Imagine a magnificent tropical island with 24 unspoiled beaches, over 1000 hectares of National Park nestled in the rich marine life of the Great Barrier Reef and you have found Lizard Island Australia.
Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia
Explore this beautiful island on one of the many walking trails and you may see a monitor lizard, the creature that the island was named after!
Lizard Island is surrounded by fringing coral reefs, inner shelf, outer barrier and lagoon reefs and is renowned as a World class diving destination. Among the marine life you will discover some 400 coral varieties, giant clams that are over a century old and over 1500 fish species!
Lizard Island Resort: What a magnificent location for Lizard Island Resort, an environmentally sensitive destination. Australia's northern most resort offers excellent facilities for their 80 guest accommodations. You will just love the intamcy of Lizard Island Resort!
Camping on Lizard Island
A small national park camping ground with minimal facilities is located at Watsons Bay. Permits must be acquired from national parks in Cairns in order to camp on Lizard Island Queensland Australia. As this is a remote tropical island you will need to bring your own food and provisions.
Lizard Island Activities
A holiday on Lizard Island offers a broad range of activities that include bushwalking,
birdwatching, fabulous snorkeling and diving.
Resort guests have the opportunity to explore the Great Barrier Reef by dingy, try your hand at sailing a catamaran or take a cruise on a paddle ski. There are also glass bottomed boat trips for the less energetic.
Lizard Island Diving and Snorkeling
There are certified instructors available to teach you diving at this year round reef playground. You may wish to go on an organised dive or simply play in the calm waters close to the island with a snorkel and flippers try Watsons Bay, North Point or the Blue Lagoon.