DID YOU KNOW? The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living thing visited by around two million people every year.
Lady Musgrave Island, an hour and half by boat from 1770, is an uninhabited coral cay within the World Heritage Listed Marine Park. Lady Musgrave Lagoon’s amazing colours and beauty are unsurpassed anywhere in the world, and is a photographers paradise!
You’ll spot thousands of fish, incredible coral gardens, Green and Loggerhead turtles, which nest on Lady Musgrave Island between November and February and make sure you do the guided walk of the island where you’ll learn about the birds and wildlife that call this area home. See the forest of Pisonia trees with She-Oaks and Pandanus trees.
White-capped Noddy Terns can be found nesting in the Pisonia Trees while the Silver Gulls, Bridled Terns, and Black-naped Terns nest nearer the beach on more open ground areas. Wedge-tailed shearwaters (Mutton Birds) also call the interior of the island home during the summer months, nesting in burrows.
Wading birds can be seen foraging on the reef from September to March. These migratory shorebirds include Ruddy Turnstones, Mongolian Plovers, Bar-tailed Godwits, Whimbrels, and Grey-tailed Tattlers to name but a few.
Leopard sharks and Whitetip Reef sharks hunt in the shallows around the island but aren’t a danger to humans.
Snorkelling enthusiasts will find Lady Musgrave Island one of the most rewarding destinations in the Great Barrier Reef, with a diverse variety of fish and coral species creating the perfect underwater setting.
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