Off Shore Islands QLD

Driftwood on beach - Photo and text courtesy of Tourism QLD

Heron Island and Lady Elliot Island, 72 and 85 km from shore respectively, are great diving and holiday destinations where people can come to relax and enjoy what nature has to offer. Both are rich in bird and marine life. So what are you waiting for?

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Birds nesting on island - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Reef Walking - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Snorkelling on the reef - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD


- Heron Island: Subtropical climate, average year round temperature of approximately 24°C (80 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Lady Elliot: Max temperatures of 29°C in summer and 23°C in winter.

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