Research Station Tours

The Lizard Island Research Station is a facility of the Australian Museum and is internationally recognised as the major island-based research facility on the Great Barrier Reef. It attracts coral reef researchers from all around the world – with approximately 100 research projects conducted annually. Since its opening in 1973 there has been more than 1,200 scientific publications produced by Australian and international researchers as a result of work undertaking at the facility.

Tours to the Research Station are conducted twice a week and available for all Lizard Island guests– please enquire upon booking.

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Other Activities At Lizard Island

Guests of Lizard Island Resort can enjoy an extensive range of activities including snorkelling directly off a private beach, as well as the … More »

Guests of Lizard Island Resort can enjoy an extensive range of activities including snorkelling directly off a private … More »

Guests of Lizard Island Resort can enjoy an extensive range of activities including snorkelling directly off a private beach, as well as the unlimited use of non-motorised water sports and motorised dinghies. More »

From July through to September Humpback Whales and Minke Whales make their migration through the outer reef to warmer waters … More »

From July through to September Humpback Whales and Minke Whales make their migration through the … More »

From July through to September Humpback Whales and Minke Whales make their migration through the outer reef to warmer waters for calving. More »

From September to December the Black Marlin return to the waters around Lizard Island. More »

From September to December the Black Marlin return to the waters around Lizard Island. More »

From September to December the Black Marlin return to the waters around Lizard Island. More »

Resident Naturalists share their knowledge and passion of local flora and fauna with guided walks across the island and at … More »

Resident Naturalists share their knowledge and passion of local flora and fauna with guided walks … More »

Resident Naturalists share their knowledge and passion of local flora and fauna with guided walks across the island and at pre-dinner video and talk presentations.  More »

Local reef snorkelling tours are available to explore the nearby Clam Gardens, Mermaid Cove or Horseshoe Reefs on a guided … More »

Local reef snorkelling tours are available to explore the nearby Clam Gardens, Mermaid Cove or … More »

Local reef snorkelling tours are available to explore the nearby Clam Gardens, Mermaid Cove or Horseshoe Reefs on a guided local snorkel tour with an expert marine and dive team.  More »

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