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.
On our recent trip to Lady Elliot Island Emmie was exposed to a lot of new experiences - snorkelling, learning about sharks and manta rays and protecting the environment. The best part of this experience is that the people who were teaching her, and the people she was spending a lot of time with, were young tertiary educated women who were experts in their fields, involved in environmental research projects and passionate about the marine environment.
Have you ever had a holiday where it's just...right? It's not forced wonderfulness, it's not Bula every 20 metres, it's not taking pics of five star luxury to impress your friends. IT. JUST. IS. WONDERFUL. That's Lady Elliot. She is not out to impress. She is not out to show off. She is there and she is magical.
As one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, visiting the Great Barrier Reef has always been high up on my travel bucket list. I even went as far as exploring it on Google Street View Oceans when it first came out. But thanks to FlyScoot and Tourism and Events Queensland, I finally got the chance when they approached me after reading my story on how I quit my job to travel the world on a budget with 16k savings.