Heron Island Facilities

Swimming Pool

Heron Island Resort has a variety of facilities including The Aqua Soul Spa, Heron Kids Junior Ranges Program and a great range of dining facilities. Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this island resort, as the reef experience on Heron is exclusively for guests only.


Shearwater Restaurant

Breakfast is buffet style while lunch and dinner features an a la carte menu and a themed buffet features a couple of nights a week. Special diets catered for by prior arrangement.
A picnic hamper service is available on request. Dining is either indoors or al fresco on the veranda.

Beachside Dining

Baillie's Bar & Pandanus Lounge

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.


Heron Island Resort has great array of facilities available to resort guests.

Facilities Include

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

Heron Kids Junior Rangers

As a true coral cay right on the Great Barrier Reef within a Marine National Park, Heron Island offers young visitors lots of interesting and educational experiences. Children aged 7 to 12 can join in the fun and discovery of Heron's Junior Ranger Program during Australian eastern seaboard school holidays.

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.

From reef walks and snorkelling to turtle tagging, charting the night sky and 'piloting' a helicopter, these fun, practical experiences nurture a sense of exploration and caring for the environment.

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

The Junior Rangers program was designed by naturalist Sandy McFeeters in cooperation with the University of Queensland Research Station and Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service.

Aqua Soul Spa

Indulgent and nurturing, each signature therapy is a blend of dynamic ingredients, designed to balance the physical and emotional body. When choosing a combination of the treatments you will emerge from the Aqua Soul Spa relaxed and rejuvenated.

Conference Services and Facilities

Heron Island offers the only Convention Centre right on the Great Barrier Reef. It is well equipped to manage small conferences, training sessions, think-tanks and corporate meetings.

The Wistari Room

The air-conditioned room offers excellent conference facilities and opens onto a private terrace overlooking the Barrier Reef. A variety of unique activities can be arranged utilising the marine and wildlife that surrounds the island. The activities staff can tailor an exclusive program of activities to your organisations needs. The Wistari Room can also be broken down and made into two separate meeting rooms.