Over 530 kilometers (330 miles) north of Brisbane you'll find some of the best swimming, snorkeling, and diving in the world. Heron Island is a refuge for underwater enthusiasts located on the Great Barrier Reef, providing an endless selection of amazing sites for any level diver, all within 15 minutes of shore. There some excellent shipwreck dives, but the most intriguing aspect of this underwater world is the spectrum of coral, turtle, shark, and other marine life to be found here. One of the great getaways, if you have an opportunity to get to this island, it will make for an unforgettable trip. Check the official site for further information.