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1. Posted by Tonton34 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 42w Star this if you like it!

Hi, i’m in Airlie beach and plan to go see the Whitsunday tomorrow or day after. I’ve been told we can see it by helicopter, scenic flight, day tour boat, 2-3 days tour (night on the boat) or even stay at Hamilton island and see it from there. What is the best option? Price is not an issue, I won’t come back to Australia soon and I want the best experience. Any advice for the Great Barrier Reef as well? Thank you

2. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 672 posts) 42w Star this if you like it!

If money is no object the scenic flight is amazing and probably the best option, but I would look for one that has the option to land as standing on Whitsundy Beach is another experience in itself. If you want to see Hamilton Island you can easily take the ferry and either stay over night or just spend the day there. Diving is the best way to experience the reef and I have heard they now do introductory diving tours for people who have never dived before. If that doesn't sound like your thing then at least to a snorkle tour. The glass bottom boats and the submersibles are really a waste of time.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-May-2018, at 06:57 by Teoni ]

3. Posted by aussirose (Respected Member 252 posts) 41w Star this if you like it!

Hubby and I did a scenic sea plane trip over the reefs from Hamilton Island and saw the amazing Heart shaped reef. Landed on famous Whitehaven beach for a romantic champagne picnic. It was anazing. Check out my 2009 Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island blog.