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Gladstone is located 50 miles southwest of Heron Island, and Bundaberg is 100 miles to the south.
If the weather is nice, take a trip to Agnes Water Beach. It's 50 miles to the south and is a wonderful place to admire the ocean vistas.
Only passing through? Head down to Heron Island Dock for something nearby.
Not too far from Heron Island you'll find Wilson Island, 9 miles to the north, and Lady Musgrave Island, 45 miles to the southeast. These destinations are also worth visiting, should you have the time.
The Capricorn Coast region provides visitors with several relaxing outdoor activities. Cycling or shore fishing are known to cast away stress.
You'll be able to discover far more spending time with the locals than you ever could from the pages of your guidebook. Think about jumping on board some guided nature walks and wildlife spotting tours.
As adventure-loving travelers, we're always after a hair-raising tale that we can boast about to our family back home. If you try sky diving in Capricorn Coast, you'll definitely have something to say.
If you love the water, this is the perfect place for you. Swimming is a common pastime, and so is snorkeling.
To immerse yourself in the culture of Capricorn Coast, make a beeline for the region's history museums.
On a fine day, head out into the open air to experience the region's open-air museums and open-air exhibits.
Delve into the culinary traditions of Capricorn Coast by exploring its alluring restaurants and cafés.
There's nothing like fresh, local ingredients. You'll soon find out that beef and bush tucker are popular choices here.
Any self-respecting foodie should be sure they experience salt and pepper squid and meat pie before surfing the menu for other local dishes.
For a sweet encounter that will leave your mouth watering, try peach melba, a delectable dessert.
XXXX Summer Bright Larger is a beloved beer. Head on down to the nearest watering hole, pull up a stool and see what you think.
If you're after a drink with a bit more of a kick to it, Bundaberg Spiced Rum should hit the spot.
To accompany your dinner, how about some red or white? Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich drop that pairs well with almost any dish. If you're after a second, try Riverina Chardonnay.
Experienced adventurers are used to goodbyes, but that doesn't mean they get any easier. When it comes time to leave the wonderful Capricorn Coast region, we wouldn't be at all surprised if you were already planning your next trip!
When it's time for your flight back home, make your way toward the closest airport. You'll find it 55 miles to the southwest.
Accommodation in Heron Island
There are very few hotels in Heron Island featuring on the Expedia lodging page, so be sure to book well ahead of time.
Situated by the ocean, this spa resort is steps away from Heron Island Dock and The University of Queensland - Heron Island Research Station.