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Located in the Capricornia Cays National Park, Heron Island is some 72 km, or 2 hours by catamaran east of Gladstone in Queensland.
 

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Heron Island - History


In 1843 Francis Blackwood first recorded sighting Heron Island from HMS Fly.The University of Queensland established a marine research facility on Heron Island some 50 years ago, known as the Heron Island Research Station.
 

Heron Island - Today


Only 1km long and 17 hectares in area, Heron Island is a true coral cay and is densely vegetated with the pisonia grandis trees endemic to the Capricornia Cays National Park, and is surrounded by 24 sq km of reef. Heron is a nesting ground for green and loggerhead turtles and home to some 30 species of birds. World-class research and teaching is conducted at the campus and the Heron Island facility is considered to be the most productive and prestigious marine research station in Australia. Heron Island Reserch Station has an international reputation for its research into the Great Barrier reef and in training students in marine sciences. Research projects conducted on Heron Island include work on climate change, particularly its impact on coral reefs
 

Heron Island - Water based Activities


Snorkelling, diving or drift snorkelling off Heron Island is spectacular. Sunlight gently filters through the clear waters as sleek trumpet fish and large spotted groupers cruise by; brilliant parrotfish calmly graze as massive schools of tiny fishes swim and embrace the snorkeller in a shimmering haze blue and green; like swimming through the stars. Life is a kaleidoscope of colour as fishes, painted with daubs of colour; flecks or brilliant stripes and snorkellers drift together over magical multi coloured corals in exquisite shapes. Huge manta rays gracefully 'fly' by; turtles seek out choice morsels and in season hump back whales migrate off shore along the spectacular Great Barrier Reef off Herron Island.
 

Heron Island - Activities Land based


An array of activities are available to the landlubber, including interpretive walks and workshops, stargazing, movies under the stars, wild life presentations and in peak nesting season, turtle viewing is conducted.
 

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