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.
Please note that Heron Island Resort is undergoing a full refresh program! All rooms are getting new paint, refreshed bathrooms and updated furnishings. This work is ongoing and will have no affect on guests.
All Rooms Feature:
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 5 Adults & Children. Further charges may apply for the 5th person occupying a rollaway bed.
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 OR 1 King Bed + 2 Day Beds. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children. Further charges may apply for the 5th person occupying a rollaway bed.
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.
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.
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
Ratings are averaged based on 180 reviews.
A very comfortable resort in an idyllic location with great staff.
I love snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, and Heron Island is now my favourite location. There is not as much damage to the coral as further north, the off the beach snorkeling is the best I have experienced, and offshore locations are a 5-10 minute boat trip rather than 1 hour plus. The dive staff are also very helpful.
The guided nature walks were also excellent.
My only minor criticism is that our main course on one night was warm rather than hot. Similarly the breakfast buffet could have been hotter.
Fantastic location, great for families our children are 6 & 8. Amazing snorkelling with great coral diversity. Food at resort was great for the whole family. Will definitely visit again. Liked the fact there are no day trippers. We are from Tassie so not that big on crowds. July school holidays was awesome getaway, weather was perfect.