Flight over Heart Reef Whitsunday’s

After learning that Chuck Norris can fold airplanes into paper it got me thinking… Why don’t we go on a scenic flight over Heart Reef while we were up in the Whitsunday’s?

Our flight left from Proserpine airport and we were super excited to see the Great Barrier Reef from above!

Here we boarded a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan plane for the flight.

Taking off from the airport, the landscape is lush and green.

Then you head towards the coast and out past the Whitsunday Islands.

The Whitsundays is made up of 74 islands. They run from Airlie Beach out to the Great Barrier Reef.

There is only a couple of islands that people live on but the rest are thick with forests and hiking trails.

It’s not long until we make our way over the islands.

One of the most popular islands is Hamilton Island.

Or Hamo as the locals call it.

Before we know it we are above Whitehaven Beach which has this beautiful inlet.

This inlet is the third most photographed location in Australia after Ayers rock and the Sydney opera house. And you can see why.

The scenery is so beautiful from up here. Bright blue water with the green islands scattered through it.

Then it’s not long and we are flying over open ocean heading towards the natural world wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef!

The Great Barrier Reef starts here in the Whitsunday’s and travels all the way up the east coast of Queensland up to the top of Cape York. It stretches more than 2,300km.

Great barrier reef
Great barrier reef
Great barrier reef
Great barrier reef
Great barrier reef

From up here we could see the pontoon that we stayed the night on out at Hardy Reef. Man that was such a beautiful two days there!

Heart reef Whitsundays

Now just up ahead from the ReefSleep we flew over the world famous…..

Heart Reef – the heart of the Whitsundays ❤️!!!!

Heart reef Whitsundays

This heart shape reef is made up of stunning living coral, that has naturally formed in the shape of a heart.

Heart reef

The coral formation is 17 meters wide. Heart reef is best viewed by air as you are not allowed to snorkel around it.

What a fantastic scenic flight this was. It was totally worth the experience while we were up at the Whitsundays.

Great barrier reef scenic flight

We booked our flight through GSL aviation.

I hope you too will get the chance to fly over the Whitsundays once the world goes back to normal and we can travel again 😊

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Reefsleep on the Great Barrier Reef

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Flight over the Okavango Delta