Lady Musgrave HQ

Welcome to Lady Musgrave HQ, a new three-level pontoon nestled in the sheltered waters of Lady Musgrave Island Lagoon is set to change guest experiences on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

The pontoon will create a whole new way for day tour and overnight visitors to experience the island and the Great Barrier Reef. The bespoke 35 metre by 12 metre build provides independent snorkel and dive platforms, as well as seamless access to high-speed dive boats, the glass bottom boat and the luxury catamaran Reef Empress.

A core attraction for day guests and overnight visitors alike is the underwater observatory. View marine life and the corals by day, and by night enjoy liveaboard-style bunk accommodation for up to 20 guests, where you can fall asleep viewing the abundant underwater marine life. This overnight option is perfect for dive groups or school groups.

Guests also have the option to sleep above the surface in an Upper Deck Island View Queen Glamping Bed.

Overnight stays include transfers on our luxury catamaran departing Bundaberg Port Marina, meals, snorkeling equipment hire and linen. All accommodation utilise shared amenities with private hot shower cubicles and locker storage.

Enjoy home-cooked style dinner showcasing local and seasonal produce with unbeatable reef views on the pontoon deck or indulge in a picnic hamper on Lady Musgrave Island with your own private beach.

The pontoon features the most sustainable and eco-friendly build in the world. Above the waterline, the innovative zero-impact design is completely solar and wind-powered, and below the waves, coral cultivation and Citizen Science programs give back to the world’s greatest natural treasure.

Lady Musgrave HQ Pontoon Accommodation

Upper Deck Island View
Queen Glamping Bed

Queen Glamping Bed

Twin Share – 1 night accommodation $596 per person

Single – 1 night accommodation $746 per person

Underwater Observatory
Liveaboard Bunk Beds

For group bookings of minimum 10 people.

Price On Application (POA)

Overnight Accommodation Rates Include:

Return transfers from Bundaberg


Snorkel equipment hire

Glass bottom boat tour

Guided island walk

Optional Activities

Additional costs apply. All extra activities are subject to availability, weather and minimum numbers being reached for some activities. Extra activities must be booked in advance to allow staff and catering.

Introductory Scuba Diving – from $110

Certified Lagoon Scuba Diving – from $70

Outer Reef Double Dive (minimum Open Water Certified divers only) – from $130

Turtle nesting & hatching tours on Lady Musgrave Island (seasonal) – adult $60, children $50

Guided Night Kayak Tours – additional cost
Outer Reef Snorkel Safari with life jackets and pool noodles are available for assistance if required – $35 per person

Sunset drinks with gourmet cheese platter – $45 for 2 people

Island Picnic Hamper on Lady Musgrave Island to relax and enjoy some “Island Time” set up with a picnic blanket – $20 per person

Lady Musgrave HQ features:

  • Completely wind and solar powered
  • Three-level pontoon
  • Underwater observatory
  • 20 underwater observatory liveaboard style bunk beds
  • 8 upper deck island or reef view queen size glamping beds
  • Independent snorkel and dive platforms
  • Seamless access to dive boats, glass bottom boat, Reef Empress
  • Full kitchen, bar, and dining facilities

Environmental and educational credentials:

• Advanced Eco-Certified

• Zero carbon footprint being completely wind and solar powered

• Coral transplantation project to increase coral species and growth

• Situated in Marine Park Green Zone

• Valuable education platform vital to the promotion and protection of the Great Barrier Reef

• Reef monitoring and citizen science programs

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.

What’s On

Browse our latest special offers and find out what’s on at Lady Musgrave Experience and in the Bundaberg Region.

Wellness and Yoga Retreat

15th- 18th October 2021

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Dive Courses

19th – 22nd October 2021

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