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Heron Island QLD 4680 Australia
AUQLDHeron Island4680
+61 1300 863 248heronisland.com
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If you’re a nature lover, Heron Island really is a special place. It’s 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. *You don’t have to take any special boat trips to experience one of the wonders of the world. The reef, with a myriad of colourful coral and reef fish, is right there, at your fingertips.
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candice brown
reviewed a year ago
This is the place where I truly found myself. The staff are just beautiful, the surrounds are gorgeous. Of course you are going to see sharks you twit, your on an island surrounded by reef with no land in site for 100km. Sharks are opportunistic feeders. Turtles have been dealing with this obstruction for eternity. It a part of the reason why they lay so many bloody eggs! Why would you go to somewheer like this and expect not to see these kinds of sights. Do you know anything about Australia's Fauna at all? Not to mention your incesant ravings are the downfall of your comments as your making yourself sound like an uneducated dipshit. This island is a beautiful secluded part of the world. Its just a stunning part of the world. I recommend you visit it at least once in your lifetime. Thankyou so much for the opportunity to experience such a phenomonal place!
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Ivan Malo
reviewed a year ago
Simply amazing! I hope this isn't the only way to admire nature in the future!
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Ian Miles Cheong
reviewed a year ago
That other guy really hates sharks. Don't listen to him.
J Taylor
reviewed 2 years ago
Massacred Turtle hatchlings! Nothing prepares you for the heartbreak of watching tiny turtles trying to make their way in life to maybe make the waters edge and be fought over by ravenous sharks in a feeding frenzy. Heron Island is now a National Park so we humans have to stand back and watch the potential future of what has been called and endangered species torn apart buy a pack of sharks that have plenty of other fish that would sustain them but no these ferrous sharks fight to devour just about every single little turtle. They were described as popcorn in the mouth of the sharks and sting rays. Also so helping themselves to this helpless smorgasboard were many sea gulls who I am sure do not need to feast on these tiny turles to survive. We went to Heron because of the beautiful photos and were told we could snorkle straight off the beach. Well! that is true but what is not told is the beatiful photos have been taken when there is only knee high water and you cannot snorkle at that time of day. There is a window of 3 hours before high tide and 3 hours after, But here is the kicker - you don't see beautiful fish and couloured coral all that is there is knee high coral that is dead on top. The waters drop so low the coral dies on top and can only spread out to the low tide mark. Shark Island should be the name of the Island not Heron Island! We went into the water with such high expectations only to be confronted with these patrolling sharks that are looking for a straggler hatchling that wasn't snapped up. One lady, near us said when she hopped in the water, at end of the beach, intending to swim down to the resort area, was accompanied by four sharks that swam beside her. She left the water as soon as she could. The resort then has the audacity to slug you $10 for the turtle foudation, they should call it feed the sharks foundation, it is really such a joke. If you want to swim with sharks and are told that in the promotion of Heron Isalnd then that is honest, but to let holiday makers and those pursuing their dream of swimming amongst beautiful coral, pay a premium to be on the Great Barrier Reef itself, is downright DISHONEST and I think bad custodians of the pricless treasure that are there. If you do go the harbour is the place to see at least a smal variety of fish and you can go there after 5:30pm. I will include a photo of some of the sharks that wait in the harbour during low tide as they have to leave the surround of the Island at the water level is too low to sustain them. The reef talks are packed full of information and also the turtle introduction was something that everyone should sit through on arriva.The talks fill you with respect for the Green turtle and Loggerhead turtles comming up the beach and they would not be disturbed by us very enthusiastic onlookers. If you are a diver then I guess this is a great place but for everyone else..... Decide what you are wanting from your holiday....... Good food and nice staff then this is a great place to eat Great sunsets
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Luke Begley
reviewed a year ago
You guys are the bomb ! Had the best time in my life , the staff so friendly
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Mas Ilmugrafis
reviewed a year ago
Fantaztic view ,
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This year, Earth Hour shines a light on one of the world’s most loved – and vulnerable – places: The Great Barrier Reef. Heron Island is one of the locations featured in the Earth Hour documentary which airs tomorrow, 29 March at 4.30pm on Channel 10. Watch this sneak peak here http://ow.ly/v6oQR and get involved ! #yourpower
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“Whale songs in the distance provided a soothing sound track to a very pleasant and relaxed dive” - read the full article about diving on Heron Island published in the current Sport Diver magazine issue: http://ow.ly/d/1TN2
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Diving the Heron Bommie is featured as the number one of twenty-six top Australian holiday spots! It is a favorite stop-off point for manta rays, eagle rays, reef sharks, wobbegongs, turtles... and scuba-divers. Is it one of your favorite spots too? http://ow.ly/t3xKJ
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Not long until Heron Island re-opens ... to welcome you back we are extending our Wonderland Holiday Sale for travel through to the end of May. 4 nights from $788* including all meals and return boat transfers plus kids stay and eat free. http://ow.ly/sFFyc
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The re-build of the generator is in full progress to re-establish consistent power and water services on Heron Island, so we can welcome you back to this wonderful environment very soon. Even our turtles are helping.
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Heron Island Resort will re-open on Tuesday, January 28. We are extremely grateful for your patience during this difficult period. We apologise again for the inconvenience this has caused and look forward to welcoming you back to the Island and the beautiful Southern Great Barrier Reef.
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We recently welcomed Bondi Vet Chris Brown on Heron Island. Filming a segment on our turtle hatchlings for Channel 10’s the Living Room; the episode will be broadcast in June.
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A stay at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef combines discovery with relaxation, writes Debbie. Do you agree?
Read the article here: http://ow.ly/tuECl
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Just a few more days until the re-opening! One way to get here is to arrive on the beautiful beaches of Heron Island with our new seaplane transfers - land on the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef and walk the last meters to the shore of your holiday destination! It's such a unique experience. #heronisland #seaplane
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Congratulations to Paul Green, the winner of Heron Island's 'Name The Yellow Semi-Submarine' competition. Paul and his family will be christening 'I-SPY' and take part in her Maiden Voyage later this year.
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Meanwhile on Heron Island... an early morning swim in the pool!
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Turtle Alert! The first turtle hatchling of the season has been spotted on Heron Island. Photo taken by @leesie_92 on Instagram.
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