Australia’s northernmost resort - a secluded reef getaway
- 40 suites
- Swimming pool
- Restaurant and wine cellar
- Tennis courts
- Boat trips
- Beach picnics
Escape from it all on the largely uninhabited and breathtakingly pristine Lizard Island on the northernmost tip of Great Barrier Reef. The eco-lodge maintains a responsible, sustainable presence within the national park working closely with the traditional owners of the land to preserve it and the reef.
The island can only be reached by private charter from Cairns Airport – taking you to 1,013 hectares of Australia National Park with 24 white-powder sand beaches, a picturesque lagoon and native bush. Choose from 40 luxurious suites, villas or the pavilion, each offering complete privacy, spectacular views and some with private plunge pools.
Guests bask undisturbed in the tropical sun or take to the water to discover colourful coral reefs right on their doorstep in one of the world’s most spectacular protected reefs. A stay on the island also includes gourmet dining, picnic hampers on the beach, watersports equipment, a welcoming pool surrounded by palms and indulgent treatments at the spa.
The island attracts ocean enthusiasts who come for some of the world’s best diving and snorkeling opportunities, including the famous Cod Hole. Ribbon Reefs draw keen fishers as one of the best big game fishing spots in the world and its multitude of undisturbed private beaches also makes it a hotspot for a romantic getaway or a secluded hideaway for the rich and famous.
Working with traditional owners
One of the world’s first certified eco-lodges, the 40-suite lodge seeks to maintain a responsible, sustainable presence within the national park, while also respecting the traditions and beliefs of the Dingaal people who have called the island home for many centuries. Committed to preserving its place in the minds of their staff and guests well into the future. Their work with Lizard Island’s onsite naturalist, and their relationship with the traditional owners of the land, Jiogurru of the Dingaal Aboriginal people, are central to upholding this commitment.
Research and education
Lizard Island was declared a National Park in 1937, with the waters surrounding the Island recognised as a Marine Park in 1974. To ensure guests are exposed to and educated about the challenges and the opportunities faced by the Great Barrier Reef, they work closely with the Lizard Island Research Station, a world-leader in coral reef education and research, to protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef and most recently pioneering successful techniques to combat the spread of one of the reef biggest predators, the Crown of Thorns.
They also recycle what they use with seven main streams: co-mingled recycling, organics, compostable, cardboard, paper, batteries and toner cartridges. And they have removed all plastic straws and bottles from use on Lizard Island as of 1 September 2018.
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