Australia // Coastal Queensland //

Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island, the southernmost island of the eight tiny coral cays constituting Capricornia Cays National Park, is covered in soft-leaved pisonia trees that host the usual throng of roosting birdlife, ringed by a coral wall that forms a large turquoise lagoon. Diving inside the lagoon here is safe (no stinger suits are needed year-round) but pretty tame (though snorkelling is good); outside the wall is more exciting.