Welcome to Lizard Island

Lizard Island has historically been a sacred place used by the Dingaal (Walmbaria) people for initiation ceremonies and for hunting turtles and dugong.

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Lizard Island activities

$632.94 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Cairns to Lizard Island Full-Day Adventure by Scenic Flight

Departing Cairns at 8:30am, venture north for a day filled with some of the most spectacular scenery in Australia. Your pilot will fly you at a comfortable viewing height over the Great Barrier Reef with its aqua hues of reefs and sand cays set in the Coral Sea. Enjoy unsurpassed view of a mosaic ocean which will leave you breathless.When you reach Lizard Island, see the spectacular Blue Lagoon surrounding reefs and beautiful beaches. Experience the exclusiveness of Lizard Island on a guided tour walking to Watson’s Bay, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the unique beauty of Lizard Island.Enjoy a swim and snorkel over coral outcrops in Watson’s Bay a superb beach setting. View the coral reef clam gardens, abundant marine life, swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear waters. A tasty picnic lunch is provided in this idyllic island setting, after which you may relax as never before or explore the Blue Lagoon and lookout with their excellent photo opportunity.On departing Lizard Island, fly over the shipping channel where Captain Cook sailed in 1770, Cape Flattery silica sand hills and Cooktown. Continue along the coast flying over dense World Heritage Rainforest and the Bloomfield River. Then over the Daintree River and Port Douglas on your return flight to Cairns.

$1735.34 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Lizard Island Helicopter Tour from Cairns Including Snorkling on the Great Barrier Reef and Picnic Lunch

Enjoy a complimentary pickup from your Cairns, Palm Cove or Northern Beaches accommodation and be transported to the helicopter hanger at Cairns Airport. After a quick safety briefing and helicopter orientation, take flight along the coastline from Cairns to Mossman Gorge, Daintree River, Cape Tribulation before we fly over the coral sea to Lizard Island. Land just in time for morning tea and refreshments before enjoying the activities the Island has to offer. Snorkel the fringing coral reefs, lay in the sun on the pristine beaches or take a hike to one of the many vantage points on the Island. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch before departing for Cairns were you will be transported back to your accommodation.