Lady Musgrave HQ Pontoon


Experience the jewel of the Southern Great Barrier Reef like never before with the launch of Lady Musgrave HQ, a bespoke three-tier pontoon at Lady Musgrave Island, departing from Bundaberg, QueenslandThe pontoon features the most sustainable and eco-friendly build in the world. Above the waterline, the innovative zero-impact design is completely solar and wind-powered, and below the waves, coral cultivation and Citizen Science programs give back to the world’s greatest natural treasure.

Settled 51 nautical miles from Bundaberg among the protected sunkissed waters of Lady Musgrave Island and lagoon, experience the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef with exclusive reef tours, delicious local cuisine and unique sleep-the-reef experiences on Lady Musgrave HQ. With 1,192 hectares of spectacular fringing reef ready to be explored and home to a myriad of tropical reef fish, turtles, dolphins and manta rays, amidst spectacular coral reef gardens, Lady Musgrave HQ Pontoon will create a whole new way for day trip and overnight visitors to experience the island and the region.

From the moment you begin your journey, stepping onboard Lady Musgrave Experience's luxury catamaran, Reef Empress, your day or overnight reef experience begins. Arriving at the pontoon, experience life below the surface in the breathtaking underwater observatory, where marine life and coral cultivation comes to life by day and night. Take advantage of the 36metre by 12-metre build that will have you diving into effervescent waters from individual snorkel and dive platforms, easy access points to high-speed dive boats where the outer reef awaits, glass-bottom boats and access to the Reef Empress, making it seamless for you explore the world-heritage listed wander like never before. 

Ever wondered what life on the reef is like at night? With Lady Musgrave HQ, guests are offered a unique opportunity to sleep the reef with two onboard accommodation experiences. Come fall asleep among the true colours of the UV lit coral in the Underwater Observatory's Liveaboard Bunk Beds, exclusive to overnight guests. Above the surface, guests can choose to drift into a deep slumber while listening to the ocean breeze underneath a star-lit sky in Upper Deck Island View Queen Glamping Bed's fitted with your very own privacy canopy and wake to unspoiled blue expanses as far as the eye can see. Overnight guests are also treated to delicious home-cooked style dinners.

After spending your day exploring, you'll no doubt work up an appetite! Fill your belly with the taste of fresh seasonal Bundaberg produce on the upper deck from a tantalising A La Carte Menu, featuring fresh-out-the-oven pizza and barbeque. For a more secluded dining experience, optional add-on picnic hampers are available for purchase, meaning you can enjoy a secluded lunch on Lady Musgrave Island and bask in the warm sunshine and glistening waters.

With bookings now open, join Lady Musgrave Experience as they bring the Southern Great Barrier Reef to life, creating unforgettable guest experiences and making Reef dreams become a reality.

Supported by the Queensland State Government’s Growing Tourism Infrastructure Fund