Discounted Heron Island holiday package

Heron Island Holiday package

Book our discounted Heron Island holiday package with accommodation and meals on the Southern Great Barrier reef today. Our cheap packages are all inclusive of transfers, accommodation, meals and more. BOOK NOW


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Heron Island Snorkelling

BOOK HERON ISLAND holiday package including Snorkelling

Book Heron Island Holiday Package today. 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.
Click here to book your discounted holiday package to Heron Island today.

HERON ISLAND Discounted holiday $1050 SNORKELLING PACKAGE Includes:

  • Up to 2 adults 2 nights turtle room accommodation on Heron Island (you can add extra nights and upgrade rooms)
  • Full buffet breakfasts
  • Two course a la carte or buffet evening meals
  • 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 Gladstone marina 930am sharp.
  • 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.
  • Package price valid for stays from now to 30th September 2022.
    Higher rates apply during peak times.

    Call 07 4974 7557  to find out more.


Heron Island snorkelling Package Prices are for 2 night stays until 30/09/2022.
Turtle Room 2a $1050 ($525/person)
Reef family room 2a3c $1555 (311/person)
Point Suite $1470 2a ($735/person)
Higher rates during peak dates 11/12/2022 – 23/1/2023 inclusive

Stay at heron Island

IMPORTANT: When you enquire about a Heron Island snorkelling 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.

If your plans are interrupted due to covid border or quarantine restrictions, we can move your booking to a later date (subject to availability) or place it “on hold” (meaning you are not charged a cancellation fee). Prices are valid for stays completed by 30th September 2022. You can use your “on hold” booking after this date, however, if your booking is placed “on hold”, any increase in prices or changes to itinerary are your responsibility. Cancellations received within 7 days of arrival will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellations outside of this will incur 20% cancellation fee.

What are the Prices for accommodation on Heron Island?

Our special prices start at $189 per person per night for accommodation on Heron Island (boat transfers are extra) and can vary with accommodation types available and at during peak times of year. Our accommodation and transfer prices are the same for both peak and off-peak stays. All prices are in AUD and will be confirmed before any payment is processed. BOOK NOW

Standard Heron Island accommodations include:

Standard Heron Island accommodations (turtle rooms, reef rooms, beachside suites) include: 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. BOOK NOW

Premium Heron Island accommodations include:

Point Suites, Wistari Suites, and The Beach House include all of the above PLUS Air-conditioning, Bathrobes & Slippers. BOOK NOW


Turtle Room accommodations (up to 2 people) are in a tropical garden setting close to Heron Island amenities, these cabins are at ground level with a deck and en-suite. 
Turtle Family Room accommodations
(up to 4 people*) Larger cabins on Heron Island with a deck and outdoor area, plus en-suite.
Reef Room accommodations
(up to 3 people) Close to the beach with Heron Island 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 accommodations
(up to 5 people*). Close to the Heron Island beach with reef and water views through a canopy of trees. The living area extends outdoors to a balcony or garden plus en-suite.


Beachside Suite (up to 4 people) This premium Heron Island accommodation is 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
(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 (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 (up to 4 people*) 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 (up to 4 people) 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



Boat transfers to Heron Island are included in our package prices. BOOK NOW Phone 07 4974 7557. Otherwise, Adults from $75 each way ($150 return), Children from $38 each way ($76 return). 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, we will give you the details with your Heron Island booking. 

FLY by helicopter to HERON ISLAND

  • Helicopter transfers to Heron Island are provided by third-party operators, but can be conveniently booked through our Reservations Team.
  • Helicopter from $530 per adult one-way ($898 return), Children from $265 per child one way ($449 return)

Extras: Govt tax from June 1st 2022

The extra Govt tax is only payable for stays from June 1st 2022.
These Government Environmental Management Charges are for the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Best things to do on Heron Island

These are the best things to do on Heron Island. Snorkelling. 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 only a 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from Agnes Water, a 6 to 7 hour drive from Brisbane (alternatively, a 1 hour flight), or a 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from Rockhampton. BOOK NOW

What time will I arrive on Heron island?

Check-in opens at 7.45am and closes promptly at 9.00am.
Ferries depart Gladstone marina at 930am.
You will arrive on Heron Island by 11:30am.

What time will I leave Heron island?

Ferries leave Heron Island at 12:45pm.
You will arrive back at Gladstone marina around 2:45pm

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!

Visiting the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Prices and times are subject to change at any time without notice. Please check your confirmation email.
Prices may not be valid for peak times.
T&C’s may apply.
Updated 17/05/2022

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