Lady Musgrave Island just a short boat trip and a 5 hour drive from Brisbane is one of the Gems of
Australia's Great Barrier Reef. It is the southern most island of the Bunker Group, situated off the Capricornia coast. The island is a 14ha coral cay with a 1192ha surrounding reef.
In 1938 half the Island was declared a national park with the remainder following in 1967.
Lying just slightly south of the Tropic of Capricorn climatic conditions vary little
with 21deg.C being considered a cold winters day and 30deg.C a hot summers day. Water temperature varies from 20deg.C in winter
to 26 deg C in summer. A central pisonia forest is a feature of the island's vegetation which in turn play's
host to a great variety of bird life. Permanent and frequent visitors to
the Island include bridled terns, black-naped tern, black noddies,
oystercatchers and wedge-tailed shearwaters.
Wading birds such as the ruddy
turnstones, whimbrels, Mongolian plovers and bar-tailed godwits can be seen feeding around the islands shores.
Green Turtles nest on the Island between the months of November
and February, the hatchlings emerge 8 to 12 weeks later. The clear
water around the Island provide ideal conditions for snorkelling and scuba diving year round.
A Compressor bunker for filling tanks is located in the island's camping area.
Camping is permitted on the Island, but certain restrictions apply such as no open
fires e.t.c. A limit of 50 people camping at one time applies. You also have to obtain a camping permit from the Department of Environment and Heritage. A camping fee of $3.50
pp per night applies for all people over the age of 5. Bookings are taken up to 12 months in advance. For more imformation on Camping and how to get here use the links below.