Heron Island Swim Challenge

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Challenge Dates
22 - 27 July  2021



Challenge Cost
from $1,450




Join the Heron Island Swim Challenge with Can Too to help raise much needed funds for cancer research.

Challenge Highlights

  • Spend five nights at the Great Barrier Reef's Heron Island Resort
  • Swim with sea turtles while you explore nearby reefs
  • Enjoy daily escorted swims in Queensland's tropical waters
  • Challenge yourself to a daily swim around the island

There will be daily swims around the island as well as escorted swims around nearby reefs. 

By joining each swim you could cover more than 15km throughout your stay, or, you could choose to take a day off and spend some time in the Aqua Soul Spa or diving with a guided tour. 


The Heron Island Swim Challenge is your chance to escape winter and head for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

During your five-night stay at the world-renowned Heron Island Resort, you will have the chance to swim with sea turtles, discover a shipwreck and relax with your Can Too friends.

Included in your accommodation package is ferry transfers between the island and Gladstone, swims with the group and breakfast daily. Including all meals is an optional extra.

Due to ferry timetables, it is recommended to stay in Gladstone the night before departure. 

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Challenge Grade

Your challenge is your own. There are daily swims, but none are compulsory, so you can set your own limits. 

Each swim is at your own pace, no one is left behind.

The daily swim around the island is within a short distance of the shore, so you have the option of walking back if you choose. 

Make the Challenge your own by joining as many or as few of the swims as you wish.

This swim challenge is not to be missed. We hope you can join us.

Note: Swim escort costs to be invoiced separately when numbers are known, estimated to be $200 pp.

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Discover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef

Experience nature at its best on Heron Island, world-famous for its spectacular coral reef and a sanctuary for an extraordinary variety of marine life. 

This natural coral cay provides a genuine eco-experience and the unique opportunity to witness the magic of the world’s largest coral reef. 

The ancient Pisonia Forest serves as a sanctuary for marine birds, and the crystal clear waters are teeming with colourful fish, turtles, rays, reef sharks and more.

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