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‘Exclusive Island Getaway’

Heron Island is an exclusive island for guests only. Nestled beautifully on an idyllic coral cay, the resort is unlike others in that it is directly located on the Great Barrier Reef - meaning you can quite literally snorkel off of the island in to the crystalline waters beyond. Heron Island caters for both couples and families with rooms specifically designed to accommodate for every need. Couples will adore the furnished balconies and their easy access and views of the sea, while parents will love the idea of an extra bed or two for their little ones. The resort itself only takes twenty minutes to walk around, yet there is so much to do here – from delicious dinners at Shearwater Restaurant – to the abundance of wild-life and exotic marine inhabitants. Turtles return to the area year after year to lay their eggs and guests are invited to watch the hatchlings make their way to water. June is another exciting prospect when whales pass by the island on their annual pilgrimage.



In Our Opinion

‘Beautiful, unspoilt Heron Island calls lovers, families and nature buffs to its stunning surroundings. This is an exclusive resort where every need is catered for. The diving spots of the Great Barrier Reef are a sight to behold and there are 20 distinguished sites in the surrounding area.’

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  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Clock radio

Beach House

Located near the beach within a grove of trees, the Beach House is an expansive abode which offers filtered ocean views from its furnished private patio. The interior of the Beach House is spacious and elegant. There is a streamlined, expansive separate living area with a work desk and modern – plush couch. From here guests are treated to a pastoral bedroom complete with en-suite bathroom facilities such as a bathtub, shower and vanity. The Beach House also provides a private boardwalk with direct access to the beach.

FEATURES

  • One king size bed, or two single beds
  • Maximum occupancy 4 people
  • En-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower and vanity
  • Separate living area with work desk and couch
  • Private patio with outdoor furniture and shower
  • Private boardwalk with direct access to the beach
  • Mini-bar
  • CD player
  • Canapes
  • Filtered ocean views

Beachside Suite

The Beachside Suite offers filtered views over Heron Reef and is set in a prime location with access to both the beach and the exotic reef. The suite provides seamless indoor-outdoor living as a spacious deck area moves in to a pleasant living area that holds two large daybeds and an oversized cane chair. Separated from the living room by a sliding door, the bedroom is quaint yet vibrant.

FEATURES

  • 12sqm bedroom, 21sqm lounge
  • One king size bed and two daybeds, or two single beds and two day beds
  • Maximum occupancy 4 people
  • Bathroom with shower and mini bar
  • Living area with two large daybeds, oversized cane chair and coffee table
  • Two divans
  • Large balcony
  • Access to the beach and the reef

Point Suite

Point Suites are perfectly positioned to offer unparalleled views of the reef. Spacious, with a generous living area, the Point Suite has its own large dressing room-come-walk-in wardrobe. The interiors are decorated in pristine white tones and a princely timber ceiling. The indoor areas move seamlessly along in to an en-suite bathroom with a spacious shower. Outside guests are treated to their own lawn and resort gardens, as well as deck area that is perfect for sunset viewing.

FEATURES

  • 56sqm
  • One king size bed, or two single beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 people
  • Bathroom with shower and vanity
  • Separate large dressing room/walk-in wardrobe
  • Outdoor terrace with sun lounges
  • Lawn and resort gardens
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Wooden chess set
  • Canapes
  • CD player
  • Beautiful views over the reef

Reef Family Room

The Reef Family Rooms can be found in two locations either close to the jetty, resort facilities and near the marine centre and along the walking path to Shark Bay at the eastern stretch of the resort. Guests are offered water views through a canopy of beachside trees and shrubs. Light and modern, the interior of these rooms are elegantly decorated with light hues and subtle tiled flooring. A sliding door separates the beds, of which there are two single beds and a queen bed.

FEATURES

  • 19sqm
  • One queen size bed and two single beds
  • Maximum occupancy 5 people
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Decking area
  • Water views

Reef Room

Reef Rooms are nestled on the beautiful North Beach. These rooms are bathed in modern décor and offer a light and comfortable aura. The bathrooms are streamlined and elegant, while the combined bedroom and living area faces conveniently towards the water.

FEATURES

  • 21sqm
  • One queen size bed and one daybed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 people
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Deck area
  • Located on the Northern Beach

Turtle Family Room

Located only a short walk away from the beach and conveniently close to the central resort facilities, the Turtle Family Room is located on the ground floor and offers vibrant hues. The interior consists of a queen size bed and two single beds located in the same spacious room. Outside there is a timber deck and outdoor area, ideal for late night relaxation under the stars.

FEATURES

  • 26sqm
  • One queen size bed & two single beds
  • Maximum occupancy 4 people
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Timber deck and outdoor area
  • Short walk away from beach and resort facilities

Turtle Room

The Turtle Room is a comfortable, compact room located in a tropical garden made up of exotic Pisona trees. The interior is furnished with rich wooden features and tiled flooring with a combined bedroom and small seating area. Outside there is a timber deck and lush outdoor area. The Turtle Room is conveniently located near the North Beach.

FEATURES

  • 22sqm
  • One queen size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 people
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Timber deck
  • Tropical location
  • Close to North Beach

Wistari Suite

Situated within a secluded garden, the Wistari Suite features spacious interiors with rich wood and tile amenities. The bedroom is spacious with a plush king size bed and an updated en-suite bathroom with vanity and shower. The lounge area is pleasant and has comfy seating furnishings. The exterior of the suite has a private outdoor terrace with wooden furniture and a two-person hammock. The Wistari Suite is also conveniently located a short distance away from the central resort facilities, reef and jetty.

FEATURES

  • 44sqm
  • Total of one bedroom with one king size bed, or two single beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 people
  • En-suite bathroom with vanity and shower
  • Separate living room
  • Private outdoor terrace with wooden furniture and two-person hammock
  • Mini-bar in room
  • Secluded garden setting
  • Blackout curtains
  • Closing timber blinds
  • Short walk away from central facilities, reef and jetty

  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Clock radio
Heron Island makes an ideal choice for your romantic occasion. Book your accommodation and add one of the following wedding packages.

Romantic Wedding includes:
• Celebrant fee, accommodation and transfers
• Marriage license and certificate
• Wedding co-ordinator
• Bridal bouquet
• Groom’s boutonniere
• Wedding cake for two
• Bottle of chilled sparkling wine
Cost: From $2480.

Ultimate Wedding includes:
• Celebrant fee, accommodation and transfers
• Marriage license and certificate
• Wedding co-ordinator
• Bridal bouquet
• Groom’s boutonniere
• Wedding cake for two
• Bottle of chilled sparkling wine
• One hour massage for two
• In-room floral arrangement
• Sunset cruise for two
Cost: From $2940.

Optional extras include:
• Photography/videography
• Live musician
• Bridal hair and make-up
• Spa treatments
• Beach picnics
• Wedding cake for more guests
• Chair covers
• Sunset cheese and wine cruise
• Unique Heron Island table gift
• Rose petal décor
• Intimate dinner for two

Legal documents required, please check.
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Subject to availability.

Leisure


• Day spa
• Swimming pool
• Turtle tour*
• Stargazing*

Services


• Boutique
• Laundry services
• Meeting facilities
• Porter service
• Reception safe
• Tour desk

Land Sports


• Guided tour through the Heron Sky*

Water Sports


• Snorkelling
• Kayaking*
• Guided fishing trips*

* Facilities and services that are charged

Diving


Heron Island offers a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre with a range of PADI dive courses available for beginners all the way up to the experienced diver. Heron Reef is blessed because of its close proximity to some of the world’s best diving sites. Including such infamous locations as Heron Bommie, Gorgonia Hole, the Coral Gardens and 3 Rocks.

Discover Scuba Diving


These lessons are for beginners who want a taste of diving and who have no prior experience. Pool sessions, equipment and a one-to-one supervised dive with a qualified instructor is included in the price package.

Follow up dives


A follow on from the previous course which includes equipment and instructor guide.

PADI Open Water Diver Course Referral


This course allows students who have completed the necessary theory and pool components to complete their Open Water Diver Qualifications.

Guests wanting to experience the incredible diving opportunities must bring a completed Australian standard medical with them.

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change

Bed & Breakfast

Shearwater Restaurant

Shearwater Restaurant

The Shearwater Restaurant serves an exciting array of dishes under the banner of themed buffets. Open 07:30 – 09:30 for breakfast, 12:00 – 16:00 for lunch and 18:00 – 21:00 for dinner.

Baillies Bar & Pandanus Lounge

Baillies Bar & Pandanus Lounge is an excellent spot for cold drinks and a catch up. The bar provides panoramic reef views and has its own cocktail bar, entertainment lounge band and two pool tables. Open 12:00 – 20:00.

Located 44 miles north east of Gladstone, off the coast of central Queensland. Unlike other resorts, Heron Island lays claim to being a resort on the Great Barrier Reef.

Heron Island Transfer Options
Regular flights to Gladstone are available via Sydney & Brisbane, once at Gladstone there is a choice of transfer options to get to Heron itself.

Boat
The Heron Islander provides a comfortable & spacious transfer from the mainland to Heron Island taking approximately 2 hours. The schedule for the Heron Islander departs Gladstone Marina at 11:00 hours and arrives at Heron Island at 13:00 hours. It departs Heron Island at 13:00 hours and arrives at Gladstone Marina at 15:45. A transfer from Gladstone airport will take you to the marina.

Seaplane
Why not begin your holiday by catching a scenic seaplane flight between Gladstone and Heron Island and experience a unique perspective of the Great Barrier Reef. An amazing and alternative way to arrive into Heron Island in both style & luxury. The scenic seaplane transfers will allow you to watch tropical islands from above, spot whales, sharks or turtles and view amazing turquoise reef formations before landing on beautiful Heron Island!

The Cessna departs from Lake Ahwonga, a 20 minute transfer from the Gladstone Terminal, as this aircraft must take-off & land in water. Shared transfers are provided in either a Lexus or Hummer and are included within the flight rate. This aircraft is boarded via a short step ladder (3 steps up) and upon arrival and departure from Heron Island, guests will alight the seaplane in the tropical shallow water up to knee height.
Not suitable for anyone with serious mobility issues.

The Beaver is amphibious, this means it can take-off from the Gladstone Airport and land in the water adjacent to Heron Island, therefore no transfers are required. This aircraft is boarded via a short step ladder (3 steps up) and upon arrival and departure from Heron Island, guests will alight the seaplane in the tropical shallow water up to knee height.
Not suitable for anyone with serious mobility issues.

Heron Island welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

Accommodation
• Units can accommodate between 1 and 2 children

Services
• Medical facilities available on site

Beach & Sea
• Beach is safe
• Shallow, gradual entry in to water
• Water temperature is around 18 degrees in July/August and 29 degrees in the summer

Kids Clubs
Junior Rangers
Ages allowed: 7 - 12
Opening times: operates in Australian school holidays September to October
Cost: $15.00 per child, per day attended

Babysitting?
• A babysitting service is available on the island

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