Heron Island Resort

Baby Turtle
Point Suite
Paddle Boarding
Swimming Pool
Turtle Room
Heron Reef Room
Heron Beachside Suite
Heron Beach House
Beach House
Wistari Suite
Heron Beach House Exterior
Beach Aerial
Heron Island turtles

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 109 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 however telephones can be arranged for certain room types. 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 some rooms offering personal touches like bathrobes, slippers and coffee plungers, a CD player and an excellent selection of magazines. 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
  • Clock Radio
  • Ironing facilities
  • 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. Maximum room capacity is 4 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. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 1 Day Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 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. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed, 2 Single Beds + a rollaway bed OR 1 King Bed, 2 Day Beds + a rollaway bed. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children.

Beachside Suite: Located on the beachside on absolute beachfront, these spacious and light suites 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. These rooms also feature a stereo with iPod connectivity. Bedding is 1 King Bed and 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. These rooms also feature air conditioning, telephone, coffee plungers, mini bar and bathrobes & slippers. Bedding is 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed + a rollaway 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. These rooms also feature air conditioning, telephone, coffee plungers, CD Player, mini bar and bathrobes & slippers. 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. These rooms also feature air conditioning, telephone, coffee plungers, mini bar and bathrobes & slippers. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.


Shearwater Restaurant on Heron Island offers an delectable evening menu and a delicious buffet selection for breakfast and lunch. Relax an 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! All dietary requirements can be catered for with adequate notice prior to arrival.


  • 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


There are numerous complimentary activities to immerse yourself in and unearth the natural beauty of Heron Island. These include Guided reef walks (operate daily subject to tides), Island ecology walks, Guided bird life walks, Wildlife presentations, Educational slide shows. Snorkelling lessons (in swimming pool) are also available to guests.

If you're seeking a little more adventure, additional (chargeable) activities available on Heron Island include Snorkelling excursions to the reef edge, Kayak and snorkel gear hire, Junior Ranger & Junior Ranger Plus Program for kids 7 to 12 years, 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) and Stargazing.

Additional Information

Children: 2-12 years are free of charge on existing bedding up to 31Mar19. From 01Apr19 children 3-12 years are charged the child rate.
Check In: 2.00 pm
Check Out: 10.00 am
Reception: 8.30 am - 7.00 pm
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

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Ratings are averaged based on 165 reviews.

Magical Place on Earth

Heron Island was possibly the most beautiful place I have ever been to. The Island is small and intimate taking approx 20 -30 minutes to walk around and what a walk it is. Each side has a different story to tell, with different animals, coral and terrain. We went with our two children aged 9 and 14. I can honestly say it was the time of their lives. We snorkelled every day and saw the most amazing varieties of fish and coral every time. The highlight of our stay would be swimming with the sharks, rays and turtles that live around the island. The accommodation was perfect. We stayed in a turtle family room which was a small cabin, clean and simple, perfect for our families needs. It was located right in the heart of the island making access to the restaurant, bar and ocean ideal. The room was serviced everyday and we were given fresh towels when needed. The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful and the food was to die for! Absolutely divine food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The management of the island and the restaurant was perfect, in that, it made it feel like there was not may people there giving you that feeling of privacy, like you had the place to yourself mostly and this was a peak times. We would highly recommend anyone and everyone to visit this amazing place as you will not regret it or ever forget the experiences you will have. Our only tip would be to plan the activities you would like to do and then book them straight away as we missed out on a few things only because we thought we could book whenever and then found it was all booked up. Heron Island thank you for your absolute beauty, lovely staff and amazing life experiences!!!


Relaxing stay!

We have been coming to Heron Island for a long time. The food was much improved and the room we stayed in was light and airy. There’s not much negatives on an Island that is so beautiful.
The one negative was having to leave a day early due to a weather front. That’s fine but it was lack of communication that made things more difficult. We were meant to be leaving Saturday 8th Dec. At no time on Friday morning were we approached to tell us there wouldn’t be a boat leaving again until Monday morning due to the weather. We heard it from another tourist and then we asked at reception. In order to make our connecting flights on the Saturday we had to pack up in 20 minutes and leave Friday morning. Some notice would have been great!!
Anyway Heron came through and after a very rough trip back on the ferry had a room booked and paid for in Gladstone. Still my favourite destination ????


Nature at its best

Heron is a wonderful rustic experience for anyone that loves nature, wildlife and marine life up close. The accomodation is probably 3 star and adequate for your stay but being called a ‘resort’ and the daily rate does set a higher expectation. The facilities are tired and could do with a refresh but staff are lovely and the food fantastic, tasty, well thought out and great value. The ferry is comfortable and delivers a great service.


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