Getting to Heron Island & Location Map

As the below map shows, accommodation and facilities on Heron Island enjoy a beachfront location clustered together on the western side of the island leaving the remaining side of the island as a National Park free of development.

Regular flights are available from all major Australian cities to Gladstone with Qantas and Virgin Australia. Gladstone is a 1 hour and 20 minute flight or 6 hour drive from Brisbane.

Getting to Heron Island

Launch Transfers

Note: This service operates every day except Tuesday, Thursday & Christmas Day.

Arrival: Flights into Gladstone must arrive no later than 12.30pm. A coach (additional cost) departs Gladstone Airport at approximately 11.30am to connect with the launch. Guests making their own way to Gladstone Marina, must arrive no later than 1.30pm to check in for the boat. The launch departs Gladstone Marina at 2.00pm on selected days and arrives Heron Island at approximately 4.30pm.

Departure: Launch transfers depart Heron Island at 10.00am. Arrival into Gladstone is two hours later and coach transfers to the airport are available from 12.15pm. Connecting flights must depart from 1.45pm or later. To fully confirm launch transfers, arrival and departure details for Gladstone must be advised.

**Timings are subject to weather and tides. Heron Island does not accept responsibility for flight delays or flight schedule changes.

Car lock up at Gladstone Marina: Secure car lock up is available at Gladstone Marina. See marina staff on arrival.

Seaplane Transfers

Beaver Requires a minimum of 4 guests and has a total of 6 seats. Max weight limit of 340kg including luggage.
Note: Beaver can depart from Gladstone Airport and land in the water adjacent to Heron Island, therefore no transfers will be provided. Flight time to/from Heron Island approximately 25 minutes.

Important Note: Not recommended for people with serious mobility issues as both aircraft have a very short step ladder (3 steps up)

Baggage Allowance: Please note a luggage restriction of 15kg per person (soft suitcases preferred) including hand luggage applies at all times and passenger body weights are to be advised at time of booking due to strict weight limitations on each flight. For further information regarding seaplane flights, please speak to one of the Reservations Consultants.

Marine Helicopter Charter

Start your magical Heron Island holiday with a Marine Helicopter charter from Gladstone Airport to Heron Island. The 30 minute flight travels over Facing Island and Curtis Island before you see the surrounding reef and the marine life.

Important Note: Marine Helicopter Charter operates the scenic transfers daily, subject to weather constraints.

Baggage Allowance: Please note a luggage restriction of 15kg per person (soft suitcases or bags preferred) including hand luggage. Extra baggage can be taken on the launch transfer and will arrive later in the day (please keep this information in mind as your luggage may not arrive in time for your outgoing flight). For further information regarding Marine Helicopter Charter, please speak to one of the Reservations Consultants.

Tips for travelling to Heron Island

- Check in time is 2.00pm. If you are arriving before 2.00pm, we recommend that you carry a 'day bag' with swimming costumes etc. Change rooms and shower facilities are available in the Departure Lounge- Reception Hours 8.30am - 7.00pm
- Credit card details will be required on arrival to set up room charge accounts. All major cards accepted.
- Complimentary guest laundry and ironing boards (powder can be purchased from the resort shop)
- If scuba diving is on your agenda, please bring along a medical certificate, or if more advanced proof of diving certification is strongly recommended.