Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island Research Station

The Lizard Island Research Station is a coral reef research facility, owned and operated by the Australian Museum.

The Lizard Island Research Station is a facility of the Australian Museum and is internationally recognised as the major island-based research facility on the Great Barrier Reef. It attracts coral reef researchers from all around the world – with approximately 100 research projects conducted annually. Since its opening in 1973 there has been more than 1,200 scientific publications produced by Australian and international researchers as a result of work undertaking at the facility.

Tours to the Research Station are conducted on Monday each week and available for all Lizard Island guests. Tours must be pre-booked and are subject to availability.