Duration – Full Day
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.
Your special day begins with a complimentary hotel transfer to the Daintree Air Services terminal at the Cairns International Airport. Your low level scenic flight to Lizard Island will depart at 8am – all clients booked on this tour have a window seat to take full advantage of the scenery while flying low level along the World Heritage listed Rainforests and over the 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.
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.
This tour is open to people of all ages. The reef comes to within thirty meters of the beach, therefore no climbing on and off boats and more importantly no crowds.