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Heart Reef and Whitehaven
Rest and Relax Package

Heart Reef and Whitehaven Rest and Relax

2 Hour  30 Minute Helicopter and Island Visit Package

AUD$889.00pp (3rd seat AUD$445.00)

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Dreamed of visiting Whitehaven Beach, or the gorgeous Heart Reef? Then look no further! This two & a half hour helicopter tour takes you to Whitehaven Beach, where you’ll enjoy a one & a half hour stay, complete with nibblies and ice cold beverages. The tour begins at Shute Harbour, where we begin our journey by flying out past Molle Island, Hamilton Island, on our way to the beautiful Whitsunday Island, where we’ll land on the world famous Whitehaven Beach for a one and a half hour stop. Enjoy a drink & a bite to eat before some free time to explore the beach. We then take off past the beautiful Hill Inlet, and head for the world famous Great Barrier Reef. Where we visit some of it’s more popular destinations including Hook Reef, Bait Reef & Hardy Reef, as well as the renowned Heart Reef. As we head back to Shute Harbour, we’ll fly past Hayman Island, Hook Island and finish up with some more views of the Molle Island Group, with Whitsunday Island and Long Island in the distance.

Itinerary

Fly past Mount Rooper.
Fly over Daydream Island.
Fly over North and South Molle Islands.
Fly over Hook Island and Hayman Island
Fly over Hill Inlet (Part of Whitsunday Island).
Land on Whitehaven Beach (Part of Whitsunday Island) for a Relaxing 2 Hour break. Enjoy some drinks and snacks, go for a swim, or a long stroll on the beach, the time is yours to do with as you please.
Fly over Chalkies Beach (Part of Haslewood Island).
Fly over Hamilton Island.
Fly over Long Island.
Fly over Shute Harbour.
Fly over Bait Reef.
Fly over “The River”.
Fly over “Heart Reef”.
Fly over Hardy Reef.
Fly over Hook Reef.
Fly over Border Island.

Fly Over: Shute Harbour

As we fly past Mount Rooper and over Shute Harbour, the gateway to The Whitsundays, you’ll be likely to see a ferry or two on their way out to the islands. Additionally, you’ll see some of the smaller reefs and islands that surround the coast.

Fly Over: South Molle Island

The first of the big Islands we pass by will be South Molle Island. Looking a bit further to the south and you’ll also spot Long Island.

Fly Over: Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island is the largest island in the Whitsundays, covering an area of 275.08 km² In addition to it’s magnificent fringing reefs and beaches. Whitsunday Island boasts some of most beautiful scenery in the world, with the pure white sands of Whitehaven Beach and the twisting blue waters of Hill Inlet, both of which are just around the corner.

Land for 1hr 30 Minutes: Whitehaven Beach

The highlight of this tour package is our visit to Whitehaven Beach, where you will spend an hour and a half on one of the most stunning beaches in the world. Sit back and relax with the included canapés and some refreshing beverages before exploring the beauty of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

Fly Over: Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is best recognised by it’s brilliant white sands and turquoise waters, thought to have been brought to the beach over millions of years by prevailing sea currents. Across from Whitehaven Beach, on Haslewood Island you’ll also find Chalkie’s Beach, with it’s fringing reef system home to a variety of fish and sea turtles Whitehaven Beach is about as picturesque as they get, so make sure you have your camera ready!

Fly Over: Hill Inlet

Just north of Whitehaven Beach we’ll see Hill Inlet, with it’s turquoise waters and swirling sands, which are best viewed from the skies.

Fly Past: Whitsunday Islands towards Great Barrier Reef

As we begin to head out to the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll be able to take in a bit more of Whitsunday Island, before heading out past Border Island. The first of the major reefs you’ll see will be Hook Reef. Hook Reef is separated from Hardy reef by a deep channel known as “The River”, which makes for some beautiful photos.

Fly Over: Heart Reef

Part of the larger Hardy Reef, Heart Reef has become one of the most recognised coral reefs in the world with it’s coral having naturally formed into the shape of a heart. As Heart Reef is part of a protected reef system, the only way to visit is by air, so make sure you have your camera’s ready for this one, you won’t want to miss it.

Fly Over: Bait Reef

Bait Reef is one of the more advanced coral reef systems in The Whitsundays, with it’s underwater caves and canyons being home to many types of marine life, including Manta Rays, Turtles and Reef Fish.

Fly Over: Hayman Island

Hayman Island is the northern most island of the Whitsunday Islands, and is home to the popular Hayman Island Resort. The island also boasts stunning beaches, reefs, cliffs and mountain look-outs.

Fly Over: Hook Island

Hook Island, while mostly uninhabited, has many popular attractions including Stonehaven Bay, Butterfly Bay, Nara Inlet, Macona Inlet, and the Hook Island Marine Park, which is filled with coral reefs. mangrove forests, seagrass beds and beautiful beaches. As we fly over, keep an eye out for the surrounding reefs arrangement of marine life such as turtles, dolphins and dugongs.

Fly Over: Molle Islands

Before reaching the mainland we do another fly by past North and South Molle Islands, with Whitsunday Island and Long Island out in the distance.

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