Heron Island

Capricorn Group

Heron Island is 50 kms east of Port Curtis, almost exactly on the Tropic of Capricorn, and is the most southerly island tourist resort within the region of the Great Barrier Reef. The island has an area of 300 acres surrounded by a fringing reef, and is the best known of a number of coral cays forming the Capricorn Group. Cruising, swimming, fishing, and reef-inspecting are the principal pastimes.

Heron Island is connected by regular launch service with Gladstone.