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Welcome to Heron Island!

Temporary Suspension of Operations

Due to the Australian Government’s announcement restricting all non-essential travel, combined with self-isolating requirements Heron Island will temporarily suspend welcoming guests from Wednesday, March 25. 

 We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause our guests however the health and safety of our guests and employees remains our top priority. At this time it is important we all work together and continue to follow the recommendations from the Australian Government help stop the spread of COVID-19.

 Our team will continue to closely monitor this very challenging situation and will provide updates as new changes are announced. Currently, we plan to recommence welcoming guests to Heron Island from 13 June.

To avoid long call wait times, our Reservations Team will directly contact guests with bookings for April to discuss the options to postpone or refund their holiday. Our team will begin with the most urgent travel dates on a rolling basis. We appreciate your patience and understanding as it may take a few days for the team to contact every guest.  

We hope that you and your loved ones stay safe during this very difficult time. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to Heron Island as soon as we can.


Discover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef

Experience nature at its best on Heron Island, world famous for its spectacular coral reef and a sanctuary for an extraordinary variety of marine life. This natural coral cay provides a genuine eco-experience, a unique opportunity to witness the magic of the world’s largest coral reef. 

At Heron Island, you are not simply a hotel guest, you are a guest of nature – sleeping, playing and exploring a protected sanctuary overlooking the Great Barrier Reef. All accommodation, ranging from rooms set amongst an ancient Pisonia Forest that serves a sanctuary for marine birds and beachside rooms steps from the water to the larger Beach House and Point Suite, offer relaxed, low-key comfort and immediate access to crystal clear waters teeming with nesting turtles, reef fish, turtles, rays, reef sharks and more.

Heron Island caters to all level of marine enthusiasts with 20 dive sites easily accessible by boat within minutes of the jetty. The most popular activity is snorkeling straight off one of the stunning beaches onto the Great Barrier Reef or onshore, join a guided nature walk or star gazing tour, be pampered with a signature therapy at Aqua Soul Spa or head to Baillie’s Bar, the ideal location to enjoy the panoramic reef views.

At Heron Island, nothing comes between you and an unforgettable Heron Island holiday.


We offer a number of special packages on a seasonal and rotating basis, many timed to Australian national and state holidays.

Your Perfect Accommodation

Turtle Room Heron Island Resort

Turtle Room

All Turtle Rooms are located close to North Beach and are set amongst Heron Island's ancient Pisonia Forest. Comfortable and compact, these ground-level rooms are appointed with an en-suite with shower and feature a delightful timber deck and outdoor area.

Special Offers

We offer a number of special packages on a seasonal and rotating basis, many timed to Australian national and state holidays.

Canon Collective Heron Island Experience at Heron Island Resort in Queensland, Australia

Canon Collective Heron Island Experience

For photographers that want to experience underwater photography with guidance from a Canon Collective expert and access to their best imaging equipment.

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