Lady Musgrave Experience

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Lady Musgrave Experience – The Best Experience On The Great Barrier Reef.

Experience the jewel of the Southern Great Barrier Reef from the closest accessible departure point, only a four-hour drive north or a 45-minute flight from Brisbane.

Departing Bundaberg daily, their 35-metre luxury catamaran the ‘Reef Empress’ has you entering the only navigable lagoon on the whole of the Great Barrier Reef in under two hours.

Sprawling Coral cay, spectacular fringing pristine reef, Lady Musgrave is home to excellent, healthy coral and remains a superb highlight for travellers.

Snorkelling – extraordinary, pristine reef right at your fingertips.

Scuba Diving – no flying means you can go diving as soon as you reach the lagoon and outer reef.

Glass Bottom Boats – if you don’t want to get wet, then no problem.

Marine Biologist for a Day

Guided Island Walks – See nature at its finest and in untouched beauty.

Marine Wildlife Everywhere – explore the seasonal treasures of migrating whales, giant manta rays, swim with their resident turtles and a host of fish.

A complete, year-round authentically Australian Great Barrier Reef experience.


Service Types

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours Broadband Internet Access


Birdwatching Boating Scuba Diving Snorkelling Swimming Walks


Basic Moderate

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


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From $208 to $228

Experience the Southern Great Barrier Reef on-board the luxury catamaran Main Event. Cruise from Bundaberg Port Marina to Lady Musgrave Island, enjoy morning tea as they make their way to the pristine Lady Musgrave Reef lagoon for snorkelling, glass bottom boat tours, fish feeding and guided island walk.

A gourmet buffet lunch using freshest local produce Bundaberg has to offer, will be served on-board during the four and a half hour stay in the lagoon. Or for those looking for even more of an experience, upgrade to their Premium ticketing, which includes admission to the upper deck lounge with reserved seating, wait staff available for beverage service and a gourmet cheese platter for your return trip.

Warm showers located on the duck board to use after your snorkel or dive. Introductory scuba diving is available on request with a fully qualified scuba diving instructor. Scuba diving for certified divers is also available on request. Select diving options when booking or phone/email to register your interest.

All fares include premium quality Mares snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins), glass bottom boat tour and guided Island walks.

The Experience is Everything!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $70 to $115

Experience this annual spectacular from aboard the luxurious, high speed catamaran ‘main event’. With air-conditioned cabins, leather seating, flat screen televisions and a cruising speed of 22 knots to ensure they get you out to the whales faster which gives you more time to spend enjoying them. A premium class vessel and service available from Bundaberg. Includes a light lunch.

Informative commentary and 360 degree viewing decks ensure you get an uninterrupted view of these magnificent animals.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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