Great Barrier Reef

by John on March 25, 2011

Knuckle Reef to Heart Reef Helicopter Flight

Everybody should see the Great Barrier Reef from the air. Why? Because it’s absolutely awesome!

Our last post told you about the fabulous cruise to Knuckle Reef, which is located on the Outer Barrier Reef, some 95 kilometers east of Airlie Beach. Cruise Whitsundays offers a great day cruise commencing from Abel Point Marina and does pick up guests from both Daydream Island and Hayman Island along the way.

Once you arrive at Cruise Whitsundays permanent pontoon on Knuckle Reef, you have a bevy of activities to enable you to enjoy the experience, from semi sub coral viewing, glass bottom boats, the underwater viewing chamber on the pontoon or you can snorkel or scuba dive.

Yet there is a special and unique opportunity for you to see the Great Barrier Reef like no other and that is by taking a helicopter flight where you are some 500 feet above the sea. Views from above the Great Barrier Reef are totally awesome, plus you can take a flight over the world famous Heart Reef, which you can only see via the air.

Yes it does cost a little to see the Great Barrier Reef by helicopter, but believe me, it is an experience worth every cent. You can take a 10 minute flight or a longer 20 minute flight, the choice is yours. We strongly recommend the longer flight as even on that the time just seems to pass far too quickly.

It is only from above that you will grasp the enormity of the Great Barrier Reef. The beautiful colors and shapes of the various coral outcrops, the marine life that you can clearly see from the air and the natural wonder that is the Great barrier reef will leave you simply breathless. It’s awesome!

Join us below as we take you on our helicopter flight, via video, and see what is waiting for you out on the Barrier Reef.

You can take a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef from all of the major tourist towns along the Queensland coast. From Port Douglas to Airlie Beach to Bundaberg, there are cruise companies that will give you an extra special experience.

Climb aboard and enjoy our short video footage of a helicopter flight from Knuckle Reef to Heart Reef in the wonderful Whitsundays.

Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the flight


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