Heron Island Accommodation

Heron Island offers a fantastic variety of resort style accommodation suitable for couples, families and groups. Reef and Turtle Rooms both have family configurations while The Point, Beach House and Wistari Suites offer a beachside location or filtered reef and ocean views whilst maintaining privacy and seclusion.

With five grades of accommodation types, the rooms at Heron Island Resort are extremely well appointed and have garden, beach or reef views. To help guests leave the outside world behind, televisions and telephones are not found in guest rooms. Heron Island Resort also offers guests a little something extra when staying in the The Point, Beach House and Wistari Suites, where bathrobes and slippers add a personal touch.

This Island Resort is ideal for honeymooners or couples looking for a romantic escape, or families wanting to experience the natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef. Nature lovers and children are sure to enjoy the special turtle hatching season and the other wildlife that can be seen at Heron.

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.

Accommodation

All Rooms Feature

  • Balcony or Patio
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Beach Towels
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Umbrellas
  • Hair Dryers

Turtle Room: Located in a garden setting, close to North Beach, these rooms feature 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 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.

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. Room size is 21.85m². Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 1 Day Bed. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Reef Family Room: Located on the ground floor or upper levels, these rooms offer either partial beach or forest views. These light and comfortable rooms offer filtered water and reef views with a living area which extends out to a private balcony or garden. Room size is 19.68m². Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds OR 1 King Bed + 2 Day Beds OR 1 Queen Bed + 2 Day Beds. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children.

Beachside Suites: 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. Room size is 33.6m². Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Day Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

The 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 offer air conditioning, bathrobes & slippers. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 1 Day Bed + 1 Rollaway Bed. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

The Point Suites: 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 offer air conditioning, bathrobes & slippers. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

Wistari Suites: 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 offer air conditioning, bathrobes & slippers. Room size is 44m². Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

Dining

Shearwater Restaurant: Offers a delectable evening menu and a delicious a la carte 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! A picnic hamper service is available on request. All dietary requirements can be catered for with adequate notice prior to arrival.

Baillie's Bar: Cafe style items are available from Baillie's Bar from 10.00am to 5.00pm. The bar and lounge offers a range of cold drinks, snacks and cocktails in the entertainment lounge, mezzanine library and dance floor with panoramic reef views. This is the best place to watch the sun go down with drink in hand.

Pandanus Lounge: Providing the ultimate venue for local entertainment, Pandanus Lounge is the perfect place to sing and dance. The atmosphere is "beach casual" and performances occur several nights of the week.

Facilities

  • Daily activity sheet - The Heron Times
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Day Spa
  • Board games
  • Guest laundry facilities
  • Safety deposit facilities
  • Public telephones
  • Conference facilities
  • Marine Centre & Dive Shop
  • Resort Shop
  • Heron Kids Junior Rangers Program

Activities

There are numerous complimentary activities to immerse yourself in and unearth the natural beauty of Heron Island.

The following activities are free of charge:

  • 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.

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • 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)
  • Stargazing

Day Spa

Aqua Soul Spa: Offering a relaxing and indulgent range of signature therapies, each is designed to nurture physical and emotional well being with a dynamic blend of ingredients to restore and rejuvenate.

Children

Heron Kids Junior Rangers & Junior Rangers Plus: Offering an exciting array of fun yet educational activities and experiences for children aged 7-12 years, the program is designed to teach children about caring for their environment. The program operates during Australian eastern seaboard school holidays. Junior Ranger operates - Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday while Junior Ranger Plus operates - Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. Outside school holidays Junior Ranges runs Friday, Saturday & Sunday and requires a minimum 2 children (maximum 12) to operate.

The kids enjoy hands-on activities and have the chance to earn a colourful collection of 15 badges. They'll get 'up close and personal' with a wonderful variety of marine creatures and explore the fascinating coral cay forest and woodlands. During turtle season (November to April), they can even join the Queensland Turtle Research program's research and monitoring activities.

Fees apply of each session (approximately 1.5 hours or 4.5 hours duration) for each Junior Ranger or Junior Ranger Plus participant with fees generating funds for the Queensland Turtle Conservation Program. Fees include Junior Ranger activities, workbook and badges.

Additional Information

Children: 3-12 years are charged the child rate
Check In: 3.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Reception: 8.30am - 7.00pm
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

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3 Nights, Transfers, Breakfast, Snorkel Gear
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Resort at Dusk
Turtle Room
Restaurant
Sea Plane & Snorkelling
Wistari Suite
Wistari Suite
Point Suite
Beach House
Reef Family Room
Reef Room
Beachside Suite
Turtle Underwater
Turtle at Sunset
Ocean Views
Sunset Picnic
Jetty & Launch