Heron Island: Great Barrier Reef Resort and Accommodation
"There aren't many places on Earth where you can stay, sleep and play on one of The 7 Wonders Of The World."
- Jeff and May Moore, Port Macquarie
If you're a nature lover, Heron Island really is a special place. It's a natural coral cay 89 kms off the coast of Queensland, so it's not just another resort near the Great Barrier Reef, it's the premier resort on the Great Barrier Reef. You don’t have to take any special boat trips to experience this wonder of the world. The reef, with a myriad of colourful coral and reef fish, is right here, at your fingertips, right off the beach.
In the crystal clear aquamarine waters surrounding the island, stunning coral gardens and sea creatures great and small flourish in abundance and colour. They make Heron Island an easy vacation choice for divers, swimmers, and people who love to snorkel. The resort also offers an array of activity options for those who like to relax, explore and laze on beaches far from crowds, with no reef “day-trippers” to spoil the peace and quiet.
From September to March each year, Heron Island is the breeding home for the Loggerhead and Green sea turtles. These giants of the sea return to lay their eggs, some 30 years after they were hatched, in the exact same spot - continuing the circle of life on Heron Island.