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From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

1. From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

Delight in a 60-minute scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the big window views from your comfortable fixed-wing aircraft, and learn all about the area with your experienced pilot's expert commentary. After pickup from your accommodation in Airlie Beach, head to the nearby airport for take-off. Unlike flights offered by other companies in the area, the local partner is able to take-off from much closer to Airlie Beach, saving you the long 40-minute travel time. Once up in the air, marvel at the best bird's-eye views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands. Fly over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations Heart Reef. After you land, transfer back to your accommodation in Airlie Beach.

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Airlie Beach: Fly & Sail Package

2. Airlie Beach: Fly & Sail Package

Enjoy a scenic afternoon in the Whitsundays including a reef and island scenic flight flying over the iconic sights in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Heart Reef, Airlie Beach and everything in-between.After the flight, head out on the water for a beautiful sunset sail on a classic tallship, Providence V. Your 2 hour sunset sail includes a glass of bubbles, cheese/dip and fruit platter. This flight and sail package boasts: • 60 minute reef and island scenic flight with guaranteed window seats • 2 hours on the Providence V Sunset Sail • A complimentary glass of bubbles • Cheese and dip platter • Courtesy bus transfer to the airport from GSL shop • Courtesy bus transfer to the marina after flight

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What people are saying about Heart Reef

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 11 reviews

The flight over the outer Great Barrier Reef is an absolute must and was absolutely fantastic and awesome. I must say I never really understood what we have at our doorstep here in Australia. Our pilot (think his name was Liam) was very knowledgeable and experienced. The cruise on the tall ship was great and the feeling of the wind taking you along was exhilarating. With the trip out to and back from the airport near Prosepine it ends up quite a big day but one well worth it.

It was raining most of the time which was a shame but we still went up and it was amazing !! couldn’t recommend doing a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef if you are up here. definitely recommend going to Ocean Rafting!!

The flight is the best experience I have ever had the spectacular barrier reef and the cruise was relaxing, 100% recommended

Amazing flight ! Wonderful vue. You get enough time and space from the place to see everything. I recommend

Awesome way to see reef from 2 perspectives Best time