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The Ultimate Rainforest Experience! 

mother and son flying through the forest

Experience our unique flying fox tour at Finch Hatton Gorge west of Mackay

Are you looking for an unforgettable way to immerse yourself in Queensland's stunning rainforests? Locals and visitors to the Mackay area love the fun and adventure of Forest Flying!

The Forest Flying eco-tourism experience is set up to allow you to view the rainforest of Finch Hatton Gorge from a unique angle. Our flying fox is an overhead cable and pulley system up to 25 metres above ground that allows you to travel 340 metres through the rainforest canopy.

To learn more about our great rainforest tours or to make a booking, simply call the team at Forest Flying today!
If you want to fly, call us! 07 4958 3359

Get a bird's eye view of Queensland's beautiful rainforest!

Queensland rainforest
Forest Flying takes you into the tree tops for a fascinating up close view of the pristine rainforest of Finch Hatton Gorge. 

Your personal harness and pulley glides along the cable for a serene and educational outing, all with minimal disruption to the habitat. 

You will have total control of the speed at which you travel along the cable.

Glide through the treetops on a flying fox!

flying through the treetops
Do you live in the Mackay area and are looking for a fun family outing or weekend activity? Or perhaps you are visiting the region and want a totally unique tourism experience? 

Discover all the fun of a fully guided Forest Flying Tour and see the pristine beauty of the Finch Hatton Gorge from the treetops!

Get up close and personal with Mackay's nature!

There is no better way to see Mackay's pristine rain forest than with a flying fox tour! Forest Flying will have you gliding through the treetops serenely and safely. Our tours are a fantastic way for people of all ages to get up close and personal with the wonders of nature. Browse through our gallery for a sample of the amazing vistas that you can expect on a Forest Flying Tour. If you want to make a booking, simply contact our friendly team today!

Forest Flying Tour

The Forest Flying Tour lasts for between one and one and a half hours.
Tour Times are 10.30 am and 1 pm daily, weather permitting. Booking is essential.
The fully guided session and tour includes:

 • Introduction to Forest Flying (essential safety points and practice cable)
 • Guided forest walk with an informative talk on rainforest plants and bush tucker
 • A ride on the flying fox through the rainforest canopy

Please inform the instructor of any illness or disability that may affect your ability to take part.

Who can Take Part?

The minimum weight to use the flying fox is 18 kilograms and the maximum weight is 120 kilograms. 

No special fitness required but Forest Flying is not suitable for infants.

If you can do an average bush walk you can do Forest Flying!

What to Bring

Wear what you would for a regular bush walk for example shorts, t-shirt, closed in shoes and a hat. Remember that red attracts the Ulysses butterfly!

You are most welcome to bring a camera (nb a camera with a strap is better than a mobile phone). You may also like to bring a water bottle. All possessions such as cameras, hats, water bottles and eye wear are to be safely secured. Our team can help you with securing any loose items. For safety reasons, long hair must be tied back.

Forest Flying souvenir merchandise is available for purchase, for example t-shirts and stubby coolers.

How to find us

To find us from Mackay head towards Eungella National Park, but just before Finch Hatton turn right to Finch Hatton Gorge. Follow the signs towards Finch Hatton Gorge. Once you have driven through the first causeway take the first left (Van Houweninge's Road), take another left onto Oliver's Road and then turn right to Forest Flying. Please follow the road up the hill. 
You will find ample parking and a warm welcome from our tour guides at the top!
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Price and Bookings

To reserve your place, just e-mail Forest Flying, phone 07 4958 3359 or use the online form on our contact page.

The Forest Flying Tour costs $60, which includes the $15 entry charge. Please note that a $15 entry fee applies to each person not flying (i.e. spectators). EFTPOS facilities are available for your convenience.
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