Great Barrier Reef Holiday Packages at Heron Island
There are a number of different packages on Heron Island that allow you to sample the delights of the island. From relaxing spa specials, which are great for couples, to ecotourism turtle season escapes perfect for family holidays, the island offers something for everyone. For adventurers, what better way to experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World than with a dive package? Explore all of our current Heron Island special offers and packages below.
Want to stay longer than the package suggests? Give our friendly reservations team a call on 1300 731 551 (within Australia) or +61 2 9538 0751 (outside Australia) to tailor-make your perfect itinerary.
Experience one of nature's greatest journeys...
Make the most of the fantastic savings and inclusions on offer when you book your 3 (or more!) night turtle season holiday.
From October to March each year, Heron Island becomes the breeding home to hundreds of Green and Loggerhead turtles. To be a part of one of nature's greatest journeys, join us this turtle season.
Your 3+ night Turtle Season Holiday includes:
- Daily breakfast
- 1 snorkel trip
- A special turtle gift (an ornament or a t-shirt/turtle backpack for kids)
- From $330 per room, per night, based on twin share
- Book a suite and receive complimentary return boat transportation for 2 adults
- Kids under 12 stay and eat breakfast FREE when using existing bedding
For more information, please call our Destination Specialist Team on 1800 837 168 (in Australia), U.S. based number 716-276-0078 (outside Australia) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms and Conditions apply. Valid for sale from 1 July 2016 - 31 March 2017 and for travel from 12 September 2016 - 31 March 2017. This offer does not apply to group bookings. A minimum 3 night stay applies.
Turtle Watching Guidelines
To find a turtle, simply walk along Heron Beach one or two hours after the evening’s high tide. Look for the tracks in the sand where the turtle has come in from the sea.
- Light can disturb and disorient the turtles, minimise the use of torches and be sure to only use 3-volt low-impact torches. No flash photography, please.
- When you see a turtle moving up or down the beach, stay still. Excessive movement can disturb her. And remember to never walk in front of a turtle. Instead, walk behind them.
- If the turtles feel threatened or disturbed, they will turn around and head back out to sea and not lay their eggs. Try not to approach them.
- If you come upon a turtle while digging, give her some room. Sit down quietly behind the turtle and at least 10 metres away. A girl needs her privacy. Once she has finished digging, wait at least 15 minutes, then you may approach her from behind.
- The turtles are quite stressed and tired after their night's work, so again, give her some room (10 metres) so as not to panic her.
Let's get social!
While you're holidaying on Heron Island, post your turtle photos to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and include #heronturtletime.