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Heron Island Accommodation

Heron Island, Capricorn Coast

Heron Island

If you're a nature lover, Heron Island really is a special place. It's a natural coral cay 89kms off the coast of Queensland. The reef, with a myriad of colourful coral and reef fish, is right there, at your fingertips, right off the beach.

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Heron Island Accommodation

Picture this, awakening to watch a beautiful sunrise, enjoying a filling breakfast, snorkelling or diving with tropical fish swimming through vibrant corals, relaxing on pristine and untouched beaches with a picnic lunch, before wandering through protected national parks while bird watching and settling into a gourmet dinner with a glass of wine. If that experience sounds like your thing, then Heron Island is for you.

A truly unique destination, Heron Island is a true coral cay – an island completely comprised of sand and coral fragments that sits atop 24 hectares of coral reef at the Southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.

The vibrant coral gardens teeming with colourful sea creatures of all statures are hidden just beneath the surface of the crystalline waters that encapsulate Heron Island, waiting to be discovered and appreciated.

With over 20 separate sites to experience this magical underwater macrocosm, Heron Island is renowned as a haven for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts and is one of the best exploration bases not only on the Great Barrier Reef, but in Australia.

It is the natural beauty of the World Heritage-Listed Marine National park removed from the harsh effects of modern civilisation that offers guests a unique opportunity to truly immerse oneself in nature and appreciate its beauty.

Named after the music of a seabird, Heron Island has a variety of wildlife, most famously green and loggerhead turtles that have several nesting spots across the island that have drawn nature-lovers and researchers from near and far to examine and appreciate the astonishing life-cycles of the reptiles. From September to March the turtles travel back to Heron to lay their eggs offering guests the opportunity to watch from just outside their rooms the baby turtles hatch and start their epic journey to the water.

Heron Island accommodation is singular in nature with only one resort atop this natural masterpiece. The 89 kilometres between Gladstone and the island can be covered either by sea plane or boat. Sea plane transfers can be organised individually, while boat transfers arrive and leave the island once daily and do not allow day trippers so guests can rest assured their time away will be not be disturbed by hordes of tourists. The resort offers several standards of accommodation to suit different budget types and family sizes.

To book Heron Island accommodation and appreciate the exotic and exclusive island resort speak to the holiday experts at Discover Queensland on 1300 788 553 today.

Heron Island Events

Summer Solstice Event, Capricorn Caves

1 Dec 18 - 31 Jan 19

Organise your special trip to the Summer Solstice Event with the very best accommodation on the market, speak to the experts at Discover Queensland on 1300 788 553.


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Heron Island Weather

Heron Island weather is tropical year round enjoying an average annual temperature of approximately 27 degrees.

This beautifully temperate climate lends itself to family island escapes; no matter what time of year you book your Heron Island holiday the weather will boast sunshine, warm waters, and crisp sea breezes.

Current Weather

Temperature: 23.3°C
Dew Point: 10.0°C
Relative Humidity: 43%
Wind Speed: 11.1km/h
Wind Gusts: 20.4km/h
Wind Direction: ENE
Pressure: 1018.8hPa
Rain Since 9AM: 0.0mm