Fly, fly little bird…

Fly, fly little bird…

There is nothing quite like taking off on a helicopter over the water and cruising over the ocean as the boats below become as small as pin pricks. If this is something you have never experienced before then it is an absolute must-do when in the Whitsundays. There is something about the colour and clearness of the water in this magic part of the world, which makes any on-water or above-water experience that little bit more special.

In the Whitsundays we experience over 300 days a year of perfect blue skies, without a cloud to be seen. Not only does this make for the perfect flying conditions, but the happy snaps you will get during this experience will be picture-postcard perfect.

Abell Point has two helipads located on our external rock wall, which may the perfect departure or arrival point for any heli-flight. 2017 saw us partner with the experienced team from Helireef to bring our guests and visitors to the region the Abell Point Flight Collection. This bespoke collection of flights encompasses all that is great about heli-tours.

The Abell Point Flight Collection offers a 15-minute blast for those who just want the experience of the heli-flight without the expense. This is perfect for kids and those who just want to tick this experience off their bucket list. For those with a little more time and budget, try the Whitehaven scenic which takes you over the Whitsunday islands, Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach – just stunning!!

The ultimate scenic is the one-hour flight over the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven beach, where you will see turtles, sting rays and manta rays as you cruise over the aqua waters of the Whitsundays. Helireef also have seaplane options where you can land at the reef and go snorkelling. Heart Reef is the highlight of this experience, so get the cameras ready.

Flights to Dent Island Golf Club for a round of nine and lunch at the club house are available, or alternatively fly direct to Hamilton island and have lunch on the Bommy Deck at the yacht club. The possibilities are endless!

The pilots at Helireef are incredibly experienced and provide great commentary on all their tours. For more information on any of the above check out the Abell Point Flight Collection or call the APM team on 07 4946 2400 to book your above-water adventure!

Cherie Morel

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