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Rated Five-Stars on TripAdvisor

Absolutely amazing

"I almost don't want to do a review of this trip as I don't want too many people to know about it, as one of the most brilliant things about this tour is how unspoilt East Wallaby is. We were the only tour on the island the day we went. You take off from Geraldton's airport with a lovely welcome from the office staff. Our pilot was a lovely young guy called George, very professional and knowledgable but also very friendly and personable. You fly out over Geraldton and over to the islands, looping around whilst your pilot tells you the history (which is fascinating). You then land on East Wallaby which consists of a dirt runway and some bush toilets. It's a walk to a small cove where we spent some of the most enjoyable hours of my life. The other three in our party went for a bushwalk whilst my other half and I started off snorkelling the reef. We were absolutely amazed at the beauty of the reef and the diversity of the marine life. We spent ages snorkelling and with the others disappeared over a ridge, we could have been the only people in the world. After a tasty lunch we went for a short walk with George and checked out some wallabies and birdlife. It was the most relaxing day and it felt to be completely cut off from the world for a few hours. Make sure you bring water and sunscreen and be prepared for unspoilt paradise."

– WillOnTheHill | TripAdvisor
Great Experience

"The flight with Shine Aviation to the Abrolhos Islands was fantastic!! Couldn’t recommend highly enough, the scenery is spectacular. Firstly our pilot flew us over the islands pointing out it’s history and points of interest such as the numerous shipwrecks. We then landed at East Wallabi Island spending the day there, snorkelling and relaxing on the beach. The beach was stunning but the coral reef we swam around was even better - heaps of fish, big and small."

– Samuel S | TripAdvisor
A Superb and Stunning Sight Seeing and Snorkelling Adventure

"Check in at 8.45pm, collect snorkel, mask, fins and wet suit if desired. Short safety brief and explanation of the flight plan etc and we are on our way. Heading for the Murchison Gorge. En route the Pilot gives an informative commentary on any points of interest below, it’s a chance to see for miles the different terrain and how the land is being used. Arriving at Murchison gorge we descend to follow the gorge and river (WA’s second longest river) west towards the estuary at Kalbarri having witnessed a site of outstanding natural beauty. From Kalbarri we follow the spectacular coastline heading for the amazing pink lake, circling the lake allows time for plenty of photographs and discussions. Our next destination is Houtman Abrolhos Islands. Transit time just over half an hour before landing on East Wallabi. It is a short walk to the beach and sun shelter (less than 1km) where we have the option of snorkelling, nature walk or a simple picnic on the beach. We chose to snorkel and we enjoyed a colourful display of fishes and coral. After snorkelling we were treated a delicious vegetarian lunch provided by our pilot (other meals are available) at the sun shelter. Then it’s back to airstrip for our return flight back to Geraldton, which includes flying over West Wallabi Island. This is the site (ruins) of the oldest surviving European building in Australia. Known as the Wiebbe Hayes fort, it was built by survivors of the Batavia shipwreck. Although the wreck of the Batavia has been salvaged it is still possible to see where the ship struck the reef and was wrecked. Also in the vicinity is the site where the Batavia murdering mutineers were hanged and the mass graves of their victims. Having seen all there is to see we turn and head for Geraldton. We had an exciting and memorable day, an experience that will stay with us forever. I thoroughly recommend this aviation day tour to any one lucky enough to to have the opportunity."

– Christopher M | TripAdvisor
Day trip over the Pink Lakes and Visit to the Abrolhos Islands

"A trip not to be missed. Viewing the stunning Pink Lakes by air and the flight over the Abrolhos Islands is stunning. The. Shine Aviation team were professional and our pilot Jed a wonderful polite young man who was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the area. The Abrolhos Islands Is a great place to snorkel ,swim or gaze into the clear blue water. A day trip not to be missed. Shine Aviation a winner!"

– EMB5 | TripAdvisor
Fantastic - better than expected

"Absolutely beautiful day trip, amazing service and wonderful service. Could not recommend more. We had an awesome fly over the pink lake, then landed onto one of the Abrolhos islands where we relaxed, swam, explored.. all in the relative peace and quite. Our pilot was knowledgeable and guided us through the great history of the islands. As far as activities to do, this one is worth saving up for."

– Heather P | TripAdvisor
Magic day

"Bree from Shine took us out to the Abrolhos for a day of snorkelling and sunshine. The islands are wonderful - the coral and fish were the equal of the Great Barrier or Ningaloo and there’s plenty of history to boot. Thoroughly recommend this tour and Shine aviation."

– nickjenkins | TripAdvisor

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Shine Aviation


Shine Aviation Services is a general aviation business based in Geraldton, Western Australia.

Catering mainly for the mining and corporate markets, offering charter and regular fly-in fly-out services, Shine Aviation also conducts pilot training, scenic tours, and a range of other services.

Operating an engineering facility from our Geraldton base, Shine Aviation is available to service aircraft on or off site.

Shine Aviation


Shine Aviation Services is a general aviation business based in Geraldton, Western Australia.

Catering mainly for the mining and corporate markets, offering charter and regular fly-in fly-out services, Shine Aviation also conducts pilot training, scenic tours, and a range of other services.

Operating an engineering facility from our Geraldton base, Shine Aviation is available to service aircraft on or off site.

Take a journey across Pink Lake, Abrolhos Islands, and Kalbarri.