If you’ve ever seen a post on social media for Queensland’s incredible tourism destinations, or if you know someone who’s been to the Great Barrier Reef, chances are you’ve seen Heart Reef.

Heart Reef


If youve ever seen a post on social media for Queenslands incredible tourism destinations, or if you know someone whos been to the Great Barrier Reef, chances are youve seen Heart Reef.


Among the tens of thousands of kilometres of reef, the hundreds of islands and the endless acres of clear, azure, turquoise and aquamarine water, there is a single, perfectly formed knot of coral.


And that knot of coral, in the shape of a heart, has probably become one of the most photographed sections of the Reef.


The Origins of Heart Reef

Heart Reef has probably been in existence for thousands of years, the result of the slow-moving expansion of living organisms of coral beneath the ocean waves. The warm water, ideal tidal conditions of shallow water and the residence of thousands of marine animals all contribute to a vibrant coral-based ecosystem.


But its only been about 40 years since we humans found this hidden gem tucked away in the vast expanse of the Great Barrier Reef.


In fact, it was a local pilot flying for Air Whitsundays who stumbled across it during a flight in 1975. It didn’t take long for him and others to return with good quality cameras, and now images of the distinctive Heart Shaped reef are found worldwide.


Its not hard to imagine why Heart Reef has been the site of hundreds of proposals over the years. A flyover of a natural wonder like this has to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a once in a lifetime gesture!


The Reef itself is protected, and no diving or snorkelling can take place there. However, our Whitsunday luxury yacht charters team can arrange a helicopter tour or a seaplane overflight for you if you want to see this icon of the Great Barrier Reef for yourself, and of course, well be waiting back on board your luxury yacht charter for you when you return.


Our Difference for You

Its not just a helicopter or seaplane flight we can organise for you. In fact, we can take care of virtually all of your bookings and reservations if you desire.


Our experienced, professional and friendly team at Whitsunday Islands Luxe Charters has been helping groups plan private luxury superyachts charters on our world-class fleet for long enough to know the best options for your trip. The goal is to offer you a proper luxury experience where all you have to do is arrive at the marina with your bags in hand and look forward to your one of a kind customer experience.


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