Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ the island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef.
BRONZE AWARD FOR ECOTOURISM
We are excited to announce our bronze placing in the Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism at the 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards. We couldn’t have achieved this without our team and our loyal guests. Sustainability is at the core of our business and we will continue to strive for best practice in ecotourism in the future.
From May – November, Lady Elliot Island comes alive with the spectacular acrobatic displays of the migrating Humpback Whales. Come and watch in awe as the whales breach and roll their gigantic bodies, and slap their fins on the surrounding waters.
To celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and its citizens, raise awareness of the majestic manta rays and spread the word about two of the best kept secrets on the Great Barrier Reef, Bargara Brewing Company in partnership with Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort are excited to announce the release of ‘RAY XPA’.
Keeping Active on Your Holiday to Lady Elliot Island
It will come as no surprise to anyone who has ever visited our eco resort on the true coral cay island of Lady Elliot Island that we have been featured in a roundup of active holidays in Australia by Bupa Oversees Visitor Insurance. We are widely known as one of the premium diving and snorkelling spots on the Great Barrier Reef with our unparalleled location and small, secluded resort with friendly staff.
Kara Murphy is an award-winning photojournalist, specialising in underwater, nature-based travel stories, has been a finalist twice in the Australian Travel Writers Association Best Travel Photograph Award and winner of the Diver’s category in the Cairns Underwater Film Festival.
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort and Greenfleet have recently partnered to offset the carbon emissions from flights to and from the island.
The resort is asking guests to take part by donating $2 to help reduce the environmental impact of their holiday.
On Lady Elliot, these gentle giants are commonly encountered while diving popular ‘cleaning stations’ around the reef, but also offer amazing memories for snorkelers who happen to be in the water during ‘feeding frenzies’.
There is no denying that we have all watched an episode of the big David A and have not 1) fallen asleep to his hypnotic soothing voice and 2) before falling asleep, kept wishing that we could be there first hand to witness the magical moments of nature.