accepted as the only coral island on the
Great Barrier Reef with a navigable lagoon. The Island is a true coral
cay and explorers will discover brightly colored corals, sea-urchins,
clams and starfish which are exposed at high tide.
Turtles come ashore in summer, to lay their eggs
and thousands of seabirds nest on the uninhabited Island. Snorkelers will discover a wonderland
of undersea life in close proximity to the island including many varieties of reef
fish. Lady Musgrave is in the Bunker
Group of islands with surrounding reef, it supports a shady pisonia forest, nesting
turtles and seabirds. Sheltered lagoon anchorage. The Island is a national park
and there are no facilities ashore
other than toilets. Camping however, is permitted for up to 50 people
at a time. Campers must take their own fresh
water, food, a fuel stove and booking is necessary.
What to do
Bush camping, bush walking, nature study,
reef walking, diving, snorkeling and just relaxing. Boat access is due east from
the Town of 1770. Further information and bookings: QPWS Agnes Water Ph 07 49749350
Lady Elliot Island
This island is the most southerly island
within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It lies 45 miles due
east of Agnes Water or Town of 1770 on the mainland and is a coral cay which
is actually part of the reef.
It has its own
with regular flights from Bundaberg.
years, you can learn all about this marine wonderland that is Lady
Island on a guided reef walk. Bird watchers also flock there to observe
some 60 species of birds. Hundreds of thousands of birds nest here
the summer as well as sea turtles.
is exciting with
many dive sites including Coral Gardens, Lighthouse Bommie, Moiri and
Pool. The visibility is excellent and ranges from 25 to 50 meters.
the shipwrecks in the waters off the Island.
There is a
on the island
and they should be contacted for accommodation types and rates.