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Heron Island

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About Heron Island

Around a third of Heron Island is taken up with the resort, and the rest of it is beautifully unspoiled vegetation. Plus a research station for the University of Queensland. This has been one of Australia’s most secluded and unique resorts since the 1930s, a beautiful coral cay surrounded by deep waters, home to numerous rare birds and a nesting site for green and loggerhead turtles. There’s only one choice when it comes to the best places to stay in Heron Island.

It’s only about 800metres long, so there’s no space for more than one resort, but that is part of the charm of the place. It’s a real opportunity to escape. And maybe do a bit of diving or snorkelling as well.

The only way to travel to and from the island is by boat - in most cases the resort catamaran, or by helicopter.

As there's only one option, the best place to stay in Heron Island can get booked up well in advance. So if you want to visit, do yourself a favour and plan well ahead.

  • The Heron Island resort is a once in a lifetime destination designed to help you get the most out of your spectacular surroundings. There are 109 luxurious rooms, but you’re without a TV or internet access, so you have to look around you and take advantage of the free guided walks focussing on the island’s ecology and birdlife.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Heron Island for you?

Best Hotels in Heron Island

  • Heron Island 109 rooms from $201

    Heron Island

    The location of this resort cannot be beaten - Heron Island is a World Heritage listed site surrounded by coral reef, and a wildlife haven. Guests are invited to switch off from the outside world (there's no internet or tv in the luxurious rooms) and explore this breathtakingly beautiful place.

    Great walks  -  Free guided reef walks, island ecology walks and bridlife walks
    Outstanding location  -  Island is surrounded by a reef
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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