Heart Reef is one of Australia’s most beautiful destinations but until recently, the only way to catch a glimpse of it was with a quick fly by. With the Heart Island Reef Experience, guests of Hamilton Island can get unprecedented access to the natural wonder. It starts with a helicopter ride over Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet before landing on a helipad above the Heart Island pontoon — a private lair floating adjacent to the main attraction. Upon arrival, up to six people will have 90 minutes to tour the coral formation. If there’s still time left, enjoy the views from inside the pontoon and take advantage of its undercover swimming pool.