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Experiencing A Helicopter Ride Over The Whitsunday Islands

girls giving peace signs while on a Helicopter Flight over the Whitsunday Islands,

Before I visited the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, I had conjured up images of sailing from island to island (74 in total), whilst sipping on cold beers and eating the freshest seafood imaginable.

Never had I considered seeing the Whitsunday Islands by helicopter, which offers a remarkable and unparalleled view of this tropical paradise.

The Whitsundays are known for their picturesque bays, warm tranquil waters, tiny forested islands and powdery white sand beaches that are considered some of the most amazing beaches in Australia.

Lorraine Murphy, Rosalie Coco and Caz.

Of course, you need to spend time sailing around and relaxing on the islands of the Whitsundays, but if you want to appreciate the enormity and intense beauty of the archipelago, then you’re going to need to take to the skies.

Here’s our experience on a helicopter flight of the Whitsunday Islands…

Disclaimer: We travelled to the Whitsunday Islands as guests of Tourism Queensland, but all thoughts, ideas and opinions in this guide are our own.

Our Helicopter Flight Over The Whitsundays Experience

Whitehaven Beach from above
World Famous Whitehaven Beach – 7km of pure white paradise!

I had always dreamed of visiting the world famous Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays, and while this dream came true, I never imagined I would get to experience it from above, in a helicopter.

In fact, our ride wasn’t intentional but more a happy accident, since to get to our accommodation on Hayman Island, the northernmost inhabited island of the Whitsundays, you can reach the island by one of two ways; by boat or, arrive in STYLE by helicopter.

You can guess what we did.

a helicopter on a landing pad

On the day of our helicopter flight, it was overcast with a few light showers, which isn’t the best weather conditions for a helicopter flight over The Whitsundays, but it’s not bad enough that flights are cancelled.

We did get the sun peaking its head out on occasion, which really made the landscape come alive once its illuminated in the sun’s glorious blaze.

If you can time your trip for a day of sunshine, then we highly recommend this. Not that clouds take away from the beauty of the area, but the sun does make it look more heavenly.

The other challenging aspect was taking photos. If you haven’t been in a helicopter before, it’s not always the smooth ride you see in movies. There was a little turbulence, which made it hard to take photos with the movement of the helicopter and shooting through the glass windows.

But all things…

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