Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia
Lizard Island is a national park on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland (Australia), 240 km north of Cairns and 27 km off the coast of North Queensland. It is part of the Lizard Island Group that also includes Palfrey Island.
Lizard island boasts 24 beautiful white sand beaches and is a perfect location for snorkelling, diving and deep sea fishing.
Things to see and do
* Scuba diving
* Water sports
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Land Area – 4 km²
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Travel Links – Lizard Island has a small airport (code LZR). Travelers can fly from Cairns via Hinterland Aviation, but must book travel through Voyages. Flight time is 60 minutes. Baggage weight is limited to 32kg.
Most dive boats visiting Lizard Island do so from Cairns. Typically these trips will be part of a round-trip package, rather than a dedicated service transporting passengers to Lizard Island. These trips may include a charter flight to return to Cairns, or a flight from Cairns or both. Post-trip flights are usually very low altitude so that they can be taken soon after diving.