Welcome to Heron & Wilson Islands
Part of the smaller Capricornia Cays group, Heron Island is ranked among the finest scuba-diving regions in the world, particularly in terms of ease of access. Visitors to Heron generally know what they are coming for – underwater paradise – but the island's rugged beauty is reason enough to stay above the surface. A true coral cay, it is densely vegetated with pisonia trees and surrounded by 24 sq km of reef. There’s a resort and research station on the northeastern third of the island; the remainder is national park. Note that 200,000 birds call the island home at different stages of the year, so there can be a lot of guano at times.
The island has excellent beaches, superb snorkelling and, during the season, turtle watching.