Lizard Island Day Tour
Prices from $740 AUD
Visit Lizard Island, one of the most spectacular sites on the Great Barrier Reef on this one day tour. You'll get spectacular aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Cape York savannah on the low level flights. Do as much or as little on Lizard Island as you like.
- Return Flights
- Small Groups
- Full Commentary
- Picnic Lunch
|Lizard Island Day Tour
||return flights between Cairns & Lizard Island, guided tour, snorkelling, picnic lunch and hotel transfers
PLEASE NOTE: This tour may require a minimum of 4 passengers to guarantee departure.
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This special day begins with a complimentary hotel pickup. Your low level scenic flight to Lizard Island will depart at 8am - all passengers have a window seat to take full advantage of the scenery while flying low level along the World Heritage listed Rainforests and over the spectacular Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Experience unique views of the world heritage listed wetlands of the lower section of Cape York Peninsula as well as exciting aerial views of Port Douglas, the Daintree Valley, Daintree River, Cape Tribulation, Bloomfield, Cooktown, the Endeavour River and the Silica sands of Cape Flattery, to name just a few of the hightlights.
Once on Lizard Island you have a full six hours to explore this pristine national park. Client's booked on the Lizard Island Day Tour can choose to spend the day completely alone relaxing on a secluded beach, or enjoy the company of the tour guide and small group. The day is yours to do as you wish - snorkel the world famous Clam Garden, relax under the Casuarina trees at Watson's Bay, take a walk to the Blue Lagoon - voted World's Best Remote Beach by New York's 'Details' magazine - or keep busy and do all of the above. There are also many bush walking tracks to places such as Cook's Look and Chinaman's Ridge. Whatever you choose to do at Lizard Island, you can be sure to have a most memorable day.
Your return flight to Cairns is again a low level scenic flight, this time via the Outer Great Barrier Reef. You will see many Sand Cays, Coral Cay Islands, Endeavour Reef, Cairns Reef, Agincourt Reef, Batt Reef and, of course, the Outer Barrier Reef.
About Lizard Island
Lizard Island is considered one of Australia's most exclusive destinations. Lizard Island is situated 132 nautical miles north west of Cairns Queensland. The island covers an area of 1013 hectares and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and pristine reefs in the world. These reefs are absolutely teeming with marine life - several species of clown fish, green turtles, giant clams, rays, amazing coral formations and hundreds of species of colourful tropical fish await you at Lizard Island. Lizard Island boasts 23 pure white beaches. Lizard Island is the ultimate remote Great Barrier Reef experience. For those wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef in Australia - it does not get any better than Lizard Island.
Lizard Island holds great historical significance concerning both Aboriginals and Europeans. Ltd James Cook, along with Sir Joseph Banks, named the island 'Lizard Island' after discovering many large sand monitors upon their first visit to the island. Just over 100 years later the island was inhabited by beache-de-mer fisherman. Watson's Bay on Lizard Island is named after one of these fisherman. The story of the escape of Watson's wife through the Great Barrier Reef from Lizard Island while sitting inside the cut-down boiler from a sunken ship has become one the most prominent tales of folklore from the pioneering era of Australia's history.
Weather conditions change quickly in Tropical North Queensland. Only multi-engine air-conditioned aircraft for the Lizard Island Day Tour. These aircraft are capable of flying through and/or above bad weather enroute. Once on Lizard Island we provide flotation devices for those not so comfortable snorkelling. We also provide stinger suits. The above safety gear and suits are provided free of charge.