The magical Whitsundays are the jewel of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. The relaxed atmosphere makes a visit here worth all the effort. We kicked off our shoes an played on the beach, painted in the mangroves and walked through the rainforests. From Airlie Beach we ferried out to Hamilton Island for a few days. We definitely felt the resort experience, but not the adventure we tend to crave.
We enjoyed the slow pace for a bit, but couldn’t stand the sound of the clock ticking. We chartered a small plane and flew out to the barrier reef in search of the legendary heart reef. We found it!
The Heart Reef was smaller than I imagined, but no less thrilling to see. We also got a great view of Whitehaven Beach from above. Stunning!