The ten eco resorts featured all have Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation from Ecotourism Australia
01 (QLD) Lady Elliot Island // This one was an easy first choice. Located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Lady Elliot is an island teeming with life and live corals, famous for its resident population of 40 manta rays. Visitors can step off he beach and snorkel, swim or dive in an underwater world of brilliantly coloured species of marine life. The lagoon protects and nurtures beginners, while a little further out experienced snorkellers and divers descend to view the coral sea. With exceptionally clear water year round, visitors may encounter turtles, dolphins and whales, and in the right season see birds nesting, turtle hatchlings emerging from the sand or migrating humpback whales blow and breech. Lady Elliot Island offers a range of comfortable accommodation options designed to minimise impact on the island.