Located in the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef off northern Queensland's east coast, Heron Island is a haven for nature lovers surrounded by pristine beaches and brilliant blue waters. A true coral cay, the island is surrounded by colourful coral teeming with marine life and as a Marine National Park, all flora and fauna is protected.
Striking the perfect balance between relaxing island holiday and adventurous voyage of discovery, Heron Island holidays offer a fantastic range of ways to spend your time. Guided reef and island walks are available along with private beach picnics, semi-submersible cruises and so much more.
Accommodation on Heron Island is designed to blend seamlessly with the spectacular natural environment therefore you'll find no buildings on the island that rise higher than the tree line. The marine and national parks of Heron Island offer an unspoilt treasure to explore or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the serenity.
There are a range of accommodation types available to suit every traveller and budget and with so much natural beauty to discover right on your doorstep, facilities are simple.
The amazing array of wildlife that call Heron Island home including the iconic Loggerhead and Green Turtles can be explored with a number of activities, the most popular of which are snorkelling and scuba diving. Famous throughout the world for more than 20 of Australia's best dive sites, approximately 50% are 15 minutes or less from the beaches of Heron Island.
Heron Island is a wonderful holiday destination for romantic escapes but also welcomes children with a family friendly range of activities including the Junior Rangers kids club operating in school holidays. Offering an exciting array of fun yet educational activities and experiences for children aged 7-12 years, the program is designed to teach children about caring for their environment.