Editor's Note: The resort is currently closed.
Take a unique journey to a tiny coral cay which is a part of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The resort is offering a five-day tropical package that lets you experience the beauty and seclusion of Wilson Island. The island is located just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, approximately 50 miles north east off the coast of Gladstone and 9 miles from nearby Heron Island. Gladstone is 330 miles north of Brisbane and 735 miles south of Cairns.
This private island can only accommodate 12 guests at a time (children under 16 are not allowed). There are six permanent tents, all with reef and ocean views.
Each tent includes raised timber floors, a shower, dressing area, toilets, a king size bed, deck chairs, bathrobes, bath and beach towels and guest toiletries.
The travel itinerary includes arrival on Heron Island where guests are met by Wilson Island hosts. On the second day, guests are transferred to the island - the timing will depend on the tide.
The island offers an abundance of activities, such as guided walks, snorkeling, stargazing, bird watching and relaxing on the beach. In season, you may be able to spot turtles and baby hatchelings.
Half day diving charters are available on board a custom vessel. Advance booking is required for scuba diving (half day charters cost from 600 Australian dollars).
Most meals are served in the Longhouse, the central dining and relaxation area with a long table, a banquette seating area and an open kitchen. The Community Tent features open sides, day beds, magazines, binoculars and stunning ocean views.
Those who want a truly unique destination to say "I do," should book a trip to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Wilson offers several stunning locations for a private celebration. Get married on the ocean's edge with spectacular views of the water and the coral reef. The property is small and secluded, so it can only accommodate up to 12 guests.
Once you arrive, the resort Events Coordinator will show you the different sites available for your event. There are several great beaches to choose from where you can get married with feet in the sand overlooking the ocean. You can also choose a garden setup. The resort is located 45 minutes from Heron Island where most of your guests can stay if you are planning a bigger wedding.
Wilson can accommodate just 6 couples in safari tents on the beach. Spend your honeymoon exploring with ocean, relaxing in a hammock and snorkeling just off the shore. A celebration can be arranged through the Wilson Events Department based in Melbourne. They will help with all the details, including travel and accommodations for you and your guests. The Events Coordinator based at Heron Island will arrange your special day.
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A 2-night package starts at $10,742.
The island has a tropical climate with average year-round temperature of approximately 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Regular flights are available from all Australian capital cities to Gladstone with Qantas. For connections between Gladstone and Heron Island, speak with the resort at the time of booking.
Location: Wilson Island , Australia , 800-225-9849