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.
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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.
FEATURES FOR ALL ROOM TYPES
GETTING TO HERON ISLAND
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.