Heron Island Resort

Heron Island
Sunset Picnic
Reef Room
Common Lounge
Swimming Pool
Baby Turtle
Heron Junior Rangers
Turtle Room
Beachside Room
Turtle at Sunset

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Heron Island offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit couples, groups and families. The resort style rooms offer configurations to suit families while the suites and Beach House provide a more intimate holiday experience with picturesque filtered ocean and reef views.

Accommodation on Heron Island offers 112 rooms within five distinct grades and each is excellently appointed with a range of amenities. To provide a more relaxed and authentic island holiday experience, there are no disruptions from televisions and phones. They call it 'digital detox', with little or no phone or internet you can truly escape the real world to discover the serenity of Heron Island.

Heron Island accommodation is designed to offer guests an extra special stay with the Suites offering personal touches like bathrobes and slippers. Ideal for a romantic getaway or family holiday, Heron Island is the perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty and wonder of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.


All Rooms Feature:

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Beach Towels
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Umbrellas
  • Hair Dryers

Turtle Room: Turtle Rooms are located in a garden setting on the ground level, featuring a nice timber deck and outdoor area. These comfortable, compact rooms are situated closer to North Beach. Rooms size is 22.79m². Bedding is 1 Queen Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

Turtle Family Room: Located just steps from the beach and central resort facilities, including the pool, these compact yet comfortable rooms are surrounded by tropical gardens at ground level and feature an outdoor area and deck. Room size is 26m². Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds or 1 King Bed + 2 Day Beds. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children.

Reef Room: Located near the beach, these light and comfortable rooms offer filtered water and reef views with a living area which extends out to a private balcony or garden. Room size is 21.85m². Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 1 Day Bed. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Reef Family Room: Located near the beach, these light and comfortable rooms offer filtered water and reef views with a living area which extends out to a private balcony or garden. Room size is 19.68m². Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children.

Beachside Room: Located on the beachside on absolute beachfront, these spacious and light rooms offer direct access to the reef and beach. Double glass sliding doors lead to a large balcony offering filtered views of the Great Barrier Reef. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Day Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Beach House: Located on the beachside amid a shaded grove, this house offers direct beach access via a private boardwalk and filtered ocean views. The spacious interior opens out to a furnished private patio and outdoor shower. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 1 Day Bed. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Point Suite: Offering uninterrupted views of the sunsets and Great Barrier Reef, these suite enjoy easy access to resort facilities, spacious interiors including living area, and an expansive outdoor terrace. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

Wistari Suite: Offering maximum privacy and filtered ocean views in a secluded garden setting these spacious suites enjoy furnished private outdoor terraces and hammocks. Room size is 44m². Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.


Shearwater Restaurant: Offers a delectable evening menu and a delicious a la carte selection for breakfast and lunch. Relax and spend an afternoon on the north-facing veranda and watch as the forever evolving landscape changes. Heron Island does showcase mother nature at her best! A picnic hamper service is available on request. Dietary requirements can be catered for with adequate notice prior to arrival.

Baillie's Bar: The bar and lounge offers a range of cold drinks, snacks and cocktails in the entertainment lounge, mezzanine library and outdoor terrace with a giant chessboard and panoramic reef views. This is the best place to watch the sun go down with drink in hand.


  • Daily activity sheet - The Heron Times
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Day Spa
  • Board games
  • Guest laundry facilities
  • Safety deposit facilities
  • Public telephones
  • Conference facilities
  • Marine Centre & Dive Shop
  • Resort Shop
  • Heron Kids Junior Rangers Program
  • Internet access in dining venues and Reception (fee)


There are numerous activities to immerse yourself in and unearth the natural beauty of Heron Island.

The following activities are free of charge:

  • Guided Island Walk
  • Guided Reef Walk (tide dependant)
  • Guided Bird Walk
  • Stargazing
  • Guided Turtle Walk
  • Turtle Hints Presentation
  • Nature Presentations
  • Researcher Presentation (subject to availability)
  • Snorkelling Lesson

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Snorkelling excursions to the reef edge
  • Kayak hire
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding tours
  • Junior Ranger Program for Kids
  • Semi-submarine coral viewing cruises
  • Diving tours activities and classes
  • Fishing trips (seasonal)
  • Sunset cruises
  • Beach Picnic Hampers
  • Spa treatments at the Aqua Soul Spa
  • Turtle Tour (peak nesting times December - April)

Day Spa

Aqua Soul Spa: Offering a relaxing and indulgent range of signature therapies, each is designed to nurture physical and emotional well being with a dynamic blend of ingredients to restore and rejuvenate.


Heron Kids Junior Rangers: 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. The Junior Rangers Program runs during the Queensland school holidays. Contact Reception when you're settled in to find out days and times or to make a booking.

The kids enjoy hands-on activities and have the chance to earn a colourful collection of 15 badges. They'll get 'up close and personal' with a wonderful variety of marine creatures and explore the fascinating coral cay forest and woodlands. During turtle season (November to April), they can even join the Queensland Turtle Research program's research and monitoring activities.

Additional Information

Children: 3-12 years are charged the child rate
Check In: 3.00 pm
Check Out: 10.00 am
Sea Turtle Foundation: An optional $10 contribution to non-profit Sea Turtle Foundation to help care for wildlife on the island is added to all rooms upon check in and may be removed from your bill on check out
Address: Heron Island via Gladstone, Queensland Islands




Ratings are averaged based on 253 reviews.


it was an amazing experience. This island is a paradise on earth, I will do it again for sure 100%!! 


The island did not disappoint

Food was very good except for the pasta pesto genovese. Snorkeling was fun. Birds were amazing. Didnt see the turtles.  Rooms were rustic. No air conditioning 



The staff were amazing, particularly the staff doing the talks guided walks and snorkelling. 
The food was adequate but why have chips with all meals that were not pasta or salad. 
The volunteers working on the turtle counts etc on the beach we're also wonderfully helpful. 


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