Far North Queensland
Paddleboarding

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Airlie Beach: Whitsundays Fly and Cruise Helicopter Tour

1. Airlie Beach: Whitsundays Fly and Cruise Helicopter Tour

Enjoy transportation to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, a buffet lunch, a snorkeling tour, and a spectacular helicopter flight over Hill Inlet and the Whitsunday Islands on this fly and cruise helicopter combo tour. After pickup, cruise through the turquoise waters of the Whitsunday Islands to reach the beach club. Access all of the club's facilities and activities, including a buffet lunch. Soak up the sun on the beach or take a stroll to South Whitehaven Lookout. Later, board the helicopter for a scenic helicopter flight with a guaranteed window seat. Fly over Whitehaven Beach and the iconic Hill Inlet. Admire views of the swirling white sands contrasting against the turquoise waters of the inlet. Finally, take part in an optional snorkel tour. Snorkel amongst an expansive range of coral, fish species as well as sea turtles, manta rays, and plenty of other marine life.

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Tongarra: All-Inclusive Day Sail

2. Tongarra: All-Inclusive Day Sail

Check-in at Coral Sea Marina at 9:30 AM to prepare for our 10:00 AM departure. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a 2-hour sail to the first snorkel location. These reefs are home to some of the most spectacular coral formations and an incredible range of marine life in the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays. Our accredited ECO guides will provide in-depth history about the islands and their marine life. Enjoy a delicious lunch break on the deck of Tongarra in the middle of a small tropical oasis - the perfect place to soak up the spectacular views before setting sail again. After lunch, we will take a short trip to the beautiful Langford Island Sandbar. Snorkel off the beach with the resident turtles, hike the scenic bushwalk or relax on the sands of this idyllic location for the next 2 hours. You will also have access to paddleboards and a banana boat ride. You will then sail back to Coral Sea Marina, returning at 6 PM.

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Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

3. Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

Discover the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach with this seaplane tour from Airlie Beach. Enjoy a stop to explore this World Heritage-listed location and savor a freshly-prepared lunch. Your experience starts with pickup from selected locations. Board the seaplane and soar over the Whitsunday Islands, admiring aerial views of Heart Reef, Hill Inlet, and more. Listen to the in-flight commentary as you cruise towards Whitehaven Beach. Land at a private location in Hardy Lagoon. Relax on the beach, go snorkeling, or paddle across the calm waters on a stand-up paddleboard. Enjoy coral viewing in a semi-submersible vessel, with an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas, and easy access to the water. Swim in the refreshing waters and explore the coral gardens teeming with marine life. During the stop, you’ll enjoy lunch served on the beach. At the end of the trip, board the seaplane back to Airlie Beach, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

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Magnetic Island: Snorkel Discovery Tour

4. Magnetic Island: Snorkel Discovery Tour

Meet your local host and set off to discover the beautiful Magnetic Island on a personalized 5-hour tour. The host has called this island their home for over 35 years and will show you a variety of incredible places you won't find on your own. Start the tour with a delicious morning tea at a special location. Then, set off to discover secluded bays and beaches. Snorkel along fringe reefs as you meet a range of local marine life and wildlife with interpretations given from your guide. The tour will be designed around the tides and conditions on the day to ensure you have the best snorkeling experience possible. Next, enjoy a spot of catch and release fishing. Also, take part in a range of water activities including stand-up paddle boarding and boogie boarding.

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Cairns: Standup Paddleboard Tour in Goldsborough Valley

5. Cairns: Standup Paddleboard Tour in Goldsborough Valley

Enjoy a pickup and head to your destination on a 45 minutes drive. Sit back and listen to the stories your guide can share with you about the history of the area and the important locations you pass by during the ride. Stop spontaneously along the way if you see something that interests you.  Arrive at your destination and use the time to take some photos. Receive a safety briefing as well as on the paddleboards. Paddle up the river for the first 20 meters on your knees and learn how to paddle. Once you are sorted the guide will get you up and show you everything needed to make your experience pleasurable and fun. Paddle to a little river beach where you can swim, take photos and play some board games. Get more confident before continuing the paddle adventures.  Paddle for 40 minutes looking for rare species, wild horses, cassowaries, kingfishers and rare eels. Jump in the water for a swim whenever you feel like it. No rush on the river as it's just magical, and you can feel the history of the land. Walk through some gentle rapids, and continue to paddle to the morning tea spot. Enjoy 45 minutes of morning tea which is usually locally seasonal fruit, homemade hummus, and crackers. Your guides dogs are often with the group for the trip which makes the experience super special and unique. Drifting back is the best bit where you can relax, swim, rest on your board as we take in the beauty of the Goldsborough Valley. Once back at the car head back to Cairns where you can be dropped off at your accommodation or the city. Rest assured that the guides take their time with each person making sure everyone is safe and comfortable before you paddle up the river. All that's needed is a sense of adventure and a big smile.

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What people are saying about Far North Queensland

Allie and paw paw were excellent tour guides! Provided a safe environment and no pressure to stand. Will be coming back next time in town.

Amazing day out! The crew Sean and Ian were fun and knowledgeable. Took us to some amazing locations. The trip was smooth and relaxing!

10/10! Most memorable part of our holiday hands down. Great views, great music, great food and even greater company ❤️

Perfect weather, fabulous guides/pilot, delicious picnic lunch, best scenery in the world, who could ask for more?

Great trip. Beautiful spot and very knowledgeable guide. Thank you.