Heron Island

I’ve just started my last semester at uni after travelling around Australia for a month, so even though it’s been three months since my last post I promise I have so much content lined up! I’m going to try something a little different with my editing, as I’ve kind of fallen in love with the whole slightly faded filmy look – I might get sick of it and move back to just basic enhancing in the future, but let me know what you think.

These photos were taken at the start of July to kick off our trip up the coast of Queensland. Heron Island is located in the southern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Gladstone. You have to take a two hour ferry over very choppy seas to reach the island, unless you want to splurge on a helicopter or a sea plane. We took the ferry on the way over but my Dad surprised us with a sea plane flight on the way back and it was spectacular. I didn’t really have enough room to manoeuvre with the DSLR inside the plane and the only photos I took were on my iPhone, so I haven’t included any on the blog but there is a photo on my Instagram if you want to check it out.

The island is home to a huge amount of wildlife and there is a University of Queensland Research Station on site. There’s no internet or phone reception, but I think that made for a very relaxing few days and you really do feel cut off from the outside world. The island itself sits on top of a vast coral cay and you can snorkel right off the beach, or else book a place on a snorkelling tour which will take you further out to some of the more untouched sites.

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