Wilson Island Resort

Located 72km from Gladstone, off the coast of north Queensland, Wilson Island is one of eight vegetated coral cays that make up the Capricornia Cays National Park. Situated north of the Tropic of Capricorn, Wilson Island is part of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and is just 15km from nearby Heron Island. Home an important ecosystem, Wilson Island boasts pristine waters, white sand beaches and lush forest.

Covered in pisonia forest, Wilson Island is surrounded by beautiful white coral beaches and is home to magnificent reef environments. The island is also an important turtle and bird rookery, featuring rare breeding grounds as well as an incredible range of marine life. Offering some of the best snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef straight off the beach, there's no better way to spend your time on Wilson Island. Day trips are available from Heron Island allowing you to explore the amazing natural environment and discover tropical fish and colourful coral. Relax on the beach and take in the stunning views or discover the island's landscape and wildlife.

Year round, Wilson Island is a nature lovers paradise with wildlife at its busy best all year, however when you visit will depend on what you see. Wedge-tailed shearwaters are spotted from November to March, which is also the laying season for the resident green turtles. The island is closed in February for bird nesting season, however from January to April you'll see baby green turtles hatching, emerging from their sand-buried nest and making the journey to the sea. Later in the year, humpback whales can be seen moving between their winter feeding grounds from June to September. Wilson Island is also home to a rare bird species found only in the southern Great Barrier Reef, known as Capricorn Silvereyes.

Reef Turtle