For visitors looking to unplug, a 40-minute slow boat from Heron Island will take them to neighbouring Wilson Island where they can camp out in style. Just 5.4 hectares in size, this pint-sized island gem hosts just nine beachfront glamping tents surrounded by coastal trees. There’s no Wi-Fi, emails or phones, giving guests the chance to really enjoy the sand, reef and sunshine.
For the ultimate stay on Heron Island, guests can time their visit during peak sea turtle season. Though they can swim with turtles year round on the island, from November to early March is when hundreds of sea turtles return to Heron Island following their annual breeding and nesting season. During the period from December to April, guests can view hatchlings erupt from their nests.