Swimming Lady Musgrave Experience - Great Barrier Reef Tours

Great Barrier Reef From The Sunshine Coast, The Great Barrier Reef has never been closer, a little over 3 hours and you are there.

Just up the road from the Sunshine Coast you can access The Best Experience on the Great Barrier Reef, straight out of Bundaberg with Lady Musgrave Experience.

Everyone thinks you need to fly to Cairns to see the Great Barrier Reef, thats yesterday’s thinking. Want to discover a Great Barrier Reef Tour that will literally blow your mind.

Away from the crowds, see the Great Barrier Reef like never before.

Lady Musgrave Experience provides the perfect family, couple or group getaway, just over 3 hours north of the Sunshine Coast in the refreshing open-air, away from the crowds.

Our staff are highly regarded by guests as the best tour guides & instructors they have seen on the Reef. They are super trained to ensure your Great Barrier Reef experience is more than you ever could have imagined, one you will never forget.

Lady Musgrave HQ Pontoon Reef Adventure - Queensland Tours

The Southern gateway to Great Barrier Reef and your amazing day tour is just over 3 hours drive north of the Sunshine Coast.

Join us on the Reef Empress as we navigate toward Lady Musgrave Island & Lagoon where.

Join us on the Reef Empress, a luxury 35 metre catamaran that takes you directly from Bundaberg to Lady Musgrave Lagoon, the only navigable lagoon on the Great Barrier Reef. You will be surrounded by pristine coral reef’s and abundant marine life for a full day reef encounter.

Head out of water snorkelling Lady Musgrave Island - Snorkelling Tours

You will soon understand why Lady Musgrave Experience is called ‘The Best Experience on the Great Barrier Reef’

•       Pristine safe snorkelling conditions just metres away

•       Swim with the resident turtles who are as keen to meet you as you are them

•       Traverse the beautiful coral walls of the inner roof lagoon

•       Glide over pristine beautiful coloured coral as you are surrounded by schools of tropical fish.

•       For the fitter and more adventurous snorkelers, experience our specialist and outer reef snorkel is just minutes away

If you are not keen on the water or snorkelling, but would still love to experience the Best of the Great Barrier Reef, that’s no problem we are organised for you as well!

Our brilliant glass bottom boats will take you straight over the coral bommies and our resident turtle cleaning stations where you can see the pristine corals and marine life first hand.


Happy Couple Exploring Lady Musgrave Island - Guided Island Tours

Join us on our highly informative, guided island walking tour.  On the walk will you will feel like you have the whole island to yourself. You are not walking through resorts with lots of tourists out here at Lady Musgrave we manage the visitor numbers to ensure the best wildlife habitat and experience for you.

As you walk the guided tour you are surrounded by the unique bird and plant species of this remote coral cay of Lady Musgrave Island. During turtle season keep your eye out as there could be literally hundreds of newly hatched turtles starting their life journey and making their way out to the ocean.

 When you are back on the boat a sumptuous lunch awaits, before you set off for another round of amazing reef snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Discover The Best Experience on the Great Barrier Reef all for yourself – it’s waiting here for you, just a little over 3 hours driving north.

This year there is no need to travel big distances or fly everywhere to see the best Great Barrier Reef, nature has to offer, it’s right here on your doorstep straight out of Bundaberg on the Lady Musgrave Experience.

Turtle Fish Coral Bommie Great Barrier Reef - Lady Musgrave Experience

Visit Lady Musgrave Island the little sister to the world famous Lady Elliot Island.  Join us for a day tour or make an extended holiday where you can discover the amazing options that surround us.

Globally award winning distillery tours and Blend Your Own experiences with Bundaberg Rum.

Visit the world class, brand new Mon Repos Turtle Centre almost next door to Lady Musgrave Experience.

The brand new Bundaberg Brewed Drinks interactive display and soft drink tasting.

The stunning beaches of Bargara and Elliott Heads.

The unique Hinkler Hall of Aviation recognising one of Bundaberg regions pioneers.

Taste the food sensations of the local region (the food bowl of Australia) or enjoy the food from the food bowl of Australia. We can point you in the right direction for the best restaurants like the Windmill Café,  Indulge,  Grunske’s Seafood, Water Street Kitchen, Kacy’s Beachfront Restaurant, H2O, Red Hot Chilli Thai  – there are lots of stunning dining options to choose from.

Equally if you intend to stay we can set you up on the great accommodation package with Kelly’s Beach Resort, C Bargara, Kacy’s, Bargara Blue, The Point, Riverside Bundaberg – there are a host of different options.

So if you are on the Sunshine Coast, what are you waiting for??

It is just over 3 hours away to The Best Experience On the Great Barrier Reef.

Holiday here this year with many other Australian friends on the Lady Musgrave Experience – The Best Experience on the Great Barrier Reef.

QLD Map Great Barrier Reef Day Tours - Bundaberg, QLD

How To Get Here

Travel to Bundaberg

A 45 minute flight or 4 hour drive from Brisbane.

Length of stay

Lady Musgrave Experience departs from Bundaberg Port Marina at 7am and arrives back at the marina at 5pm daily.
We recommend staying in Bundaberg accommodation the night before for early departure the next morning.

Accommodation options

Located 10kms from our departure point is Bargara – with an array of beaches, cafes and accommodation options.