School of fishes & coral reefs near Heron Island Resort

Heron Island Blog

Do you know why Heron Island is so unique?

Heron Island is world renowned as an extraordinary, unique destination that allows guests to truly experience being a guest of nature. But what exactly is it about Heron Island that makes it so unique and such a popular destination for travellers and nature lovers alike? From the surrounding reef to the island itself, here are few insights that set Heron Island apart from other island destinations.

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The world famous Heron Bommie

An ancient coral mountain, the Heron Bomie is the most popular site on the Heron Reef.

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Turtle Season has Begun!

Heron Island is a protected sanctuary for breeding turtles who return year after to nest in the sandy dunes. Hatchlings will later erupt from the nests and make their way down the beach to the protection of the reef.

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Top 5 Tips for Photographers visiting Heron Island

As a photographer, we are always looking for a new adventure to keep our ‘creative fire’ burning. If it’s travel and nature photography you are looking for, then Heron Island must be the destination you are looking for! Located off the coast of Gladstone on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island is truly blessed with an overdose of natural beauty from every angle! Here are my top 5 tips to getting the most from your visit. 

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