In our series of “Natural Wonders,” get to know incredible vacation options around the world filled with stunning surroundings, dreamy accommodations and bucket list-level adventures—and all eco-friendly experiences.

Lizard Island in Queensland, Australia
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Lizard Island sits within a national park on the Great Barrier Reef.
Lizard Island sits within a national park on the Great Barrier Reef.

Located in a national park, Lizard Island is accessible via private charter, keeping its 2,500 acres pristine for divers exploring the Great Barrier Reef. The island is home to a research station (that visitors can tour) and miles of nature trails from which hikers can spot spinner dolphins, humpback whales and sea turtles in the water below. Salt Water Restaurant serves modern Australian fare like roasted lamb loin, and guests may also opt for the seven-course degustation menu served during a private dinner on the beach.
Rooms from $1,225 per night.
Aerial view of Lizard Island Eco Resort