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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Lizard Island, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Lizard Island...

Lizard Island is an island in Australia. It is located in the Lizard Island Group island group. The water temperature around Lizard Island has slight variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 24.5°C (76.2°F) in August up to 29°C (84.2°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Lizard Island is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Lizard Island?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Lizard Island is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Lizard Island. A good spot nearby is Farnborough, which is more than 667.7km (414.7miles) away from Lizard Island. Click here to check out more information on Farnborough and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out The Springs, which is 776.7km (482.4miles) away from Lizard Island. Another fun surfspot is The Springs, located approximately 776.7km (482.4miles) from Lizard Island.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Lizard Island. A good beach nearby is Holtekamp Beach, which is almost 892.7km (554.5miles) away from Lizard Island. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Hamadi Beach, which is approximately 897.9km (557.7miles) away from Lizard Island.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Lizard Island?

The average water temperature around Lizard Island is extremely warm, around 27°C (80°F), with only little variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Lizard Island. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Lizard Island can be remarkably strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Lizard Island?

Fishing and diving conditions are very constant throughout the year. The waters are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish can often be found in waters with these temperatures: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Lizard Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Lizard Island...

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