(Private Charter Only)
Cairns is the main centre of Northern Queensland and a popular tourist destination to visit The Great Barrier Reef.
Cairns is a perfect base & a easy drive(day trip) to visit the Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas, the Atherton Tablelands and other locations in the area.
Cairns has a city atmosphere with many bars, night clubs, eateries and cafes.
Instead of sandy beaches( which are found at the northern beaches),Cairns city is lined with mudflats, abundant with native bird life.
Cairns offers a opportunity to swim in their man-made saltwater lagoon which is located in the city, near Marlin Marina.
There is plenty of grassed area around the lagoon to relax, enjoy the sun and have a BBQ!
Lizard Island is located 150 miles north of Cairns and 57 miles north east off the coast from Cooktown.
Lizard Island is an absolute tropical paradise & a peaceful haven for those wanting a memorable holiday escape.
In 1770 Captain James Cook first ventured into these unchartered coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef & anchored in one of the island’s bays and climbed to the top of the largest hill to survey the area which is now known as Cook’s Look.
Stu, Fletcher and I have enjoyed this walk which is enduring but the views from the top are stunning.
Captain Cook named the island, Lizard Island as the only land animals he saw when he first arrived was Lizard’s( Goanna).
Lizard Island is a National Park covering over 1000 hectares, the highest peak being Cooks Look at 359 meters, and the prolific bird life will amaze.
The island has an airstrip, which is the main option to visit the island unless you go by boat.
The resort is the luxurious option of accommodation on the island, there is also camping or you could enjoy a live aboard experience on Big Mama & explore this beautiful area.
On Lizard Island's most westerly point, there is a research station which was established in 1973 providing research and education facilities for those interested in learning more about coral reefs.
The Fringing reef around Lizard Island is well established and great for snorkeling and only 10 miles away is the amazing Ribbon Reefs.