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Welcome to Heron Island!

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.

Experiences

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

Your Perfect Accommodation

living room area at Beach House Heron Island Resort

Beach House

Set amongst a grove of trees with direct beach access. There is only one Beach House – so it couldn’t be more exclusive. Air-conditioned, and featuring a separate bedroom and king size bed and divan, en-suite, living area and private patio.

Special Offers

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

Experience Nature Package

Stay on Heron Island for a genuine eco-tourism experience with no day trippers. Witness the magic of the world’s largest coral reef where you will be sleeping, playing and exploring in the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. 

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Stay 4 Nights, Pay for 3

Enjoy a tropical island getaway at a truly unique location with this special offer that lets you stay four nights and pay only three nights accommodation. 

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Couples Retreat Package

Leave the world behind on a Great Barrier Reef couples retreat to Heron Island. 

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