Operating exceptional hotels and resorts in Australia’s most treasured destinations, Aldesta Hotels aim to provide our guests with the unique experiences of Queensland’s natural wonders while always striving for the highest level of service and quality. Heron Island Resort Aldesta’s first property in Australia is a PADI 5 star Dive Resort, situated on a natural coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area Marine Park boasting some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
Ecotourism in Action
Heron Island Resort run our own power generator, producing potable water and treating wastewater, Hero Island also provides these services to the Heron Island Research Station and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife ranger Station. Heron Island Resort also has a partnership with the Sea Turtle Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to safeguarding sea turtle populations, migration routes and habitats.
Immerse yourself in one of the world's most spectacular reef destinations on the Great Barrier Reef with more than 20 dive sites, ore than half of which are just 15 minutes from the Heron Island Jetty.
Heron Island is PADI 5 star Dive Resort offering Discover Scuba Diving, Refresher Dive, Follow up Dives and Diving Charters.
Heron Island Resort is a PADI 5 star Dive Resort, situated on a natural coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area Marine Park boasting some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
This Island Getaway supports over 900 species of fish and 72% of all coral species found on the Great Barrier Reef, fringed with white sand and aqua water.
The I Spy is a semi-submersible vessel which provides a unique way for guests to view the wonders of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. A marine biologist from our Heron Island Activity Team interprets the spectacular marine life and stunning coral gardens as the I Spy cruises past the Heron Bommie and 'Protector'
Enjoy one of our three daily snorkel tours offering a kaleidoscope of coloured fish and coral on Heron and Wistari Reefs, all within easy reach of Heron Island. Novice snorkelers are strongly encouraged to take advantage of a snorkel lesson at 2pm daily.