Heron Island

Heron Island, Australia Great Barrier Reef
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Heron Island, Australia

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Located on the World-Heritage-listed Heron Island, this resort offers free snorkeling lessons in the outdoor pool and free guided reef walks.

Rooms at the Heron Island Resort feature bright living areas, which open onto balconies or terraces with forest or sea views. Each has a fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. All include beach towels and sun umbrellas.

Heron Island Resort has a day spa offering massages and facials. The tour desk organizes a variety of diving and snorkeling tours around many Great Barrier Reef locations. Shearwater Restaurant offers buffet and á la carte options with views over the Coral Sea. Guests can sip cocktails on the outdoor terrace or relax in the Pandanus Lounge.

Heron Island Resort is accessible by boat and helicopter from Gladstone. A coach service to/from Gladstone Airport is available.

  • Restaurant
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Bar
  • Facilities for disabled guests
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Turtle Room Heron Island Turtle Room Heron Island
Turtle Room Heron Island Turtle Room Heron Island
2 23.2 m2 1

Located in a garden setting, these rooms include a…

  • Garden view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Booking from: $244.37
Reef Room Heron Island Reef Room Heron Island
Reef Room Heron Island Reef Room Heron Island
3 22.2 m2 1

Offers filtered reef and water views through a canopy of beachside trees and shrubs.

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Beachside Suite Heron Island Beachside Suite Heron Island
Beachside Suite Heron Island Beachside Suite Heron Island
4 34.2 m2 1 1

Features direct access to the beach. The living ar…

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Turtle Family Room Heron Island Turtle Family Room Heron Island
Turtle Family Room Heron Island Turtle Family Room Heron Island
4 26 m2 1

This double room has a balcony, electric kettle and seating area.

  • Garden view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Reef Family Room Heron Island Reef Family Room Heron Island
Reef Family Room Heron Island Reef Family Room Heron Island
4 19.68 m2 1

This double room features a balcony, patio and electric kettle.

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Object reviews
7.7
Heron Island
Rating: 7.7/10 - Very good!
6.9 / 10 Value for money
7.1 / 10 Facilities
9.7 / 10 Location
8.3 / 10 Staff
7.6 / 10 Cleanliness
7.7 / 10 Comfort
10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Abendessen, Frühstück sehr lecker. Zimmer (kleine Bungalows) mit eigener kleiner Terasse. Tolle Insel, tolle Anlage, nettes Personal, sehr gute Marine Station mit sehr guten Tauch-/Schnorchel-..." - Gabriele


10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Einfach nur traumhaft dort. Kann man jedem empfehlen. Haben beim schnorchel unteranderem auch Haie, Schildkröten und Rochen gesehen. Personal ist total freundlich und das Essen ist dort sehr lecker. " - Anonymous


10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Traumhafte Lage in einem fantastischen Naturschutzgebiet auch wenn leider die Weichkorallen deutlich am absterben sind. Man kann trotzdem noch außerordentlich viele Tiere und Pflanzen beobachten. ..." - Bernhard


10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Einmaliges Erlebnis" - Peter


9.20 / 10 - Excellent!

"Traumhafte Insel mit nur einem Resort, beim Wandern am Strand kann man Rochen, kleine Haie und Meereschildkröten beobachten, fantastisch!" - Yvonne

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Остров великолепен! Не ожидал того что пляж вполне пригоден для купания! Еда в ресторане очень даже неплохая. Снорклинг потрясающий. Персонал великолепный. Все в принципе удобно, доступно и практично..." - Langelnoir


9.00 / 10 - Excellent!

"Настоящий тропический остров. Огромное множество птиц, в конце декабря каждую ночь огромные черепахи выходят на берег откладывать яйца. В январе, ближе к концу месяца из яиц вылупляются маленькие ..." - Светлана

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Heron Island is a must if you are in the area.A two hour boat trip from Gladstone .We were there when the Turtles were nesting and the information given by guides was educational and well worth ..." - John


10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Diving" - Nicholas


10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"I have to say everything was great. " - Fria


9.00 / 10 - Excellent!

"The snorkelling and snorkelling guides were really great." - Hannah


9.00 / 10 - Excellent!

"We went for the scuba diving and it was everything we were promised. A little bonus was the birdlife. We were there for the nesting of the White Capped Nodding Turns." - Jo

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Een geweldige ervaring! Hier krijg je het mooiste van de natuur te zien met prachtige onderwaterlandschappen, schildpadden, haaien, ... Je hoeft geen duiker te zijn om mee te genieten, want al ..." - Bram


9.60 / 10 - Fantastic!

"RUST / no glamour ISLAND ECHT ECOVRIENDELIJK MOGELIJKHEDEN TOT SNORKELEN" - Herman


9.20 / 10 - Excellent!

"Ontbijt was goed, gevarieerd." - Tineke


8.30 / 10 - Excellent!

"Prachtig eiland. Zelf snorkelen vanaf het strand is geweldig. Zeeschildpadden die hun eieren op het strand komen leggen is een bijzondere ervaring. Het personeel is zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam." - Reinier


7.50 / 10 - Very good!

"De locatie is fantastisch!!! Ga er heen voor het prachtige eiland en al het wildlife wat er is. " - N

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"En øy to timer ut i havet fra land. Et eldorado om du er interessert i fugler , snorkling, dykking, skilpadder med mer" - Øystein


9.60 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Beliggenheten langt til havs og et utrolig fugleliv på øya. Samt gode kunnskaper blant personalet vedrørende dyre- og plantelivet ved revet. " - Rigmor

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"La situation de l'île les spots de snorkeling autour magnifiques les logements bien intégrés et respectueux de la nature " - Marie


9.20 / 10 - Excellent!

"Une localisation paradisiaque " - Danezis


9.20 / 10 - Excellent!

"L'ile est juste sublime, le personnel accueillant et professionnel, magnifique vue. l'appartement est fonctionnel et propre, bonne literie et sofas pouvant faite lit d'appoint très ..." - Vanzuc


9.20 / 10 - Excellent!

"Le lieu est complètement unique. Les amoureux de la nature en prennent plein les yeux. nous avons vu des tortues, des requins sans faire de sortie snorkeling. L'ambiance est familiale est très ..." - Claire.pardo


9.20 / 10 - Excellent!

"Le logement était mignon, simple mais efficace " - Julie

8.00 / 10 - Very good!

"Super położenie, bliskość rafy koralowej. Bardzo dobrze zorganizowane centrum nurkowe. Komfortowe i czyste domki, codziennie wymieniane ręczniki. Super obsługa w barze." - Ewa

7.50 / 10 - Very good!

"La isla es increíble, un paraíso. Nadar con tortugas, mantas raya, tiburones (inofensivos según los expertos), con sólo salir desde la playa haciendo snorkel La comida mejor de lo que esperábamos ..." - Anonymous


7.50 / 10 - Very good!

"La ubicación y organización traslados al islote y servicio restaurante y comidas... buena calidad precio" - Alfonso


7.50 / 10 - Very good!

"La isla es pequeña pero preciosa para unos días, hacer snorkel, ver estrellas, tiburones (que no te comen xD), tortugas y un montón de pájaros (ojo que hacen bastante ruido por la noche, pero se puede..." - Cristina


4.00 / 10 - Rating!

"La isla es increíble, es un lugar fantástico y maravilloso al que sin duda volveria." - Nerea

7.00 / 10 - Good!

"Hotellet håller möjligen mellanklass men läget och havet runtomkring är av världsklass, så det är det man betalar för. Helt otroligt fin snorkling som håller det som utlovas och lite därtill. Hajar (..." - Jenny

7.00 / 10 - Good!

"Praia maravilhosa, ilha paradisíaca, alguns funcionários gentis e cordiais, mas nem todos." - Mirtoca

Important information

Internet

WiFi is available in public areas and costs AUD 10 per 24 hours.

Parking

No parking available.

Animals

Pets are not allowed.

Children and beds

Children of any age are allowed.
Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available cot.
Children up to and including 1 year old stay for free when using an existing bed.
No extra beds are available.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.

Important information

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.
Please inform Heron Island in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.
Heron Island is accessible by boat and helicopter from Gladstone. The boat transfer will depart Gladstone Marina for Heron Island at 09:30 daily, except Tuesdays and Thursdays. The return boat transfer will depart from Heron Island at 12:45 daily, except Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Heron Islander will not be operating on Christmas Day, 25 December. The cost of the transfer on the Heron Islander is AU $85 per adult each way and AU $45 per child each way. Please contact the Heron Island Reservations Team to book your boat transfer or inquire about the cost of a scenic helicopter transfer. Please note there is no mobile phone coverage on Heron Island. An Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of AU $7 per person per day (for guests 5 years and older) to a maximum of AU $21 per person per stay will be charged direct to guests. Price is subject to change.

English Check in: from 15:00 to 22:00
Check-in and check-out times Check out: from 07:00 to 10:00
Facilities
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Snack bar
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Kid meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
Business facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Common areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Sun terrace
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Miscellaneous
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Designated smoking area
Cleaning services
  • Laundry
Services
  • Internet services
  • WiFi
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Smoke alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
Pool and wellness
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private beach area
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Beachfront
  • Swimming Pool
Activities
  • Billiards
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Walking tours
  • Live music/performance
Reception services
  • Tour desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Invoices
Entertainment and family services
  • Entertainment staff
  • Evening entertainment
  • Board games/puzzles
Shops
  • Mini-market on site
General
  • Paid WiFi
Cleanliness & disinfecting
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning service
Food & drink safety
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
Safety features
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Face masks for guests available
Physical distancing
  • Cashless payment available
  • Physical distancing rules