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Reviewed November 17, 2018

This was one we wanted to tick off our "bucket list" The whole day was a fantastic experience for a couple of 60+'s. The staff perform their duties with diligence and OH&S safety is paramount. We felt safe at all times which made our Snorkeling...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

A little underwhelming but you still need to see it. It does look like a heart but very small. You have to see it anyway, just to say you have seen it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terry08-17
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We booked with Cruise Whitsundays to visit the pontoon in Hardy Reef and paid extra for a 10 minute helicopter ride. 10 mins doesn’t sound very long but it was worth every penny. The views of the Great Barrier Reef from above are unforgettable. Heart...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Probably around 5s that we saw this famous heart reef I still believe if you don’t have much time ,book a flight and get scenic view is also a great idea.I want to see everything since I already there but my husband still want his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TyneeSST
Reviewed October 9, 2018

You can take à tour and go on the platform for snirklimg In the reef Bareer. From there, You can go in a sub and SEA the barrier from the Window in the boat.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Johanne D
Reviewed September 26, 2018

The heart reef, as part of the outer reef, is discernible only from the air - from the water it is just another dark blur. It was brilliant to see it, but the glimpse is only momentary. The real value is in flying over the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tmuller25
Reviewed September 17, 2018

It is a bit far but it is a very nice flight to the outer reef with great view of the whitsunday area. The heart is very small and need to be well prepared to take a shot.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BobBobGolden
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We flew over the great barrier reef from Airlie Beach, and the view is spectacular, with shapes and colors everywhere, including the famous heart shaped reef, but this is just a small piece. The whole area is worth seeing at least once.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank afco06
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Visited Airlie beach and took a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef as our visiting time was really short. This trip was worth every cent. My husband got to sit in the co-pilots seat with me directly behind. The sight was completely different to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rplk2017
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Its an amazing site from the air, the outer reef is spectacular. When you fly over the heart atoll it is nice but comes out better in a photo. You can also visit the outer reef on a day snorkeling trip but the heart is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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