Located just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, around 80 km north east off the coast of Gladstone and 15 km from nearby Heron Island. Gladstone is 534 km north of Brisbane and 1,183 km south of Cairns.

 

Terms and Conditions

Wilson Island is closed from 28/01/20 to 31/03/20 for bird breeding season by Queensland National Parks.

Wilson Island, Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Queensland Australia

Phone: 1800 336 051

Email: reservations@wilsonisland.com

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Getting here…

With such a secluded, discreet and disconnected island there is only one way you can get to Wilson Island and this requires a short stopover (or perhaps a combined extended stay) at the world-famous Heron Island as part of your passage to paradise.

Getting to Heron Island

 

Depending on your preference you can get to Heron Island by sea or air transfer.

Air Connections

Take a 30-minute scenic flight in either a helicopter or seaplane from Gladstone Airport to Heron Island. Baggage allowance for flight transfers is limited to one suitcase and one small carry-on item of hand luggage. A limit of up to a maximum of 15 kg per person applies and is subject to change. Baggage weight limits are restricted to a total carriage weight limit that includes both baggage and guest weights. Flight transfers are weather and tide dependent.

 

Sea Connections

A courtesy coach departs from Gladstone Airport to connect with the Heron Island launch service at Gladstone Marina, to connect with the Heron Island launch service. The launch departs Gladstone Marina at 9.30 am and returns to the marina at 3.15 pm daily, except Tuesday and Thursday. There are no launch transfers on Christmas Day, however transfers will operate on Boxing Day instead. The boat trip between Gladstone and Heron Island takes approximately two hours each way.

Access to Wilson Island via Heron Island

Wilson Island is just a 40-minute boat ride from Heron Island which is located 80 km offshore from Gladstone.

Transfer times between Heron and Wilson Islands are subject to tide and weather conditions and may vary accordingly.

In rare instances of extreme weather conditions, access to Wilson Island may be restricted. In these circumstances, alternate accommodation, activities and dining options will be arranged on Heron Island.

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