There is a whole world beneath the ocean’s surface that we rarely get to experience firsthand, and Lizard Island’s many activities are geared toward exploring this natural bounty. Hop in a boat, go on nature walks, or secure your snorkeling or diving gear and step into an underwater universe where vibrantly colored schools of fish dart among fantastical coral formations.
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The following experiences are included in the cost of your stay.
Observe fluorescent fish, majestic coral, and much more on a guided tour or while exploring on your own. Equipment and training are included.
Take a ride on a motorized dinghy to a secluded beach where you can see historic ruins, glassy water, and interesting coral formations. Gourmet picnic lunch is included.
Learn the science behind Lizard Island’s unique flora and fauna as well as the history of the region on self-guided nature walks.
Relax beneath the sails on a catamaran ride to Anchor and Watson’s Bay and soak up the sea air and the stunning scenery.
Get a unique glimpse of ocean life through a glass-bottomed paddle ski. Gaze down through crystal water to see a wealth of marine life below.
The following experiences are offered at an additional cost.
Encounter the creatures of the deep on a range of diving excursions on the Great Barrier Reef. Beginner lessons are available, and you can choose from various sites and dive lengths including full-day, half-day, and night diving.
Get a bird’s eye view of the island’s flora and fauna on a helicopter tour.
Visit the Lizard Island Research Station, a coral reef research facility run by the Australian Museum.
Go out on Lizard Island’s fishing charters to pursue Spanish mackerel, tuna, queenfish, and trevally, among others. Lizard Island chefs will prepare a delicious meal from your catch.
Kick back and take in dramatic views of the island at twilight while enjoying fine wine and gourmet cheeses.
Glide over the clear sea while watching the life beneath you and learn to identify different species.
Mix and match three different dining experiences during your stay. Ospreys Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with seascape views, fresh seafood, and local produce. For a drink and laid-back atmosphere, head to Lizard Island’s Bar and Lounge, which is open all day and serves juices, coffee, and tea, along with wine, beer, and cocktails. Finally, for a romantic evening out, book a customizable seven-course meal on the beach at sunset.
Essentia Spa offers nature-inspired treatments from sea-salt hand care to marine algae masks and full-body mud wraps. Guests can also feel the profound influence of ancient Aboriginal medicine in techniques that refresh on the surface level while encouraging interior balance as well. It is best to book reservations in advance to ensure your spot.
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