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Hamilton Island Air

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Address: 4803, Australia
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Hamilton Island Air - The Heart of the Great Barrier ReefHamilton Island...

Hamilton Island Air - The Heart of the Great Barrier ReefHamilton Island Air provides guests with an exceptional range of helicopter and seaplane tours from Hamilton Island, encompassing the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Our most popular destinations are the iconic Whitehaven Beach and the world famous Heart Reef. We operate a fleet of modern luxury helicopters and seaplanes to provide the ultimate 'once in a lifetime' experience.

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Fabulous Bucket List Must Do

We have been on several helicopter scenery tours but have to say this flight was the absolute BEST we have ever had and would highly recommend. The scenery is absolutely... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Regina, Canada
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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We have been on several helicopter scenery tours but have to say this flight was the absolute BEST we have ever had and would highly recommend. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and a gorgeous private beach WOW !!!!! We took the Heart Shaped Reef and Whitehaven Beach Stopover tour and was the highlight of all of our travels and sights... More 

Thank PatMcKenzie
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We chose the 'Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach stopover by helicopter'. A truly memorable experience. My wife was a little nervous and our pilot (think it was Ross) put here at ease and explained everything about the take off and flight. We first flew out to the Great Barrier Reef, which was stunning from the air and how ever many... More 

Thank JR_Essex
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was the real highlight our visit to the wonderful Hamilton Island. We were collected from our hotel bang on time by the driver from Hamilton Air for the short trip to the airfield, receiving a video safety briefing en route. At the airfield, Angus, our pilot, showed us where we'd be flying on a large map in the reception... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We did the one hour flight round the island and the Whitsundays, including the reef. Every passenger had a window seat and there was ample opportunity for taking photos

Thank Bill D
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

If going to Hamilton Island, a chopper of the reef is a must! We went on the "best of both worlds" tour & it was incredible! The helicopter over Whitehaven & then a picnic on the beach is a bucket list experience! We were even able to see giant sea turtles swimming off Whitehaven! Ask for Chopper pilot Aaron... he... More 

Thank ReneeOdell
Gold Coast
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were lucky enough to experience the helicopter ride over heart reef out to Reef world. The helicopter ride was brilliant, the pilot professional my only wish is that we continued with a return trip as Reef World was disappointing.

Thank Kaaren B
Worcester, United Kingdom
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387 reviews
108 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is a superb tour and well worth it, even if like me you do not intend to snorkel. 30 mins flight from Hamilton Island to Hardy's Reef. Aerial views of the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven beach, the reefs including Heart Reef. The return is by the boat and takes approx 2hrs. Whilst at the Reef the boat is moored to... More 

Thank Stuart B
St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

After being collected from the hotel by the free shuttle bus we were given a safety briefing. We then met our pilot and guide and were seated in our seaplane. After takeoff we were treated to some spectacular views of the islands. After about 20 mins we were at the reef which was absolutely breathtaking to see from the air... More 

Thank Lisa A
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is the way to see the reef. We were blessed with a really still day and beautiful clear skies, the seaplane we took has so much more character than a helicopter and the landing and takeoff are exciting in themselves. Joe the pilot was awesome and gave a great detailed commentary throughout. Thank you for providing us with lifelong... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Wow our pilot Clint was awesome and reassured my nervous wife that she was in safe hands. Flying over the islands gives a great perspective and landing in the beach in your own personal helicopter and being left alone with a. Beach umbrella, a few snacks and a cold drink was great. It's a must do and I only wished... More 

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