Heron Island Resort

Heron Island Resort

Heron Island QLD 4680

Heron Island, located 44 miles off the coast of Queensland, Australia, is situated on the southern Great Barrier Reef. With 109 rooms, Heron Island Resort, owned and operated by Delaware North, caters to both couples and families and offers a wide range of activities, from diving and snorkeling on the coral reef, to guided stargazing tours and ecology walks, to submarine rides and sunset cruises.

Renowned for being home to Loggerhead and Green sea turtles, Heron Island is also world-famous for its scuba diving and snorkeling and was voted as one of Australia's best dive spots with more than 30 dive sites available, half of which are only 15 minutes from the beach. Heron Island is one of the few coral cays on the Reef and part of a World Heritage listed area.


  • Food and Beverage

    • As a leader in food service management, we operate some of the busiest and most famous kitchens in the world. 

  • Lodging

    • Delaware North's hotel management experience extends from North America to Australia. From wilderness camps to luxury hotel suites and National Historic Landmarks — each require a specific set of skills. 

  • Special Events

    • From the iconic Plaza in New York City to the enormous Wembley Stadium in London, every event, fundraiser, wedding or celebration is different -- so we treat each one as if it were the only one. 

Take a Walk

You can walk around the entire Island in 20 minutes.

“Its diversity is astounding; the island features everything from manta rays to sea turtles to nudibranchs.”

Top Snorkeling Spots in Australia Australian Geographic Magazine

The Great Barrier Reef Swim

The Great Barrier Reef Swim is held annually in conjunction with Oceanswims.com at Heron Island.