August 7th 2014, Melbourne – One of nature’s greatest journeys continues each year on Heron Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef when, from September to March the island becomes the breeding ground for the giant Loggerhead and Green sea turtles.

Regarded as a quintessential coral cay natural wonderland, Heron Island is both home and sanctuary for these giants of the sea. It is here where their life started and it is here where they return to lay their eggs in the exact same spot as they were hatched some 30 years earlier.

The Heron Island circle of life begins as the turtles lumber onto shore to lay their eggs and it continues as the hatchlings emerge and make their way down to the ocean to start their great journey. The Heron Island Turtle Season Escape has been created so that this natural phenomenon can be witnessed firsthand by our valued guest.

Turtle Season Escape commences from $477 twin share for three nights inclusive of accommodation,
breakfast, snorkel trip, turtle talks and special turtle gift.

And, when you are not turtle watching, Heron Island provides a wonderful balance for you to choose howbusy you want to be, or not! Snorkelling off the beach, diving at world renowned locations such as Heron Bommie, reef walks at low tide, sunset cruises or, a lazy afternoon in the spa or simply reading your book on the pristine beaches. For more information, please visit www.heronisland.com/turtles or call the Heron Island Reservations team on 1300 233 432 or +61 3 9426 7540.

For further information
Jill Collins – Barking Owl Communication 0417654474

Note to editors
Delaware North owns and operates the following iconic Australian resorts
Heron Island. Lizard Island. Kings Canyon Resort. El Questro Wilderness Park.
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