Hotels in Heron Island: Heron Island Resort is a true coral cay, located right on the Great Barrier Reef. The island is ribboned by sugar white sands, crystal clear waters and acres of brilliant coral with beautifully coloured marine life a real nature lover's paradise. Heron offers many activities such as guided island and reef walks, semi-submersible cruises and beach picnics. An amazing array of animal and bird life can also be discovered right throughout the year. And of course Heron is world famous for its scuba diving and snorkelling. If it's school holidays, you can sign the kids up for the Heron Junior Rangers (7-12yrs), where they'll get up close and personal with a wonderful variety of marine creatures, and explore the fascinating coral cay forest and woodlands. Heron Island Resort is a haven of marine colour and relaxation, with magical ocean views from many of the rooms.