Heron Island has a resident population of around 4,000 turtles which is a major attraction – however – it is when these resident turtles are joined by the migratory turtles returning to lay their eggs – that the true wonder of these giant sea turtles can be witnessed.
To find a turtle, simply walk along Heron Beach one or two hours after the evening’s high tide. Look for the tracks in the sand where the turtle has come in from the sea and as the hatchlings emerge you will see them scurrying towards the ocean keen to avoid the many perils that will meet them along the way.
“Heron Island is truly an amazing place to be part of the annual laying and hatching of the Green and Loggerhead turtles. Watching these giants of the sea lug themselves up the beach and settle in to lay up to 120 eggs per clutch is one of the most amazing and breathtaking things to see”, says Sandy McFeeters, General Manager of Heron Island Resort.
As a coral cay – Heron Island is literally a part of the Great Barrier Reef – so between turtles watching, step off the beach and snorkel to discover the underworld wonderland that exists.
If you are ready to be a part of one of nature’s greatest journeys, take advantage of the special offer on the Turtle Season Holiday package.
Heron Island Turtle Packages commences from $330 per night (twin share) Children 12 years and under stay free when using existing bedding
· Breakfast daily
· 2 snorkel trips
· Special turtle gift
Offer Valid 12 September 2016 – 31 March 2017 – subject to availability. Terms and conditions and blackout dates apply.