A to Z of Destinations
Australia, NZ and South Pacific
A to Z of Experiences
Walking and trekking
Diving and snorkelling
Wildlife and safaris
Meet the locals
Frontier and expedition
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Visiting the Poles
Career breaks and BIG trips
Body and soul
Volunteer and conservation
Australia, East Coast
Everest Base Camp
Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights
Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railway
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Cruising the Nile, Egypt
1st December 2011
Virgin Australia is preparing to introduce a third daily flight from Brisbane to Gladstone, making domestic travel easier and cheaper for travellers
Due to the popularity of the twice daily service from Brisbane to Gladstone, Virgin Australia is preparing to introduce a third daily flight in January 2012. Running Monday to Fridays from as little as £56 (A$88) one-way, the twice daily service already offers easy and cheap travel to travellers and locals alike; a third service is expected to add to the appeal.
December is the perfect time for travellers to take advantage of the frequent and inexpensive service, by exploring the tropical paradise of Haron Island, a coral cay just off the north-east coast. Haron is renowned for its surreal diving and snorkelling opportunities, and is a perfect introduction to the Great Barrier Reef, teeming with biodiversity and home to 72% of the species found on the reef.
For a close and personal wildlife encounter, nature lovers can witness the slow journey of the Green Sea Turtle and Loggerhead Sea Turtle, as they make their way up the white sandy beaches of Heron and Wilson islands to lay their eggs during December's nesting season.
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