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Scenic Flights in Gold Coast: A guide to where, when and the best deals.

See the Gold Coast from above in a private plane for the best views of the city.

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Take in Surfers Paradise, the stunning coast, surrounding islands and the lush greenery near the Gold Coast for an experience to remember. Treat yourself and a friend to incredible views with scenic flights from as short as six minutes to as long as four hours.

Fly off to a picnic lunch on Stradbroke Island, see Byron Bay in the horizon or get up close to the city’s skyscrapers. We share the best flights on the Gold Coast that will make your time in the city that much more spectacular.

See the Gold Coast in a unique way using the hot deals and experiences we found for you below.


Scenic flights in Gold Coast deals

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Extra 10% off Australia activities with code

Valid on all dates on activities like skydiving, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, cruises, tours and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Extra $10 off site-wide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises and more. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $80 required. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Northern Territory activities from $36 + Extra $10 off off with code

Available on select dates and experiences like sightseeing tours, zoo and wildlife experience, spas, sailings, hot air balloon flights, scenic flights and much more. Minimum spend of $80 applies. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Tourist Attractions & Experiences coupon codes

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23 Sep 2020 Extra 10% off Australia activities with code RBF****
19 Aug 2020 Extra $10 off site-wide with code FDR****
24 Sep 2020 Brisbane Story Bridge climb from $139 + Extra $10 off with code FDR****
23 Sep 2020 Dining experiences at home from $40 + an extra $10 off with code FDR****
9 Sep 2020 Up to 20% off experiences for 2 + Extra 10% off with code RBF****

Where can I go on a scenic flight on the Gold Coast?

  • Gold Coast Adventure Flights - Coolangatta Airport
  • Air Gold Coast - Bilinga
  • Cloud 9 Seaplanes - Watersports Centre (Seaworld Resort)
  • Gold Coast Seaplanes - Gold Coast
  • Seaway Water Bike Tours - Marine Parade

Our top picks of scenic flights you can book now:

Best for price: Gold Coast Seaplane and Water Bike Adventure, Seaway Water Bike Tours

Best for price: Gold Coast Seaplane and Water Bike Adventure, Seaway Water Bike Tours from Viator

Highlights:

  • Bike across the water and fly above Surfers Paradie from $165
  • Includes hotel transfers, glass of champagne, snacks and photos

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Best for value: Jet Ski and Seaplane Combo

Best for value: Jet Ski and Seaplane Combo from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a 30-minute Jet Ski experience and ten-minute scenic flight for two from $270
  • See sights such as South Stradbroke Island, the hinterland and Broadbeach

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Best for experience length: Stradbroke Island by Seaplane from Gold Coast, Cloud 9 Seaplanes

Best for experience length: Stradbroke Island by Seaplane from Gold Coast, Cloud 9 Seaplanes from Viator

Highlights:

  • Three- to four-hour flight
  • See scenic views of Surfers Paradise, Moreton Bay and the Sovereign Islands
  • Included headset allows you to listen in on the pilot's commentary on the region

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Best for views: Gold Coast and Mt Warning Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight, Air Gold Coast

Best for views: Gold Coast and Mt Warning Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight, Air Gold Coast from Viator

Highlights:

  • 60-minute scenic flight
  • See aerial views of Surfers Paradise, Mt Warning, the Tweed volcano and more
  • Includes live commentary from professional guide and pilot
  • Fly in a three-passenger aircraft

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Scenic flight companies compared

Book withPrice (from)Flies overDuration
Adrenaline$175South Stradbroke Island, Gold Coast CBD10-minute to 5-hour experiences
Viator$95Gold Coast CBD, Stradbroke Island, Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, Mount Warning20-minute to 4-hour experiences
RedBalloon$245Gold Coast CBD, South Stradbroke Island30-minute to 5-hour experiences
Experience Oz$95Gold Coast CBD, South Stradbroke Island, Surfers Paradise, water (for whale watching)10-minute to 4-hour experiences

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