Welcome to Lizard Island
The five islands of the Lizard Island Group lie 33km off the coast about 100km north of Cooktown. Lizard, the main island, has rocky, mountainous terrain, glistening white beaches and spectacular fringing reefs for snorkelling and diving. Most of the island is national park and teeming with wildlife, but most people visit for the sumptuous accommodation and dining epitomised by the five-star luxury at the ultra-exclusive Lizard Island Resort. The resort was devastated by Cyclone Ita in April 2014, then again by Cyclone Nathan in 2015, but was painstakingly rebuilt and refurbished by end of 2015.
Lizard Island has historically been a sacred place used by the Dingaal (Walmbaria) people for initiation ceremonies and for hunting turtles and dugong.