Lady Musgrave Island

An aquatic playground hidden in the Southern Great Barrier Reef near the Town of 1770.
A protected coral cay that is waiting to be explored by snorkelers and divers. Lady Musgrave Island is an unspoilt and healthy reef lagoon that showcases the Great Barrier Reef at its best with an abundance of tropical fish, colourful coral and green turtles just waiting to be discovered.
About Lady Musgrave Island

This stunning coral cay island is located in the Southern Great Barrier Reef approximately 60 kilometres east of Town of 1770. The island is one of the many hidden gem located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park


Lady Musgrave Island is often described as a ‘underwater oasis’. You will be amazed by what greets you when you arrive. The transparent clear blue waters, colourful reef and plentiful tropical fish will make you feel that you have stepped inside a postcard. The island itself is only 8 km in circumference but is surrounded by a reef lagoon perfect for snorkelling.The island supports several species of bird life, flora, fauna and a population of green and loggerhead turtles.

Lady Musgrave Island is a perfect choice for those who are on a road trip through Queensland or have limited time and don’t wish to travel up to Far North Queensland. It is also ideal for those who wish to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef without competing with crowds.

Lady Musgrave Island is a protected lagoon and has become a favourite among snorkelers and divers alike due to its abundance of marine life and healthy coral which only continues to grow.

If a day visit is simply not long enough in this tropical paradise then you can enjoy your own castaway experience camping on this remote coral cay island. This is a truly a unique experience as there are not that many places in the world where you camp under the stars in the middle of the reef.

Camping is permitted for up to 40 guests at any one time and needs to be pre-booked through Queensland National Parks and Wildlife. Facilities are basic with composting toilets, an emergency radio and fuel storage. You will need to bring all your own food and drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, first aid kits, medications and reliable torches. Remember to take only photographs and leave footprints to keep our islands beautiful and healthy for humans and our wildlife.

If camping is not your style there are plenty accommodation options available on mainland at Town of 1770 or Bundaberg. In 1770 you will find backpackers, motels, hotels, resorts and private holiday homes to suit your taste and budget.

The island enjoys warm temperatures and is open all year round. If you visit between November and March you will witness turtle laying their eggs and hatching. Bird life is also abundant between October to April.

Lady Musgrave Island in Pictures
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