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Lizard Island. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland

Lizard Island National Park

A diver’s paradise

To get away from it all and experience the true isolation of an island close to the outer barrier reef, fly or cruise out to Lizard Island National Park, offshore from Cooktown. Surrounded by brilliant coral and crystal-clear waters, Lizard Island should be on top of your wish list! Here you can dive one of Australia’s best known sites, the Cod Hole, and walk in the footsteps of James Cook as he climbed Cooks Look, the highest peak on the island, to ‘find his way clear of reefs’.

Location and getting there

Lizard: 93km NE of Cooktown. Access is via commercial boat or flight from Cairns or Cooktown.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

ToiletsPicnic areaCampingCaravan/camper trailer/campervan sitesShort or easy walksHikesCyclingFishingHorseridingWheelchair access

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