Heron Island , Heron Island , QLD 4680 , Australia View hotel location on the map
Heron Island is a true coral cay, located right on the Great Barrier Reef. The island is ribboned by sugar white sands, crystal clear waters and acres of brilliant coral with beautifully coloured marine life.
At this World Heritage-Listed Marine National Park, all flora and fauna is protected, so the island is a nature lover's paradise, where the emphasis is on enjoying natural beauty. Stress is replaced by a sense of adventure, and your days are filled with discovery.
Heron offers many activities such as guided island and reef walks, semi-submersible cruises and private beach picnics.
An amazing array of animal and bird life can be discovered throughout the year, such as the delightful Green and Loggerhead Turtles.
Heron is also world famous for its fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling. Experience some of Australias best dive spots - more than 20 dive sites are available, half of which are only 15 minutes from the beach.
If its school holidays, you can sign the kids up for the Heron Junior Rangers (7-12yrs), where theyll get up close and personal with a wonderful variety of marine creatures, and explore the fascinating coral cay forest and woodlands.
At Heron Island, you won't see any buildings above the treeline, as the resort has been thoughtfully designed to blend with the surrounding environment.
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 10:00 am
Reception is open from 8:30am to 7:00pm during
Spring/Summer and from 8:30am to 6:00pm during
Autumn/Winter • wireless internet • major credit cards accepted • foreign exchange and traveller cheques cashed • safety deposit facilities • internet kiosk • postal service • public telephones • daily activities program
• flora & fauna reference literature • departure showers • swimming pool • board games • resort boutique • guest laundry service and facilities
• marine parks interpretive centre • registered nurse and first aid clinic.
Heron Island lies 72 kms NE off the coast from Gladstone. Regular flights are available from all Australian capital cities to Gladstone with Qantas and Virgin Australia. Gladstone is a 1 hour and 20 minute flight from Brisbane (or a 6 hour drive from Brisbane). From Gladstone, guests can choose to transfer to Heron Island on a boat or helicopter transfer.
Transfers must be arranged via our reservations centre well in advance. Please contact Reservations on the phone number provided on your confirmation to book your transfers to and from the island.
If driving to Gladstone to meet the Launch Transfer you must be at the Gladstone Marina no later than 10:30 AM. A secure car parking service is available through Compleat Angler Gladstone on Bryan Jordan Drive at the Marina and it is advisable that this is booked in advance. The telephone number is (07) 4972 7283 and the cost is from AU$12.00 per day for undercover secure car parking. Weekly rates and un-covered parking rates are also available.