Ad-Hoc Charters

To obtain an ad-hoc charter request form, email GAC Operations team at


Heron Island Connections

  • Contact Heron Island direct - 1300 863 248 

  • HELICOPTER approx. 30 minutes

  • AUSTRALIA BY SEAPLANE approx. 25 minutes


  • BOAT approx. 2 hours


Marine Helicopter Charter operates helicopter flights between Gladstone Airport and Heron Island.
A service desk and dedicated lounge facility for Heron Island guests is available at the Gladstone Airport arrivals terminal.


Marine Helicopters also offer General Charter services and hold a Civil Aviation Safety Authority Air Operators Certificate authorising passenger and freight charter operations through Australia and Up to 200nm from the mainland.

Contact Marine Helicopter Charter on (07) 4978 0129 or

Upon arrival at Heron Island Resort Staff, (HIRS Staff) will meet you at the helipad and show you to the Station where they will run through some important information.

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Your next adventure is waiting for you!  


Whether you're heading away for your Great Barrier Reef escape or travelling
for business, Australia By Seaplane offers fast, efficient and comfortable air travel. 


Based at the Gladstone Airport they're positioned to connect you to anywhere in Australia. 


  • Seaplane Charter - domestic passengers can be connected with the seaplanes for transport to their final destination - inland town, local islands or further afield on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Landplane Charter - don't spend hours and hours on the roads - Queensland is a large state!  Jump on our private landplane charter and we'll get you there quickly, safely and without fuss.

  • Scenic Flights and Aerial Photography - Our flight crew are long term locals and will show you the stark contrast between the industry of the Gladstone region and the beauty of surrounding national parks, harbour islands and the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Check-in for seaplane transfers at least 30 minutes prior to departure at the Gladstone Airport.

Total baggage allowance is dependent on passenger weights and additional luggage can be transferred on the catamaran.

Contact Australia By Seaplane on 0419 669 575 or 0412 623 554.

Upon arrival at Heron Island, (HIRS Staff) will meet you at the seaplane and show you to the Station where they will run through some important information.



The Heron Islander catamaran departs Gladstone Marina (Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone, Qld, 4680) five days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at approximately 9.30am, arriving at Heron Island around 11.30am. Station staff take care of your booking onto the catamaran upon receipt of your Station Booking Application Form. Clients need to arrive at the check-in desk between 7:45am and 9.00am ready to hand over their luggage, receive further instructions from the catamaran staff and obtain the required boarding pass. Please be aware HIRS groups will board the boat last and are asked to sit downstairs. Shirts and shoes are required.

Heron Island Resort operate transfers from the Gladstone Airport to the Marina.