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MackayCapricorn Islands Hotels

Heron Island Resort


  • Lots of activities
  • Eco-friendly
  • Under-12s stay and eat free (most packages)


  • No mobile phone coverage
  • Limited Wi-Fi
  • No TVs in rooms (though these could be pluses too)

Updated 01/15/2014

Fodor's Review

Set among palm trees and connected by sand paths, this secluded, eco-certified resort offers six accommodation types, from the deluxe Beach House with private outdoor shower and beach boardwalk to the comparatively compact, garden-level Turtle Rooms. Large, elegantly modern suites with CD players, well-stocked minibars, separate lounge areas, and furnished private decks or terraces merit the extra expense. Room rates include breakfast, or book a package that includes all

meals. Complimentary activities include non-motorized water sports, guided walks, stargazing, trivia nights, and nature presentations. Snorkeling and diving excursions cost extra, as does the kids' program, run during Australian school holidays (A$15). The delightful Aqua Soul Spa offers treatments with marine-based and natural botanical products, and a spa menu (one package includes a bottle of bubbly and 2 hours of treatments for A$285). The Island's resort shop is also well stocked.

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Hotel Information


Heron Island, Queensland, Australia


1300-863–248; 07-4972–9055

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 32 rooms, 76 suites, 1 house
  • Rate includes Breakfast; All meals

Updated 01/15/2014

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