Heron Island Resort

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Private beach, white sand, beach towels, scuba diving
Private beach, white sand, beach towels, scuba diving
Private beach, white sand, beach towels, scuba diving
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Heron Island Resort

Heron Island Resort

3.5 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Parking available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Temperature checks
Via Gladstone, Heron Island, QLD, 4000

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHeron Island Dock1 min walk
  • Popular LocationThe University of Queensland - Heron Island Research Station1 min walk

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About this area

Heron Island

Located in Heron Island, Heron Island Resort is in a national park and on a private beach. While the natural beauty of Capricornia Cays National Park and Heron Island Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Heron Island Dock. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale watching.

What's nearby

  • Heron Island Dock - 1 min walk
  • The University of Queensland - Heron Island Research Station - 1 min walk


  • Shearwater Restaurant - 2 min walk

About this property

Heron Island Resort

Resort with private beach and full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on Heron Island Resort's private white sand beach or pampering yourself at the resort's full-service spa. All 112 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and electric kettles, plus balconies or patios and free tea bags/instant coffee. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, hairdryers and showers.
Heron Island Resort offers 112 accommodations with a ceiling fan. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the resort include a private beach and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open selected days.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (AUD 5 per hour)

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (AUD 10 per night)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Boat tours
  • Ecotours
  • Full-service spa
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Spa open selected days
  • Steam room


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV/satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer via boat or floatplane to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
There is no cell phone service at this property due to its remote location.
This property is accessible by boat or helicopter. Boat transfers are available at 9:30 AM from Gladstone to Heron Island on Friday-Monday and Wednesday. The required fee for boat transfers is AUD 75 per adult and AUD 38 per child each way. On Tuesday and Thursday, access is only available via helicopter for the listed transfer service fee amounts. On December 25, access is only available via helicopter.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 75 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


The listed destination fee is charged for a maximum of AUD 21 per person, per stay.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 5 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 75 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property uses a grey water recycling system
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Heron Island Resort
Heron Island Hotel Heron Island
Heron Hotel Heron
Heron Island Resort Resort
Heron Island Resort Heron Island
Heron Island Resort Resort Heron Island

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 59 out of 169 reviews
5 - Excellent 35%
Rating 4 - Good. 80 out of 169 reviews
4 - Good 47%
Rating 3 - Okay. 17 out of 169 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 169 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 169 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Incredible wildlife!
Amazing 5-day trip to Heron Island! So many great experiences, from stargazing to snorkelling with turtles and sharks! Great daily activities organised- the staff was good, the management was poor though- Go there with the priceless life experience mindset, not the luxury island holiday one. I do not recommend putting charges to your room, they have a terrible system + recommend you bring your patience with you - but who’s on a rush on Heron Island anyways - if it’s not you, don’t go and let everyone have a good time on Heron! Nobody likes hearing somebody complain all the time.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the amazing amount of birds everywhere, even though with all the nests there were a lot of droppings :) Also loved that there were large turtles nesting on the dunes just outside our room as well as tiny hatchlings emerging & heading for the ocean
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The restaurant was very bad .
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A refreshing getaway with so much to see.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022