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Lizard Island, Qld
Located 93 km north-east of Cooktown and 27 km from the Queensland coast, Lizard Island was known as Dyiigurra to the Dingaal Aboriginal people. Lizard Island is a national Park covering 1000 hectares it has 24 sandy beaches the highest peak is Cook's Lookout 359 metres.
In 1939, the island was declared a national park. Currently there is an exclusive 40-room resort and a research station.
Regular flights to the island allow visitors an opportunity to wander the shores or go bushwalking.
Lizard Island is popular with deep-sea fishermen who use it as a base.
Camping is allowed but a permit must be been obtained from the National Parks (ring the Cairns office of the National Parks and Wildlife Service on (07) 4052 3096.
The research station conducts tours every Monday and Friday, tel: (07) 4060 3977.
Swimming, snorkelling, bush walking. The walking on the island is particularly good with easy access to Cook's Look (a vigorous walk) and a delightful walk along the runway to the Blue Lagoon.
Dining Out - One superb 5-star restaurant.
Lodges - Lizard Island Lodge;Private Mail Bag 40;Cairns Lizard Island;(07) 4060 3999