Guided Island Walks with Lady Musgrave Experience

Great Barrier Reef Guided Island Walks

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Your guide will lead you on a 40 minute guided walk around this special place, bringing the island to life with narrations and stories you never could have imagined to be true! You’ll discover an old growth Pisonia grandis forest. Similar to a rainforest tree with large root systems and a dense canopy, these trees provide a beautifully cool and shaded environment to leisurely walk through and spot the abundant wildlife. An important nesting habitat for sea birds, these trees are quite unique and your guide will be sure to share their survival story with you.

Walking through an area which is under some of the highest protection possible on the whole Great Barrier Reef, you will experience nature in its truest and purest form possible. There is very little human interference with this intricately beautiful ecosystem, and we are lucky and honoured to share it with you, our guests.

As we walk along the beach, it is possible to see turtles, rays, sharks, shoals of fish, and we may even come across our resident pair of nesting White Bellied Sea Eagles. During turtle nesting season, you’ll witness and learn about the different style of turtle tracks and which species they belong to, while during the hatchling season, you may get incredibly lucky and see some baby turtles making a run for the water. Of course when it comes to seeing wild animals, we can never make any promises but we do do our best to work with nature and give you the best experience possible.

You will see and hear about the camping area on the island. If one day at the island seems like it won’t be enough for you, Lady Musgrave Experience can organise a camping transfer for you, and as it is a national park, you can obtain a camping permit for the duration of your stay from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.


What our clients say about Lady Musgrave Experience

Incredible opportunity

The Lady Musgrave Experience was the experience of a lifetime! Snorkeling the Southern Great Barrier Reef was out of this world beautiful and fun. The glass-bottom boat and island tours were very educational and enjoyable. Onboard, the food was great, the vessel was pristine and comfortable, and the entire crew was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I would give this experience 10 stars if I could!

Visiting Lady Musgrave

We visited Lady Musgrave Island, starting with a walk around the island led by Natalie, a very knowledgeable guide, who also expressed a commitment to the environment and First Nations people in a gentle but convincing way. This was followed by a glass-bottom boat view of the reef with Danny, a lively and knowledgeable guide with deliberately corney jokes. The lunch was inviting, varied and plentiful. After lunch the snorkelling was relaxed and well monitored. It was impossible not to see fascinating sights. I was lucky enough to slowly follow a laid-back green turtle for 10 minutes. It can’t be guaranteed every trip but we were entertained by 3 humpback whales, who decided to perform a range of tricks for us for 15 enthralling minutes on the trip back home. An exhilarating day with a team of knowledgeable and environmentally committed friendly people. The day was made easy with the punctual pick-up and accurate drop off – a slight exaggeration, which is a private joke between Danny and us!!

Wonderful tour, with a beautiful visit of the island. Snorkeling in the clear water of the lagoon. We saw many turtles, fishes and a shark! The corals are truly beautiful and well preserved.

Staff/Crew make an amazing experience for all

Staff and crew saw to everyone’s needs from shuttle service through training, to food preparation and even tending to those that got motion sick. This in addition to their duties as a boat crew (mooring lines, gear, etc.)! Everyone was friendly and supportive as well as informative. The ride out and back was pleasant and there was tea and snack provided each way. The island tour was full of information and conservation as well. The glass bottom boat tour portion was done by knowledgeable staff that had some ‘go to’ locations to make sure they got a peek at various marine life. Lunch was prepared and able to be enjoyed when the group returned to the boat. The snorkeling at the reef was the highlight. The crew saw and prevented many issues related to fitting and safety. Their experience and teamwork was obvious the entire trip. Always felt safe and in competent hands!

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