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Heron Island: Great Barrier Reef Resort and Accommodation

If you’re a nature lover, Heron Island really is truly a very special place. A natural coral cay located 72 kms off the coast of Queensland,  situated in the midst of the Great Barrier Reef. You don’t have to take any special boat trips to experience this wonder of the world.
The reef, with a myriad of colourful coral and reef fish, is right here, at your fingertips, right off the beach.

In the crystal clear aquamarine waters surrounding the island, stunning coral gardens and sea creatures great and small flourish in abundance and colour.
They make Heron Island an easy holiday choice for divers, swimmers, and people who love to snorkel. The resort also offers an array of activity options for
those who like to relax, explore and laze on beaches far from crowds, with no reef “day-trippers” to spoil the peace and quiet.


  • “Around 70km offshore, Heron Island is a natural coral cay, unlike most of the other islands on the reef. You can swim straight off the beach in any direction, and see the coral, and all manner of sea creatures within moments. It’s literally some of the best snorkelling in the world, right there in front of you.”

    offshore171, Right on the reef @TripAdvisor
  • “The snorkelling was phenomenal even just off the beach and we all spent many hours doing this… Overall this was one of my favourite holidays ever and i can’t wait to go back.”

    Georginanne, A wonderful place on earth. @TripAdvisor
  • “What an amazing place! Heaven on earth – the wonders under the water are well worth the trip. Definitely will be back again to hopefully witness the mother turtles laying their eggs in the sand. Rays, reef sharks, turtles, star fish, seahorses, an array of fish and corals…”

    Abster88, Family snorkelling in paradise @TripAdvisor
  • “The accommodation and services were first rate in every respect and the food well prepared, of good variety, ample quantities, fresh and well presented. Snorkelling allows close observation of turtles, manta rays, snuffel rays, reef sharks, lemon sharks, in large numbers. A great variety of birds can be studied, the fauna and flora is unique and this genuine reef island.”


    klaaswoldring, Full marks for Heron Island @TripAdvisor