Heron Island open again after evacuation, severe weather

FOLLOWING on from the Christmas Day generator room fire that caused Heron Island's evacuation and weather conditions making it impossible for travellers to access the island, the premier tourist destination has been able to re-open.

The team at Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd has welcomed the re-opening and looks forward to once again welcoming visitors and locals back into the Gladstone Region and onto the beautiful island of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

GAPDL chief Glenn Churchill said it was great to have seen such prompt response and action from Delaware North companies, as well as a high level of support from both the community and local businesses during the difficult time.

"However, being a world-renowned tourism destination of choice, we are positive that Heron Island will overcome this setback and come back stronger than before," he said.

Heron Island will be present at the GAPDL QantasLink business lunch on Thursday, offering the business card draw prize of two nights on the island and an I-SPY submarine trip, as well as offering discounted Heron Island rates for all lunch attendees.

The luncheon will be held this Thursday at the Yaralla Sports Club, 11.30am with key speaker John Gissing, executive manager for Qantas Regional Airlines Group.

Email gapdl@gapdl.com.au or phone 4972 4000 to book a place.



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