A day cruise away from the proposed Gateway Marina Burnett Heads, Lady Musgrave Island is the only coral island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef with a navigable lagoon. This 44 acre coral cay sits in a lagoon of approximately 3,000 acres with 14 world class dive sites: Manta Ray and Entrance Bombies, Napoleon’s Wall and The Drop-Off to name a few.
Snorkel the shallows or dive coral gardens on the northern side and the extensive drop-off on the southern side. Divers and snorkelers may come face to face with manta rays, turtles, schooling fish, reef sharks, colourful reef fish, stingrays and even sea snakes. The island supports a major breeding population of vulnerable green turtles and a minor breeding population of endangered loggerhead turtles. It is also a significant breeding site and important roosting and feeding site for several species of coastal birds.