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About a two hour high speed catamaran boat ride from mainland and well worth it. The resort is a bit dated and spartan. New owners are taking over soon. The food is not the high point but the beauty of the island is. 'The resort...More
This is a review of the hotel NOT the island.
The hotel is rather on the expensive side per day and I appreciated the necessity of bringing food and drink to the island every day.
Yet the hotel is worn out and looks really tired...More
Response from KarenSweeneyHeronIs, Director of Sales at Heron Island ResortResponded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your feedback with us! The resort is under new management, and plans are underway to deliver the best experience to our guests.
To start, really rough boat ride, threw up 3 times, getting sea sick for the first time in my life of many boat rides. If you can afford it, the plane or helicopter is the way to go. If you can't, lie down on one...More
5 Thank mooneysox
Response from KarenSweeneyHeronIs, Public Relations Manager at Heron Island ResortResponded February 5, 2018
Thank you for your wonderful feedback for Heron Island's "unforgettable immersive experience of a teeming ecosystem" that will be a life memory for you and the friendly service.
I am very sorry you experienced sea sickness on the boat ride from Gladstone to...More
Visited with a friend for 2 nights in late January
- amazing wildlife, was incredible to see both the hatching baby turtles and the mums laying their eggs
- rays and sharks
- beautiful sandy beaches and brilliant blue water
- breakfast buffet was...More
Quite simply the most amazing place on Earth, if you love nature. Sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, fish, corals, birds and much more. We stayed in a family house (two adults and two children), which was close to the pool, the restaurant, the bar - no...More
2 Thank Dorte S
Response from KarenSweeneyHeronIs, Public Relations Manager at Heron Island ResortResponded February 2, 2018
Thank you so much Dorte S for choosing Heron Island for your family holiday and Great Barrier Reef experience and your amazing review 'Paradise on Earth'
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
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 is a very family friendly experience.There are a variety of activities which will help your children learn about and appreciate the incredible marine life that are resident in and around the island. There is a Semi-submersible trip with a naturalist guide so they can enjoy and learn about the reef without getting wet, nature slide show presentations and marine documentaries, guided reef walks, complimentary snorkelling lessons in the pool and our very popular junior ranger program during school holidays.