Heron Island

Heron Island is located on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef… The UNESCO World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is one of the best managed marine areas and tourism experiences in the world!

Heron is accessible by boat transfer, seaplane or helicopter from Gladstone. The Sunscene team can guide you on the turtle nesting season, an experience not to miss!

Discover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef as well as phenomenal birdlife and of course the turtles.  Heron Island and the Great Barrier Reef are a significant nesting location for two sea turtle species, the Green Turtle and the Loggerhead. Nesting season occurs from November to March each year, with hatchlings beginning to emerge in early January.

Snorkelling can be done right off the beach from the resort which is unique to Heron Island. There are many coral reefs just minutes from the island to explore as well.  Sunscene highly recommend these boat trips as they will be a highlight of your holiday, as well as the Guided SUP and Kayak Tours.

Marine Life experience for the whole family


  • Helicopter transfer on arrival day including commentary by experienced pilots, as your flight from Gladstone passes Facing Island and Curtis Island, and then about 40 km of the Coral Sea before reaching Polmaise Reef, where you may see turtles, rays, and sharks.
  • 5 Nights Accommodation at Heron Island Resort in a Superior Point Suite Room
    This room type offers stunning views of Great Barrier Reef sunsets.  Air-conditioned Point Suites are private, spacious and designed with large ensuite bathrooms with vanities and showers. Recently updated with modern furnishings.
  • Full Breakfast Daily
  • Snorkelling equipment daily
  • Island walks with a naturalist guide focussing on history, flora and fauna of Heron Island
  • Reef Discovery Walks
  • Bird walks with a naturalist guide focussing on bird species and education
  • Turtle walks with a naturalist guide to see the nesting turtle *Note seasonality applies
  • Stargazing with a naturalist guide
  • Return speed boat transfer on departure day


From $6,350 for a family of four with unique inclusions

Add $65pp for a two hour snorkelling reef experience – we highly recommend

Transfers do not run every day – Sunscene staff will assist guide you on check in / check out days suitable for transfers to and from the island ex Gladstone.


$100 voucher for your next Sunscene holiday – domestic or international travel
PLUS BONUS Adults only Sunset cruise on an evening of your choice – Exclusive to Sunscene

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