Heron Island, on the Great barrier Reef off Gladstone, is a richly vegetated coral cay with an established resort, research station and Marine Parks ranger base. This is an important nesting ground for Green Turtles (October - March is turtle-breeding season), black noddy terns and wedge-tailed shearwaters. There are dozens of dive locations within 15 minutes of the harbour. Shore and off-shore snorkelling can be undertaken.
How To Get There
Dive locations on Heron Island can be accessed from the shore or by boat. The Island is 72km from Gladstone and can be accessed by air or boat.
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