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Located on the World-Heritage-listed Heron Island, this resort offers free snorkeling lessons in the outdoor pool and free guided reef walks.

Rooms at the Heron Island Resort feature bright living areas, which open onto balconies or terraces with forest or sea views. Each has a fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. All include beach towels and sun umbrellas.

Heron Island Resort has a day spa offering massages and facials. The tour desk organizes a variety of diving and snorkeling tours around many Great Barrier Reef locations. Shearwater Restaurant offers buffet and á la carte options with views over the Coral Sea. Guests can sip cocktails on the outdoor terrace or relax in the Pandanus Lounge.

Heron Island Resort is accessible by boat and helicopter from Gladstone. A coach service to/from Gladstone Airport is available.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Heron Island has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sept 13, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Breakfast Info

Buffet

Activities:

Spa

Pool table

Canoeing


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4 reasons to choose Heron Island

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Heron Island
    0 miles
Closest Airports
  • Gladstone Airport
    52.8 miles
How to get to Heron Island from Gladstone Airport
    Public transportation
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Shearwater Restaurant

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Proud

Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Resort Facilities at Heron Island
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sports facilities on site Additional charge
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving Additional charge
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Pool table
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and costs AUD 10 per 24 hours.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
General
  • Paid WiFi
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Spa
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Foot bath
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Heron Island takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Heron Island accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Heron Island is accessible by boat and helicopter from Gladstone. The boat transfer will depart Gladstone Marina for Heron Island at 09:30 daily, except Tuesdays and Thursdays. The return boat transfer will depart from Heron Island at 12:45 daily, except Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Heron Islander will not be operating on Christmas Day, 25 December. The cost of the transfer on the Heron Islander is AU $85 per adult each way and AU $45 per child each way. Please contact the Heron Island Reservations Team to book your boat transfer or inquire about the cost of a scenic helicopter transfer. Please note there is no mobile phone coverage on Heron Island. An Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of AU $7 per person per day (for guests 5 years and older) to a maximum of AU $21 per person per stay will be charged direct to guests. Price is subject to change.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Heron Island of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Heron Island

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Heron Island is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Room options at Heron Island include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • The prices at Heron Island may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Heron Island has 1 restaurant:

    • Shearwater Restaurant

  • Guests staying at Heron Island can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • Heron Island is 3.7 miles from the center of Heron Island.

  • Heron Island offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Pool table
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Facial treatments
    • Beauty services
    • Steam room
    • Live music/Performance
    • Body scrub
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Beach
    • Pedicure
    • Walking tours
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Swimming pool
    • Body wrap
    • Entertainment staff
    • Manicure
    • Private beach area
    • Body treatments
    • Foot bath

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Heron Island by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 15min
    • Ferry 2h