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Please Note: Lizard Island Resort caters to children 10 years old and over.


Experience Activities at Lizard Island

Hike to Cook’s Look

Hike in the footsteps of Captain Cook to the highest point on the island and take in the panoramic views that can only be enjoyed from this vantage point. Follow in the footsteps of Captain James Cook as he hiked to the top of the mountain to get an understanding of how to navigate his ship, The Endeavour back into open waters. History tells us that Cook was astounded to see his ship was on a coral reef and had somehow not become grounded. As it is believed he was the first European to trek the mountain – it was given his name and it has stuck to this day.

The Cook’s Look hike can be guided or self-guided. It covers 4 kilometres and at times is very steep so we recommend medium to high fitness and agility to safely undertake this hike.

Due to the time it takes to hike and the heat of the day, it is recommended that you hike early in the morning and if going unguided you must register with Reception upon leaving and returning.

Those that have done this hike say it is challenging but incredibly rewarding.

  • Price: Inclusive for shared scheduled tours | Private guide for $250 per hour
  • Duration: 3 hours return
  • Max Guests: 6

Information & Reservations

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Lizard Island Resort

PMB 40, Cairns,
Queensland, 4870 Australia

Relaxed and casually elegant. The Diving and snorkelling was magical. Special call out to Dive instructors Sandra and Liam and Captains Brutus and Harry and Chris. Memorable dining, gorgeous accommodation. The degustation experience on our final night was exceptional. We loved this place and the staff and will be back. Thank you all for rescuing us from the year that was 2020! - Pete & Kim

Our visit was part of a special Penfolds 75 anniversary! We weren't sure what to expect but certainly were not disappointed. All meals were designed to match white and red wines and included a masterclass conducted by Penfolds winemaker Andrew Hales. In between all the wining and dining we had time to take a tinnie out for a picnic and snorkelling. - Truus

The beaches were breathtaking. Not only the most beautiful we've seen anywhere in the world, but we also had them literally to ourselves. It's so remote, and the resort is so small, that you can reliably get your own beach daily. Make sure to check out the turtles! Also, they packed us delicious lunches every day with all the wine we wanted! I can't express how magical Lizard Island is. It's just a completely *other*, next-level place. It is worth any amount of money to go. - Nathan

All staff always had a smile on their faces. Colin was a great person to refresh my Scuba diving skills and was amazing when we went on the Outer Reef Dive always making sure I was okay and showed me some cool stuff. So many of activities to choose from and dining was a good choice - Ethan