As of yesterday, Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef is open for MICE events, following a nine-month hiatus due to border closures.

The island has a number of offerings for high-end incentives and executive retreats, including 40 beach-house style suites with indoor and outdoor lounging areas, an open-air restaurant and bar and space for private structured meetings. Of course, most groups that travel to Lizard Island opt instead for meetings outside the four walls of a room, making use of its ample natural spaces.

With more than 20 private beaches, there are locations for private group dinners and small group activities in a myriad of settings. For companies seeking meaningful experiences for their staff or clients, the Lizard Island Research Station is a facility of the Australian Museum and is internationally recognised as the major island-based research facility on the Great Barrier Reef. It attracts coral reef researchers from all around the world – with approximately 100 research projects conducted annually. Planners can organise for their group to tour the Research Station or book a speaker to share their stories at dinners

A newly appointed guest services manager can offer a personalised pre-arrival check-in at Cairns and help finalise group itineraries to make the most of their time on the island. A raft of private and guided experiences can be enjoyed with your team, including a private luxury boat charter for fishing, snorkelling, and diving excursions on the reef.

To find out more about group bookings, buyouts or individual reward incentives on Lizard Island, email