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Lizard Island

Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. With 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites, it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef.

A National Park covering 1013 hectares with 24 sandy beaches and a lagoon, Lizard Island is accessible only by private charter from Cairns Airport in northern Queensland, Australia. Cairns Airport is accessible from all major Australian airports and directly from some cities in Asia.

Lizard Island is renowned for its scuba diving and snorkelling and is surrounded by coral reefs, ribbon and lagoon reefs. But its Lizard Island's close proximity to one of the best known diving sites in the Great Barrier Reef, Cod Hole, that distinguishes it from many other reef islands.

Lizard Island Resort is reserved for the fortunate few who will experience an unforgettable holiday like no other. Enjoy secluded picnics and sunset beach degustation on private beaches, five star cuisine in the beautiful Salt Water restaurant and indulgent spa treatments in the Essentia Day Spa. Relax in style in premium accommodation and take in the wonders of Australia's Great Barrier Reef - right on your doorstep.

There is also a campground at the national park at the northern end of Watson Bay.

And when you have the chance, make sure to take one of the many magnificent walks on the island. On at least one you can expect to glimpse a Monitor, the lizard after which Lizard Island was originally named.

Lizard Island

Lizard Island: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Cobia Hole Dive Site


Located just off the shore of Lizard Island north of Cairns, Cobia Hole features a jumble of rocks, no bigger than a tennis court, decorated with marine life. With a maximum depth of 18 metres, this rocky outcrop is home to hovering sweetlips, emperors, cobia, estuary cod and more. The rock is covered in sponges, soft coral, feather stars, sea stars, sea squirts, shrimps, crabs and gobies. Also look out for impressive sea whips, gorgonian fans and stinging hydroids. Large turtles, circling pelagic barracuda and trevally are all common visitors, and will often follow you down to explore the sea grasses and algae on the nearby sand.




Cobia Hole
Lizard Island, QLD, 4870

Located 0.5K from Lizard Island

Snake Pit Dive Site


The Snake Pit is located inside the Ribbon Reefs, not far from Lizard Island, and is a dive site where divers are guaranteed to encounter an olive sea snake or three. Although highly venomous, olive sea snakes are fortunately quite docile and pose little threat to divers.

The main feature at the Snake Pit is two large bommies, but in depths from 10 to 30 metres, divers will also find a drop-off, sand flats and lovely coral gardens to explore.

Prolific marine life gathers at this site and commonly seen are Maori wrasse, sweetlips, reef sharks, stingrays, turtles, coral trout, barracuda, gropers, cuttlefish, snapper, batfish and numerous titan triggerfish that are best avoided if nesting.




Ribbon Reef,
Pacific Ocean
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 10.8K from Lizard Island

Lizard Island: Events

Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic


During the marlin season from September to December each year, the Lizard Island Game Fishing Club organises a unique seven-day tournament for members and qualified visitors. Because of the size of the black marlin encountered in the fishery, the Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic is the only tournament worldwide that justifies the use of heavy (60kg or 130lb) tackle.

The high reputation of the tournament attracts a range of both male and female entrants from both Australia and internationally.


Event Dates
2018
      13th Oct
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Lizard Island, QLD, 4871

Located 1.4K from Lizard Island

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