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Magnetic Island - Townsville
Scenic Helicopter Flights

30 Minute Scenic Flight – Magnetic Island




Departing over Townsville’s waterfront precinct and picturesque Cleveland Bay we then turn our focus to Magnetic Islands strikingly beautiful, but equally rugged and varied coastline.  

Referred to simply as “Maggie” by the islands 2500 local residents (or “Yunbenun” by the traditional Wulgarukaba people) it’s 40km of coastline has no less than 23 beautiful beaches and secluded bays, some only accessible by foot or boat, but all clearly visible from the air!  

Just 300m offshore at Cockle Bay (refer flight path map below) is the famous wreck of the “City of Adelaide” which ran aground here in 1916. One of 20 shipwrecks dotted around the island she provides a great photo opportunity at low tide with mangroves clinging to her rusting hull.

More than 2/3rds of Magnetic Islands 52km2 land mass is National Park featuring enormous granite boulders (some the size of a car), towering Hoop Pine forest and open eucalypt woodland reaching its highest point nearly 500m above sea level at the summit of Mount Cook. 

The island is also situated in the pristine waters of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and home to a myriad of aquatic life.  

Many larger marine species are often best seen from the air.  Inflight sightings have included Sea Turtles, Sharks, Manta Rays, Dolphins and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep) during their annual migration from Antarctica, stopping by briefly to give birth and raise their calves in these warm tropical waters. 

As we track back towards the mainland you’ll enjoy sweeping views of Townsville City, The Port of Townsville (the largest container and automotive port in Northern Australia), the Ross River, Castle Hill and the famous Strand. 

With 320 sunny days a year, our popular Magnetic Island scenic flights are enjoyed all year round. 

Scenic Helicopter Flights
Scenic Helicopter Flights
Scenic Helicopter Flights

Please note: actual flight path may differ on the day due to adverse weather conditions and/or air traffic control.    


Depart Townsville Airport: on demand
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Any carry on items should be limited to what can be carried in a a small soft sided bag for ease of stowage. 

  • Camera 
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)


  • All helicopter pricing is per seat, independent of age. 
  • Infants aged 0-2 years can fly free of charge on the lap of a parent or guardian with a maximum of 1 infant per flight (as per CASA regulations).
  • Passengers 3 years and older must occupy their own seat. 
  • Payload limits apply to all aircraft. Accurate individual passenger body weights are required at time of booking. 
  • Maximum individual seat weight limit of 130kg applies. 


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