You'll find a wonderful range of locally made and locally inspired gifts and souvenirs in the Heron Island shop.

From postcards featuring turtles or birds-eye views of the island (there's a post box next to reception), to intricate Heron Island necklaces that have a startling resemblance to the island and its coral reef environment, there truly is something for everyone. There's a good selection of books (for adults and children) as well as a cuddly collection of toy octopuses, turtles and rays. Your beauty needs are taken care of, too, thanks to Ecoya's North Queensland rainforest products. Forget the sunscreen? You can buy commonly required pharmaceuticals such as sunscreen, Panadol and remedies for seasickness at the shop.

You can also pop in here to get a cold drink or an ice cream or, if your wardrobe is a bit empty, an entirely new island-inspired look. Beach essentials such as sunglasses and swimwear are also available.