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Watsons Bay from Chinamans Ridge, Lizard Island
Cooks lookout, Cooks Look, Lizard Island
Lizard Island, Watsons Bay, Clam Gardens
Map of Lizard Island Group National Park
93 kilometres north-east of Cooktown
Lizard Island
Queensland 4870 Australia

Lizard Island Group National Park
Lizard Island, Cook Area

Free Entry

13 7468


Set in a turquoise sea, the six high islands and islets of this park are surrounded by coral reefs, fringed by mangroves and sandy beaches, and cloaked in grasslands, woodlands and wind-sheared heaths. The island group lies midway between the coast and the outer barrier reef, within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Lizard, the main island, has several idyllic, sheltered, sandy beaches with easy access to picturesque coral and clam gardens.

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Snorkel in the sheltered, shallow waters of Watsons Bay and discover the famed Clam Gardens. Following in the footsteps of the famous explorer, climb the steep track to Cook's Look for breath-taking views over the islands and reefs. Walk to Blue Lagoon on the other side of the island for secluded swimming and snorkelling. Bush camp near the beach at peaceful Watsons Bay. Learn about a tragic episode in the island's history at Mary Watson's cottage ruin. Look for the yellow-spotted monitor, for which Lizard Island is named, and birdwatch around the island's beaches and walking tracks. Visit the Lizard Island Research Station during their tour times and relax at the resort's Marlin Bar (not open every day).

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Property Details


  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Other Information

Children are welcome.

How To Get There

The six islands of Lizard Island National Park lie 33 kilometres off the coast of Cape Flattery, 93 kilometres north-east of Cooktown and 250 kilometres north-east of Cairns. Flights to Lizard Island are available from Cairns and Cooktown. Private aircraft may land with permission from the resort. Commercial charter vessels depart Cairns, Port Douglas and Cooktown for Lizard Island. The islands can also be reached by private vessel.

Free Entry

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