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One of Oprahs favourite natural icons, Heart Reef in the Whitsundays
Heart Reef in the Great Barrier Reef, The Whitsundays, is a natural icon
Seaplane flight over Heart Reef in the Great Barrier Reef, The Whitsundays
Map of Heart Reef
Great Barrier Reef
Airlie Beach
Queensland 4802 Australia

Heart Reef
Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area

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07 4945 3967


Heart Reef, in the Great Barrier Reef of the Whitsundays, is a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Located in Hardy Reef, Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane, as visitors are unable to snorkel or dive there due it's protected status.

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Many tour companies will combine a scenic flight over Heart Reef with other breathtaking spots in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. A certain highlight of any visit to the Whitsundays.

Heart Reef was discovered in 1975 by one of Air Whitsunday's pilots and is now an internationally-recognised attraction of the Whitsundays and features on many postcards and brochures promoting the Whitsunday region and the Great Barrier Reef. Many an amateur photographer has been amazed by the fact that their own photos look just like the brochures!

Heart Reef has been the site of many proposals and declarations of love over the years. If planning on making the ultimate romantic gesture, let your pilot know your plans and they'll be able to help you with some extra flight time over the famous icon.

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