Overnight at Heron Island
Heron Island is perfect for those couples and families looking for a Great Barrier Reef island holiday and offers the ideal destination for your next special occasion. Book yourself one of the many affordable holiday options online today and get the break you deserve.
Heron Island is a true coral cay located right on the Great Barrier Reef. Here you can swim straight off the beach to an endless garden of coral where the waters are teeming with fish and marine life. Being located in a World Heritage Listed area, you can expect the outdoors to be number one on your to-do list.
It's what you don't see around Heron that makes the resort so special. You won't see any buildings above the tree line. And you won't bump into any daytrippers either. The reef experience on Heron is exclusively for guests, a unique experience few other resorts in the world offer.
Heron Island is world famous for its fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling. Experience some of Australia's best dive spots - more than 30 dive sites are available, half of which are only 15 minutes from the beach.
An amazing array of animal life can be discovered throughout the year, such as the delightful Green and Loggerhead Turtles. Heron is renowned for its abundance of birdlife with dense Pisonia forests which are home to thousands of Noddy Terns and Shearwater Mutton Birds. Here you soon sense that you are very much a guest of the natural environment; you're here to to be part of it, to enjoy and to learn from it. First and foremost, Heron Island is protected habitat for a stunning variety of wildlife.
If it's school holidays, you can sign the kids up for the Heron Junior Rangers Program (7-12yrs), where they'll get up close and personal with a wonderful variety of marine creatures, and explore the fascinating coral cay.
After a day of island exploration, pay a visit to the Aqua Soul Spa, where you can relax and rejuvenate in delightful surrounds whilst experiencing a treatment. Heron Island is open year round, with bird season at its peak in January to March. Turtle nesting season is also during this period, and offers the unique opportunity to see hatchlings scurrying to the sea.
The Beach House:
Located beachside and set within a grove of trees the Beach House offers filtered ocean views and a private boardwalk provides direct access to the beach. With only one Beach House on offer, this accommodation offers maximum privacy and is located a short stroll away from the central resort facilities and restaurant.
The Beach House is air conditioned and features a separate bedroom, with spacious ensuite including a bath and shower. An expansive living area features an oversized sofa and work desk and opens out onto a private patio with outdoor furniture and outdoor shower. Other room features include a mini bar, CD player, STD/IDD telephone..
Point Suites are set in a premium position with an outlook that offers uninterrupted reef views and magical sunsets over the Great Barrier Reef. Suites are within easy access of the resort amenities.
Point Suites are spacious and include a large ensuite and separate dressing room. A generous living area extends through glass doors to an extensive outdoor terrace with sun lounges and walking out onto the lawn and resort gardens. Suites are air-conditioned and enjoy a range of in-room comforts including a mini bar, a CD player and phone.
Wistari Suites are situated within a secluded garden setting with filtered ocean views and offer maximum privacy. Interiors are spacious and include a living area with sofa and armchair and separate sleeping area with King Size bed. Wistari Suites are air-conditioned and have a mini-bar, CD player and telephone in the room.
A private outdoor terrace features wooden furniture and a two person hammock. The Suites are a short stroll away from the central resort facilities, beach and walking tracks.
Beachside Suites offer spectacular filtered views over the Great Barrier Reef and are set in a prime beachside location with direct access to the beach and reef
Double glass sliding doors fill the room with natural light and connect both the spacious bedroom and separate living area with a large outdoor balcony.
The living area features a divan, comfortable armchairs, coffee table and desk. The Suites offer a large bathroom, mini-bar and CD player.
Reef Rooms are positioned close to the beach and offer filtered reef and water views through a canopy of beachside trees and shrubs. The living area extends outdoors to a balcony or garden setting, interiors are light and comfortable.
Family room configurations are available.
Turtle Rooms are located in a garden setting, a short walk away from the beach and close to the central resort facilities. With two rooms per block, all Turtle Rooms are at ground level and feature a deck and outdoor area. Rooms are compact and interiors are bright and fresh.
Family room configurations are available.
All rooms contain the following amenities and facilities:
Balcony or Patio, Ceiling Fan, Refrigerator, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities, Beach Towels, Clock Radio, Iron & Ironing Board, Extra Pillows & Blankets, Umbrellas, Hair Dryers, Heron Beachside, Point and Wistari Suites and The Beach
House also offers:
Bathrobes & slippers, Selection of magazine titles, Coffee Plungers, Evening Turndown Service (not in Heron Suites), CD Player, Air Conditioning (not in Heron Suites).
To help guests leave the outside world behind, televisions and telephones, while available on the Island, are not found in guest rooms (telephones are available in Point Suites, Wistari Suites and the Beach House).
Guided reef walks (operate daily subject to tides)
Island ecology walks
Guided birdlife walks
Snorkelling lessons in swimming pool
Tennis (night & day) & table tennis
Natural history slide show
Other Activities (charges apply)
Snorkelling excursions to the reef edge
Junior Ranger Program - children 7 to 12 years
Semi-submersible coral viewing cruises - commentary by reef interpretor
Diving tours, activities and classes
Scenic helicopter flights
Sunset wine & cheese cruises (adults 18+ only)
Beach Picnic Hampers
Spa treatment at the Aqua Soul Spa
Turtle Tour (peak nesting times December - April)
Services and Facilities:
Reception is open from 8.30am to 7.00pm (8.30am to 6.00pm during Autumn/Winter)
Major credit cards accepted (1% surcharge)
Foreign exchange and travellers cheques cashed
Safety deposit facilities
Onward flight confirmations
Daily activity sheet - The Heron Times
Flora and fauna reference literature
Guest Departure Facilities
Guest laundry facilities (machines complimentary)
Resort Boutique stocking clothing, souvenirs, confectionary, magazines, newspapers, toiletries and voltage adaptors (voltage on Heron is 240V A.C.)
Marine Centre & Shop (PADI/NAUI qualified) for dive equipment hire and sales
Marine Parks interpretative Centre
Registered nurse & first aid centre
Heron Kids Junior Rangers Program (7-12 years inclusive) available during Australian school holidays - charges apply
Conference facility for up to 100 people
Evening nature slide presentations and latest movie releases
Internet access available at reception (dial-up)
Heron Island operates 1 hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST) all year round
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.