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Heron Island Resort

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  • Excellent46%
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Reviewed yesterday

Last visiting several years ago, very little has changed with this amazing natural paradise. Our flight arrived into Gladstone at 10am, so taking the afternoon boat would have wasted a whole day. We instead travelled on seaplane at 11am with pilot Josh, learning about the...More

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

Dear MissMoet On behalf of our team, thank you for your fantastic review of our team and the amazing natural paradise that is Heron Island. Our team work hard to ensure our guests enjoy their holiday and we appreciate all of your comments which will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful 3 days spent on Heron. Snorkling wonderful, walks easy and interesting. Would have preferred a la cart dining which we booked and paid for rather than the buffets which were offered due to larger numbers of guests! Enjoyed the induction on arrival and education...More

2  Thank Fred N
Response from KarenSweeneyHeronIs, Public Relations Manager at Heron Island ResortResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Fred N for your five star review of your wonderful Great Barrier Reef experience on Heron Island. The Shearwater Restaurant provides a combination of table d’hôte evening menus with a combination of themed wholesome and healthy buffets on Wednesdays and weekends. On behalf...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The island was great! Lots of things to do. I had a wonderful time even though it was short. Too bad the ferry does not run on Thursdays. The only other detractor was the table service in the restaurant. It felt like there was not...More

Thank Nancy S
Response from KarenSweeneyHeronIs, Public Relations Manager at Heron Island ResortResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Nancy S for your 'wonderful' review of Heron Island and we appreciate your feedback which is being addressed by our management team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weather was bad. Ferry was rough beyond belief, no diving or snorkelling for the entire stay. We left by helicopter (which was the nicest part of the trip). Island is great! We saw turtles hatching, wished we could have dived! Turtle room was filthy! Stains...More

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

Dear Denise D How terribly unlucky to experience bad weather for your entire stay causing you to miss out on snorkelling and diving with the magnificent marine wildlife. Although you saw turtles hatching we appreciate how very disappointed you were that you were unable to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved Heron Island!! Accommodation was well maintained and clean. Food and bar was very nice with great selection for any picky people. Yes there was a lot of birds but it is a major nesting point in the Southern Great Barrier Reef (turtles as...More

1  Thank KorteGroup
Response from KarenSweeneyHeronIs, Public Relations Manager at Heron Island ResortResponded 6 days ago

Dear KorteGroup we are thrilled that you absolutely loved Heron Island!! On behalf of our team, thank you for your wonderful comments and we hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to our 'perfect island' one day soon.

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Pool
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Bar/Lounge
Beachfront
Spa
Breakfast included
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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US$235 - US$403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Price range
US$235 - US$403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LunarNewYear2016
13 September 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
10 June 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
17 May 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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"Do not stay in a turtle room!"
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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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