LADY ELLIOT ISLAND RESORT
A perfect place of natural beauty and unique environment.
Lady Elliot Island is the most southerly island within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Lady Elliot Island is a popular destination for families and couples with an interest in the Great Barrier Reef.
The island lies 80 kilometres north-east of Bundaberg and is an coral cay which is actually part of the reef.
The Resort, located on the beachfront offers a friendly atmosphere and allows you to get away the usual pressures of every day life. The resort caters to only 100 guests and brings you close to nature, away from the maddening crowds of major tourist areas.
How to get there:
Access to the resort is by air only. Flights to the Island depart from Coolangatta, Maroochydore, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and Gladstone on a daily basis.
The island is best suited for:
- Group excursions
- Honeymooning couples
- Aged couples
- Romantic pairs
Lady Elliot Island Resort offers you the choice of different accommodation styles (beachfront suites overlooking a coral lagoon, reef units, tent cabins and shearwater units) all of which take full benefit of the natural wonders.
What all activities you can indulge in the resort:
Nature and reef walks allow you to explore the island, while snorkeling, diving and glass bottom boat tours let you discover the magic of the sea. Scuba divers may come face to face with a moray eel; and snorkelers can see the giant rainbow coloured parrot fish or the beautiful coral trout...Other activities include:
- Whale Watching: From June to October, the great humpback whales make their annual migration from the Antarctic to the warm waters off the central Queensland coast.
- Turtle Watching: From November to February, Green and Loggerhead turtles come ashore at night to nest.
- Fish Feeding: A multitude of reef fish appear at the "fish pool" everyday.
- Something for kids: A Junior Reef Rangers Club for youngsters from 5 to 12 years.
- Diving: There are 19 dive sites including Coral Gardens, Moiri and Shark Pool with excellent visibility ranging from 15 to 40 metres. Explore a shipwreck in the waters off the island where Manta Rays - the island's icon are regularly seen.
A heaven for all nature admirers:
An abundance of nature including nesting seabirds and humpback whales, although seasonal, brings nature to your doorstep. Bird watchers flock here to observe 57 species of birds as more than 50,000 birds nest here during summer.
Sea turtles including the endangered Loggerhead Turtle also nest on Lady Elliot during the summer month from November to January. Baby turtles can be seen scampering to the ocean from January until April under the cover of darkness.