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Lizard Island, QLD

Located right on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island has over 1,000 hectares of National Park, 24 unspoilt beaches and an abundance of marine life. Remote and ruggedly beautiful, Lizard is surrounded by the finest beaches and waters of any Great Barrier Reef Island.

Lizard Island is renowned for its diving including the world famous ‘Cod Hole’. Surrounded by fringing coral reefs, inner shelf, outer barrier or ribbon reefs and lagoon reefs, Lizard Island offers a number of outstanding coral gardens and many spectacular underwater attractions including more than 400 kinds of coral, over 1500 species of fish as well and giant clams over 120 years old.

One of Australia’s premier resorts is located on the island. It’s Australia’s northernmost island resort where the design works in harmony with the Island’s spectacular natural beauty. This premium property caters for a maximum of just 80 guests.

Guest activities on Lizard Island range from the ultimate in relaxation to adventure. Snorkelling or diving, allows guests to ability to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef within minutes of leaving your room. Taking out a motorised dinghy to find a private beach and enjoying a gourmet picnic is another.

For the more energetic there are catamarans, paddle skis and glass bottom boat trips as well as a number of walking trails to explore. A tennis court and gym and spa treatment area provide other diversions. There are many magnificent walks, and on at least one you can expect to glimpse a Monitor, the lizard after which the island was named.

Nearest Airport: Cairns

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Kayaking
  • Shopping
  • Wind Surfing
  • Swimming
  • National Park
  • Fishing
  • Rainforest
  • Wildlife
  • Fishing - Game
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Beach
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Reef
  • World Heritage

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