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Heron Island

It’s here that the Southern Great Barrier Reef’s well-earned reputation as one of Australia’s premier dive destinations truly comes to the fore.

Heron Island Resort welcomes guests all year round, with regular transfers available by ferry and seaplane. Fringed with white sand and aqua water, the island offers some of the world’s best snorkel and dive sites just metres from the shore. Guests may also witness the circle of life continue when hundreds of green and loggerhead turtles return to breed and lay their eggs from September to March each year.

At this World Heritage-listed Marine National Park all flora and fauna is protected, so the island is a nature lover's paradise, where the emphasis is on enjoying natural beauty.

Stress is replaced by adventure, and your days are filled with discovery.

It’s here, that the world’s most renowned naturalist and film maker embarked on his ‘last great road trip.’ Almost 60 years ago, a young Sir David Attenborough first visited the Southern Great Barrier Reef and he still describes it as ‘his most magical place on earth.’ And if Sir David felt compelled to return, well, it might be high time you too paid a visit to the reef and discover the magic for yourself.

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