is regarded as the southern starting point of the reef, or as we prefer to call it, where great begins. Located 46 nautical miles off the coast of Bundaberg, is (as the name suggests) eco-certified and attracts divers from around the world who want to swim with
Get a Great Barrier Reef education on a tour of an eco-research station on Heron Island. Spend your day snorkelling the untouched ecosystem of the closed ring reef of Fitzroy Reef Lagoon. You can also camp on top of Lady Musgrave’s 3000 acres of living reef with the seabirds and turtles as your only neighbours. Or, hire a cruiser yacht from Seventeen Seventy, drop in a line and enjoy the fruits of your labour onboard.