We do everything we can to help you enjoy a Great Barrier Reef family holiday on Heron Island.

Heron Island offers young visitors from 7 to 12 years a unique range of interesting and educational experiences with our Junior Ranger Program, which operate daily during Australian eastern seaboard school holidays as follows:

28 June - 20 July 2014 (inclusive)
20 September - 12 October 2014 (inclusive)
20 December 2014 - 27 January 2015 (inclusive)
Outside of this period, it runs Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Sign up children at 8:30am that day, a minimum of 2 children are needed, with a maximum of 12.

The program has been developed by Heron Island's experienced team of marine biologists and naturalist guides with the cooperation of the University of Queensland, and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

The Junior Rangers Program offers a range of nature-based activities designed to nurture a sense of exploration and caring for the environment, from reef walks, bird-watching and beachcombing through to the opportunity to design and run your own resort island.

Junior Ranger activities contribute to the earning of a variety of colourful embroidered badges, from the "Three-Kilometre Badge" through to the highly prized "Junior Ranger Badge."

Priced from $15 AUD per child, per session, the fees cover the provision of a Junior Rangers Workbook, Junior Ranger Hat, embroidered badges and Junior Ranger activities throughout the duration of your stay.