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Watch Turtles Nest on Heron Island

November 2, 2013 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

The annual turtle nesting season is set to begin on Queensland’s Heron and Wilson Islands, with an abundance of green and loggerhead turtles coming ashore to nest on these two Great Barrier Reef coral cays.

392421From November through to March every year, a breeding population of turtles comes ashore approximately three to seven times during a season. The turtles lay their eggs at the same location where they were born, laying on average 120 eggs in one clutch, and in some instances returning after an absence of 35-40 years since their birth.

Turtles migrate to Heron and Wilson Islands from as far afield as the Solomon Islands, Cape York and Harvey Bay and with careful guidelines for viewing, guests can observe this wonder of nature on a casual walk on the beach or on guided walks.

Around the Easter period each year, the eggs begin to hatch as thousands of baby turtles emerge to make the annual scurry to the safety of the sea.

463557To celebrate turtle nesting season, we have created our Turtle Season Escape package.

Turtle Season Escape:

Stay for three nights on Heron Island in a Turtle Room for just $597 per person, including all meals, snorkel hire, boat transfers from Gladstone and $50 resort credit per day. Plus kids under the age of 12 stay and eat for free. This Turtle Season Escape offer is available for sale until 31stDecember and valid for travel until 31st March 2014.

For further information visit:  www.heronisland.com and www.wilsonisland.com or call  1300 863 248.

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