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Heron Island

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 470

Discover beautiful Heron Island, on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.


This 4-day stay on beautiful Heron Island leaves most of your time at leisure to discover its delights.

Heron Island is a tranquil coral cay situated at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Despite being on the reef’s fringe, Heron is still blessed with 72% of the Reef’s coral species, and around 900 of its 1,500 fish species. 20 dive sites surround the island, and turtles return each year to nest on its shores. Of course, with no mobile reception and television-free rooms, Heron Island is also the perfect place to simply relax surrounded by nature.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 470

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Heron Island

On arrival in Gladstone you will transfer by your choice of boat or seaplane to Heron Island. This is an exclusive island for guests only (no day-trippers here) and, with television-free rooms and no mobile phone reception, it's ideally positioned to take you back to nature, as it is a natural coral cay.

The nature itself is absolutely spectacular. The island is situated on the Great Barrier Reef, which means you can snorkel right off the island. Scuba divers come back again and again to fully discover the 20 dive sites that are just minutes off the island. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Accommodation

Heron Island Resort

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    Heron Island Resort



    If you're a nature lover, Heron Island really is a special place. It's a natural coral cay off the coast of Queensland, so it's not just another resort near the Great Barrier Reef, it's the premier resort on the Great Barrier Reef. The reef, with ...

    If you're a nature lover, Heron Island really is a special place. It's a natural coral cay off the coast of Queensland, so it's not just another resort near the Great Barrier Reef, it's the premier resort on the Great Barrier Reef. The reef, with a myriad of colourful coral and reef fish, is right here, at your fingertips, right off the beach. This makes Heron Island an easy vacation choice for divers, swimmers, and people who love to snorkel. The resort also offers an array of activity options for those who like to relax, explore and laze on beaches far from crowds, enjoying the peace and quiet. (An Environmental Management Fee of $6.50 per day or $19.50 max per stay is payable directly at the resort - subject to change.)

    Facilities

    • Children's Activities
    • Conference Facilities
    • Dive Center
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Days 2-3

Heron Island at Leisure

The days are at leisure to relax and explore Heron and the Great Barrier Reef. Heron Island is small enough to walk around in 20 minutes, yet it has everything you could wish for: a restaurant (Shearwater Restaurant) to satisfy healthy appetites, a deep resort swimming pool backing onto a bar (Baillie's Bar) and an abundance of wildlife that will truly amaze. Turtles return year after year to lay their eggs and guests can gather just outside their rooms (particularly the Beachside Suites) to watch the hatchlings make their way to the water.

Come June you may see whales passing by on their annual pilgrimage. Nesting season sees the island's resident human population well outnumbered by birds. The island's“twitchers list” (available from the information centre) lists no fewer than 19 birds; two of which (the Black Noddy and the Wedge-tailed Shearwater) visit annually from October to March to breed.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 4

Depart Heron Island

At leisure until your return to Gladstone.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Accommodation for 3 nights, full buffet breakfast daily, resort activities including tennis

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, items of a personal nature and drinks. Limited seats, subject to availability

OTHER INFORMATION:

Heron Island is a natural coral cay 89kms off the coast of Queensland, so it's not another Great Barrier Reef resort, it's a resort on the Great Barrier Reef. By sea or by air, you can choose your mode of transportation to and from Heron Island.

There are scenic seaplane transfers daily that operate between 7am-4.30pm from Gladstone or 8am-5.30pm from Heron Island.

There are scheduled boat transfers from Gladstone several times per week, departing Gladstone Marina at 11am, arriving Heron Island at 1pm. The return service departs Heron Island at 1pm, arriving in to Gladstone Marina at 3.45pm.

There are no transfers Christmas day.

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18 Mar 2018
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