Escape the world for the day by visiting the enchanting & exotic Lizard Island

Your day at Lizard Island starts with a low-level scenic flight from Cairns heading north to Lizard Island. For the past 30 years, this Island has been attracting the World’s top Marine Biologists and has become home to one of the most important reef research stations in the world.

Lizard Island is a granite island about 10 square kilometres in size, with 3 smaller islands nearby. Together these islands form the Lizard Island Group and their well-developed fringing reef teeming with marine life encircles the 10-metre deep blue lagoon.

All of the islands in the group were declared a national park in 1939.  The island is 16214 kilometres north of Brisbane.

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  • Having 23 white sandy beaches, undisturbed, Lizard Island is considered one of Australia’s most exclusive destinations for the occasional footprints.
  • It retains a certain mystique due to its remote location.
  • When you arrive on the day, it is yours to do as you wish. You can choose to relax alone on a secluded beach.
  • Enjoy the company of a small group on a guided tour. Snorkel the world-famous Clam Garden or take a walk to the “Blue Lagoon”.
  • The choice is yours!


  • 0700 – Hotel bus transfers from your Cairns City Accommodation
  • 0800 – Depart Cairns
  • 0900 – Arrive
  • 1000 – Morning Tea
  • 1030 – 1200 – Free time
  • 1200 – Lunch
  • 1230 – 1400 – Free time
  • 1400 – Afternoon Tea
  • 1430 – 1545 – Free time
  • 1600 – Depart
  • 1700 – Arrive back to Cairns
  • 1730 – Transfer bus back to your Cairns City accommodation


  • Return scenic flights via Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest
  • Cairns City Hotel transfers
  • Local guide National and Marine Park permits and insurance
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Soft drinks
  • Snorkel gear and safety gear

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sun protection
  • Bottle of water
  • a dry change of clothes

How to get there

How do you get to Lizard Island?

Daintree Air operates scenic flights taking you from Cairns directly to Lizard Island.

The flight is 132 nautical miles from Cairns.

Important Information

For your safety and comfort

Transfers to Lizard Island are conducted on a fully airconditioned multi-engine aircraft.  This aircraft is capable of flying in all types of weather conditions.


Guests are provided with floatation devices and stinger suits free of charge for use on this tour.

This tour departs on demand and is subject to minimum numbers, weather, Terms and Conditions.



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