Heron Island Resort

Via Gladstone , Heron Island QLD 4680

Children's Activities - Heron Island Resort

Children's Activities

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.

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  • Baggage Holding Room
  • Bar on Premises
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cots Available
  • Day Spa
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Advanced Eco Accredited
  • Guest Lounge
  • High Chairs available
  • Internet Facilities
  • Guest Laundry
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pool
  • Restaurant - On Premises
  • Resort
  • Safety Deposit Box Available
  • Pay Wi-Fi
  • Water Sports Gear

Reception Hours:

7:00am - 10:00pm

Check In:


Check Out:


Check In/Out Info:

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

Number Of Rooms:


Number Of Floors:


Distance To Nearest Airport:


Distance To Nearest Beach:

On the beach

Restaurant Info:

The Shearwater restaurant offers a wide selection of breakfast options, a la carte lunch menu and buffet or a la carte evening menus.
- Breakfast is from 7am until 10am
- Lunch 12pm until 2pm
- Dinner from 6pm until 9pm

Bar Info:

Baillie's Bar and Pandanus Lounge panoramic reef views to relax with a cold drink, limited style cafe menu from 10am until 5pm.

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.

Disabled Facilities:

One disability access room - RSD Reef Room

Childrens Facilities:

Junior Rangers (Available during Australian school holidays for children 7-12 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 located on Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone.
Secure car lock-up facilities are available, charges payable direct, subject to change without notice.

Transfer Info:

Please select from our transfer options.


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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