Now is the time to start thinking about your next holiday and where you would like to go. Why not has a serious look at visiting Heron Island on the fabulous Great Barrier Reef of Australia? This is the one place where you will find all of Australias best natural attractions, all in the one place, and complemented by top class accommodation. Heron Island is situated in the state of Queensland, in Australias north and enjoys a superb sub tropical climate. Here is a place where fantastic beaches meet the best family and relaxed lifestyle resort you can find and the result is sensational. Heron Island has iconic status on the Australian holiday calendar. It has a reputation for being one of the best family Island Resort in the Great Barrier Reef region. The Island is situated just off the central Queensland coast and is accessed from Gladstone airport which is on Australias domestic air circuit. The Whitsundays, which lie just to the north, are also a world famous has a holiday destination and a magnet for cruising yachtsmen. Heron Island is a true coral cay and as such it is located right on the reef itself. Here you can walk straight out of your accommodation onto the beach and start snorkeling straight away.
There are so many things to do around Heron Island that it is nearly impossible to experience them all. A trip to Wilson Island is essential and here is a deserted island for a small numbers of guests to experience the reef in absolute luxury with your own tent cabin. All catering is done unobtrusively from the island. Here is a place to stay where you dont have to see another soul if that is your choice. Heron Island is noted as one of the best dive destinations on the Great Barrier Reef. Visibility of 30 meters plus is commonplace. There is also fishing trips available and you can catch a coral trout or red emperor for your dinner. This has to be one of the worlds best places to just laze around in the sun with no mobile phone or TV access.
Heron Island has a range of accommodation options. There are absolute luxury cabin style apartments surrounding the swimming pool. There is also a superb restaurant so you can pick and choose a different style of food every night. The island runs its own luxury transfer vessel to and from Gladstone which makes your island access very convenient. You can also arrive by helicopter if you want to skip the boat ride. The resort has many other features which include fishing, wind surfing, snorkeling, and diving. Gladstone airport is on the domestic circuit and can be accessed from many Australian destinations. There are also many domestic flight options if you want to make Heron Island part of a full Australian holiday including some of its other iconic destinations such as Ayers Rock, the Sydney Opera House, the Gold Coast and Cairns. www.aunztravel.com.au has a wealth of holiday information for Australia and New Zealand including information on accommodation, attractions and transfers.