Heart Reef in the Whitsundays is a stunning natural composition of coral in the perfect shape of a heart. Located in Hardy Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsundays, Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane. Due to its protected status, visitors are unable to snorkel or dive at Heart Reef.
Heart Reef was discovered in 1975 by a local pilot and is now an internationally-recognised attraction of the Whitsundays and features on many postcards and brochures promoting the Whitsunday region and the Great Barrier Reef. Many an amateur photographer has been amazed by the fact that their own photos look just like the brochures!
Heart Reef has been the site of many proposals and declarations of love over the years. If planning on making the ultimate romantic gesture, let your pilot know your plans and they'll be able to help you with some extra flight time over the famous icon.