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Heron Island Resort
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Rates from AU$238 per room/night
The Heron Island Resort Experience
Heron Island is a true coral cay surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef. The reef experience on Heron is a unique one few other resorts in the world can offer. It has a relaxed island lifestyle that sets Heron apart, a sophisicated yet casual resort atmosphere. Explore and discover the natural attractions that have made Heron famous around the world. At night enjoy live entertainment, dancing or a quiet drink at the Pandanus Lounge. A Heron holiday combines the rare excitement of nature with all the comforts of an international resort.

Accommodation - 109 rooms, Check in - 2 PM, Check out - 10 AM
Heron Island Resort provides 5 different grades with some ideal for couples and others more suited to families. All have their own balcony or patio and have recently been refurbished with the Turtle Cabins recently added.

Three superb meals are included in the tariff each day. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style while dinner features a 3 course table d'hote or themed buffet with a superb seafood buffet on Saturdays. Picnic hampers are available and the resort is becoming famous for their in-room coffee-makers!

Included: Birdlife walks, Daily activity programme, Guided reef walks, Island ecology walks, Moon Ceremony, Movies under the stars, Nightly entertainment, Reef interpretative workshops, Research station walks, Snorkelling lessons in pool, Star Gazing, Tennis (floodlit), Turtle viewing in season, Wildlife presentations ... Optional extras: Fishing trips, Guided paddle ski tours, Glass bottom boat tours, Night Reef Walk, Semi-submersible coral viewing cruises, Scuba PADI courses, Scenic heli flights, Snorkelling equipment and excursions, Scuba night & adventure dives, Scuba discovery 1 day course, Sunset wine & cheese cruises, Therapeutic massage

Hotel Facilities
24hr room service, Beach towels, Boutique, Dive Centre, EFTPOS facilities, Entertainment, Facsimile, Flora & fauna reference literature, Foreign currency exchange, Games room, Guest laundries, Internet kiosk, Library, Massage, Medical centre, Movie screenings, Pool freshwater, Postal service, Public telephones, Reef Interpretation Centre & classes, Safety deposit facilities, Water sports & gear

Room Facilities
Balcony or patio, Beach towels, Ceiling fan, Clock radio, Ensuite, Extra pillows & blankets, Guest laundry facilities, Hairdryer, Iron & ironing board, Refrigerator, Tea & coffee facilities, Telephone, TV, Umbrellas

Events/Conferences - capacity 100
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Heron Island offers the ultimate conference and meeting experience as it is located on the Great Barrier Reef. The Wistari Room caters to groups up to 100 people.

Getting There
Heron Island is located 70km off the coast of Gladstone. Regular flights are available from all Australian capital cities to Gladstone. The high speed launch departs Gladstone Marina at 11am daily and takes approximately 2 hours to reach Heron Island. A helicopter transfer departs the airport daily on demand during daylight hours and the scenic flight takes 40 minutes.

The new day spa at Heron Island, Aqua Soul Spa, uses both Phytomer and Sodashi for their Spa treatments. As Phytomer has 100% marine ingredients, they allow you to embrace the re-mineralising, balancing and relaxing virtues of the sea. The richness of the sea is matched by the nurturing strength of natural botanicals. Sodashi products are a premium all-Australian natural skin and body care range, highly-respected and known for their healing and relaxation properties. 'Sodashi' is an ancient Sanskrit word which means 'wholeness, purity and radiance' - these form the pillars of Sodashi and are the basis of the spa philosophy at Aqua Soul.

The Heron Kids Junior Rangers Program (7-12 years inclusive) is available during Australian school holidays. Children enjoy hands-on activities and have the chance to earn a colourful collection of 15 badges for participating in different activities. A one-off registration fee of AUD$55 applies for each Junior Ranger participant with fees generating funds for the Queensland Turtle Conservation Program.

Honeymoon packages available on request.

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Heron Island Resort Reviews
"We enjoyed Heron Island, saw turtles nesting, together with heaps of birds, weather was gr ..."
Barbara and Cyril S., NSW, Australia - December 2005
"We had a truly wonderful holiday and it was extra special as we celebrated our 30th Weddin ..."
Janice & David H., London, UK - December 2005

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Awards for Heron Island Resort
2003 - Top 10 Islands - Great Barrier Reef Islands
Travel + Leisure (US) World's Best Awards
2003 - Experience Nature Top 10 - Great Barrier Reef
Travel Channel (US) World's Best Lists
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