Wreck Dive at Heron Island

Just next to Wistari Reef, only a dinghy ride away is the Heron Island Reef. For a change of scenery we go for a snorkel on the rusty wreck of a gunboat in front of Heron Island called Protector. It was sunk there to act as a breakwater for the tiny harbour of the private…

Coral Gardens at Wistari Reef

Broccoli anyone? Cabbage leaves? A bunch of pink flowers? At low tide the coral gardens of Wistari Reef are like a vegie patch. Every reef we go to is unique and this is part of the appeal of exploring not only different reefs but also several locations on the one reef, especially one which is…

Blue Angelfish

Wondrous Wistari Reef

For the fifth and last post in our Southern Great Barrier Reef series for now, we take you somewhere really spectacular: to Wistari Reef. This is the snorkeling highlight to date, with outstanding coral pools and a large number of attractively patterned fish. It is amazing how every reef we stop at has its own identity…