Lizard Island – Day Tour

Your day at Lizard Island starts with a low level scenic flight from Cairns heading north to Lizard Island.

Experience the exciting aerial views of Port Douglas, the Great Barrier Marine Park, world heritage listed Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation, Bloomfield and Cooktown, just to name a few.

To the North of Cooktown, rising from the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef is Lizard Island.  It is the perfect spot to explore this coral wonderland.

For the past 30 years Lizard Island has been attracting the World’s top Marine Biologists and has become home to one of the most important reef research stations in the world.

Lizard island is a granite island about 10 square kilometres in size, with 3 smaller islands nearby. Together these islands form the Lizard Island Group and their well-developed fringing reef teeming with marine life encircles the 10 metre deep blue lagoon.

Having  23 white sandy beaches, undisturbed but for the occasional footprints,  Lizard Island is considered to be one of Australia’s most exclusive destinations and retains a certain mystique due to it’s remote location.

When you arrive at Lizard Island the day is yours to do as you wish.  You can choose to relax alone on a secluded beach. Enjoy the company of a small group on a guided tour. Snorkel the world famous Clam Garden or take a walk to the “Blue Lagoon”.  The choice is yours!

Your return flight from Lizard Island to Cairns is again a low level scenic flight, this time you will fly over the Outer Great Barrier Reef. You will see many Sand Cays, Coral Cay Islands, Endeavour Reef, Cairns Reef, Agincourt Reef, Batt Reef .

This tour is open to people of all ages. The reef comes to within thirty meters of the beach, therefore no climbing on and off boats and more importantly…no crowds.


Your Lizard Island Day Tour includes:-

  • Return scenic flights to Lizard Island via Great Barrier Reef & World Heritage Rainforest
  • Hotel transfers
  • Local guide
  • National and Marine Park permits & insurance
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Snorkel gear & safety gear

Daily Itinerary:

0700 – Hotel bus transfers from your Cairns City Accommodation

0800 – Depart Cairns

0900 – Arrive at Lizard Island

1000 – Morning Tea

1030 – 1200 – Free time

1200 – Lunch

1230 – 1400 – Free time

1400 – Afternoon Tea

1430 – 1545 – Free time

1600 – Depart Lizard Island

1700 – Arrive back to Cairns

1730 – Transfer bus back to your Cairns City accommodation


What to Bring on your Lizard Island Day Tour:-

  • Hat, towel, sun protection, bottle of water & a dry change of clothes


Departs: 07:00 approx

Returns: 17:00 approx




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