After arriving on Heron Island by seaplane, we grabbed a quick bite to eat and immediately went for a walk around the island. It’s such a tiny place you could easily do it in 20 minutes at a brisk pace. It was amazing to see absolutely no other signs of land from any point. Just in that short walk, we encountered sting rays, sharks, a couple sea turtles, and lots and lots of birds. If you’re afraid of birds even a little bit, this island would be your nightmare. The ocean views were just breathtaking! We spent a lot of time with our toes in the sand. Actually, it’s not even the type of sand we are used to on the beach! Heron Island is a coral cay. So that means the island is formed by tiny bits of crushed coral. Such an unique experience!
The next step of our adventure was to visit The Great Barrier Reef. Visiting here better be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s an amazing surreal experience. It’s absolutely incredible how up close and personal you can get with the wildlife. For example, we got up to watch the sun rise one morning to witness a little sea turtle love and saw tracks where the ladies had come to shore for a nap. Just a flat out cool experience.
I highly recommend trying to take a helicopter or seaplane out to wherever your stay takes you for another perspective of The Great Barrier Reef. As we were flying over we saw sharks, stingrays, schools of fish, and lots of sea turtles. Pretty much everything I wanted to see! The seaplane experience was really awesome too. Landing and taking off on the ocean was crazy! I’m so happy we did that. Stay tuned Wednesday for more on my Great Barrier Reef adventure.