It’s normal to long for things we can’t have—like the ability to travel overseas, which has been off the cards for the past two years. But we’re actually incredibly lucky here in Australia to be home to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations.
Take Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef in sunny Queensland. If you love picture-perfect islands where the sand is white, the ocean is crystal clear, and the weather is practically perfect year-round, then you’ll be in tropical heaven on Lizard Island.
The latest bonus prize as part of our life-changing home lottery, you won’t want to miss your chance to holiday here. By simply buying tickets this week for our Mater Prize Home you’ll also go in the draw to win an exclusive tropical getaway to one of the most beautiful islands on the Great Barrier Reef.
Here’s how you could be spending your three days on Lizard Island:
Just to remind you that Lizard Island is a luxurious and secluded getaway, the only way to get there is on a private charter. Departing Cairns Airport, the 60-minute flight (return flights are included in your prize) is a lovely teaser for the picturesque scenery you’re about to land smack bang in the middle of. Lizard Island is made up of just one resort and 1,013 hectares of National Park, and is surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef. To say it’s beautiful there is an understatement.
Every morning when you wake up on Lizard Island, the hardest decision you have to make is whether you’re going to explore the World Heritage Area on the water or below it. Included in your package, you get full use of the resort’s stand-up paddle boards and glass bottom sea kayaking. The calm waters surrounding the island make leisurely cruising easy for beginner paddlers and those wanting a clear view of the turtles underneath. Snorkelling can be enjoyed directly off the beach, or you can take advantage of the motorised dinghies available to venture further out.
Tip: For the best snorkelling, head to Clam Garden and the Blue Lagoon. Scuba divers, you’re in for a treat at Cod Hole just a short boat ride away.
As soon as you set foot on Lizard Island you’re sure to switch immediately into holiday mode, which probably means you’ll have cocktails on the brain. In which case, the Driftwood Bar in the main lodge of the resort is the place to pull up a chair and get comfortable. When it’s time for sunset, you’ll already be in one of the best seats on the island to drink in the stunning pastel glow that takes over the horizon every evening.
Feeling hungry? Indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner daily as part of your prize. The resort’s Salt Water Restaurant offers a seasonal menu that’s driven by the freshest local produce straight from the island’s waters and the mainland’s hinterland, flown in daily.
Boasting 24 private beaches, you’re guaranteed to feel like you have the entire island all to yourself for the majority of your stay on Lizard Island. The resort will happily pack you a gourmet picnic hamper which you can enjoy on any of the hidden beaches sprinkled around the island. A private dinghy will even transport you to your beach of choice—it’s all part of the premium pampering service you’ll experience during your getaway.
One dive underwater and it’s immediately clear why the Great Barrier Reef—which surrounds Lizard Island—is recognised as a World Heritage Area. If you want to learn more about the 1,500+ species of fish, abundant marine life and over 200 types of birds that live in the area, a tour of the island’s own Australian Museum Research Station will fill you with knowledge and a newfound desire to help save the ocean and reef long after you leave this little slice of paradise.
Everything you need and want for an indulgent three nights on Lizard Island has all been included in our Week 6 Bonus Draw prize. This week’s Lizard Island prize package includes:
– Return scenic flights from Cairns to Lizard Island
– 3 night stay on Lizard Island
– Accommodation in a Garden View room
– Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
– All non-alcoholic beverages as well as wine, beer, spirits, sparkling wine and in-room mini bar
– Deluxe picnic hampers
– Access to motorised dinghies
– Kayaks stand up paddle boards and snorkelling equipment
Note, you also have the option to choose the $10,000 cashable gold bullion instead of the bonus draw experience prize.
To enter, simply buy tickets in our Guaranteed Life Changer Mater Prize Home lottery No. 298 draw each week—you will go into the draw to win the $3 million first prize package, which includes a waterfront 4-bedroom Hamptons-inspired home, a Tesla Model 3, a Sea Ray SLX 250 Sport Boat, a $10,000 BCF Voucher, PLUS $1,000,000 in cashable gold bullion! You’ll also automatically go into our ‘live like a millionaire’ weekly bonus draw where we’re giving away an additional bonus prize package every week, each valued at $10,000. Each week we’re giving away a different prize. Catch all the action of the bonus draws by tuning into 9 News from 6pm every Wednesday.
Ready to get spoiled with sunshine, snorkelling and spectacular sunsets? Buy your tickets today to enter this weekly bonus draw, and also go into the draw to win the grand first prize in our Mater Prize Home lottery! Plus, every ticket you purchase helps support the life-changing patient care and important medical research at Mater.
Note: This is the prize option for week 6 of the ‘live like a millionaire’ weekly bonus draw. It commences Wednesday 24th November and closes 11:59pm 30th November. Winner drawn 1st December. Tune into 9 News (Metro Sydney, Metro Melbourne, Metro Brisbane) from 6pm Wednesday 1st December as the winner is revealed.
Changing lives with every ticket.