If you’ve ever watched a David Attenborough documentary and just wished you could be there, Lady Musgrave Island could be your opportunity to make that wish become a reality. This pristine coral cay is one of a kind on the Great Barrier Reef. It is uninhabited and surrounded by 7,000 acres of reef and turquoise crystal clear lagoon waters, taming with marine life such as turtles, rays, sharks, colourful fish and healthy coral. Lap up the sun’s rays as you enjoy the serenity of this isolated slice of paradise on the Great Barrier Reef.
As you step onto the island, you’ll be welcomed by your guide, who’ll share some of the important points about visiting this highly protected marine park area, as well as some history and acknowledgement of our traditional owner tribes.
You’ll immediately see it is not like your typical beach – this island is made up entirely of oceanic sediments; that is, broken down coral pieces. As the coral clinkers underfoot, you’ll be awed by birds flying overhead. This is a protected marine park and an important refuge for a variety of sea birds and turtles, among other animals. It’s a perfect place if you’re a bird lover – There are over 22 species of birds who migrate to and from the island each year and birdwatchers come from all over the world to tick a few more species off their list.
The height of the bird season is from October to April, however it is possible to spot some species all year round. Whether you’re looking for birds or other reef animals, you never know what you’ll see or when you’ll see it, so be sure to keep an eye out in every direction for a surprising reef treasure.
Guided Island Walking Tour included in the Lady Musgrave Island full day tour experience