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Wilson Island is a tiny coral cay located just 40 minutes from Heron Island. A divine sweep of castor sugar sands that is home to turtles and birds, Wilson is both part of the Great Barrier Reef, and surrounded by it. Its pristine waters are host to an unimaginable variety of marine life, including colourful coral and fish, with some of the best snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, just off the beach.
Those who are drawn to the Wilson Island experience will see the pristine nature of the island, its seclusion and freedom from modern-day living as part of its appeal. The island provides a maximum of just 12 guests with access to the magnificent reef and beach environments, including rare turtle and bird breeding grounds.
Guests can also relax at The Longhouse, a spacious, open-sided central complex with dining and lounge facilities, where you can unwind over a drink at the end of the day.
AccommodationOffering designer-inspired tented accommodation, six permanent tent sites combine simplicity of design with comfort. Interiors feature natural materials and a modern beachcombing theme.
ActivitiesA true communion with nature is at the core of the Wilson Island experience - to live and enjoy life as a beachcomber. Days can be filled snorkelling and exploring the island, in-season watching sea turtles and birds nesting and the birth of hatchlings, or simply lazing in a hammock and enjoying the breathtaking views.
Nearest major City/TownTown - Gladstone
Air AccessScheduled flight or jet to Gladstone. From Gladstone you can either take an approximately 2 hour boat transer or a helicopter transfer which takes approximately 30 minutes. Connect to Wilson Island by a 45 minute launch transfer.