The Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort will be representing the Fraser Coast region as tourism businesses from across Queensland vie for state recognition in the 2012 Queensland Tourism Awards, proudly presented by Queensland Airports Limited (QAL). The Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is hoping for a win in the The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism category when the Queensland Tourism Awards are announced in November. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Managing Director Peter Gash said that ecotourism has been a focus of the Resort since he took over in 2005.
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia's 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.