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This tiny coral cay is part of the Great Barrier Reef and is surrounded by pristine reef and beach environments including rare turtle and bird breeding grounds. Those that are drawn to Wilson Island will see the natural beauty of the island, its seclusion and the freedom from modern-day living as part of its appeal. Wilson Island offers comfortable designer-inspired tent accommodation for a maximum of just 12 guests. Wilson Island is essentially natural - a divine sweep of caster sugar sands that is home to turtles and birds. Guests on Wilson Island are able to enjoy exceptional snorkelling, bird watching, island and reef walks or simply relaxing within the peaceful natural setting, enjoying the stunning views. Unique and wonderful.
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Highlights & Inclusions
Permanent tent style accommodation, all with reef and ocean outlooks. There is a central amenities building as there are no private facilities in any of the tents. There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the tents, however these are available in The Longhouse for guests to use.
The 6 tents, all with reef & ocean outlooks, are designed for ultimate comfort. Solar power allows for hot showers and other creature comforts to be enjoyed in the central amenities building. Each tent has its own designated private shower and dressing area in the Washhouse, only a short stroll away. Toilets and vanities are also located in this building.
The Longhouse is the central dining and relaxation area, featuring the long table, where most meals are enjoyed, a large comfortable banquette seating area for relaxing and socialising and an open kitchen. Guests are encouraged to treat the Longhouse as their own home, helping themselves to the library, beverages and snacks as they please. A Community Tent, with open sides, large comfortable day beds, a selection of magazines and binoculars provides guests the perfect place to relax, chill out, and enjoy the stunning ocean, reef and sunset views! A unique place to stay and well worth it for those with the outdoor spirit!
Full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and return launch transfers between Heron Island and Wilson Island.
Bird watching, board games, library, guided island or reef walk (upon request), self-guided nature walk, watch Green and Loggerhead turtles laying their eggs (seasonal), snorkelling and stargazing talk.
80 kilometres north east of Gladstone and 15 kilometres from Heron Island. Please note that Wilson Island is 1 hour ahead of Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), year round.
Wilson Island is 1 of 8 vegetated coral cays in the Capricornia Cays National Park located on the southern Great Barrier Reef.
How to get there:
Arrive at Wilson Island by helicopter/complimentary boat transfers (3.5 hours) from Gladstone Airport via Heron Island.
Scheduled helicopter transfers from Gladstone Airport depart daily at 11:15am (AEST) arriving at Heron Island at 12:45pm (Island Time) to connect with the boat transfer to Wilson Island. Boat transfer departs Heron Island daily at 3:00pm (Island Time) arriving at Wilson Island at 3:45pm (Island Time).
Return boat transfers from Wilson Island depart daily at 11:00am (Island Time) arriving at Heron Island at 11:45am (Island Time) to connect with the return helicopter transfers from Heron Island. Helicopter transfer departs Heron Island daily at 12:45pm (Island Time) arriving at Gladstone Airport at 12:15pm (AEST).
Transfer times between Heron and Wilson Islands are subject to tide and weather conditions. In rare instances of extreme weather conditions, alternate accommodation options will be arranged on Heron Island.
Please note: The resort is closed between May-Sep 2013 and between 26 Jan-28 Feb 2014.