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Heron Island Resort


This island is a true coral cay located right on the Great Barrier Reef. Here you can swim straight off the beach to an endless garden of coral where the waters are teeming with fish and marine life. Being located in a World Heritage Listed area, you can expect the outdoors to be number one on your to-do list. It's what you don't see around this island that makes the resort so special. You won't see any buildings above the tree line. And you won't bump into any day trippers either.

The reef experience on this island is exclusively for guests, a unique experience few other resorts in the world offer. This island is world famous for its fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling. Experience some of Australia's best dive spots - more than 20 dive sites are available, half of which are only 15 minutes from the beach. An amazing array of animal life can be discovered throughout the year, such as the delightful Green and Loggerhead Turtles.

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Room Information

Turtle Rooms 
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. Rooms are compact and interiors are bright and fresh. Family room configurations are available.

Reef Room 
Reef Rooms are positioned close to the beach and offer filtered reef and water views through a canopy of beachside trees and shrubs. The living area extends outdoors to a balcony or garden setting, interiors are light and comfortable.
Family room configurations are available.

Heron Beachside Suites
Beachside Suites offer spectacular filtered views over the Great Barrier Reef and are set in a prime beachside location with direct access to the beach and reef. Double 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 living area features a divan, comfortable armchairs, coffee table and desk. The Suites offer a large bathroom, mini-bar and CD player.

Wistari Suites 
Wistari Suites are situated within a secluded garden setting with filtered ocean views and offer maximum privacy. Interiors are spacious and include a living area with sofa and armchair and separate sleeping area with King Size bed. Wistari Suites are air-conditioned and have a mini-bar, CD player and telephone in the room. A private outdoor terrace features wooden furniture and a two person hammock. The Suites are a short stroll away from the central resort facilities, beach and walking tracks.

Point Suites 
Point Suites are set in a premium position with an outlook that offers uninterrupted reef views and magical sunsets over the Great Barrier Reef. Suites are within easy access of the resort amenities. Point Suites are spacious and include a large en suite and separate dressing room. A generous living area extends through glass doors to an extensive outdoor terrace with sun lounges and walking out onto the lawn and resort gardens. Suites are air-conditioned and enjoy a range of in-room comforts including a mini bar, a CD player and phone.

The Beach House 
Located beachside and set within a grove of trees the Beach House offers filtered ocean views and a private boardwalk provides direct access to the beach. With only one Beach House on offer, this accommodation offers maximum privacy and is located a short stroll away from the central resort facilities and restaurant. The Beach House is air conditioned and features a separate bedroom, with spacious en suite including a bath and shower. An expansive living area features an oversized sofa and work desk and opens out onto a private patio with outdoor furniture and outdoor shower. Other room features include a mini bar, CD player, STD/IDD telephone.
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Things To Do

Dining

Shearwater Restaurant: Breakfast and lunch are buffet style while dinner features a 3 course table d'hote or Saturday seafood buffet and mid-week Aussie BBQ. Open for breakfast from 7.30am - 9.30am, lunch is served from 12.30pm - 2.30pm & dinner is served 6.30pm - 9.00pm. Special diets can be catered for by prior arrangement. A picnic hamper service is available on request.

Pandanus Lounge & Baillie's Bar: The Bar & Lounge features panoramic reef views, with a cocktail bar, entertainment lounge, dance floor and a mezzanine level library area. The Bar & Lounge opens to an outdoor terrace. Open from 10.00am to midnight.

Activities

Aqua Soul Spa: Drawing inspiration from Heron Island's dramatic Great Barrier Reef location, the Aqua Soul Spa is influenced by the rich and diverse beauty of the sea. Aqua Soul Spa has been created to enhance your health and well-being by embracing the powerful healing qualities of the sea and earth.

Complimentary Activities
  • Informative guided reef walks help to understand one of our national treasures (operate daily subject to tides)
  • Island ecology walks
  • Guided birdlife walks
  • Stargazing
  • Snorkeling lessons in the swimming pool
  • Tennis (night & day) & table tennis
  • Nature slide show presentations and marine documentaries

Other Activities (charges apply)
  • Great Barrier Reef Diving Tours
  • Half-Day Reef Snorkeling Tours
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing cruises
  • Guided Turtle Tours
  • Junior Rangers Program
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Spa Treatments
  • Stargazing Tours
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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +


Price per person, per night.