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Reef and Whitehaven Spectacular Tour

Reef and Whitehaven Spectacular

60 Minute Helicopter Tour

AUD$749.00pp (3rd seat AUD$375.00)

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Looking to fill something from your bucket list? This is the tour for you! This one hour helicopter tour gives you a birds eye view of The Whitsunday Islands, and The Great Barrier Reef.

As we depart Shute Harbour we’ll head out past South Molle Island Island as we approach Whitsunday Island where we take in the natural beauty of Whitehaven Beach, and the swirling sands of Hill Inlet.

We then set out to visit one of the seven natural wonders of the world, The Great Barrier Reef. While only a small sample of what the great barrier reef has to offer, we’ll be seeing some of it’s most famous reefs, including Hook Reef, Bait Reef and Hardy Reef, with it’s world Famous Heart Reef.

As we head back to Shute Harbour, we’ll fly past Hayman Island and Hook Island and finish up with some more views of the Molle Island Group, with Whitsunday Island and Long Island in the distance.

Itinerary

Reef and Whitehaven Spectacular Tour Map
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).
Fly over Whitehaven Beach (Part of Whitsunday island).
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.

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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