Heron Island is a tiny, charming coral island located in the southern section of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Beautiful Heron is the setting for the exclusive luxury resort of the same name, which offers 109 comfortable guest bungalows.
Heron Island was formed by a coral reef approximately 70 kilometres offshore. Consequently, it is natural paradise for diving and many consider it one of the Barrier Reef’s - if not the world’s - best diving sites.
Snorkel off the beach to the coral
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framing and protecting the island all around. Moreover, Heron Island runs a dive station that offers tours and courses for both experienced divers and those new to the magic underwater world.
Despite a clear focus on water-based activities, Heron also offers a lot on land. Apart from the resort, the reef island furthermore houses a biological research station.
In fact, Heron Island is a bird sanctuary and a variety of rare species as well as aquatic animals and mammals can be easily observed. Combined island and reef guided tours point out interesting details on the intricate ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef.
When day fades into night, the gaze invariably moves upwards to the stirring beauty of the night sky. Miles and miles from any major settlement, with no artificial light or polluted air obstructing the view, the night panorama is overwhelmingly beautiful. For those interested, an astronomer can explain the night sky sights.
Heron Island is about the original splendour of Mother Nature: slip into the crystal-clear water and swim with sea turtles, whales or coral fish, doze in the shade on the blindingly white beach or just kick back to let your eyes rest on the turquoise ocean and lush tropical vegetation.
Unwind and relish the sensation of having arrived in paradise. A great bonus is the fact that Heron is too far away for day-trippers. Heron Island - a jewel of an island in the blue ocean, a diving site par excellence! Wonderful!
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