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Take off to Heron Island with New Seaplane Flights

November 23, 2013 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

A new seaplane transfer service has been introduced at Heron Island, at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, providing guests with a bird’s eye view of sharks, turtles and whales in the turquoise reef before landing on the waters adjacent to Heron Island – all in just 25 minutes.

552280Operated by Australia by Seaplane, guests can travel in a three-seater Cessna or a six-seater Beaver aircraft, from Gladstone to Heron Island.

The Cessna is the smaller seaplane, seating three guests, and departs from Lake Ahwonga, a 20-minute transfer from Gladstone Airport. Transfers are provided, in a Lexus or Hummer vehicle, and are included within the cost.

The Beaver seaplane is amphibious, which means it can take off from Gladstone Airport and land in the water adjacent to Heron Island. The Beaver is a six seater seaplane.

Both seaplanes cost $291 per person, one way and minimum numbers apply.

Flights can be requested for departure between 7am and 4:30pm from Gladstone, and 8am and 5:30pm from Heron Island, subject to tides.

The seaplane service is in addition to the scenic helicopter transfers and the boat launch to Heron Island.

For more information on the Heron Island seaplanes and access via boat and helicopter, go to

For Reservations go to 1300 863 248 or visit:


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