Heron Island Holiday Packages
BOOK A HERON ISLAND HOLIDAY PACKAGE
Book a Heron Island holiday Package. Heron Island is one of the most spectacular locations of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Explore a remote island, snorkelling directly off the shore and having a luxurious experience like no other! Our Heron Island package includes lots of extras.
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HERON ISLAND PACKAGE SPECIAL $996
Heron Island Exclusive Special Package Price Offer – Book now and stay during January to March 2021
$996 HERON ISLAND Discounted PACKAGE Includes:
- 2 adults 2 nights Turtle Room accommodation & $50 spa voucher
- Full buffet breakfast
- Two course a la carte or buffet dinner
- Snorkelling equipment for two adults
- 1 Sunset drink (beer or wine) for two adults
- Guided island Eco Tours (Guided walks over the reef, island ecology walks, bird spotting walks, wildlife presentations)
- Snorkeling lessons in the pool and 20% off dive courses
- Return boat transfers – The Heron Islander boat will have you arriving on the island around midday! Departs 930am
- Check-in at the Heron Island Departure Desk at the Gladstone Marina opens at 7.45am and closes promptly at 9.00am. Please ensure you are checked-in and have your boarding pass prior to the check-in closure time.
IMPORTANT: When you enquire about a Heron Island package, please let us know your available dates, how many people, age of children, and the type of accommodation you prefer (budget, middle range or up-market) ENQUIRE NOW T & C’s apply and subject to availability. Sale ends 31th March 2021. (You must depart the island by 31/3/21)
What are the Prices for accommodation on Heron Island?
Price shown for stays on Heron Island durining January, February and March 2021. They are per room per night and include accommodation, snorkelling, daily breakfast, dinner, sunset welcome drink, $50 spa voucher, island tour, activities.
All prices are in AUD and will be confirmed before any payment is processed.
Every accommodation includes: A balcony or terrace with umbrella, Ceiling fans, Refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, Beach towels, Ironing facilities, Extra pillows and blankets, En-suite bathroom with hairdryers, Airconditioning*, Bathrobes & Slippers* (*Point Suites, Wistari Suites, and The Beach House only).
ACCOMMODATION TYPES ON HERON ISLAND
Turtle Rooms for up to 2 people are in a tropical garden setting close to amenities, these cabins are at ground level with a deck and en-suite.
Turtle Family Rooms (cabins) for up to 2 people (caters up to 4 people* – extra cost) Larger cabins with a deck and outdoor area, plus en-suite.
Reef Room for up to 2 people (caters up to 3 people – extra cost) Close to the beach with reef and water views through a canopy of trees. The living area extends outdoors to a balcony or garden plus en-suite.
Reef Family Room for up to 2 people (caters up to 5 people* – extra cost) Close to the beach with reef and water views through a canopy of trees. The living area extends outdoors to a balcony or garden plus en-suite.
PREMIUM ACCOMMODATION ON HERON ISLAND
Beachside Suite for up to 2 people (caters up to 4 people – extra cost) Absolute beach front with direct access to the water and reef views. Villa-style inclusions, double glass sliding doors connect the bedroom and living areas with a balcony generous bathroom, and king size bed plus divan.
Wistari Suites or up to 2 people (caters up to 2 people) Lush garden setting, Wistari Suites offer total privacy. Air-conditioned spacious interiors with living area, separate sleeping area, king size bed or twin beds plus en-suite and terrace.
Point Suites for up to 2 people (caters up to 2 people) Set in a premium grass-front position, uninterrupted reef views and magical sunsets. Air-conditioned, and featuring a king size bed or twin beds, an en-suite, dressing room, living room plus large terrace.
The Beach House for up to 2 people (caters up to 4 people* – extra cost) Only one Beach House is available on Heron Island. Set amongst a grove of trees with direct beach access. Air-conditioned, and featuring a separate bedroom, king size bed, divan, en-suite, living area and private patio.
Superior Point Suite for up to 4 people (caters up to 4 people – extra cost) Set in a premium ocean facing position with uninterrupted reef views and magical sunsets. Air-conditioned, with a spacious lounge.
*Maximum capacity in Turtle family room, Reef family room & Beach house require one rollaway bed to be placed in the room costing $75 per night
When you enquire about our Heron Island package, please let us know your available dates, how many people and the type of accommodation you prefer (budget, middle range or up-market) ENQUIRE NOW
HOW DO I GET TO HERON ISLAND?
BOAT TO HERON ISLAND (Heron Islander)
Phone 07 4974 7557. Adults $75 each way, Children $38 each way. The Heron Islander operates every day with the exception of Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Christmas Day. The boat departs the Gladstone Marina located at 98 Bryan Jordan Dr, Gladstone Central. We recommend you pre-book secure car lock-up facilities, and will give you the details with your Heron Island booking.
FLY TO HERON ISLAND
- Seaplane and helicopter transfers to Heron Island are provided by third-party operators, but can be conveniently booked through our Reservations Team.
- Helicopter from $449 return. Seaplane from $349 per person one-way.
From June 1st 2021, Pay on arrival $7 per person per day EMC (for first 3 days only).
These Government Environmental Charges are for the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reed Marine Park.
Best things to do on Heron Island
These are the best things to do on Heron Island. Turtle nesting and hatching (in season), Whale spotting (in season), Semi-submarines, Scuba diving in spectacular locations (over 20 dive sites!), Fishing Charters, Snorkeling direct from the island beaches on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Sunset Cruises, Beach picnic hampers, Spa treatments, Kayaking, Guided star-gazing with binoculars and telescopes, FREE Guided walks over the reef, island ecology walks, bird spotting walks, wildlife presentations, FREE Snorkeling lessons in the pool, Trivia Nights, Gift and souvenir shop, plus clothing, snacks and beach essentials, Kids rangers program during school holidays
Where is Heron Island located?
Heron Island is located a 2.5 hour ferry trip from Gladstone.
Gladstone is a 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from Agnes Water, a 6 hour drive from Brisbane (alternatively, a 1 hour flight), or a 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from Rockhampton.
What time will I arrive at Heron island?
Ferries depart Gladstone every day (except Tuesdays, Thursdays & Christmas day) at 930am.
Check-in opens at 7.45am and closes promptly at 9.00am
You arrive on Heron Island by 11:30am.
What time will I leave Heron island?
Ferries depart Heron Island every day (except Tuesdays, Thursdays & Christmas day) at 12:45pm.
MORE INFORMATION: Heron island is a coral cay out on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Step off the beach and the Great Barrier Reef awaits. No long boat trips – just you, a snorkel and flippers and your personal encounters of the marine kind. At low tide you can look for star fish, sand cleaning sea cucumbers, sapphire lipped clams and the world’s largest population of the pint sized epaulette sharks! There are 21 dive sites all within 15 minutes of the island (accessible by the islands’ dive boat) to see some of the most beautiful parts of the reef.
Visit the Heron Island Research Station which is part of the University of Queensland, which guests can visit during their stay and learn more about the marine life of this incredible place.
Heron Island has the resident population and is a breeding ground for Green and Loggerhead turtles, while being home to seven of the nine turtle species in the world! See the reef from the air, underwater, at low tide and through glass bottom vessels. Throughout the year see whales, dolphins, rays, reef sharks, groper, fish, turtles, maori wrass and over 1,000 species of marine life!
Prices subject to change at any time without notice.
Prices may not be valid for peak times.
T&C’s may apply.
Updated 19.11.20 by lb