The reef is a World Heritage–listed wonder, and an essential Australian travel experience – and the Whitsundays are right in the heart of it! Perfectly poised just off the central Queensland coast, access to the reef is easy here: step off the beach from your island resort and see what you can see or explore the mesmerising underwater world of the outer reef at our permanently moored pontoon – with snorkelling, scuba diving, heli-scenic flights and semi-submarine tours.
Heart Pontoon' is our pontoon at The Great Barrier Reef, moored 39 nautical miles from mainland Australia. It provides a fun, interactive and safe way to explore the underwater world of Hardy Reef.
Our pontoon sits above colourful Hardy Reef, one of the many thousand small reefs that make up the Great Barrier Reef. A coral wall, home to an ecosystem of magnificent corals and marine life runs adjacent to the pontoon. Hundreds of fish species at Hardy Reef will surprise and delight you – especially the giant groper.
Giving the reef that magical feel is an intricate garden of hard and soft coral thriving in sheltered lagoons. The bright colours and amusing antics of anemone, parrotfish and sometimes even turtles and reef sharks, captivate all. It is common to see tusk fish, cuttlefish, morays, barracudas, unicorn fish, surgeonfish, angelfish, starfish, feather stars and much more.
Hardy Reef is part of the Great Barrier Reef, off the Whitsundays coast of Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres.
Please be advised that from January 4th, Daydream Island will be implementing a resort landing fee of $38.00 per adult and $19.00 (children aged 4 -12 yrs) in addition to transfer fees for day visitors. Please contact our friendly reservations team for any further questions.