Nature is waiting for your return!

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 and the 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. As a self-rated 3.5* property all accommodation, ranging from rooms set amongst an ancient Pisonia Forest 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 colourful 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. 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.

The health and safety of our guests and staff remains our top priority. Having received the Queensland Governement's Statement of Compliance and a COVID Safe Health Management Plan in place, you can feel safe and protected during your escape on Heron Island. For information regarding the onsite changes and COVID Safe Plan, please Click Here


Whether you are looking for an underwater adventure, to reconnect with nature or to simply relax on the beach, there is something for everyone at Heron Island.

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

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Stay Longer and Save!

Stay 4 nights or longer to enjoy Discounted Accommodation and Half Price Boat Transfers.

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Turtle Experience

The Turtles are coming to Heron Island!
Join us for this magical experience as each year hundreds of turtles return to Heron Island during the breeding and nesting season.

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Gift Vouchers

Give the Gift of Travel
For a gift that means more this holiday season, give the gift of travel with a Heron Island Gift Voucher.

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