Heart Reef, Airlie Beach

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  • Address: Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Island, View Point, Nature, Snorkeling
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About Heart Reef, Airlie Beach

A natural wonder, the Hear Reef is a stunning formation of coral in the shape of a heart. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. The reef is can be viewed by air only as snorkelling and swimming in the area is prohibited owing to its protected status. Ideal for a romantic flight with a loved one, the heart shape has made this reef a site for numerous proclamations of love and many a wedding proposal.

It is a must see when visiting Airlie Beach and has become a symbol of tourism in the Whitsunday region, featuring on several postcards and holiday brochures. Several operators in Airlie Beach conduct helicopter and seaplane tours that take you over Heart Reef giving you an opportunity to gaze upon this beautiful quirk of nature.

Heart Reef Information

  • Look out for whales swimming near buy to add to the experience.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Heart Reef

  • 25.63% of people who visit Airlie Beach include Heart Reef in their plan

  • 29.25% of people start their Heart Reef visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Heart Reef

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Heart Reef

People normally club together Wild Life Hamilton Island and Explore Group - Snorkelling And Diving while planning their visit to Heart Reef.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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