Heron Island Resort


Heron Island (Aerial2)Heron Island is a natural coral cay 55 miles off the coast of Queensland. It offers an array of choices for those who like to explore or laze on beaches far from crowds , with no reef ‘day-trippers’ to spoil the peace and quiet. Heron Island starts with the natural beauty of the reef and the kaleidoscope of the life it inspires then adds a passion for food, service and all the little luxuries that make a holiday complete.


Heron Island has a total of 109 rooms, all of which feature a balcony or terrace, ceiling fan, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, beach towels and umbrellas.

Turtle Rooms are located in a garden setting, a short walk away from the beach and close to the central resort facilities. With two rooms per block, all Turtle Rooms are at ground level and feature a deck and outdoor area.

Reef Rooms are positioned close to the beach and offer reef and water views through a canopy of beachside trees and shrubs. Reef Room interiors are light and comfortable with a living-area extending outdoors to a balcony or garden.

Heron Beachside Suites offer spectacular views over Heron Reef with direct access to the beach and reef. Glass sliding doors fill the room with natural light and connect both the spacious bedroom and separate living area with a large outdoor balcony. The Suites offer a large bathroom, mini-bar and a CD player.

The air-conditioned Wistari Suites are in a secluded garden setting with ocean views and offer maximum privacy. Interiors are spacious and include a living area. A private outdoor terrace features wooden furniture and a two-person hammock. The Suites are a short stroll away from the central resort facilities.

The Point Suites have uninterrupted views of the reef and magical sunsets over the ocean. Interiors are spacious and include a large en-suite and separate dressing room and air-conditioning. A generous living area extends through glass doors to an extensive outdoor terrace with sun lounges.

The Beach House is located beachside and set within a grove of trees with filtered ocean views and a private boardwalk, providing direct access to the beach. It offers maximum privacy and is just a short stroll away from the central resort facilities and restaurant. The Beach House features air-conditioning, a separate bedroom and spacious en-suite including a luxurious bath and shower.


Heron Island is known for its excellent Great Barrier dive sites and fantastic coral gardens and pinnacles. So good is the diving that Jacques Cousteau listed The Heron Bommie as one of his top ten favorite dive sites.

The waters of the reef around Heron Island are teeming with reef fish, turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and a sheer endless variety of marine invertebrates. There are plenty of dive sites to explore, more than half of which are just 15 minutes from the beach. Approximately 60% of the 1,500 species of fish and 72% of the coral species found on the Great Barrier Reef call the reefs around this beautiful island their home.

Heron Island operates a well-organized and spacious dive experience with 3 fully equipped dive boats with capacities of up to 24 divers. Apart from the massive amounts of space on the dive boats there is also a full canopy cover for sun protection. Diving off the boats is easy with giant stride entries and exit via wide ladders. Distances to the islands' dive sites are relatively short and all dives are conducted as single boat dives so you can do as many or as little dives in a day as you wish.


Inquire About Heron Island Resort

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Inquire About: Heron Island Resort