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Introducing Wilson Island, Queensland

Unwind in the natural splendour of tiny Wilson Island, a natural coral cay fringed by a gorgeous white-sand beach and surrounded by pristine coral gardens. Wilson Island is also an important breeding ground for turtles and birds.

What to do and see on Wilson Island

Follow nature trails through the scenic pisonia forest to spot black noddies, wedge-tailed shearwaters and silver eyes. Watch green and loggerhead turtles lay their eggs between November and March and baby hatchlings emerge from their nests from January to May.

Look out for migrating humpback whales from June to September. Go kayaking and swimming and enjoy exceptional snorkelling in clear water just metres from the gorgeous white-sand beach.


Wilson Island Resort is presently closed. The nearest accommodation is on nearby Heron Island.

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Getting there

Wilson Island is located 15km from nearby Heron Island – a 45-minute boat ride, and around 72km northeast of the coast of Gladstone, a two-hour boat trip on a high-speed catamaran or a 30-minute helicopter flight.

Note: Wilson Island is closed from 26 January to 28 February for the bird-nesting season. Children aged 12 years and under are not catered for on Wilson Island.

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