Heron Island

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Heron Island, Australia

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Adrian_Liston Adrian_L…
156 reviews
May 25, 2003
Heron Island is a stunning tropical island in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The island is full of seabirds, Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, White-capped Noddies, Buff-banded Rails, Eastern Reef Egrets and Silvereyes. Snorkelling just off the island is amazing, with 900 different species of fish, and frequent sightings of giant manta rays, reef sharks and sea turtles. The only place to stay on the island is at Heron Island Resort, which accommodates up to 200 guests. The rest of the island is part of Capricornia Cays National Park, so it is very easy to find a beach entirely by yourself. The island is also a major Green and Loggerhead turtle nesting site, so I had the amazing experience of sitting on a tropical beach by myself, and feeling the scratching below me. When I jumped up I found that a nest of sea turtles was hatching right under me, and I watched as they dug their way up through the sand, then scrambled down to the beach and swam away. The resort is stunning, the food is amazing, the location is perfect, but you certainly pay for it.
skippyed says:
Haven't been here yet, would love to go :)
Posted on: Jan 02, 2008
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