Visiting Australia : Journey from City of Melbourne to Heron Island
Heron Island is a unique and out of this world experience of aqua blur waters and coral reef almost the best you can imagine. Yet, the most fantastic thing about going to Heron Island is that you can fly to Sydney or Melbourne and after enjoying the exquisite days at the Sydney Opera, museums, beaches, pubs and buzzing night life of these metropolis you can finally great serenity and lusciousness in a place so beautifully embellished on the face of the earth.
Firstly, finding cheap flights to Melbourne is the most important task by which you can save good enough money to spend a couple of nights more on the amazing Heron Island. Cheap Flights to Australia are pretty much in focus these days as big five star alliance carriers such as British Airways and even Qatar Airways have launched their annual sale on not only economy but premium and business classes as well. You can find cheap tickets to Melbourne from anywhere in UK or London through making online reservation (as its quite time saving) or just a phone call to get your e-tickets. For more details see Cheap flights to Australia
After buying your self a cheap flight to Melbourne and enjoying your evenings in the quixotic café’s of Melbourne, take a couple of days out to spend in the Heron Island. You can get a flight from Melbourne to Brisbane, where you can also stop and enjoy some of the most splendid luxuries of this metropolis, if you keep an eye on the Brisbane events calendar you may find some of the most anticipated world events, concerts or fashion shows to stop by and sneak a peak. From Brisbane, it will be an hour’s flight to the town of Gladstone and than a 2 hour ride on the catamaran and there you are …in the Island of Heron!
The first thing to notice as getting closer to the Island will be the stunning blue sky and warm sunshine to make a perfect welcome from the dreary Melbourne weather and the second thing, birds, lots of chirping and cawing elegant sea birds.
The Island of Heron is an ultimate gorgeous piece of land or must say corals in the Australian Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It lies on the Tropic of Capricornis and is one of the Capricorn Group of Islands located approximately 72 KMs North East off the coast of Gladstone, Central Queensland, Australia. The Island is a National Park within a Marine National Park, Being only 42 acres in size, with a circumference of 1.8 KMs. According to the locals: “it takes less than 30 minutes to walk around the island”.
Heron Island is boasts some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Heron Island is a coral cay, meaning it is completely composed of sand and coral fragments. The island is surrounded by 24 square kilometers of reef and boasts several nesting spots for green and loggerhead turtles. Some divers have even claimed to see sharks.
To make your trip even more memorable, you can hire a helicopter ride on your way back and give a great ending to your romantic holidays at the Heron Island. The flight takes about 30 minutes to Gladstone which included circling Heron Island and a close view of a couple of neighboring islands too.
Heron Island offers a unique experience where you can truly immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Among the music of seabirds, tracks of turtles and multi-colored clouds of fish, the feeling that you’re a guest of nature itself is inescapable. Reef walking, viewing underwater life from the coral submarine, getting amazed by the gorgeous sea birds, watching the sun set over the ocean – you become part of a community caught up in the timeless evolution of the world’s largest living thing – the Great Barrier Reef. It is a memory of a life time.