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Jetboat Extreme

Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Jetboat Extreme the Gold Coast Ultimate Jetboat Adventure ride. This activity is recognized by Gold Coast locals and Gold Coast tourists alike as being one of the most action packed, powerfully exhilarating days out. Jetboat extreme activities are an adrenaline rush you'll never forget when you visit the Gold Coast.

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Tigermoth Joy Rides

Green Meadows Road, Pimpama QLD 4209

Experience the HIGHEST Thrill Ride on the Gold Coast for an ADRENALINE surge that is un-paralleled, Join Tiger Moth Joy Rides for an experience like no other. Whether you want a pleasant scenic joy flight or an exciting heart stopping aerobatic flight viewing the Gold Coast UPSIDE down from 4000ft (if you dare), Tiger Moth Joy Rides will be your best holiday experience.

See the beauty of the Gold Coast and Hinterland in this rare aircraft. This is a true vintage aircraft which first flew in 1931, over 70 years ago!

Choose from different scenic flights or add an exciting optional aerobatic flight, performing barrel rolls, loop the loops, and other exciting manoeuvres (7 out of 10 passengers choose this most exciting experience!). We operate every day of the year (weather permitting!) except for Christmas Day, and fly within a 60-mile radius of Gold Coast City. The duration of the flights range from 20 minutes to 1 hour, and vary in cost.

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Skydive Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay Airport, 1 Don Adams Drive, Urangan, Wondunna QLD 4655

Our Tandem Jumps:

Beach Bums
Hervey Bay's beautiful white sandy beaches stretch from the north western boundary of Hervey Bay right across to the sandy straits, offering an amazing view under parachute. Our beautifulbeaches are a reflection of Fraser Island's remarkable coastline, and offer the best place to land your parachute.

Pelican Banks
Pelican Banks is a sandy cay 7 nautical miles off the Hervey Bay coast, that acts as a bird sanctuary for 6 months of the year. All sand, with no trees, this offers an excellent location to land on whilst enjoying views of Fraser Island's western point, Moon Point.

Round Island
Round Island is a tropical island with shady picnic areas located 1km off the Hervey Bay boat harbour. Enjoy a jump onto the island, and go for a swim in the cool, turquoise waters surrounding the island.

Spectators
Don't worry! Skdiving is a spectator sport as well! If you're too chicken to have a go, you can still watch all the action unfold! Our friendly and knowledgable ground crew go to the beach for every jump. So you can either jump in the bus with them, or follow along behind, and make your way down to the beach, and watch your loved ones have the time of their life!

Every day is different. We don't choose which beach we land on... the wind tells us. Every jump, we analyse the winds, and allocate the beach we will land on. This means, that as much as we'd like to, we cannot guarantee you a certain beach. But at the time of your jump, ask one of our friendly team where you will be landing, and we can let you know how to get there!

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Flight Experience - Brisbane

Qantas Avenue, Beatty Road, Archerfield Airport, Archerfield QLD 4108

Flight Experience™ was the original flight simulator business to ‘open the cockpit to the world’. We are the world leader in flight simulation entertainment, and we now offer pilot training with simulators developed specifically for training schools and airlines.

Flight Experience™ has eleven operations in seven countries and will open two more in the USA and China in 2013. Our stores are on centrally located in capital city sites in Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney), France (Paris), Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore, Thailand (Bangkok) and Indonesia (Jakarta)

In 2011 we were approved as a Boeing ‘Official Licenced Product’ and we marked the end of the year by flying our 100,000th satisfied client. By the beginning of 2013 this had risen to over 120,000! We offer a professional service combined with an exciting experience that is not easily forgotten.

Flight Experience™ is owned by Pacific Simulators 2010 Limited, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Although each store is individually owned and operated, Pacific Simulators is responsible for many aspects of the retail operations including manufacturing, maintenance, technical support, sales and marketing, recruitment, training and business development.

 

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Balloons Over Brisbane

Davies Park, West End QLD 4101

We offer Spectacular hot air balloon rides!

Your ballooning experience in our Hot Air Balloons from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.will be a memory that will last forever.

All our hot air balloon rides from Brisbane are at dawn. As you go ballooning from Brisbane city it is often possible to see as far off as the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains to the fabulous Coast.

While not forgetting that you are floating from an 'awakening metropolis' of Brisbane!

So don't forget to bring your camera or video.

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Hot Air Balloon Brisbane

275 George Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Hot Air fly just a short 55 minute drive south of the City, come ballooning from Brisbane and experience the wonder, silence and romance of your first hot air balloon ride. Following your morning ride is a romantic Champagne breakfast at our special location of O'Reilly's Vineyards, what a great way to start a celebration for the day.

Hot Air Balloon Brisbane has been offering the most reliable balloon take-offs in Australia now for over 15 years.

Experienced in flying over the beautiful Scenic Rim just to the South of Brisbane City, Hot Air recommend driving just that bit  inland to catch the reliable breezes in the valleys of the Scenic Rim, to ensure that your sunrise balloon flight is one to truly remember.

Come on!, experience the best balloons & the best crew at the BEST Price, come ballooning with Hot Air Brisbane.

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Jump the Beach Brisbane

39 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe QLD 4020

There's nothing else like it. A Beach Tandem Skydive is the ULTIMATE sky diving experience, and one that you'll never forget. Experience the amazing rush of Freefall from up to 14,000 ft!

A Jump the Beach Brisbane'sday of skydiving, is packed with up to 14,000 feet of pure excitement and adrenaline, but it doesn’t end there! You will enjoy a great day out with friends at Redcliffe, which is just 30 minutes from Brisbane CBD, nestled between two of Brisbane’s most beautiful landmarks, Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains.

Jump The Beach Brisbane, is part of Skydive Australia (Skydive Cairns, Jump the Beach Mission/Skydive Mission Beach, Skydive Byron Bay, Skydive Sydney North Coast), which between the five sites has more than 30 years experience in tandem skydives and is the largest and the most professional skydive company in the country!

Price: up to 14,000ft tandem skydive $299 + $35 APF levy

Please enquire about our current seasonal specials

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Skydive Bribie Island

Rickman Parade, Bribie Island QLD 4507

Welcome to Brisbane’s ultimate skydiving experience at Skydive Bribie Island.

We can give you the ultimate gravity powered adrenaline rush!

Tandem skydiving over some of the best beaches.

Bribie Island will give spectacular views of Moreton Island, Redcliffe, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast,Caloundra and surrounding districts.

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Executive Helicopters

Hangar 405, Wirraway Avenue, Archerfield QLD 4108

At Executive Helicopters we have an experienced, professional team to make every aspect of your helicopter flight seamless and easy from itinerary planning through to on-time departures and landings.

Our range of Commercial Services are rapidly deployed with attention to detail and precision planning so you can focus on the job at hand. No flight is too big or small.

Or if you are looking for a scenic tour, meeting business deadlines, adding excitement to your next group event or want to add a memorable experience to your wedding or special occasion, we can cater for all your needs.

We can also arrange ground transfers to and from your home, office, hotel or airport terminals.

From the moment you talk to us to the final goodbye you will experience every aspect of our 5 star service. Our team will make your flight memorable. Our fleet will impress you with its luxury and comfort. Tell us your destination and leave the rest to us!

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Gold Coast Skydive

78 Musgrave St, Coolangatta QLD 4225

Gold Coast Skydive are the only Tandem Skydive operation on the gorgeous Gold Coast! Boasting an excellent safety record, state of the art equipment and a pristine beach-side location. They have a great team full of fun and professional

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GBR Helicopters

Hangar 10, Bush Pilots Avenue, Cairns QLD 4870

GBR Helicopters is the one of the largest and most experienced Cairns helicopter charter companies!

GBR Helicopters is the leading rotary aviation company in North Queensland, with a reputation for excellence and an unrivalled safety record in the delivery of helicopter services across the following industry sectors:

  • Tourism and Leisure
  • Commercial
  • Film and Television

Since 1996, GBR Helicopters has been prioviding daily helicopter tourism services to cruise operators at the Great Barrier Reef.  We are the only helicopter operator to provide an exclusive, contracted daily service to the four major Great Barrier Reef day tour operators – Great Adventures (GreenIsland, Norman and Moore Reef), Quicksilver Connections (Agincourt Reef), Reef Magic Cruises (Moore Reef) and Sunlover Reef Cruises (Moore Reef).

The company’s commercial operations commenced in the late 90’s with the provision of Marine Pilot transfer services to Rio Tinto vessels.  GBR Helicopters has since expanded significantly in the commercial field and now provides services to major organisations including Telstra, BHP Billiton, Ergon Energy, the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and a range of other State and Federal Government departments/agencies.

GBR Helicopters are also recognised specialists in the film and television market.  Our pilots have the highest hours in the Australian industry filming with Wescam, Spacecam, Tyler and Cineflex camera mount systems.

GBR Helicopters employs approximately 50 staff.  The company’s headquarters and licensed maintenance facility are located on the General Aviation precinct of Cairns Airport.  The company also operates out of bases in the Cairns CBD, Port Douglas & Horn Island in the Torres Straits.

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Heli Charters Australia

Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Avenue, General Aviation, Cairns QLD 4870

Heli Charters Australia offers the most exhilarating aerial tours in North Queensland. With the best of the Tropical North at their doorstep, they have the destination, passion and experience to showcase the most amazing sights and scenery in the region.

Journey with them on their Heli plus Reef Trip packages, U Fly - exhilarating opportunity to Fly Your Own helicopter with an instructor, Fantasy Flight - escape for a Picnic and Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef on a secluded Sand Cay, Scenic Flights - appreciate the beauty of the Reef and Rainforest from above, Cairns in a Day - their packages let you choose Your Own Adventure; Kuranda Rail/Skyrail, Skydive, Bungy or ATV/Horse riding combined with a Heli flight over the reef to join Down Under Cruises for an afternoon of snorkelling or diving

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Hot Air Balloon

PO Box 5115, Cairns QLD 4870

Did you know that Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is one of the best places in the world to go ballooning? This is the ultimate scenic experience in the tropics! Balloon rides take off every day and are a must do and truly, one of Australia's best kept secrets. So come flying, daily from Cairns and Palm Cove and Cairns beaches, this is Australia's biggest fleet of balloons where it's just like a balloon festival everyday!

Start your day by watching the sun rise over the rolling hills of the majestic Atherton Tablelands then experience your first balloon ride. Enjoy the 360 degree panorama, before coming gently back to earth. Afterwards, there's pack up games, see the photos for sale taken on the morning, in-flight and personal portraits, then drive back through spectacular rainforest, door to door transfers included or choose to connect after ballooning to Kuranda or the Great Barrier Reef. Whichever way, start your day in Cairns on a high, with a Cairns balloon ride.

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Jump the Beach Cairns

82 Grafton Street, Cairns QLD 4870

Want to experience the adrenaline charged rush of a tandem skydive whilst jumping over some of the most incredible scenery this country has to offer? Skydive at one of your locations: Jump the Beach Mission Beach, Jump the Beach Brisbane, Skydive Cairns.

At Jump the Beach offer Mission Beach - jump over the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands, landing on Mission Beach.

Jump the Beach Brisbane - Flight over Brisbane, Moreton Island, and Glass Mountains, landing on beautiful Suttons Beach. Includes lunch at Outback Jacks voucher and celebratory drink.

Skydive Cairns - experience up to one minute free fall from 14,000 feet with spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical Rainforest and Cairns, when under canopy. Skydiving is fun, is affordable and it's easy.

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Raging Thunder Adventures

52 - 54 Fearnley Street, Portsmith QLD 4870

Raging Thunder Adventures is the largest adventure company in Australia. They have a reputation for excellence and have established themselves as a World Leader in Adventure Tourism.

Raging Thunder Adventures pioneered rafting in Queensland, Australia in 1984. Since then they have expanded their product range to include a series of adventure tours suitable for all levels of excitement including White Water Rafting on the Tully and Barron Rivers, Sea Kayaking, Hot Air ballooning. They also have a range of extended packages suitable for the independent traveller. These packages incorporate tours throughout Northern Queensland.

The World Heritage listed, wet tropical rainforest is our work bench. Their guides are trained to leave nothing but a footprint and take nothing but photos. The mood of their trips is informal; the emphasis is on team work and sharing. The pioneering of their tours and equipment, safety procedures, and highly trained adventure guides, have made Raging Thunder Adventures the leaders in Adventure Tourism.

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Tigermoth Adventures Whitsunday

Main Terminal, Whitsunday Airport, Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach QLD 4802

Welcome to Whitsunday Tigermoth Adventures, the most unique and exciting way to see the beautiful Whitsundays. Join us on a heart racing aerobatic flight in front of the township of Airlie Beach. Or for the more faint hearted relish in the wind in your hair as you see the Whitsunday region from the open air cockpit of the DH-82A Tiger Moth.

The wind in your hair as it whistles through the rigging wires of the wings is part of the romance and nostalgia of flying in a Vintage Tiger Moth bi-plane. The old Gipsy Major engine purrs along as we dance with the clouds in an aircraft which some regard as the ballerina of the skies.

Our Aircraft
The DH-82A Tiger Moth was designed and built by De Havilland and was first flown at Stag Lane Airfield England in 1931, just 28 years after the Wright Brothers first flew at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Only 8,800 were built with a small number still flying today which is testament to the extreme reliability of this aircraft. It is fully aerobatic as the flying surfaces are made of timber and fabric “rag & tube”. Pilots who flew these aircraft were, and are still known as “stick & rudder” pilots. Unlike modern aircraft with sophisticated trim and stable flight design, the Tiger Moth is a true “seat of the pants” flying experience.

VH-ARU was shipped in pieces from England and assembled in Melbourne in 1940. The Gipsy Major engine was built under license by General Motors Holden. It was first registered by the Royal Australian Air Force as A17-237 and was used as a training aircraft. After the war, VH-ARU was sold to a crop dusting company in Western Australia.

Since then it has had 2 other private collector owners and was rebuilt in 1997.
Whitsunday Tiger Moth Adventures bought the plane in 2006 where it now sees its days taking people on flights over the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.

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Action Outdoor Hire

1 / 26 Murlong Crescent, Palm Beach QLD 4221

Why struggle to bring all your recreational equipment with you on your Gold Coast holiday when you can hire all you need from us? We can deliver to you when you arrive at the airport, or to wherever you may be staying on the beautiful Gold Coast.

Already on the Gold Coast? Order now and our team can have the gear you need to hire delivered to your Gold Coast accommodation in next to no time at all.

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Angel Flight Outback Trailblazer

PO Box 191, Bucasia QLD 4750

The Angel Flight Outback Trailblazer is an action packed four-wheel drive outback adventure that runs for seven days and nights.

This year, you can participate in The Four Leaf Clover Challenge and take in Giddy up Gap, Mount Moffat, Carnarvon National Park mountains and the Lost City, Nagoa River, gem fossicking in the central highlands, a concert in Gallilee Basin, Casino Royale night, a sunset Outback River Cruise, aquatic festival on Lake Maraboon and a Derby Day bush racing carnival, and compete for over AUD20,000 in prizes!

All funds raised through this event benefit Angel Flight, an exceptional charity that flies country people to where they can receive medical assistance for illnesses that require ongoing treatment.