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Heart Reef

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Address: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Worth the detour to see it with your own eyes

I traveled to the reef with Air Whitsundays and our tour included a fly over Heart Reef. It really was a spectacular sight to see with my own eyes. The reef is simply amazing and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
jkershaw24
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Elanora, Australia
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Elanora, Australia
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I traveled to the reef with Air Whitsundays and our tour included a fly over Heart Reef. It really was a spectacular sight to see with my own eyes. The reef is simply amazing and well worth the trip.

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We flew over the Great barrier reef ! Amazing views ! We had a great time and enjoyed our flight ; FLYING IS A MUST DO !

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

flew over the reef including two sweeps of Heart Reef of (for both sides of the light plane) on GSL Aviation fantastic trip well worth the trip the coral reefs hill inlet and whitehaven is absolutely awesome from the air recommend it to anyone.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Great to see this 'iconic reef' in person, but the highlight for me was the beautiful surrounding reefs.

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Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I took a seaplane flight over the magnificent and very pretty Heart Reef and was fortunate to have the opportunity to swim with a giant turtle at a reef not too far away. The highlight of my trip to Queensland.

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Cardigos, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Heart Reef is my one of the places i really want to been there. I choose to take the helicopter,flying across the Great Barrier Reef, several island and beach, which take us for around 40 mins arrived on the top of this place. The area of the Heart Reef which not allow to land, since this place is too natural... More 

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Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Fantastic to fly over and see this amazing part of nature - truly fabulous and totally unique experience

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LLANELLI.WALES.UNITED KINGDOM.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

flew out with air whitsundays on one of their seaplanes. the pilot was great(a kiwi),very friendly, helpful, great fun ,the flight was fab and flying over, above, and around the heart reef was worth every dollar.

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Thank Welshrep785
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

So pretty to look at. We look a sea plane out, and the whole surrounding reef is stunning! Have your cameras ready, as it's only small, but pretty incredible.

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Thank Amanda1373
Gympie Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

1. Excellent 1 hour flight over reef 2. Able to take good photos 3. Pilot obliging by flying lower over the reef 4. All round recommend 5. Don't leave Airlie Beach without flying the Outer Reef

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