Heron Island Honeymoon Travel Guide

Discover a true coral cay – Heron Island is ringed by a gorgeous white-sand beach and surrounded by an endless coral garden teeming with marine life.


Snornelling off Heron Island
Snornelling off Heron Island – Image courtesy of heronislandaustralia.com

Introducing Heron Island

Stroll along the powder-white sand and pick your own secluded spot to sunbathe and swim or snorkel among colourful reef fish in the warm turquoise waters of the South Pacific.

What to do and see on Heron Island

Located on the Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island is world famous for its scuba diving and snorkelling with more than 30 dive sites available – half of which are only 15 minutes from the beach.

Dive among a huge range of marine life including green and loggerhead turtles, cowries, wobbegong, reef sharks, moray eels, butterfly cod, octopuses and manta rays.

Watch green and loggerhead turtles during the nesting season between January and March and follow trails through dense pisonia forests and groves of pandanus to see thousands of noddy terns and shearwater mutton birds.

Read more about diving Heron Island

Where to stay

Relax at the Voyages Heron Island resort, offering a range of creature comforts that includes rejuvenating treatments at the Aqua Soul Spa.

Heron Isand  ResortHeron Island Resort
Location: Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef
Rating: 4-star
Ave nightly rate: AUD402 per room
Description: Located on the World-Heritage-listed Heron Island, this resort offers free snorkeling lessons in the outdoor pool and free guided reef walks. Guests can use non-motorized water sports equipment free of charge. Rooms at the Heron Island Resort feature bright living areas, which open onto balconies with garden or sea views. Each has a fridge and tea/coffee-making facilities. All include beach towels and sun umbrellas. Resort Heron Island has a day spa offering massages and facials. The tour desk organizes a variety of diving and snorkeling tours around many Great Barrier Reef locations. Shearwater Restaurant offers buffet and menu options with views of the Coral Sea. Guests can sip cocktails on the outdoor terrace or relax in the Pandanus Lounge. Heron Island is just 89kms off the coast of Queensland and is accessible by boat and helicopter from Gladstone. The boat transportation takes approximately 2 hours. The resort runs a courtesy bus to pick guests up from the airport. Additional charges apply for transportation from Gladstone to Heron Island.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about resort accommodation on Heron Island at TripAdvisor.

Getting there

Open year round to paying guests (but not day trippers), Heron Island offers a unique island holiday in the southern Great Barrier Reef islands, just 72km northeast of the coast of Gladstone, a two-hour boat trip on a high-speed catamaran.

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Latest update about Heron Island: 7 March, 2017

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