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Heron Island Resort

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  • Excellent46%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely stunning location. We saw more turtles, sharks, unique fish and more beautiful living coral than we could have imagined. The resort buildings are older but clean & comfortable. Pretty awesome really for a place 50 miles offshore. If you don't like heat make sure...More

Thank Kathy G
Response from KarenSweeneyHeronIs, Public Relations Manager at Heron Island ResortResponded yesterday

Dear Kathy G On behalf of the Heron Island Resort team who work hard to ensure our guests have the best possible Great Barrier Reef experience on Heron Island, thank you. We are thrilled that you found Heron Island stunning and had an amazing experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just love heron island the snorkelling is spectacular and it’s is such an amazing eco experience for kids and adults alike. The accommodation is good (beach suites) and the dive and boat staff are excellent. I did feel that this year the bar and...More

Thank Julie C
Response from KarenSweeneyHeronIs, Public Relations Manager at Heron Island ResortResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Julie C for sharing your 'amazing eco experience' on Heron Island including the 'spectacular snorkeling, the pristine condition of the reef, good accommodation and excellent dive staff. Our hardworking and professional team are committed to providing the best experience possible for our guests...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a one of a kind place. The ferry ride to get there is somewhat rough and not for the faint of heart. It’s a two and a half hour ride from Gladstone. Many people get sea sick on the boat and the ocean...More

1  Thank rhobru
Response from KarenSweeneyHeronIs, Public Relations Manager at Heron Island ResortResponded yesterday

Dear rhobru thank for sharing your 'once in a lifetime experience' of Heron Island if you love nature. The Great Barrier Reef is magnificent and the reef around Heron Island the perfect place to dive and snorkel with our fully accredited professional and experienced Dive...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to many tropical islands like Maldives, Seychelles, Palau, Fiji, Tonga, French Polynesia (Bora Bora, Fakarava, Moorea, Rangiora...), Hawaii, Barbados, Curacao, Bonaire, Phuket & Similan Islands in Thailand, Ishigaki & Okinawa in Japan, even Marsa Alam & Port Ghalib at the Red Sea...More

4  Thank UA-2-million-miler
Response from KarenSweeneyHeronIs, Public Relations Manager at Heron Island ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear UA-2-million-miler, we are thrilled that you found everything above your expectations, especially the coral reef, baby turtles, wildlife and food and that you were very amazed and impressed with Heron Island. Please accept my sincere apology for the issues you had confirming your snorkelling...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Turtles hatching and nesting, eagle rays leaping into the air make this a sealife paradise. The azure lagoon and fine white sands make this a must visit cay on the Southern Barrier Reef. Disengaged and questionable competence of the service staff tarnishes the experience. Jess...More

2  Thank KyleThomasGimpl
Response from KarenSweeneyHeronIs, Public Relations Manager at Heron Island ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you KyleThomasGimpl for sharing your appreciation of this 'sealife paradise' which is a 'must visit cay' on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Since taking over the property there has been a significant overhaul of standards and as our team is committed to a process...More

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$244 - $410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LunarNewYear2016
September 12, 2017|
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Response from KarenSweeneyHeronIs | Property representative |
Hi LunaNewY snorkelling straight off the beach on Heron Island to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef in the crystal clear blue water where you can swim with turtles, rays, reef sharks and an amazing array of fish... More
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pimis2
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Rosalind C | Reviewed this property |
You can get the meal package but you need to ask now. It use to be all inclusive.
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Vicki D
May 16, 2017|
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Response from 115dennisw | Reviewed this property |
My wife gets sick very easily. We both used the motion sickness patch and the ginger tablets. Neither of us got sick at all. I know she would have been sick without the patch.
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"Not all rooms have A/C. All rooms have easy access to the water but few are "on" the water due to..."
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"Take suites 1-5. The rooms and view are great and your snorkeling gear is complementary"
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"Beachside Suit, tho pricier, is worth it. Right on the beach"
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"Stay somewhere else"
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