Heart Reef, Airlie Beach

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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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  • Great morning viewing this amazing place that had been on my bucket list for years. I cannot describe the happiness you will feel when you see it. WORTH EVERY PENNY!  more »
  • We flew over this heart shaped reef, being aboard a seaplane of Air Withsundays, company that one of the pilots would have discovered this reef. There really... awesome shape!
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  • It was a flight from Airlie Beach. Pick up from the hotel in the morning, going to the airport. You can see from above Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island, the one-hour flight. Pilots also left me twice, visible from both the fly leaf. At the moment, this trip the most memorable.
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As the jumping-off point for the Whitsunday Islands, Arlie Beach boasts a selection of hostels specifically catering to backpackers. Centrally located inns offer a low-cost option mere minutes from popular bars and restaurants. If you're looking for something quieter, consider one of the area's motels or rental apartments, many of which offer fully equipped kitchens, secure parking, and free Wi-Fi, just a walk away from good shopping and dining opportunities in central Arlie Beach. 
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