World's Coolest Helicopter Rides
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
world’s largest barrier reef extends 1,600 miles along the Coral Sea off
Australia’s northeast coast. It nurtures diverse marine life—and even the
occasional romance. Sydney-based personal assistant Amy Harrison got engaged
during a helicopter tour over the reef. “We hovered over the famous heart reef,
where my boyfriend presented me with a sapphire ring,” she says. “The pilot was
caught off-guard and jolted the helicopter slightly, but he was pretty happy for
Ride: Hamilton Island Air’s Whitehaven
Beach Picnic experience goes over the Whitsundays Islands and reef then lands
at Whitehaven Beach for a champagne picnic.
person for two hours, includes picnic with sparkling wine, beach gear, and
hotel pickup. Whitehaven
Photo Scenic: $215 per person for 20 minutes.