Heron Island Resort

Via Gladstone , Heron Island QLD 4680

Heron Island - Heron Island Resort

Heron Island

Heron Island Resort is a true coral cay, located right on the Great Barrier Reef. The island is ribboned by sugar white sands, crystal clear waters and acres of brilliant coral with beautifully coloured marine life a real nature lover's paradise. Heron offers many activities such as guided island and reef walks, semi-submersible cruises and beach picnics. An amazing array of animal and bird life can also be discovered right throughout the year. And of course Heron is world famous for its scuba diving and snorkelling. If it's school holidays, you can sign the kids up for the Heron Junior Rangers (7-12yrs), where they'll get up close and personal with a wonderful variety of marine creatures, and explore the fascinating coral cay forest and woodlands. Heron Island Resort is a haven of marine colour and relaxation, with magical ocean views from many of the rooms.

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  • Bar on Premises
  • Day Spa
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Facilities
  • Kids Club
  • Guest Laundry
  • Night Entertainment
  • Pay Phone
  • Pool
  • Restaurant - Licensed
  • Resort
  • Safety Deposit Box Available
  • Resort Shop
  • Tennis Court - Half Size
  • Water Sports Gear

Reception Hours:

08.30am to 7.00pm.

Check In:

Varies with transfers (usually around 2.00pm).

Check Out:


Check In/Out Info:

Please refer to travel documentation regarding access out of reception hours.

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Credit Cards Accepted:

All major credit cards.
Note that a credit card may be requested upon check-in as a form of security deposit.

Day Spa Facilities:

Day Spa available, charges payable direct.

Accessible Facilities: Disabled room(s) available on request.

Childrens Facilities:

Babysitting available on request, charges apply, payable direct.

Junior Rangers (Available during Australian school holidays for children 07-12 years inclusive)
Junior Rangers program - a one off registration fee per child applies during Australian school holiday periods. The registration fee ensures full membership which includes - free access to Junior Rangers activities for the duration of stay, a Heron Kids Junior Ranger cap, Heron Kids Junior Ranger workbook and each of the 15 brightly coloured cloth badges as they are earned.

Note - additional fees apply for snorkelling, semi sub and fishing trips.

Driving Info:

Gladstone Marina the location is Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone.
Secure car lock-up facilities are available, charges payable direct and subject to change without notice.

Transfer Info:

Daily launch transfers available. Launch and seaplane options are available charges apply and subject to weather conditions.

Launch transfers operate daily, subject to change:

Valid to 02APR19:
Departing Gladstone at 2.00pm.

Valid from 03APR19-12MAY19:
Departing Gladstone at 10.00am.

Valid from 13MAY19:
Departing Gladstone at 9.30am.

Valid to 02APR19:
Departing Heron Island at 10.00am.

Valid from 03APR19-12MAY19:
Departing Heron Island at 1.15pm.

Valid from 13MAY19:
Departing Heron Island at 12.45pm.

Seaplane operated daily and is subject to availability and tides times.

Transfers are available from Gladstone Airport to the Marina. Please make your way to the front of the Terminal once you have collected your luggage to meet the transfer service.


Valid for 13MAY19-31MAR20:
Launch Transfer: Heron Island to Gladstone Marina schedule:
Departure Point: Heron Island (EST): 12:45pm.
Arrival Time: Gladstone Marina (EST): 3:15pm.

Guests will be required to check out of their room by 10:00 am and will have access to a departure lounge with showers available for their use until their departure from Heron Island. Late check outs may be available at an additional cost. This will be subject to availability and must be organised the day prior.

Guests departing by air via the Gladstone Airport can book a transfer to the airport at the time of making their reservation. The transfer service will depart the Gladstone Marina at approximately 3:45 pm (dependent on the boat arrival being on time) and will be available daily.

The launch service from Heron Island connects with flights departing from Gladstone no earlier than 4.45 pm onwards. While we do meet these flights, this is weather and tides permitting. Please note, Aldesta Hotels does not accept responsibility for flight delays or flight schedule changes.

Departure Days:
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, excluding 25DEC.

Launch Transfer Gladstone Marina to Heron Island schedule:
Departure Point: Gladstone Marina (EST): 9:30am.
Arrival Time: Heron Island (EST): 11:45am.

- If making your own way to Gladstone Marina the location is Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone. Check-in will open at 7:45am with check-in closing at 9:00am.
- Secure car lock-up facilities are available for approximately AUD12.00 per day (AUD60.00 per week) for a covered car park (charges payable direct and subject to change without notice).

Departure Days:
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, excluding 25DEC.

Important Information:

Valid for 01APR18-31MAR20: Donations: - Heron Island Resort is in partnership with the Sea Turtle Foundation, a non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to safeguarding sea turtle populations, migration routes and habitats. The partnership aims to provide guests with a greater opportunity to understand and support the Green and Loggerhead turtles which swim in the nearby waters. An optional donation of AUD10.00 on check-out will help to support the Foundation. Guests who do not wish to donate can request the charge be removed from their account. Christmas Day: - No check-in or check-out is permitted on Christmas Day as transfers do not operate on this day. Environmental Management Charge: - Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority have implemented an environmental management charge (EMC). The EMC applies to all visitors to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. As Heron Island is located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the below fee will be incurred and payable by guests direct on check out; Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 (excl GST) per person per day (for guests 5 years and older) to a maximum of $19.50 per person per stay will be charged direct to guests. Transfers: Note: If a flight is cancelled by Marine Heli Charter for weather or some other circumstance, no fee is payable by the passenger.  We will endeavour to reschedule the flight and carry the passenger at a later time.  Alternatively the passenger has the option to take the Heron Island Cat.


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