Lizard Island is an island on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland (Australia), situated 1624 km (1009 miles) northwest of Brisbane. Lizard Island lies within Cook Shire and is also part of Lizard Island Group including Palfrey Island, as well.
Lizard is a granite island 9,9 km2 ((3.8 ml2) in size, with 3 smaller islands nearby (Bird, Palfrey and South). Together these form the Lizard Island Group. Their well-developed reef encircles the Blue Lagoon which is 10 metre deep.
Lizard Island was famous as Dyiigurra to Dingaal Aboriginal people. Dyiigurra was regarded as sacred site and was used for the initiation of young males as well as for the harvesting of turtles, dugongs, fish and shellfish. The Dingaal believed Lizard group had been created in Dreamtime. They saw it as stingray with Lizard Island constituting the body and the other islands forming the tail. Local Dingiil Aboriginals call it "Jiigurru".
The name "Lizard Island" was given by Captain Cook on August 12, 1770 when he passed it. He commented that the only land Animals they saw there were Lizards, and those seemed to be plenty, which occasioned his naming the Island Lizard Island. Captain Cook climbed the peak on the island to chart a course to sea through the reefs which confronted him and since then island's summit has been called ‘Cook's Look’.
In 1939, all islands in the Lizard Island Group were declared a national park, currently administered by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Lizard Island is also part of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Highlights: Coral reefs, Blue Lagoon, Cooks Look
Port Lizard Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Lizard Island, Queensland Australia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|28 January, 2019|
|Le Laperouse||Auckland, New Zealand|
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