Home of the Manta Ray
Lady Elliot is a coral cay located on the southern tip of Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef, 80kms north-east of Bundaberg, nestled between Fraser Island and Lady Musgrave Island. The Island is situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ of the Marine National Park and is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life. Lady Elliot Island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving locations on the Great Barrier Reef and is renowned for its healthy coral reef and abundance of turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and the entire cast of ‘Finding Nemo’. Guests can snorkel straight off the beach and they don’t have to worry about stingers.
Lady Elliot Island is one of the most significant seabird breeding sites on the Great Barrier Reef and large numbers of seabirds frequent the island between October and April each year. Green and Loggerhead turtles nest on Lady Elliot Island from November to March and hatchlings emerge between February and April. The peak Manta Ray season is May to August and Humpback whales migrate past the island from June to October.
The low key 43 room Eco Resort on Lady Elliot Island strives to provide guests with a genuine eco-tourism experience. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort offers a range of comfortable accommodation options, with each suite, unit and cabin designed to minimise impact on the Island while enriching guest’s experience of the seasonal wildlife. The main goal is to provide guests with life changing moments and world class experiences through natural encounters both above and below the water.
Guests can enjoy a day-trip or stay for a few days to explore this incredible marine eco-system. Scenic flights to Lady Elliot Island depart daily from the Gold Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe), Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast or Bundaberg.