Lady Musgrave Island is apart of the Bunker Group of Island which lies 50 miles north of Bundaberg. This tiny island is a natural wonder a lagoon that stretches for miles within the Great Barrier Reef. The island is set on 3000 acres of living reef with a deepwater coral lagoon which is unique to the entire Great Barrier Reef Region.
The beautiful clear turquoise aqua blue waters with dazzling coral beds dominate the lagoon. This island is truly magical; one could literally stay here for days. We stayed for two days on our yacht and just had a wonderful experience.
To get here without your own boat you have to stay in the Town of 1770 and catch the Spirit of 1770 tour to Lady Musgrave Island.
The Town of 1770 and Angus Waters. (Coral Sea).
This little gem is saturated in Australian history and dates back to Captain Cook who on Wednesday 24 May 1770 went ashore his second landing in Australia to study the region in the Endeavour. Sir Joseph Banks also collected plant species from this area, which was noted in his journals.
The Town of 1770 is located approximately 1.5 hour’s north drive from Bundaberg and six hours from Brisbane. It is known for its advantage of being within close proximately to Lady Musgrave Island, Fitzroy Lagoon, Heron Island, Lady Elliot Island (The Bunker Group) and the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
The whole region is gorgeous with plenty of attractions and activities to suit any traveler. However, the region is now in a process of being developed which to me will be a shame since the area is truly a real gem hidden in a huge country
MV Spirit of 1770 – 20ft catamaran – bookings available in the tourist information centre of the marina of 1770. Tel – 1800 63 1770
Camping is allowed on the island – permit is required. 1800 63 1770.
Great Barrier Reef – All cruises leave from 1770 marina to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The cruise visits Fitzroy Reef Lagoon and Lady Musgrave Island.
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