Great Barrier Reef Family Holiday Activities

As one of the few coral cays on the Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island offers a truly special family holiday destination.

Complimentary activities include (refer to the Heron Island Activities page)

  • Guided bird walks
  • Guided island walks
  • Guided reef walks (tide dependant)
  • Star gazing
  • Turtle watching
  • Nature presentations

(Please note that all activities are subject to availability, weather and tide. Schedules may vary greatly day to day and week to week).

The family can also snorkel directly off the beach in the waters around the island. For your safety please consult the Marine Centre to discuss snorkelling conditions and the best location for snorkelling (varies depending on environmental conditions).

We also offer exciting Great Barrier Reef family activities at extra cost, such as snorkelling on the outer reef, guided tours of the University of Queensland Research Station and the Semi-Submersible boat.

Heron Island also offers the Heron Island Junior Rangers Program during the weekend and school holidays please refer to the Junior Rangers page.

Children 12 years and under stay and eat breakfast free of charge at Heron Island (in existing bedding), and as the only full-board island holiday resort on the Great Barrier Reef it’s just perfect for a Queensland family trip. Explore our special offers or book your family holiday vacation now!