Heron Island Resort

Heron Island Resort


Heron Island Resort is located on the Great Barrier Reef and offers overnight accommodation for guests (no day trippers)  via launch transfer from Gladstone in Queensland. Heron Island is a coral cay with coral surrounding the island, this makes it a great destination to directly swim off the beach into an endless garden of coral where you’ll find many beautiful coloured fish and marine life.

As this island is not for day trippers, guests staying on the island will experience Heron Island exclusively. There are no buildings above the tree line so you’ll have an unique experience to explore and discover the natural attractions the island has to offer. Experience a relaxed island lifestyle with a casual resort atmosphere.

» Information on Wilson Island: Click this link.

» Sea Turtle Foundation – Heron Island: Guests staying at Heron, please click this link.


  • Restaurant, Lounge & Bar
  • Day Spa
  • Wireless Internet
  • Safety Deposit Facilities
  • Internet Kiosk
  • Postal Service
  • Public Telephones
  • Daily Activities Program
  • Flora & Fauna Literature
  • Departure Showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court and Table Tennis
  • Board Games
  • Resort Boutique
  • Guest Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities



  • Guided reef walks
    (operate daily subject to tides)
  • Island ecology walks
  • Guided birdlife walks
  • Stargazing
  • Wildlife presentations
  • Nightly movie and marine documentary
  • Snorkelling lessons in swimming pool
  • Tennis (night & day) & table tennis
  • Natural history slide show
  • Trivia night
  • Movies under the stars
    (subject to weather)

Charges Apply

  • Snorkelling excursions to the reef edge
  • Junior Ranger Program – children 7-12yrs
  • Semi-submersible cruises + commentary
  • Pool tables
  • Diving tours, activties and classes
  • Diving and fishing charters
  • Fishing trips
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Sunset wine & cheese cruises
  • Beach Picnic Hampers
  • Spa treatment at the Aqua Soul Spa
  • Turtle Tour (December – April)
Heron Island Resort dining
Heron Island Resort lounge

Accommodation Information:

Heron Island offers 6 different types of accommodation options:

Turtle Rooms – are set back from the beach and surrounded by Pisona Trees with nesting birds, all rooms are at ground level and feature a large deck and outdoor area. Family rooms are also available, accommodating up to 4 people.

Reef Rooms – are located at North Beach of the island, they have a spacious living space, which opens out onto the terrace or balcony. Family rooms are also available, accommodating 4 people.

Heron Beachside Suites – with filtered ocean views and direct access to the beach, these suites have a separate bedroom and living area with large balcony.

Wistari Suites – are located in a private garden setting, with a spacious interior, a king bed and a private outdoor terrace with a hammock.

Point Suites – are in a prime location with views of the ocean and reef. They offer modern comforts and are spacious and include an outdoor terrace with sun lounges.

Beach House – located at North Beach and with direct access to the beach and reef, there is only one Beach House on the Island. Fully air-conditioned with separate bedroom and a luxurious en-suite,  featuring a bath and shower.  The living area opens onto a private patio and boardwalk leading onto North Beach.

Heron Island Resort heron
Heron Island Resort wistari
Heron Island Resort point


  • A balcony or terrace
  • Ceiling fans
  • A refrigerator
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Ironing facilities
  • En-suite bathroom with shower hairdryers

For Point and Wistari Suites and The Beach House

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Coffee plungers
  • A mini bar
  • Evening turndown service
  • Air-conditioning 
Heron Island Resort house


By Boat

Boat transfer operate once per day from Gladstone, it takes approximately 2 hours to get to Heron Island.
Guests flying into Gladstone Airport on the morning to arrive to Heron will receive a bus transfer to the marina.

Guests travelling by car to Gladstone will need to make there own way to the marina. There is secure parking available at the marina, however it is strongly recommended to pre-book.

For guests arriving on a later flight, will need to find accommodation for the evening in Gladstone, contact us for bookings.
Alternatively, there is a Helicopter Service that can transfer you to Heron Island that same day.