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

Lizard Island Experiences

Reef, Land & Spa






Guided Tours

Scuba Diving


Experience Lizard Island on the reef, on land or in the tranquility of the spa

Guided and self-guided activities include snorkelling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, visits to the Lizard Island Research Station, tennis under night lights, morning yoga on the beach and indulgent spa treatments.

Please note: it is best to pre-book your island activities prior to arrival, especially private requests and scuba diving to avoid missing out. All tours are subject to change due to weather conditions and schedule changes.

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Guided Sea Darts Snorkelling Tour

Try the most exciting way to explore Anchor and Watson Bays. Our tour guide escorts guests on an adrenalin charged marine adventure exploring the fringing reefs of Anchor and Watson Bays and the famous Clam Gardens.

Outer Reef Fishing – 50 minutes by boat

What you can expect to catch: Mackerel, Tuna, Trevally, Mahi-mahi, Sailfish and even small Black Marlin at certain times of the year.

Half Day Reef Tour

Your Half Day Reef Tour departs from the Beach Club at approximately 8:30 am and returns at approximately 11:30 am and takes you to either the nearby continental islands with their own unique fringe reefs, or to patch reefs which consist entirely of coral. Tours run to the inner and outer reefs on alternating days.

Light Tackle Fishing

For an extra indulgent experience, book our Private Charter for a full day excursion tailored to meet your exact requirements.

Full Day Reef Tour

Your Full Day Reef Tour will depart from the Beach Club at approximately 8:30am and return at approximately 3:30pm. You will explore two incredible dive sites on the outer ribbon reefs, such as the world renowned Cod Hole*. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Tours run to the inner and outer reefs on alternating days. *Subject to weather conditions

Guided Clam Gardens Snorkel

Explore the underwater world alongside our resident naturalist at the famous Clam Gardens. This is the perfect way to learn about our amazing fish and coral life.

Guided Turtle Tour

Experience the majestic Green Sea Turtles at Casuarina Beach and Watson’s Bay. This tour involves travelling to the beach where there is an option to snorkel with the turtles. You’ll be accompanied by our experienced naturalist, who will provide informative insights into the amazing world of the Green Sea Turtles.

Hike & Snorkel

Join our guide on a land and sea adventure with a short hike across to the beautiful Watson’s Bay, home of the famous Clam Gardens.

Kayak Snorkel Tour

Cruise across Anchor Bay with a guided tour in a glass bottom kayak and experience the wonderful reef life from on top and in the water.

Historic Nature Walk

Join our resident naturalist on an educational walk over Chinaman’s Ridge.

Inner Reef Fishing – 15 minutes by boat

What you can expect to catch: Mackerel, Queenfish, Trevally and other pelagic species.

Medical Information

Should you have a pre-existing medical condition such as Asthma, Australian Scuba Diving Standards require you have a current Medical Form (AS4005.1) completed by a Medical Practitioner. If you do not have any pre-existing medical conditions, you will simply be required to sign a medical declaration before diving.

No Diving 24 Hours Before Flying

Please be advised, safety regulations require that divers are not permitted to fly for a minimum of 24 hours after their last dive. As most guests will fly to and from the island, this is critical for your planning.

Essentia Day Spa

Essentia Day Spa offers an holistic selection of indulgent and pampering facial and body treatment balanced with health and wellbeing choices that include yoga, stress management personal fitness.

The Pool

Our freshwater swimming pool is centrally located between the Resort Lodge and Essentia Day Spa. Relax poolside with a cocktail and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your tropical surroundings.

The Gym

The resort gymnasium is equipped with cardio machines, pin-loaded weight machines and free weights. The gym is accessible and included for all guests of the resort.

Tennis Court

Use of the resort tennis court is included for all guests of the resort. Tennis balls and racquets are also available.

Motorised Dinghies

Take your own private dinghy to a secluded beach and explore the local waters.

Lizard Island Research Station

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

Snorkelling Lessons

If you have never snorkelled before, or it has been a while and your confidence is lacking, we recommend that you participate in a snorkelling lesson. Please collect your snorkelling equipment from the Beach Club and let the marine and dive team know you'd like a lesson.


Bella carries 6 passengers and one crew member operates the vessel for beach excursion drop-offs, fishing, diving and snorkelling.


Nemo was built specifically for Lizard Island and she carries up to 18 passengers and one crew member, operating as a drop-off, dive and snorkelling vessel.


Lizard Island's 51ft Riviera Cruise Vessel awaits you, with a cruise speed of 20 knots and a capacity for just 8 passengers.

Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Stand-up paddle boarding is a serene and self-paced way to navigate the waters of Anchor Bay.

Glass Bottom Sea Kayaking

Get up close to the marine and plant life in the waters of Anchor Bay in a clear view sea kayak.

Nature Walks & Talks

Resident Naturalists share their knowledge and passion of local flora and fauna with guided walks across the island and at pre-dinner video and talk presentations.

Discover Scuba Diving

Designed for those with no prior experience who want a taste of diving without committing to a full course.

Refresher Dive

If you have not dived recently, $150 hour and a half refresher dive courses are available on the beach, before you head out for your first dive.

Guided Beach Snorkel

Join our resident naturalist for an informative guided tour of our beautiful reef in Anchor Bay.

Local Snorkel Tours

Explore our magnificent nearby reefs on a guided local snorkel tour with our expert marine and dive team.

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.

Private Charters

The ultimate in luxury and privacy – your own Private Charter.

Diving Options

Lizard Island is a continental island situated 28km from the North Queensland coast and is surrounded by fringing reefs and breathtaking, world renowned dive sites including the Cod Hole - home of the huge, but friendly and curious, Potato Cod.

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