Booking and planning

Make a booking for One Tree Island Research Station
One Tree Island's size and unique tourism-free setting in the Great Barrier Reef makes it a highly sought after research location. It is important to book as far in advance as possible to avoid missing out on preferred dates.

Accessing a remote site like One Tree Island Research Station involves a lot of planning and logistics.

To make a booking, please contact the station managers or fill in the inquiry form. At the time of your booking it is important that you state your laboratory, boating and general requirements.

Please note that prior to your arrival at the Research Station you will have to send a copy of your research permit, your risk assessment and if diving, a copy of your institution's dive approval. No group will be allowed at the Research Station without these documents.

Important things to consider when planning your trip

  • Transfer of researchers to and from the Station
  • Best dates for access to research sites
  • Availability and use of Station facilities and equipment
  • Permits required to visit and conduct research
  • Fieldwork plan
  • Risk assessments
  • Ordering of food and supplies
  • Transfer of equipment and food on weekly/fortnightly barge
  • Sample storage and transfer
  • Appropriate footwear and clothing
  • Linen/sleeping bags
  • Basic first aid items

For more information to help you plan your booking see our Visitor's Information Pack.

Take a virtual tour of One Tree Island Research Station