Wilson Island Resort

Wilson Island Resort

* Wilson Island is now ONLY open for EXCLUSIVE USE *

Wilson Island Resort – This tiny coral cay is both part of the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by pristine reef and beach environments including rare turtle and bird breeding grounds. Those that are drawn to the Wilson Island Experience will see the natural beauty of the island, its seclusion and the freedom from modern-day living as part of its appeal.

Wilson Island is essentially natural – a divine sweep of caster sugar sands that is home to turtles and birds and with pristine waters it plays host to an unimaginable variety of marine life including coral and fish.

Wilson Island Resort aerial

The Longhouse is the central dining and relaxation area on the island, a large comfortable banquette seating area for relaxing and socialising with 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.

Wilson Island Resort cabin

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!

Wilson Island Resort dining

Accommodation Information:

Wilson Island offers comfortable designer-inspired tent accommodation for a maximum of just 12 guests. The 6 permanent 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 & dressing area. Toilets and vanities are also located in this building.

* Children under 12 years are not catered for on Wilson Island.

Wilson Island Resort lounge


  • Raised Timber Floors
  • Battery-Operated Bedside Lights
  • Complete Screening
  • Comfortable Deck Chairs
  • Daily Housekeeping Service
  • King Size Bed with Duvets and Pillows
  • Bath Towels
  • Bathrobes
  • Umbrella
  • Bedside Tables
  • Storage Chest
  • Clock (battery-operated)
  • Guest Toiletries
Wilson Island Resort tent

Location Information:

The Wilson Island Experience allows a maximum of 12 guests to access pristine reef and beach environments including rare turtle and bird breeding grounds. 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.

Wilson Island Resort interior


  • Bird Watching
  • Relax in a hammock
  • Take a self-guided nature walk
  • Join your hosts for a guided island or reef walk (upon request)
  • Experience the wonder of watching Green and Loggerhead turtles laying their eggs or their baby hatchlings emerging from their nests (in season)
  • Enjoy world class snorkelling directly off the beach (equipment provided)
  • Discover the night sky as your hosts provide a stargazing talk
  • Re-invent yourself as a ‘Beachcomber’
  • Challenge your fellow adventurers to a board game
  • Library of educational books, novels, magazines.
Wilson Island Resort turtle

Half day diving charters are available on board the MV Wahoo, a custom built 9m mono hull vessel that provides the perfect platform for dive expeditions. Advance booking is required. Prices on application.

Access to Wilson Island is via Heron Island. This remote coral cay is located 8 nautical miles from Heron Island (Approximately 40 minutes by boat).

Please note that now that Wilson Island is on a daily transfer basis, timing of transfers from the mainland to Heron Island is very important.

The Arrivals transfer to Wilson Island departs Heron Island at 3:00pm each day. Guests who arrive from Gladstone via the launch have a short turn around to prepare for next transfer with the assistance of our Guest Liaison.

Guests who wish to arrive on Heron by helicopter must arrive no later than 1:30pm Heron Island Time (12:30pm E.S.T.) This will ensure they have time to meet our Guest Liaison and prepare for the next transfer.

Information on Heron Island can be found by clicking on the following link: Heron Island

Wilson Island Resort tent


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