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Wilson Island Snorkelling

Thursday, February 27, 2003
Ben meets our new guest reporter, Jo Rush, on Wilson Island for a spot of snorkelling.

Wilson Island is a beautiful coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef. It serves as a wildlife sanctuary and is an important turtle and bird rookery. It is fringed by a white, coral sand beach and the interior is covered with forest. Just below its waterline are nature's marine wonders.

Located 70km off Gladstone on the Queensland coast and not far from Heron Island, Wilson Island lies on the Tropic of Capricorn and is just over five hectares in area.

A maximum of 12 guests can stay on the island in six luxury tents at one time. They enjoy the exceptional coral reef which begins right off the beach. The island does not allow day trippers or casual visiting and it is not geared for children. A three-night stay is linked in with pre- and post-accommodation on Heron Island.

The comfortable and spacious designer-inspired tented accommodation is on six permanent sites. It has raised timber floors, king-sized beds and interiors are based on a castaway theme.

The tents are serviced each day and have been cleverly positioned to ensure privacy, sea breezes and shade from native trees while still enjoying ocean views.

Your private shower and dressing area are in a separate building and for safety reasons there is no electricity but battery and solar powered lighting is provided.

The Longhouse is the social centre of the island, featuring an informal bar and lounge, library, games, music and large dining area.

Activities include incredible snorkelling, bird watching, island and reef walks, beach picnics or just relaxing in a hammock soaking up the superb surroundings.


Near Heron Island, on the Great Barrier Reef.


P&O Australian Resorts have a five-night package, including two nights on Heron Island, starting at $1690 per person twin share. The island is closed each February due to seabird nesting.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Ph: 1300 134 044
Fax: (02) 9299 2103

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