Heart Reef

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area

Heart Reef, in the Great Barrier Reef of the Whitsundays, is a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Located in Hardy Reef, Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane, as visitors are unable to snorkel or dive there due it's protected status.

Many tour companies will combine a scenic flight over Heart Reef with other breathtaking spots in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. A certain highlight of any visit to the Whitsundays.

Heart Reef was discovered in 1975 by one of Air Whitsunday's pilots 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.

Great Barrier Reef
Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Queensland
Australia

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Ocean View Estates Winery, Restaurant and Craft Brewery

Ocean View, Moreton Bay Area
Ocean View Estates is a place to escape and be spoilt with elegant food in the a la carte restaurant created by Head Chef Tony Tierney, wine passionately made by Winemaker and Owner Thomas Honnef, craft beer made by one of Australia’s few female brewers, Hannah Honnef.

Lake Somerset

Somerset Dam, Somerset Area
Free Entry
Lake Somerset is just south of Kilcoy and is a very popular boating and recreational spot. Motorised and non-motorised watercraft are allowed on Lake Somerset along with waterskiing, jet skiing, and wakeboarding.

Toogoolawah History Museum

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Savages Crossing

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Free Entry
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Esk War Memorial and Esk Memorial Park

Esk, Somerset Area
Free Entry
An opulent bronze, marble and sandstone cenotaph has stood in Esk since 1921, even though it took another 58 years for the surrounding park to be proclaimed as a memorial reserve. The foundation stone was laid in December 1920 by Colonel Graham Butler, the original medical officer who landed with the Queensland 9th Battalion at Gallipoli.

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McConnell Park and Toogoolawah War Memorial

Toogoolawah, Somerset Area
Free Entry
Toogoolawah literally set in stone an eternal memorial to 'Our Boys Honour' when its citizens commissioned the first WWI memorial outside a cemetery back in 1916. The obelisk, crafted by Frank Williams and Co of Ipswich, was unveiled on 31 March 1917.

Yowie Park

Kilcoy, Somerset Area
Free Entry
Yowie Park is a must see when you visit Kilcoy. Pick up a special handmade gift at the craft cottage and have a chat to the volunteers who made it, or if you are a bit of a history buff, explore the Kilcoy and District Historical Society's Hall of History and learn a little bit about Kilcoy' past.

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Fernvale, Somerset Area
Free Entry
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Somerset Dam

Kilcoy, Somerset Area
Free Entry
Water babies - grab your gear and get moving to Somerset Dam. Approximately one hour from Brisbane in Somerset , and neatly cradled by a ring of surrounding hills, conditions there are perfect for water skiing, wake-boarding, sailing and fishing.
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