shore of the Maroochy River, where you will meet my crew and get your feet wet. After a short briefing, I’ll get you settled in the aircraft. Every seat is a window seat and the aircraft was actually designed as an observation plane, so be prepared for amazing views.
We taxi and take off from the waterway, fly out to the river mouth for a brilliant perspective over the beaches before a smooth turn and return to base. We touchdown on Maroochy with the grace of a swan. You’ll come back with a huge smile!!

Please note: Maximum combined passenger weight is limited to 200 kilograms for this flight. (5 minutes of flight time, allow for 25 minutes of adventure). Prices are per person. Minimum one person, maximum three.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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