Heart Reef, Airlie Beach

4.5
#2 of 10 in Parks in Airlie Beach
In the Great Barrier Reef, a composition of coral shaped into a heart forms Heart Reef, which you can see from the air. Take ride on a seaplane or helicopter for the best views. It is not possible to swim at the Heart Reef due to its protected status. Our Airlie Beach holiday planner makes visiting Heart Reef and other Airlie Beach attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • There is no need to say anything more about this. Fantastic place to visit by boat, helicopter or small plane ♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️
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  • By helicopter from Hamilton Island, after about 15 minutes of flight through Hill Bay and Whitehaven Beach, we've entered the Great Barrier Reef, where you've been in the Great Barrier Reef, paying special attention to the pilot's briefing to heart-shaped reef Heart Reef's former pilot will be specifically reminded and fly low from left to right for a week, and all passengers on board will be able to see it. The Heart-shaped reef was discovered by air-dropping Air Whitsunday pilots in 1975 and has been a tourist attraction ever since, while the Heart Reef is located within hardy Reef's Hardy Reef, where it is not allowed to snorkel or dive because Hardy Reef is a protected area and visitors cannot snorkel or dive there. The helicopter will eventually be on the sea tarmac, where it will be transported by ferry to the multi-purpose atoll platform for lunch and participation in various activities on the platform.
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  • A well organised trip to The Great Barrier Reef. The staff are very friendly and efficient. The buffet meal at lunch time was brilliant considering it was served 40 miles out at see on a pontoon! If you only do one thing in Queensland, do this!
  • Absolutely awesome place to visit and take a helicopter ride over. I have never seen anything like this and highly recommend a visit! I did my tour with Cruise Whitsundays and I had a blast. They take you out and give you the chance to dive around the reef or take a flight over the reef like if the pictures and videos I uploaded. Give it a try!
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