Saturday, December 8, 2012

Flying over Australia's Whitsunday Islands


arial view of Australia's Whitsunday Islands
Australia's Whitsundays are a group of 74 islands located between
 the mainland and the Great Barrier Reef

We booked our trip with Air Whitsunday on the fly...a pun just too hard to pass up...literally walking off the cruise ship into Airlie Beach and into a tour agency.  They arranged the flight and gave us directions for taking the bus out to the airport.  Colleen volunteered to ride shotgun in the 10 passenger Cessna while Rick grabbed a window seat at the rear of the plane.  As you can see, the views define the word spectacular!



Ariel view of the Whitsunday Islands in Australia
We tried, but these photos as pretty as they are, can't compare to the real deal - it was awesome!

Our pilot buzzed our cruise ship for us!

Arial view of the Whitsunday Islands of Australia

Ariel view of Hamilton Island iin the Whitsunday Islands in Australia
Hamilton Island

Ariel view of the Whitsunday Islands in Australia


Although we booked this ride last minute, flights do fill up ahead so we suggest booking earlier.  Reservations can be made on their website (48 hour advance notice needed) at www.airwhitsunday.com.au