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Heron Island Resort

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Location Details
Heron Island really is a special place. It’s a natural coral cay 55 miles off the coast of Queensland, so it’s not another Great Barrier Reef resort, it’s a resort on the Great Barrier Reef. In the crystal clear aquamarine waters surrounding the island, stunning coral gardens and sea creatures great and small flourish in abundance and color. The reef, with a myriad of colorful coral and reef fish, is right here, at your fingertips, right off the beach.
General Information
Heron Island makes an easy holiday choice for divers, swimmers, and people who love to snorkel. The resort also offers an array of activity options for those who like to relax, explore and laze on beaches far from crowds, with no reef “day-trippers” to spoil the peace and quiet.

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Room Details

Each guestroom features a balcony or terrace, ceiling fans, a refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, beach towels, a clock radio, ironing facilities, extra pillows and blankets, an in suite bathroom and hairdryers, and an umbrella.
Reef Rooms offer interiors that are light and comfortable, featuring modern streamlined bathrooms that match the lines of the living room. The stunning living areas face onto the water. All Reef Rooms include an in suite bathroom with shower. The Reef Rooms also boast a day bed that is lit by down lights to make them ideal reading and relaxing spots, while they can be transformed into a bed at night.

Suite Details

Beachside Suites offer filtered views over Heron Reef and are set in prime locations with access to both the beach and reef. The Beachside Suites are located on North Beach with filtered views through the trees to the beach and reef. Double glass sliding doors fill the room with natural light and connect the spacious bedroom and separate living area with a large outdoor balcony. The living area features two large and luxurious day beds, oversized cane chair and a coffee table. The suites offer a large modern bathroom with shower and a mini-bar. Recently upgraded interiors have brought a sophisticated, streamlined air to these suites, with an enhanced feeling of lightness thanks to the color scheme and down lights imbedded in the ceilings. The bedroom can be separated from the living area by a Japanese-style sliding door.
Wistari Suites feature a secluded garden setting with maximum privacy, aided by blackout curtains and fully closing timber blinds. Interiors are spacious and feature timber ceilings with down lights and a tiled floor. These suites are air conditioned and boast a mini bar in the room. They feature a large updated in suite bathroom with stylish vanity and shower and a private outdoor terrace features wooden furniture. The suites are a short stroll away from the central resort facilities, reef and jetty. Bedding includes a king size bed or two twin beds.

Guest Services

Foreign currency exchange and traveller checks cashed, safety deposit facilities, internet kiosk, postal service, public telephones, daily activities program, flora & fauna reference literature, departure showers, resort boutique, guest laundry service and facilities, marine parks interpretive center, registered nurse and first aid clinic.


Shearwater Restaurant offers an enticing evening menu and a vast array of breakfast selections. Those looking at healthy options will be impressed, as will those looking for creative desserts and indulgent flavors. The restaurant has an attractive north-facing verandah area from which you can see the reef peeking over a lush carpet of local flora. Friendly, professional staff explain the changing evening menu to guests and help match meals with wines.
Baillie's Bar & Pandanus Lounge takes relaxation to the next level, offering an expansive area in which to relax with a cold drink, catch up with friends or watch or read the latest news. The complex is designed to make the most of panoramic reef views and has an outdoor terrace with a giant chessboard. Inside are two pool tables, a cocktail bar, entertainment lounge and a mezzanine- level library area. Watching the sunset from the lounges lining the terrace with cocktail or beer in hand is a must-do activity on Heron Island.


Swimming pool, board games, guided reef walks, island ecology walks, guided birdlife walks, stargazing, wildlife presentations, snorkelling lessons in the swimming pool, tennis, table tennis, nature slide show presentations, trivia night, marine documentary.


Aqua Soul Spa uses the healing properties of marine elements and natural botanicals combined to create positive influences that uplift the spirit. Indulge the senses with a facial, body treatment or massage.

Nearby Attractions

Snorkelling excursions to the reef edge, semisubmersible coral viewing cruises, scenic helicopter flights, sunset wine & cheese cruises, turtle tour, sunset cruises, kayaking,

Other Information

Please call your Destination Specialist for pricing for Heron Island Resort.

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.

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