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Heron Island (Island Resorts)

Price from £141 per room per night

Heron Island is a true coral cay surrounded by white sands, crystal clear waters, acres of brilliant coral and an abundance of marine life. As a World Heritage-Listed Marine National Park, it is a true nature lover's paradise. The Island is a protected habitat for an array of wildlife including nesting turtles and Native Australian birdlife. Renowned for its diving, it has access to more than 20 Great Barrier Reef dive sites, half of which are within 15 minutes of the resort. With eco-tourism in mind, the resort in conjunction with the neighbouring Research Station offers many activities such as guided island ecology, birdlife, reef walks (in low tide) and tours to watch the nesting and hatching habits of turtles (seasonal).

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Hotel Facilities

Bar(s), Boutique, Babysitting, Day Spa, Massage Facilities, Internet Access-Extra Charge, Laundry Self Service, Meeting Facilities, Porter Service, Restaurant(s), Reception Safe, Swimming Pool and a Tour Desk.

Room Facilities

Turtle Rooms are at ground level with 2 rooms per block and feature a deck and outdoor area. Rooms are compact with bright and fresh interiors and are located in a garden setting, a short walk away from the beach and close to the central resort facilities.  

Reef Room interiors are light and comfortable with a living-area extending outdoors to a balcony or garden. Positioned close to the beach, they offer reef and water views through a canopy of beachside trees and shrubs.  
Beachside Suites have double glass sliding doors which fill the room with natural light and connect both the bedroom and separate living area to a large outdoor balcony. These suites offer spectacular views over Heron Reef and are set in a beachside location with direct access to the beach and reef.
Point Suites are roomy with uninterrupted views of the reef and ocean with a generous living area which extends to an extensive outdoor terrace with sun lounges. From here guests can walk out onto the lawn and resort gardens.  
Wistari Suite interiors are spacious, feature a private outdoor terrace with wooden furniture and a 2 person hammock. These suites enjoy a secluded garden setting with ocean views and are a short stroll away from the central resort facilities, beach and walking tracks.
The Beach House is located beachside and set within a grove of trees offering filtered ocean views and a private boardwalk, providing direct access to the beach. With only 1 Beach House, it offers maximum privacy and is just a short stroll away from the central resort facilities and restaurant.
Only the Wistari Suites, Point Suites and The Beach House feature air-conditioning, a telephone and mini-bar

Please note that Heron Island is 1 hour ahead of Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), year round.  

Price Shown Above

Turtle Room for 2 people including full breakfast, guided birdlife walks, guided island ecology walks, guided reef walks, nature slideshow presentations, marine documentary viewing, wildlife presentations, snorkelling lessons in the swimming pool and trivia nights.

Room Types

Turtle Room
1 Queen
Maximum Capacity: 2 people
Turtle Family Room
1 Queen & 2 Singles or 1 Queen & 1 Single
Maximimum Capacity: 4 people
Reef Room
1 Queen & 1 Day Bed
Maximum Capacity: 3 people
Reef Family Room
1 Queen & 2 Singles
Maximum Capacity: 5 people
Beachside Suite
1 King & 2 Day Beds or 2 Singles & 2 Day Beds
Maximum Capacity: 4 people
Point Suite
1 King or 2 Singles
Maximum Capacity: 2 people
Wistari Suite
1 King or 2 Singles
Maximum Capacity: 2 people
Beach House
1 King & 1 Day Bed
Maximum Capacity: 4 people
Rollaways available on request at additional charge.

How to get there

Arrive at Heron Island by private helicopter flight (30 minutes), seaplane flight (25 minutes) or by coach and boat transfers (2.5 hours) from Gladstone Airport.
Private helicopter transfers, from HeliReef Hanger, Gladstone to Heron Island and return depart daily during daylight hours on demond.  HeliReef Hanger is located 5 minutes drive from the Gladstone Main Airport.  Transfers at own arrangements and expense.
Seaplane flights from Gladstone Main Airport to Heron Island and return depart daily during daylight hours on demand.
Complimentary coach transfer departs Gladstone Airport daily at 10:15am (AEST), arriving at Gladstone Marina to connect with the 11:00am (AEST) boat transfer.  

Return boat transfer from Heron Island departs at 2:00pm (Island Time) arriving at Gladstone Marina at 3:45pm (AEST) connecting with the complimentary coach transfer to Gladstone Airport.  Coach transfer will connect with all flights departing Gladstone Airport from 5:30pm (AEST) onwards.
Note: Boat transfer does not operate daily. Days of operation vary throughout the year.