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Heart Reef, Airlie Beach

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#2 of 8 in Parks in Airlie Beach
Water Body Nature / Park
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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  • Good organization, service bringing you from the hotel at the time. Flight explained in English (normal) well detailed and considerate in advance of what we'll see and or to facilitate the photos. The white sand beach and the large gate are very good, the heart would have deserved a lower flight (too small to see) where 4/5.
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  • No words can describe how amazing this reef looks like from the air. It literally takes your breath away. Highly recommended  more »
  • The heart-shaped reef is very easily recognizable with a scenic flight. Pure romance. A worthwhile excursion.
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Where to stay in Airlie Beach

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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