Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question regarding a visit to Wilson Island? Feel free to check the frequently asked questions below – you might find exactly what you’re after.

  • Q. How do I get to Wilson Island?
    A. Wilson island is accessed via Heron Island. You must take a helicopter or boat transfer to Heron Island followed by a 40 minute boat ride to Wilson Island.
  • Q. What are the connections to Wilson Island via Heron Island?
    A. From Gladstone, the 11:00am boat transfer and 11:15am helicopter transfer meets the 3:00pm sea connection to Wilson Island. Coming back, the 11:00am sea connection from Wilson Island will meet with 2:00pm boat transfer and either the 12:45pm or 3:30pm helicopter transfers.
  • Q. Do I have to eat with the other guests on the island in the Long Room or can I have a private dinner on the beach?
    A. Private dining is available on request and is subject to availability and weather conditions.
  • Q. Is it safe to swim during stinger season?
    A. Yes - Stingers feed and live in the shallows along the mainland coast. We generally do not have stingers or jellyfish problems on Wilson Island.
  • Q. What is the water temperature?
    A. Approximately between 21-29 degrees Celsius.
  • Q. Do you hire snorkeling gear from Wilson Island?
    A. Complimentary snorkeling gear is available from Heron Island.
  • Q. If I book the Island exclusively and I am the only one that has been there before, do I receive a past guest discount on the whole exclusive booking?
    A. Yes.
  • Q. Why do I need to give credit card details at the time of my reservation?
    A. A valid credit card is required to guarantee your reservation, however no charges are processed at time of booking until check out. No credit card surcharge applies.
  • Q. Are children aged 13 and above allowed to have their own tents?
    A. Yes, however children must be supervised at all times.
  • Q. Can we have three (3) people in one tent?
    A. A maximum of two people per tent applies.