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Tropical Luxury at the Award-Winning Heron Island Resort
Surround yourself with the tropical splendour of the Great Barrier Reef by spending eight days/seven nights in a Turtle Room at the heavenly Heron Island Resort and enjoy decadent bonus inclusions for only $1,998 for two adults instead of $3,153
Checkout the blog written by our Travel Team with lots of photos and reviews of the resort
Serving as an idyllic sun-drenched getaway spot, the resort is one of the few coral cays located right on the Great Barrier Reef, this tropical paradise offers sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and an endless garden of coral – Heron Island Resort has claimed a plethora of awards including a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Don't forget to check out the exclusive upgrade options below!
Stay in an inviting Turtle Room featuring a queen-size bed, an ensuite bathroom with shower, tea and coffee-making facilities, a cosy indoor sitting area and a furnished private timber deck that looks out across the tropical gardens and is also just a short stroll from the beach
Start each morning of your tropical getaway with a daily buffet breakfast for all guests, served up at the resort’s in-house Shearwater Restaurant – tuck into tempting options such as toast, cereal, eggs, fresh fruit, juice, tea, coffee and more
Indulge in a romantic dinner for two at the Shearwater Restaurant – select from an array of sumptuous cuisine ranging from smoked chicken and prawn salad, to herb-crusted lamb loin, and tender twice-cooked pork belly
Also treat your tastebuds to a tantalising seafood lunch for two – linger over a fully-loaded sharing platter overflowing with the freshest hot and cold regional piscatorial delights
Feel utterly pampered in paradise with two x 30-minute spa treatments to share between two adults (one treatment per adult) at the on-site Aqua Soul Day Spa – relax with your choice of either a Li’Tya Miji Kodo (‘Little Melody’) Massage, OR a revitalising Li’Tya Ocean Renew Facial
Sweep your sweetheart off their feet with a romantic Sunset Cruise for two – watch magnificent sunsets from around the reef while your guide takes you to the best vantage points and also enjoy Australian wine and gourmet cheeses
Also enjoy a range of complimentary resort activities including daily guided reef walks (subject to tides), island ecology walks, guided birdlife walks, engaging wildlife presentations, snorkelling lessons ( conducted in the swimming pool), nature presentations, trivia night, and even marine documentary screenings
Take advantage of Heron Island’s comprehensive range of on-site facilities including the Shearwater Restaurant, Pandanus Lounge, Baillie’s Bar, the Aqua Soul Day Spa, 24-hour reception, swimming pool, guest laundry facilities and a handy resort boutique, plus more
Five Night Option
After a shorter stay? Two adults can spend six days/five nights in a Turtle Room for only $1,449 instead of $2,359 with all the inclusions listed above
Reef Room Upgrade
Indulge in an Upgrade! Two adults (and one child aged 12 or younger) can spend seven nights in a spacious Reef Room for only $2,199 instead of $4,023 OR stay for five nights for just 1,649 instead of $2,980 with all the inclusions listed above
Reef Rooms feature plush interiors and can cater for up to three guests – inside you’ll find a queen-size bed, plus a comfy day-bed, airy lounge and a private balcony or deck that offers filtered views of the ocean, located close to the beach
No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund
How to Book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with the direct reservation details for the resort. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking, contact the resort directly through the reservation email provided in the voucher
Getting There! Access to Heron Island is easy with flights to Gladstone daily. Boat transfers to and from Heron Island operate daily, with the exception of Tuesdays and Thursdays. Or chose a scenic flight via seaplane (subject to availability and tides). Additional charges apply, payable directly to the resort
What We Like
Heron Island is a natural wonderland with a dazzling array of native wildlife, ranging from reef sharks and hordes of multi-coloured tropical fish, to charming turtles and trilling resident birds
The cobalt waters surrounding Heron Island comprise the southern section of the iconic Great Barrier Reef, so it’s no surprise that visitors rate the island as home to some of the best snorkelling locations in the world
The resort is perfectly suited to all type of travellers – from couples seeking island romance, to families in search of sand, sun and fun
You can view all the terms and conditions relating to this offer by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above
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Valid for stays until 31 March 2017 (bookings must be made before 30 June 2016)
Blackout Periods: Not available for travel from 23 December 2015 to 7 January 2016; 18 March 2016 to 2 April 2016; 30 May 2016 to 23 June 2016; 17 September 2016 to 3 October 2016; 3 November 2016 to 7 November 2016; 22 December 2016 to 4 January 2017
This package is for accommodation only. Flights are not included and need to be purchased separately
Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable
Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis
Voucher is valid for TWO ADULTS when staying in a TURTLE ROOM; or voucher is valid for TWO ADULTS and ONE CHILD (aged 12 or younger) when staying in a REEF ROOM
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity for turtle rooms is two people; the maximum room capacity for Reef Rooms is three people. Please refer to the Extra Guest Policy below for surcharges
Extra Guest Policy: In addition to two adults, a third guest (aged 13 or older) may stay in a Reef Room for a surcharge of AUD$100 (approx. NZD$109)per night, sleeping on existing bedding (one queen bed and one day bed), with full inclusions, payable directly to the resort. Please note that no extra guests may be accommodated in a Turtle Room
Child Policy: In addition to two adults, one child (aged 12 or younger) may stay in a Reef Room free of charge, sleeping on existing bedding (one queen bed and one day bed), with daily breakfast included only
Baby Policy: Children aged younger than two years will not count towards room capacity, one cot per room can be provided free of charge (subject to availability)
Family Upgrade: Please note that family upgrades are also available - upgrade from a Turtle Room to a Turtle Family Room (sleeping up to two adults and two kids aged 12 or younger, extra adults will incur a surcharge of AUD$100 (approx. NZD$109) per adult per night) for just AUD$15 (approx. NZD$16) per night, OR upgrade from a Reef Room to a Reef Family Room (sleeping up to two adults and two kids aged 12 or younger, extra adults will incur a surcharge of AUD$100 (approx. NZD$109) per adult per night) for only AUD$30 (approx. NZD$32) per night, payable directly to the resort. Upgrades are strictly subject to availability. Please note that when choosing to upgrade, package inclusions will be valid for two adults only
Please note that no extra beds may be added (aside from baby cot)
Please note that connecting rooms are not available
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher
Please note that transfers to Heron Island are NOT INCLUDED in your package and must be purchased separately. Please be advised that advanced bookings are essential. A courtesy bus departs from Gladstone Airport at approximately 12:40pm to reach Gladstone Marina - members must arrive to the airport prior to 12:40 pm. Check in for the launch by 1:30pm. Please check the following link for island transfer information: http://www.heronisland.com/Getting-Here.aspx
Please note that advanced bookings are required for the Aqua Soul Spa and Sunset Cruise, please book directly with the resort at time of reservation
Please note that the one x 30-minute spa treatment per adult at the Aqua Soul Day Spa must be used separately and cannot be combined or transferred to cash. Only valid for your choice of either one LiTya Miji Kodo Massage, OR one LiTya Ocean Renew Facial per adult
Please note that guests must be aged 16 or older to receive spa treatments
Please note that children aged under eight years old are not permitted on the Sunset Cruise and children aged between 8-17 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note that the complimentary resort activities exclude snorkel hire and scuba diving, additional costs apply, payable directly to the resort
All surcharges are payable directly to the resort
All menu/buffet options are subject to change and availability on the day
Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date - fees are at the resorts discretion/policy
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash
Voucher must be presented at check-in
Package cannot be split
Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays
Multiple vouchers are available for purchase to extend stays
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher
Value has been determined based on the resorts published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions
All activities, services and menu options are subject to availability
Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher
How to get there
Getting to Heron Island is easy! Fly from New Zealand to most Australian capital cities for a flight to Gladstone. Seaplanes depart Gladstone for Heron Island daily (subject to tide times). A launch service also departs Gladstone Marina for Heron Island on scheduled days.
Checkout this link for more information: http://www.heronisland.com/Getting-Here.aspx
Please note that flights or island transfers are not included.
Heron Island Resort
Heron Island Resort
Heron Island Resort
Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.
And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!
How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.
What do I need to do?
Simply make your booking with the hotel(s) by e-mail within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team via email with evidence of your attempted booking - within 16 days from purchase to get a full refund.
Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.
All rooms include:
A balcony or terrace
Tea - and coffee - making facilities
A clock radio
Extra pillows and blankets
En-suite bathroom with shower hairdryers
Aqua Soul Spa
Reception is open 24 hours
Wireless internet available in Baillie’s Bar (charges apply)
Safety deposit facilities
Public telephones (no mobile phone reception on the island)
Daily activities program
Flora & fauna reference literature
Guest laundry service and facilities
Marine parks interpretive centre
Registered nurse and first aid clinic
Heron Island is a remarkable place with a lovely resort. The island is home to loggerhead and green turtles, all kinds of shorebirds, and its waters have fish, live coral, enormous manta, eagle, and other types of rays; and a host of sharks. It's the best snorkelling ever, anywhere. The resort is squeaky clean (hard to do in a national park with so many shorebirds) and the rooms are generously sized. The food is good, and the staff is amiable. The dive shack staff is wonderful. Don't come here to watch TV, there isn't any, or to do work or make calls on your phone (you can't). Plan on sunset walks to watch turtles hatching, and rays chase each other around the waters by the jetty.”TripAdvisor
Heron Island is one of the jewels in the Great Barrier Reef. In 30 minutes we snorkeled with a school of 30 eagle rays, a pair of sickle-fin lemon sharks, numerous blacktip reef sharks, countless other rays, Green and Hawksbill turtles in an azure blue coral scape, and all that before breakfast. With turtles and birds nesting everywhere it is impossible not to be drawn into the majesty of this environment. Having a resort look after you and lay everything on just meant the experience was as easy and relaxing as it is truly wonderous. Often in life you pay for what you get; in the case of Heron Island it is a price worth paying again and again.”TripAdvisor
The word beauty was created here on this island. Simply the most picturesque place. You will discover an abundance of birds and underwater life that will make your never ending smile beam from ear to ear. From the moment we walked on the jetty on arrival we saw black tipped reef sharks, rays, shoals of brightly coloured fish to rare birds flying overhead. Early morning walks to see turtles lay their eggs and swim back into the sea was an awesome experience. The inner reef and outer reef snorkelling and swimming was not to be missed. We were fortunate not only to swim with sharks, turtles and fish but we saw manta rays in the ocean…… a life time of memories and experiences were made in only 3 days. The accommodation was lovely, simple and more than adequate. A location that we were privileged to visit. Paradise is Heron Island.”TripAdvisor