Heron Island

by on October 2, 2011

Heron Island

Heron Island is a private island located on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.


This is an exclusive island with no televisions and no mobile phone reception. It is a back to nature”resort, because it is surrounded by a spectacular coral cay. The island is nestled on the Great Barrier Reef which is the world’s largest and most abundant reef , and you can snorkel right off the the beach. Scuba divers come back again and again to discover the 20 dive sites that are minutes off the island. The resort caters to both couples and families and has approximately 100 comfortable rooms, all with ceiling fans and either balconies or terraces.

Heron Island is small enough to walk around in 20 minutes, yet it has everything you could wish for: a restaurant (Shearwater Restaurant) to satisfy healthy appetites, a deep resort swimming pool backing onto a bar (Baillie’s Bar) and an abundance of wildlife that will truly amaze. Turtles return year after year to lay their eggs and guests can gather just outside their rooms (particularly the Beachside Suites) to watch the hatchlings make their way to the water.

Come June you may see whales passing by on their annual pilgrimage. Nesting season sees the island’s resident human population well outnumbered by birds. The island’stwitchers list (available from the information centre) lists more than 19 birds; two of which (the Black Noddy and the Wedge-tailed Shearwater) visit annually from October to March to breed.

Book It Now:
1877-U-GO-DIVE or dolphinadventures2004@yahoo.com

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