Lizard Island Honeymoon Travel Guide

Make your own footprints on a choice of more than 20 gorgeous white-sand beaches that fringe this secluded island located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef – the perfect escape for a honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday.


Lizard Island
Lizard Island – Image courtesy Tourism Queensland

Introducing Lizard Island

Swathed in tropical rainforest and surrounded by a sheltered 10m-deep lagoon, Lizard Island offers a range of activities for the perfect tropical island honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday.

What to do and see on Lizard Island

Bushwalk the scenic 1013ha national park, swim the clear waters of the lagoon and snorkel the island’s fringing coral reef to see colourful tropical fish and giant clams.

Take a 50-minute boat ride to the legendary Great Barrier Reef to dive one of several sites, including the famous Cod Hole where you may come face to face with giant, but friendly, potato cod.

Or game fish for black marlin during August at nearby Ribbon Reefs.


Relax in a choice of luxury accommodation at the 5-star Voyages Lizard Island Resort, which sits perched on a hillside overlooking Anchor Bay and the perfect white sands of Sunset Beach.

Enjoy a choice of spa treatments at the Azure Spa or learn to dive – the centre offers beginners’ diving courses as well as PADI referral and refreshers courses.

Note: Children 12 years and under are not catered for on Lizard Island.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about the Lizard Island Resort at TripAdvisor.

Best time to visit Lizard Island

The best time to visit Lizard Island is during the winter dry season from May to October when you can expect sunny skies, fresh sea breezes, low humidity and average daytime temperatures of27ºC (80ºF) with a low of 20ºC (32ºF).

Lizard Island experiences a warm tropical monsoon climate, with a wet season from December to April and a relatively dry season from May to October; although you can still expect brief rain showers at any time.

For more climate info: Lizard Island Weather Guide

Getting to Lizard Island

Lizard Island is located 240km north of Cairns and 27km off the coast of North Queensland, a 60-minute flight from Cairns.

Latest update Lizard Island honeymoon destination: 10 March, 2017

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