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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The island itself is beautiful. It's to bad it's backed by expensive shabby rooms that don't even have door locks, terrible restaurant( we ate this terrible pizza for 2 nights), understaffing, and a bar that couldn't serve your 1st 2nd or third choice of beer or even give you a scooner glass because management didn't stock the island properly. All...

7Thank Stephen K
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2016

My partner and I stayed on Heron Island in May 2016 and absolutely loved it. We stayed in the "cheapest" available room option (Turtle Room) and were a little worried due to reading some reviews on TripAdvisor, but it turned out the room was actually really nice, clean and modern (renovated?), and the bed was very comfy. We were lucky,...

2Thank N T
Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We spent 7 nights on Heron, our third visit in 15 years. This is still a fantastic location to get up close with the wildlife and that's the only reason to come. We had the cheapest room and it was very good but the island facilities are not improving. This time the tennis court was gone. There is very little...

2Thank stevejl19
Yeppoon, Australia
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Our wedding on Heron Island on July 3, 1966 was the first ever on this beautiful coral cay and surprised us by being such a unique event it was filmed for national television, and earned a full page story with colour photos in the Australian Women's Weekly, the Australian Post, and also received wide newspaper coverage. This year we are...

1Thank Dennis B
San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 June 2016

had a great time with all the different activities - the staff were great all around! the diving was good and the staff there very helpful and extended themselves to make sure you had the best experience possible. the band that played after diner was awesome.

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Heron Island itself was nice, and the diving/snorkeling were great. It's fortunate that those things are the only reason you really would travel to Heron Island, because the "resort" itself was a huge disappointment. For the price we paid, we expected a nice resort. Instead, we found a below average room, with no air conditioner, and both live and dead...

5Thank Stacy_L205
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Our main objective in visiting Heron Island was to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef -- we could snorkel from the beach and further out on the reef from a boat. By far the best snorkeling was from an area called the Junction -- great coral formations and lots of fish. Snorkeling from the beach, next to the pier, I...

4Thank gogirl525
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is a great place to come if you love experiencing the natural world with the help of knowledgeable guides who conduct free walks on the reef and the island, explaining sea and bird life. We loved waking each morning in our spacious beachside suite with views of the beach. We snorkeled on the high tide, even waking rays in...

1Thank Normie472
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We took a nice quiet holiday. No phones or emails (although internet is available at a small fee). The weather was poor but we used the time to do plenty of reading and it didn't slow us down snorkelling. It did interfere with many boat trips though and some other guests were not so pleased. That's the time of year....

1Thank Q8684ZYS
Kula, Hawaii
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Amazing to dive and swim with sharks, rays, turtles and schools of fish twice daily while living and dining amidst nature. Excellent reef, bird and research lecture walks by informative naturalist guides.

1Thank ekadooka

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Heron Island is a true coral cay right on the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef of Australia. Here you swim off the beach to an endless garden of coral. Activities include guided island and reef walks, semi-submersible cruises, bird watching and beach picnics, plus a Kids program. Voyages Heron Island is famous around the world for its scuba diving and snorkeling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Heron Island Resort

Address: Via Gladstone, Heron Island, Queensland 4680, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Heron Island
Price Range: ₹ 14,976 - ₹ 22,927 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Heron Island Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 109
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“Check the weather to see if you require air conditioning as most rooms only have fans”
379tessh, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you can afford it go the and ocean front suite.”
bronwynw255, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“rooms 50 to 90, there are close too the beach. with views of the water and reef looking thru the trees. beautiful stay.”
97stewartt, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Water view units were very windy. The cottages at the back amongst the trees were more protected.”
180Gael, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Another Island”
GuavaMike, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
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