Heron Island - NZ Travel

Heron Island

Heron Island

4 Star Resort

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Property Features:

  • Reception Hours 8.30am to 7.00pm
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • Conference Facilities
  • Tennis Court
  • Kids Club
  • Swimming Pool
  • Snorkelling
  • Guided Reef and Bird Walks
  • Aqua Soul Spa
  • Guest Laundry
  • Marine Centre and First Aid Clinic
  • Helipad
  • Jetty/Pier
  • All Credit Cards Accepted
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About the Property:

 

If starting your day with a sunrise and finishing it off with a spectacular sunset is your thing, Heron Island is your 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 resort caters to both couples and families and has approximately 100 comfortable rooms, all with ceiling fans and either balconies or terraces.

 

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.


Rates include Breakfast, 2 Course or Buffet lunch and 3 course or Buffet Dinner.

 

Location:
Heron Island lies 72 kms NE off the coast from Gladstone, Queensland, 534 kms north of Brisbane and 1,183kms south of Cairns.  He4ron Island operates 1 hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST) all year round. 


Access:
Regular flights to Gladstone are available via Brisbane. Once at Gladstone, you have a choice of transfer options to get to Heron Island itself.  By Boat takes approximately 2 hours  or by helicopter approximately 30 minutes.


Help Notes:

Check In: 2:00pm
Check Out: 10:00am


Room Types:

Turtle Room

Turtle Rooms are located in a garden setting made up of unique Pisona trees, which come alive when birds are nesting. Family Turtle Rooms are a short walk away from the beach and close to the central resort.  All Turtle Rooms are at a convenient ground level and feature a delightful timber deck and outdoor area.  Rooms Feature:

  • Balcony or Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Beach Towels
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clock Radio
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Sleeps 1 - 4 Occupants.  Bedding Configurations: 

1 x Queen and 2 x Singles.


Reef Room

Reef Rooms are positioned close to the jetty and resort's facilities and look onto a lush grassy area beside the reef. Reef Rooms and Family Reef Rooms are located both near the Marine Centre (very handy for divers) and also along the walking path to Shark Bay at the eastern reach of the resort. These offer water views through a canopy of beachside trees and shrubs. While no building on the island is higher than the island's trees, the Reef Rooms and the eastern Family Reef Rooms are either downstairs (with garden access) or upstairs, boasting sea glimpses from the balcony. Rooms Feature:

  • Balcony or Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clock Radio
  • Disabled Access Rooms
  • Beach Towels

Sleeps 1 - 4 Occupants.  Bedding Configurations:

1 x Queen and 2 x Singles.


Beachside Suite

Beachside Suites offer spectacular views over Heron Reef and are set in a prime beachside location with direct access to the beach and reef. Double glass sliding doors fill the room with natural light and connect the spacious bedroom and separate living area with a large outdoor balcony. Rooms Feature:

  • Balcony or Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clock Radio
  • Coffee Table and Desk
  • Beach Towels

Sleeps 1 - 4  Occupants. Bedding Configurations: 

1 x King

2 x Single Divans


Point/Wistari Suite

Point Suites are positioned with uninterrupted views of the reef. They're spacious and include a large en-suite with modern glass-enclosed shower, stylish vanity and new fittings. Point Suites also have a separate large dressing room/walk in wardrobe. Wistari Suites offer a secluded garden setting with ocean views and offer maximum privacy, aided by blackout curtains and fully closing timber blinds. Interiors are spacious and feature timber ceilings with down lights and a tiled floor. Rooms Feature:

  • Balcony or Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clock Radio
  • Beach Towels

Sleeps 1 - 2 Occupants.   Bedding Configuration:

1 x King

2 x King Singles


Beach House

Located beachside and set within a grove of trees, the Beach House offers filtered ocean views and a private boardwalk that provides direct access to the beach. With only one Beach House on offer, it couldn’t be any more exclusive. It offers maximum privacy and is just a short stroll away from the central resort facilities and restaurant. It's also delightfully close to Aqua Soul Spa. Rooms Feature:

  • Balcony or Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioned/Ceiling Fans
  • Clock Radio
  • Coffee Table and Desk
  • Beach Towels

Sleeps 1 - 2 Occupants. Bedding Configuration:

1 x King and 1 x Single Divan.


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