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Lizard Island in the Tropical North Queensland is located 240 kilometres north of Cairns and 92 kilometres northeast off the coast from the remote township of Cooktown. Those in search of real escape continue to voyage to Lizard Island from all corners of the earth to experience this rare and remarkable reef experience. They come to experience the complete freedom, the secluded beaches and countless tropical delights this exotic destination affords the discerning traveller.
Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef is a National Park covering over 1,000 hectares, with 24 sandy beaches and famous Blue lagoon, - home to giant clams and coral gardens.
On Lizard Island, meet the occasional Monitor Lizard (after which the island is named), the prolific birdlife, the countless and dazzling array of tropical fish, the 70-year-old giant clams and the colourful marine life of Lizards spectacular fringing reefs – only a leisurely snorkel from the beach. Then, a little further a field, set your sights on the sheer magnificence of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
The nearby “Cod Hole” is a Mecca for divers with curiosity and fascination, and this is just one of the many unforgettable dive sites that are all-close by.
AccommodationEach of the 40 villas on Lizard Island is elegant and spacious, with either ocean or beach views.
ActivitiesLizard Island activities include tennis, windsurfing, water-skiing, catamaran sailing, glass bottom boat trips, paddle skis, outboard dinghies, fishing gear, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, bushwalking, hiking and picnics.
Nearest major City/TownCity - Cairns
Air AccessScheduled or jet flight to Cairns Airport. Light aircraft to Lizard Island takes approximately 60 minutes.