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Heart Reef Helicopter Flights Whitsundays

admin on October 21st, 2023

Heart Reef Helicopter Flights Whitsundays,: Departure Points, Best Flights, Creating Unforgettable Experiences.

Heart Reef, a stunning composition of coral naturally shaped into a heart, is one of the most iconic and romantic spots on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Viewing it from the seat of a helicopter flight offers visitors a unique and unparalleled perspective to view this natural phenomenon. In this blog post, we'll delve into the best helicopter flights to view Heart Reef, the departure points, flying times, and the mesmerizing experiences awaiting you as per the advice of the locally based Barrier Reef Australia flight crew.

There are around 12 Heart Reef Scenic Flights via Helicopter and 3 in Fixed Wing Aircraft to choose from: 

1. Airlie Beach: Heart Reef – Whitehaven Beach Landing

  • Total Duration : 2 Hours
  • Experience: An amazing helicopter flight where you will be seeing a great deal of the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays. The two main objectives of this helicopter flight is of course to see the iconic Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. Land on the beach, have a swim and drink in the views surrounding you at Whitehaven Beach.
  • Price Range: $925
  • Barrier Reef Australia: View the flight here

2. Hamilton Island: Heart Reef Ultimate Indulgence

  • Flying Time: 3 hours
  • Experience: The one and only truly luxury experience, including a Heart Reef Island pontoon landing, snorkel Hardy Reef and ride in glass bottom boat. Private lounge on Heart Reef where you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine. Scenic helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Hook Reef, Heart Reef, Whitsunday Island.
  • Price Range: $1,270
  • Barrier Reef Australia: View the flight here

3. Three Tours In One - Airlie Beach – Hamilton Island – Heart Reef – Reefworld Tours

  • Flying Time: Approximately 35 minutes one way
  • Reefworld: Approximately 2.5 hours
  • Hamilton Island: Approximately 1.5 hours
  • Experience: There is no other Great Barrier Reef helicopter tour that offers all of the experiences that this helicopter tour offers for a day tour. This is probably the very best Airlie Beach tour where you can really explore the Great Barrier Reef in three ways on the one day. Enjoy a helicopter flight, a boat cruise, Hamilton Island tour & 2.5 hours out on the Hardy Reef interactive pontoon snorkelling and enjoying lunch on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Price Range: Starting from $600
  • Barrier Reef Australia: View the flight here

Best Times to Experience Heart Reef by Helicopter

Weather Consideration: The dry season from May to September offers brilliant viewing when it is not a windy day and you may even spot the migration of the mighty humpback whales. October to April the weather is balmy, and the ocean is normally calm. This is known as the green season and cyclones can whip up now and again however it is a brilliant time to be in the Whitsundays. The locals love this time of year as it is coral spawning which means the marine life is abundant, the waters crystal clear and its not so busy. 

Booking in Advance: It's advisable to book early due to limited helicopter seat capacity out of Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island, especially during peak seasons and times of special events or cruise ship visitations.

Witnessing Heart Reef from the Sky

Heart Reef, with its distinctive heart shape, is a marvel best appreciated from above. Helicopter flights from various departure points in the Whitsundays provide diverse experiences tailored to different desires and budgets. Whether you're seeking a quick glimpse or an all-day adventure, the sky's the limit when it comes to exploring Heart Reef.

View some more of the amazing helicopter flights available for visitors to the Whitsundays.

Read more about Scenic Flights on the Great Barrier Reef


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