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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. Plan to see Heart Reef and other attractions that appeal to you using our Airlie Beach itinerary planner.
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  • when you see it by plane it seems so small but it is very nice to discover this in the middle of the reef.  more »
  • If you've not seen it, you must organise a helicopter trip over the reef. Breathtaking! On a nice day the water is so clear you can spot turtles and sting rays, unmissable!  more »
  • The flight over the heart reef was a dream, unfortunately the flight falls over the actual reef Harde very short out. You have trouble to identify everything so quickly. The flight was a little bumpy, but because the weather conditions were to blame.
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