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About Paradise Seaplanes

About Paradise Seaplanes

About Paradise Seaplanes


Wilga 80 Seaplane: Designed in the 1950's as an observation aircraft, this plane is perfect for the job. It is stable, slow and boasts better-than-helicopter views! Plus, it is certified to fly with the Doors Off!
Built in Poland, this is one of the few Wilga 80's on floats in the world, and is the only one in Australia. Not only that, this is your only opportunity for a seaplane adventure in Queensland between Gladstone and the Gold Coast!

A Total Adventure: The fabulous thing about a Seaplane is that it opens up a world where no-one else can go. There is no need for airports or runways, just water. No other type of aircraft lets you look down, pick a likely spot on the river and touch down as gracefully as a seabird. (Well, ‘graceful’ like a black swan, not like a pelican!)

We Take 3: We fly with a minimum of two passengers, or up to three, with the maximum combined passenger weight limited to 200kg.

Never Too Old: Our oldest passenger to date has been 94 years of age with the youngest being two years old. As long as you are 15kg or more, are relatively mobile and can operate our lifevest, you can fly with us.

Passengers will get their feet wet, and need to climb a couple of rungs to get into the aircraft. Children fly at Adult prices.

There is no disability access to the river, but ask us how we can assist.

Our Pilots: With thousands of hours up their sleeves, you can rest assured you are in safe hands. These guys have a wealth of experience and love what they do.

Sunshine Coast Adventure

Sunshine Coast Adventure
  • Duration : 20 Minutes (approx.)
  • From AUD$225.00

The Experience: Our most popular flight departs the Maroochy River, soars over the Mooloolaba Harbour and follows the beautiful coastline to Caloundra at Moffat Heads then returns to gently touch down on the crystal clear waters of the Maroochy River.

(20 minutes of flight time, allow for 35-40min of adventure.)

Sunshine Surf Patrol

Sunshine Surf Patrol
  • Duration : 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • From AUD$525.00

The Experience: This adventure takes in the entire Sunshine Coast from Noosa to Caloundra! Take off from Maroochy River, then bank slowly north and follow the beaches to Noosa Heads National Park, circle over Noosa Village and return along the beautiful coastline southward, all the way to Caloundra and the north end of Pumicestone Passage Marine Park. Return and report to Sunshine Coast to touch down on Maroochy River. Please note: Max combined passenger weight is limited to 170kg for this flight. 

(60 minutes of flight time, please allow 75-80min.)

Paradise Seaplanes Reviews


0 Simon Giles

I took my 5 year old son up in the seaplane for his birthday. Just a quick flight to the lighthouse at Mooloolaba. Excellent experience and George wants to go again. So double thumbs up from him. Good weather helps but that doesn't stop the good times in the air with Sean.


0 Vicki Hull

Just a wonderful way to see the Sunny Coast with our competent & wonderful pilot, Shawn! We loved the history and grace of 'Willie' the Seaplane. A breathtaking birds eye view and the smoothest water landing made our flying experience perfect. Thanks Shawn, we'll be back! Cheers Vicki

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