Food and drinks

Visitors to One Tree Island Research Station are required to self-cater. This arrangement also applies to overnight stays on Heron Island Research Station (HIRS) but it may be possible to dine at Heron Island Resort or have your group catered for at HIRS (please speak to our managers to discuss your options).

Local supermarkets and bottle shops at Gladstone are familiar with the barge delivery service to the islands. The barge arrives at HIRS every Thursday where your food will be stored appropriately until your transfer to One Tree Island.

All orders must be made by Sunday at midday in order to make it onto to that week’s barge.

Please take into account that, on top of the cost of food, you will be charged for the transport and delivery to HIRS (See “Freight”).

Supermarkets in Gladstone

All food and equipment is shipped via Heron Island onboard the Robert Poulsen Barge Yard in Gladstone. The weekly deadline for delivery of non-perishable items to the barge yard is 3 pm each Monday; perishable items MUST be delivered between 6.30-10 am on Tuesdays ONLY. Please note that no perishable items can be received outside of these times due to the absence of cold storage facilities at the barge yard.

Ensure all goods are clearly labeled with the following:
Your name

11 Rooksby Street, Gladstone, Qld. 4680
Phone: 07 4972 5601 Mobile: 04 2818 0079

Contact one of the following supermarkets with your food order. Payment is required at the time of order. Online shopping can be done through Coles and Woolworths. Drakes IGA need to be contacted directly to arrange payment. Please feel free to contact our managers if you are unsure of what to order or if you wish to discuss quantities.

Drakes Supa IGA
119 Tooloa Street
Gladstone QLD 4680
Phone: 07 4979 5700 ask for Madonna or Joy

Dawson Highway
Kin Kora, Gladstone QLD 4680
Phone: 07 4978 4377

Cnr Dawson Highway and Phillip Street
Kin Kora, Gladstone QLD 4680
Phone: 07 4978 1066

Bottle shops in Gladstone

Alcohol can be purchased through the following hotels in Gladstone and sent over to HIRS by barge. The bottle shops listed below are familiar with the barge delivery service and will arrange for orders to be taken to the barge yard. Payment must be made at the time of purchase by credit card. The deadline for delivery to the barge is the same as for food.

Dicey's Cellarbrations
(07) 4972 7577

The Young Australian Hotel
(07) 4972 1200