Wild Stays: Lady Musgrave Experience

Did you know you can actually sleep on the Great Barrier Reef? Now that is a wild stay. Made possible with Lady Musgrave Experience, head out to Lady Musgrave Island and her reef for an overnight reef sleep on the new pontoon.

From the moment I stepped onboard the Reef Empress for the two-hour boat ride to the pontoon, I knew I was in for a treat. The luxurious 35 m catamaran transfer had a superyacht feel to it. My inkling was right because the pontoon was just as classy.

The lower deck had everything you need for a day on the reef –  a fully stocked bar and kitchen area, hot showers and toilets, seating and tables and a dive shop with all the equipment needed to explore the underwater world. It was also the launching pad out into the ocean and a kaleidoscope of coloured reefs below the surface. Take a staircase down from the lower deck and you find the underwater deck, where you sleep on bunks surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass. Here it felt like you are in a fishbowl and the marine life is looking in on you.

Lady Musgrave Experience pontoon. Photo Credit – Kate Webster

The upper deck housed the gorgeous glamping tents, which frankly were styled better than my bed at home. They had plenty of storage space, canvas sides that you could keep down for privacy or roll up for the ultimate view, phone charging ports and some fairy lights strung across the roof for night lights.

Lady Musgrave Experience is an Advanced Eco-Certified company, operating with minimal impact on the environment and are committed to protecting the coral reef and marine environment while ensuring you have an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Lady Musgrave Experience glamping bed. Photo Credit – Kate Webster

There’s something for everyone with a variety of tours that are both educational and inspirational. Their aim is to inspire and encourage our guests to learn about the Great Barrier Reef environment and reef ecosystem in an immersive and fun way.

Select from a broad range of Lady Musgrave Experience day activities, encountering abundant marine life and wildlife, or spend the evening onboard the keenly awaited Lady Musgrave HQ pontoon, for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience.

Needless to say, this will be one wild stay that is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For more visit ladymusgraveexperience.com.au

Kate Webster is a world traveller, ocean lover and conservation warrior who is determined to make every moment count for not only herself but the world around her. This has inspired Kate to translate those moments and share them through her storytelling. A dedicated David Attenborough and Jane Goodall fan, Kate has delved into the world of wildlife and conservation travel to bring awareness.