Lizard Island
Anchor Bay Bommie Bay Clam Garden Cobia Hole Cook's Look Coral Sea Research Point Palfrey Island Lagoon Entrance Granite Head Lizard Head Mermaid Cove Mrs Watson's Cottage North Point Osprey Island South Bay Point Pandanus Swamp Blue Lagoon Research Station South Island Pidgin Point (East Face) Seabird Islets The Lodge Chinaman's Ridge Turtle Beach Watson's Beach Exterior Interior
Anchor Bay
Bommie Bay
Clam Garden
Clam Garden
The beautiful Lizard Island reef called the Clam Garden really is a garden.
In the 1980s an infection killed most of the giant clams there. Surviving clams would have repopulated the area, but slowly. So to give the clams a head start, biologists grew baby clams in tanks and "planted" them on this reef. The clams there today are once again big, beautiful and abundant.
Cobia Hole
Cobia Hole
Located off Lizard Island, on the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Cobia Hole is a pinnacle of rocks covered with marine organism including sponges, soft coral, coralliamorpharians, feather stars, sea stars, sea squirts, shrimps, crabs and gobies. Look for sea whips, gorgonian fans and stinging hydroids. Hovering bream can often be seen, as well as circling pelagic barracuda or trevally. Large turtles, toadfish and estuary cod. Explore the sea grasses and algae on the nearby sand.
Cook's Look
Cook's Look
4km 3-4 hours return

Located 93 km north of Cooktown and 27km from the coast these 6 islands are part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Public moorings are provided for private boats and there is an airstrip for small aircraft.
Coral Sea
Research Point
Palfrey Island
Palfrey Island
Palfrey Island is part of the Lizard Island Group and south of Lizard Island proper, being 270 km north of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. There is an automated lighthouse structure situated on this island.
Lagoon Entrance
Granite Head
Granite Head
Within its complex environs of reefs, including PalfreyIsland and South Island is some of the most exciting continental island diving in northern Australia. A boat is required to get to the best places and these include Mrs Watson's Beach ( offshore), Granite Head, Mermaid Cove, North Point, South Island drop off and the Bird Island drop off.
Lizard Head
Mermaid Cove
Mermaid Cove
Lizard Island, a high continental island, is surrounded by fringing reef. The reefs connect the neighboring islands: Palfrey Island, Seabird Island and South Island. The Lizard Island reef study was conducted on the north end, in Mermaid Cove. Coral patches and numerous scattered coral pinnacles fringe the entire cove.
Mrs Watson's Cottage
Mrs Watson's Cottage

It was during this second try that one of the most famous stories of tragedy along Australia’s tropical seashore occurred.

In 1879 Captain Robert Watson with his wife Mary Watson, two servants and baby son, modified an abandoned cottage left on the island by the crew of the Julia Percy. While Mr. Watson was away fishing, aboriginals attacked his wife Mary, their infant and Chinese servants. One servant was killed, so Mary put herself, the surviving servant, and the baby in a sea-cumber cooking pot and floated away, later to die.

The bay where they lived is now called Watson’s Bay, and the remains of the cottage can be seen today.

North Point
Osprey Island
South Bay Point
Pandanus Swamp
Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon
2.2km 1-2 hours return
Research Station
South Island
South Island
Located in the heart of the Whitsundays, South Molle Island is the largest of the North, Mid and South Molle Island Group and the only one with a resort. Located eight kilometres north-east of Shute Harbour, South Molle is a picturesque, hilly continental island surrounded by fringing reefs.
Pidgin Point (East Face)
Seabird Islets
Seabird Islets
This IBA (~215 ha in total) consists of a string of 10 important seabird islands or island groups in the northern Great Barrier Reef, from Womer Cay opposite the tip of Cape York to the Sir Charles Hardy Islands opposite Cape Grenville. All islands which have a record of more than 1% of the world population of any seabird are listed in the IBA.
The Lodge
Chinaman's Ridge
Turtle Beach
Turtle Beach
Watson's Beach
Close Details X
  • Anchor Bay
  • Bommie Bay
  • Clam Garden
  • Cobia Hole
  • Cook's Look
  • Coral Sea
  • Research Point
  • Palfrey Island
  • Lagoon Entrance
  • Granite Head
  • Lizard Head
  • Mermaid Cove
  • Mrs Watson's Cottage
  • North Point
  • Osprey Island
  • South Bay Point
  • Pandanus Swamp
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Research Station
  • South Island
  • Pidgin Point (East Face)
  • Seabird Islets
  • The Lodge
  • Chinaman's Ridge
  • Turtle Beach
  • Watson's Beach
Anchor Bay Rooms Anchor Bay Suites Anchor Bay Suites Anchor Bay Suites Azure Spa & Department Lounge Beach Club Gymnasium Reception and Ospreys Restaurant Pool Steps to Sunset Beach Sunset Point Villas Tennis Court The Pavilion Exterior Interior
Anchor Bay Rooms
Anchor Bay Rooms
Located in a tropical garden setting with easy access to Anchor Bay and the beach, Anchor Bay Rooms have a private balcony.
Anchor Bay Suites
Anchor Bay Suites
Set in a broad sweeping arc along Anchor Bay, with easy access to the main Lodge, Anchor Bay Suites offer captivating sea views and each has a pathway leading directly to the beach.
Anchor Bay Suites
Anchor Bay Suites

Set in a broad sweeping arc along Anchor Bay, with easy access to the main Lodge, Anchor Bay Suites offer captivating sea views and each has a pathway leading directly to the beach.

Anchor Bay Suites
Anchor Bay Suites

Set in a broad sweeping arc along Anchor Bay, with easy access to the main Lodge, Anchor Bay Suites offer captivating sea views and each has a pathway leading directly to the beach.

Azure Spa & Department Lounge
Azure Spa & Department Lounge
Azure Spa offers a range of treatments inspired by nature to nurture the mind, body and spirit using LI’TYA products a high performance range of natural Australian spa care products that integrate the potent qualities of the Australian earth and spirit.
Beach Club
Beach Club
Gymnasium
Reception and Ospreys Restaurant
Reception and Ospreys Restaurant

At Lizard Island, all gourmet meals, fine Australian wines and unlimited Champagne are included in your rate.

Pool
Pool
Steps to Sunset Beach
Steps to Sunset Beach
Sunset Point Villas
Sunset Point Villas

Sunset Point Villas are set high on Sunset Ridge amongst native eucalyptus bushland. Providing filtered sea views over Anchor Bay or Sunset Beach, these Villas offer privacy and easy access to a string of secluded beaches.

Tennis Court
The Pavilion
The Pavilion

Perched high above the Coral Sea and set on the point of Sunset Ridge, The Pavilion combines complete privacy with a spectacular 270-degree panorama of Anchor Bay, Osprey Island and Sunset Beach.

Close Details X
  • Anchor Bay Rooms
  • Anchor Bay Suites
  • Anchor Bay Suites
  • Anchor Bay Suites
  • Azure Spa & Department Lounge
  • Beach Club
  • Gymnasium
  • Reception and Ospreys Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Steps to Sunset Beach
  • Sunset Point Villas
  • Tennis Court
  • The Pavilion