Take off to the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef just got a little closer, following the launch this week of a new direct flight from Sydney to Gladstone, the jumping off point for Heron Island.
The new Qantaslink service will operate eight return flights a week from Sydney to Gladstone, including twice daily on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Flights depart Sydney as early as 6.15am, so holidaymakers can take a scenic helicopter flight or boat trip from Gladstone and be snorkeling in amongst Australia’s infamous coral reef all before lunchtime.
The Heron Island Resort is currently offering a special early bird offer of $999 per couple for a three-night stay. The offer includes three nights’ accommodation, all meals and return boat transfers. Children under the age of 12 stay and eat for free.
Heron Island is a true coral cay that sits at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. It also is one of the few places in Australia where guests can experience green and loggerhead turtles coming ashore each season to lay their eggs. In March and April visitors to the Island often witness the last of the tiny turtle hatchlings emerge from the sand and make their way to the water.
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