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Address: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Heart reef is best viewed from the air as you can see the shape of the coral reef and fully appreciate the colours. A sea plane or helicopter trip are available either from Airlie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Heart reef is best viewed from the air as you can see the shape of the coral reef and fully appreciate the colours. A sea plane or helicopter trip are available either from Airlie beach or I. The case of the helicopter, from airlie beach or as an add on to a boat trip to the barrier reef

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Picture perfect view of Heart reef from the air - cannot beat the view. Must see on your visit to Whitsundays

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Flying over the Heart Reef with Air Whitsunday Seaplanes is not just a very romantic experience, it's an adventure not to be missed.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I often thought that this was completely fake but its real and its beautiful. Perfect little visit for a couple!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was another gorgous reef, part of the Grat Barrier Reef. Nice snorkelling experience. Not as fabulous as Knuckle Reef or Hardy Reef, but well worth stopping an looking at. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Flying over this beautiful wonder of nature was a great experience which we fully enjoyed. Air Whitsundays captain Dan has taken us three times over the heart reef.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Breathtaking! GSL's one hour flight was truly amazing. The Pilot was very informative from take off to landing. I got some amazing shots of Dent island golf course, the resort islands, hill inlet and Whitehaven, then of course the Outer Reef and Heart Reef - everyone gets a window!!! Got to do it!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We booked an hour long flight through GSL Aviation to see Heart Reef. As people have said it is smaller than expected however as I had read reviews before we left I wasn't disappointed as I knew what to expected. Despite its size I think its definitely still worth the trip, the coral in the surrounds is looking quite bleached... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

and no you can't stand on it. We saw this in a fly over heli trip as part of our engagement trip. Cute and romantic as part of something to see in person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I took a flight with GSL aviation over Heart Reef and thought it was spectacular. I didn't know the ocean could have so many different colours when viewed from above. The turquoise, deep and pale blues are breathtaking. If you're heading to Airlie Beach/The Whitsundays I recommend doing a flight near the beginning so you get an idea of the... More 

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