Heron Island Travel Guide

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Welcome To Heron Island

Located on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, 72km from Gladstone, Heron Island is an island paradise bursting with natural beauty and attractions. So much more than just a tropical island, Heron Island is the ultimate eco-experience. Spend your days exploring the scenic landscapes, discovering the amazing underwater reef systems and marvel at the incredible array of marine life that makes Heron Island so renowned. And with over 20 dive sites located just minutes from the shores, guests are spoilt for choice across this magnificent holiday destination.

Completely disconnected from technology and the outside world, Heron Island provides the digital detox of dreams. Imagine waking up just metres away from the shimmering ocean and starting your day to the sounds of gently crashing waves. During a stay on Heron Island, you are not only a resort guest, but a guest of nature. Turtles, birds and humpback whale sightings are frequent on Heron Island and guests can enjoy a wonderful variety of nature experiences.

On top of Heron Island's postcard of scenic perfection, the fantastic range of accommodation makes this island sanctuary the ideal holiday destination. Low-key and comfortable, Heron Island accommodation blends perfectly into the natural surroundings. Designed to appeal to every taste and budget, Heron Island offers everything from family friendly stays to enviable beachfront seclusion. Together with a fantastic range of facilities and activities, Heron Island is the perfect holiday escape.

Know Before You Go

Skip the stress of holiday planning and let our detailed guide to Heron Island holidays do all the work for you. From information on transport options to weather and climate, we've curated everything you need to know to visit Heron Island. Discover the best time to visit the island, along with frequently asked questions like is Heron Island a good place to take children? (Hint: the answer is yes!) Let us help answer all of your holiday questions, so you can plan your holiday with ease.

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Before You Go FAQs

Everything you need to know before your next Queensland Islands tropical holiday. From car hire queries to transport options, find your answers here.


Best Time To Visit Heron Island

Boasting gorgeous tropical weather and an abundance of eco-activities, Heron Island is a fantastic year round destination. Find the best time to visit Heron Island according to your holiday preferences here.

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Getting To Heron Island

Discover all you need to know about getting to Heron Island. Including essential info on major airlines, ferry transfers and seaplane information, let us help you plan your next Heron Island holiday with ease.

Heron Island Hotels & Packages

If you're craving a tropical holiday in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, look no further than the spectacular Heron Island. Renowned for it's glittering white sands, vibrant waters and abundance of marine life, Heron Island offers the ultimate eco-tourism experience. With no disruptions from technology, guests can enjoy a refreshing digital detox and totally escape from the outside world. Enjoy the serenity of the environment and be at one with nature on the beautiful Heron Island. Check out our Heron Island Package Deals.

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Heron Island Region Info & Guides

Located off the coast on Townsville on the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island is an outstanding holiday destination bursting with natural beauty and things to do. Discover everything you need to know about Heron Island with our comprehensive region information guide and find holiday inspiration with our stunning media gallery. From weather forecasts to a detailed resort map, our guide will help you plan your tropical holiday with ease.


Heron Island Map

Explore beautiful Heron Island and plan your trip accordingly using our detailed resort map. Discover your desired destinations and find points of interest across this magnificent tropical island.

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Heron Island Weather

Renowned for its amazing tropical climate, Heron Island is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Learn about Heron Islands weather patterns and consult our monthly temperature guide as you plan your holiday escape.


Heron Island Photos & Videos

Discover the stunning landscapes and pristine beaches Heron Island is known for in our beautifully curated media gallery. Prepare to feel the wanderlust of this tropical holiday oasis and picture yourself in the postcard.

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