Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Queensland  /  Airlie Beach  /  Heart Reef

Heart Reef, Airlie Beach

#2 of 10 in Parks in Airlie Beach
Water Body · Hidden Gem · 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. 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.
Create an itinerary including Heart Reef
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Heart Reef reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
396 reviews
  • Amazing joy flight with Hamilton Island Air to the outer reef. Fabulous scenery and service, great value for money can’t recommend more highly as a must do when visiting Hamilton Island.  more »
  • Definately worth the visit to Heart Reef. The reef is spectacular to see from above. Once in a lifetime opportunity!  more »
  • A well organised trip to The Great Barrier Reef. The staff are very friendly and efficient. The buffet meal at lunch time was brilliant considering it was served 40 miles out at see on a pontoon! If you only do one thing in Queensland, do this!
  • Absolutely awesome place to visit and take a helicopter ride over. I have never seen anything like this and highly recommend a visit! I did my tour with Cruise Whitsundays and I had a blast. They take you out and give you the chance to dive around the reef or take a flight over the reef like if the pictures and videos I uploaded. Give it a try!

Plan your trip to Airlie Beach

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.