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Heron Island Celebrates Sir David Attenborough’s ‘Great Barrier Reef’

April 11, 2016 Hotel Deals No Comments Email Email

In celebration of Sir David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island Resort invites guests to explore the natural wonders of the world-famous reef from the comfort of this iconic Australian resort, as featured on Attenborough’s highly anticipated documentary. 

Set to debut on Australian screens on April 10, the documentary follows the world-renowned naturalist as he returns to majestic Heron Island to capture stunning footage of the unique sea life that call it home. Exploring far beneath the waves, Attenborough’s three-part series is a stunning representation of this magnificent corner of the earth.

“We are thrilled to watch the world’s response to our slice of paradise, brought to life by none other than Sir David Attenborough,” said Sandy McFeeters, General Manager of Heron Island Resort. “Situated on the reef, guests can step-off the beach and experience the amazing natural wonders the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. We’re so excited for Australians to discover the diverse marine life that can be found here.”

As showcased in the documentary, visitors to Heron Island are able to totally immerse themselves in the quintessential Great Barrier Reef experiences.

  1. Heron Island is a coral cay, allowing you to sleep, play and explore on the Great Barrier Reef
  2. Step off the beach and the Great Barrier Reef awaits. No long boat trips – just you, a snorkel and flippers and your personal encounters of the marine kind
  3. Swim all year round in the glorious waters surrounding the island
  4. At low tide, watch the curtain draw back on the ocean floor showcasing bright blue star fish, sand cleaning sea cucumbers, sapphire lipped clams and the world’s largest population of the pint sized epaulette sharks
  5. Diving lovers are spoilt for choice, with no less than 21 dive sites within 15 minutes of Heron Island
  6. Guests are able to visit Heron Island Research Station, world class research and teaching facility of the University of Queensland
  7. Heron Island is a resident population and breeding ground for Green and Loggerhead turtles
  8. Heron Island is home to no less than seven of the nine turtle species in the world
  9. See the reef from the air, underwater, at low tide and through glass bottom vessels
  10. Throughout the year see whales, dolphins, rays, reef sharks, groper, fish, turtles, maori wrasse – making up the Great Eight marine animals


To celebrate the documentary’s release, Heron Island invites holiday-markers keen to explore the region to ‘Stay Four, Pay Three’. With a variety of accommodation options available from $330 per night, there’s no better time to dive into Heron Island and experience firsthand why Sir David Attenborough is so taken with the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.

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