As one of the few coral cays on the Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island offers a truly special Queensland family holiday. Accommodation is modest, but the main focus is on exploration.
Complimentary activities for the whole family include guided reef tours, birdlife walks, snorkelling lessons in the pool and turtle nesting viewing. If that isn't enough to keep the kids busy, you can enjoy a day of kayaking and see the reefs marine life from a different perspective.
Children under 12 stay and eat free at Heron Island and as the only full board island holiday resort its caters for any family budget.
Price: Family rooms from £182.75 a night