2016 Great Barrier Reef Swim

Thursday 3 November - Monday 7 November 2016

Urgent message to all guests booked to depart Gladstone on Virgin Airlines flight VA1716 at 2:20pm on Monday 7th November:
Virgin Airways have recently cancelled this flight and moved passengers onto the earlier flight which leaves at 10.40am. Unfortunately, this earlier flight does NOT connect with the boat from Heron Island to Gladstone. Please contact Virgin Airlines to book on a later flight (after 1:45pm) as soon as possible. 

The Great Barrier Reef Swim is held annually in conjunction with Oceanswims.com at Heron Island.

Whether you are an accomplished swimmer or complete novice, all swimming levels are catered for with an emphasis on having fun and simply enjoying the stunning marine life in crystal clear waters. Stunning coral gardens and sea creatures great and small flourish in abundance and colour, making Heron Island an ideal place for swimmers.

Accompanied by well-known, highly respected coaches as well as a vast array of marine life, there is no better place to swim around an island right on the Great Barrier Reef than at Heron Island.

Guests must be 15 years or older to participate in the 1km & 3km swim events. Guests aged 15 – 18 years of age can participate with guardian’s consent. They will be required to complete a swim clinic with swim coach, Graeme Brewer, for him to assess capability. He will have final word on whether they can enter the race.

The 4 Night Great Barrier Reef Swim Package includes:

  • 4 nights' accommodation in the rooms and suites listed below, subject to availability
  • All meals - breakfast, buffet lunch, 2 course or buffet dinner
  • Return boat transfers from Gladstone for 2 guests
  • Welcome drinks
  • Swim clinics
  • Swim entry
  • A 2016 Great Barrier Reef Swim goodie bag

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Download and fill in your Registration and Swim Waiver prior to arrival.

Download the Program of Events.

For more information or to make a booking, call our Reservations Team on 1800 837 168 or email travel@delawarenorth.com.

2016 Ocean Swim Pricing

Getting to Heron Island

Payment and Cancellation Information

Terms and Conditions

Past Event Photos