Group Events

Heron Island offers terrific opportunities for organisations and businesses keen on team building.

What could be a better way to build team morale than to head out on a private chartered fishing trip on the Great Barrier Reef? It’s a great way to get staff interacting and having fun on the water. Private snorkel boat charters are also very popular and include Marine Centre staff to guide the snorkelling so your team members will know where to look to find the reef’s best sights.

Private sunset cruises with wine and cheese are a relaxing way for smaller groups to end the day.  Meanwhile, larger groups are well-catered for with sunset drinks under the jetty’s pavilion. This is one of the island’s best sunset-watching positions.

Most activities offered by Heron Island can be customised for groups, including the informative reef walks, where teams are encouraged to don reef-walking shoes to slowly walk to the outer edge of the reef during low tide. Everyone keeps an eye out and it can become a little competitive as people vie to be the first to spot a ray or small shark. Bird walks, island walks and walks to the island’s Research Centre can also be customised specifically for visiting groups.

For more information call 1800 875 343 (within Australia) or +61 1800 875 343 (outside Australia) 

Heron Island Conference & Meeting Rooms

It’s near impossible not to have a successful conference when the venue is surrounded by soft white sand, crystal-clear waters and the Great Barrier Reef. The fully air-conditioned Wistari conference room offers a view like no other – the reef is right outside. After ‘work’ you can view an array of marine life on a private snorkel boat charter, go for a dive or snorkel or take a sunset cruise.

To help delegates leave the outside world behind, televisions and telephones, whilst available in the resort, are not found in guest rooms. The exceptions are the Point Suites, the Beach House and the Wistari Suites.

Heron Island conference facilities offer:

  • Resident Conference Coordinator
  • Data projector
  • DVD player
  • Poster boards
  • Laser pointer
  • Large screen
  • PA system
  • Overhead projector
  • Slide projector
  • Slide carousels
  • Whiteboards
  • Lectern
  • Dimmer switches
  • Block-out blinds
  • Flip chart
  • Photocopying, facsimile and secretarial services available

Heron Island has developed an exciting program of interactive and interpretative activities, including:

  • Snorkel and/or Dive Boat Charters
  • Reef, bird and island interpretative walks
  • Fishing Trips
  • Aqua Soul Spa – incentive delegates can enjoy a range of massage therapies, rejuvenating facial treatments and nourishing body treatments.

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Private meals, functions and themed events are available at an extra cost.