Photographer's Note

Here is a photo of the quiet beach at Heron Island which is in the Southern Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Gladstone...definitely a highlight of our adventure in Oz. Heron Island is a small island that is part small upscale resort and part research station. We learned so much about marine life while we were here. This place was outsanding! It was worth the cheap hostel stays to enjoy this place for a few days.

My apologies for the photo's "noise". Critiques are welcome.


"Heron Island is a true coral cay right on the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Here you can swim straight off the beach to an endless garden of coral where the waters are literally teeming with beautifully coloured fish and marine life.

It's what you don't see around Heron that makes the resort so special. You won't see any buildings above the tree line. And you won't bump into any daytrippers either. The reef experience on Heron is exclusively for guests, a unique experience few other resorts in the world can offer. There's a relaxed island lifestyle that sets Heron apart, a sophisticated yet casual resort atmosphere. Here the emphasis is on exploring and discovering the natural attractions that have made Heron famous around the world.

You'll enjoy some of the world's best reef diving. There's a choice of spectacular sites just minutes from the beach, and can you imagine a better place to learn to dive?

Join a guided reef walk to learn more about the unique ecology of the Great Barrier Reef or snorkel off the beach and come face to face with the kaleidoscope of marine life just below the surface."

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  • Copyright: Dana Read (danarm) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 14] (157)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-08-11
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2006-05-02 20:50
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