Island Transfers – Wilson Island Resort

A tiny coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef, Wilson Island is located just above The Tropic of Capricorn, approximately 72 kilometres off the Queensland Coast, northeast of Gladstone and 15 kilometres from nearby Heron Island. Gladstone is 534 kilometres north of Brisbane, and 1183 kilometres south of Cairns, Queensland.

Getting to Wilson Island is easy, with a boat transfer from Gladstone to Heron Island and then a speedboat over open water to land barefoot on the beach.

Getting to Gladstone

Flight No. Frequency Flight
Arrival at Gladstone (EST)
QF2308 Sat 10:10 am
QF2308 Sun 10:05 am
QF2332 Mon – Fri 10:00 am
QF2120 Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 7:40 am
Guests arriving into Gladstone on the above flights will be provided with a transfer from the Airport to the Marina. Please make your way to the front of the Terminal once you have collected your luggage to meet the transfer service (transfer departs approx. 10:15 am).

From Gladstone to Heron Island

A daily boat transfer leaves Gladstone for Heron Island at 11am, and helicopter transfers are also available which give a spectacular aerial view of The Great Barrier Reef.

Departure from Gladstone Marina (EST)
Arrival on Heron Island (EST +1)
11:00 am 2:00 pm

To make a booking for the above, call us at 1800 875 343 or 1(855) 251 8261 (outside Australia).


Helicopter flights operate between Gladstone and Heron Island daily (excluding Christmas Day), subject to availability.

The Helicopter Terminal is located a short 4 minute drive from the Main Gladstone Terminal and all transfers between the Terminals are provided for guests flying to and from Gladstone.

Should you be driving to Gladstone Airport, please advise at time of booking and a transfer will be organised for you from the Main Gladstone Terminal to the HelicopterTerminal, 45 minutes prior to your helicopter flight, as car parking is not available at the HelicopterTerminal.

Should you be arriving to Gladstone Airport via taxi, please ask the Driver to take you directly to the HeliReef Terminal.

Please note a luggage restriction of 15kg per person applies at all times and we also require each guest’s body weight to be advised at time of booking due to strict weight limitations on each flight.

For further information regarding helicopter flights, please call 1800 875 343 to speak to one of our reservations consultants.

From Heron Island to Wilson Island

Once at Heron Island, you will be transferred to Wilson Island on a 45 minute speed boat ride and arrive barefoot on your private island.

From Wilson Island to Gladstone via Heron Island

To plan your return to the mainland, feel free to use the below table.

Departure from Heron Island (EST +1)
Arrival at Gladstone Marina EST)
2:00 pm 3:45 pm


Connecting Flight
Departure from Gladstone (EST)
Flight No. Frequency
5:25 pm QF2343 Thu & Fri
5:45 pm QF1715 Sat
6:25 pm QF1717 Sun
5:50 pm QF2307 Mon – Fri
Guests departing via Gladstone Airport will be transferred from the Marina to the Airport on arrival.

Wilson Island awaits — and getting here is just the beginning. Call 1800 875 343 or 1(855) 251 8261 (outside Australia) to make your reservations. Call today, and prepare to experience the holiday of a lifetime!