Discover Heron Island: A Pristine Paradise in the Great Barrier Reef

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About Heron Island

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Heron Island, a secluded coral cay nestled in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. This idyllic destination promises a true island escape, offering guests the opportunity to connect with nature and explore some of the world’s most incredible snorkelling and diving sites. 

Heron Island enjoys a tropical climate with warm temperatures ranging from 22 to 30 degrees Celsius all year round, making it an ideal destination to visit at any time.

Experience the unforgettable beauty of Heron Island for yourself and discover the unparalleled serenity and adventure of this Great Barrier Reef gem.

To visit Heron Island, fly into Gladstone with multiple airlines operating daily services. From Gladstone, you can choose between a 2.5-hour boat transfer from Gladstone Marina or a 30-minute seaplane flight from Gladstone Airport, offering a spectacular view of the reef.

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Fitness classes
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Coffee morning
Secured parking
Airport pick up
Daily housekeeping
Restaurant and Bar’s


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Uncover the Answers to Your Burning Questions About Heron Island: An Exciting Guide for Curious Travellers

To get to Heron Island, you'll first need to fly into Gladstone. From Gladstone, you can take a 2.5-hour boat transfer from Gladstone Marina or a 30-minute seaplane flight from Gladstone Airport.

Heron Island Resort offers various accommodation options, including suites, beach houses, and private rentals. The resort features 109 rooms, all with balconies or terraces.

No, Heron Island is an exclusive resort that only allows access to its guests. Day-trippers are not permitted, ensuring a serene and uncrowded experience for visitors.

Heron Island enjoys a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round, making it a great destination to visit anytime. However, if you're interested in witnessing the turtle nesting season, it occurs between November and March. Humpback Whale sightings are more common during the winter months.

Yes, Heron Island is renowned for its incredible snorkelling and diving sites. With 20 dive sites just a short boat ride away and numerous snorkelling locations steps from the beach, it's an ideal destination for underwater enthusiasts of all levels.

The resort on Heron Island has a restaurant and a bar. Shearwater Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, while Baillie's Bar offers a place to relax with a drink and provides a television and Wi-Fi access.

Heron Island is home to various bird species, including the heron. The island also hosts a large turtle population, which returns each year for the nesting season between November and March. During the winter months, you might be able to spot Humpback Whales on their migration.

The rooms at Heron Island Resort do not have televisions, telephones, or Wi-Fi, encouraging visitors to disconnect and embrace the natural surroundings. However, Wi-Fi access and television can be found at Baillie's Bar.