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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Our Location

Lady Elliot Island is located 80kms north-east of Bundaberg and is the closest Great Barrier Reef island to Brisbane, Queensland’s southern capital. Day trippers or overnight guests can access the island by scenic flight from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe) and the Gold Coast.

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Video Gallery

Watch our latest videos to discover the magic of Lady Elliot Island, explore the Eco Resort and enjoy natural encounters both above and below the water. Take a look at our accommodation options, facilities and activities available, snorkelling adventures and premium dive locations.

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Lady Elliot Island: Secluded Paradise

Aneta Nedimovic ditches all her mod cons and gets back to nature on Lady Elliot Island
A secluded island with no reception is everyone’s worst nightmare. How are you supposed to update your Facebook and Twitter statuses and tell people the amazing time you are having right at that very moment?

Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef, a 25-minute plane ride from Hervey Bay, is one such secluded getaway with a island maximum of 100 people and the aforementioned lack of connectivity to the outside world.

WWF - Earth Hour 2012

We have just signed up to participate in Earth Hour again. That means on March 31st 2012 Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort will be joining hundreds of millions of people around the world who want to see a brighter, more sustainable future for our planet. Whether at home, work or better still on our beautiful island, you should join us and register!

At 8.30pm 31 March 2012, Earth Hour will once again sweep around the world as people switch off their lights to celebrate and signal their care for the planet.

SOLAR ECLIPSE

A Total Eclipse of the Sun will occur over Northern Australia on the 14th November 2012. An eclipse of the Sun occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. The Sun is much larger than the moon but it is also much further away, such that the two bodies appear to be about the same size in the sky. During a total solar eclipse, the moon moves in front of the Sun and completely covers it. This casts a shadow on the Earth's surface. As the moon orbits the Earth and the Earth rotates, the shadow moves across the Earth's surface in a narrow path generally from west to east.

Project Manta

September was marked by another successful trip at Lady Elliot Island with lots of feeding mantas, whales, turtles and cocktails.

Australia voted the Best Country to Visit Worldwide

Australia has been awarded as the "Best Country to Visit Worldwide" in this year’s British Travel Awards.

The award, which is decided by nominations from travel industry professionals and then a public vote by over 700,000 Brits, has seen Australia finish ahead of European destinations Spain and Italy.

Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said the award win confirms Australia’s continued desirability as a holiday destination.

Wild fish using tool

One of our dive team staff members, Oko was reading the following article in National Geographic and surprisingly had seen the same thing on Lady Elliot Island last year.

A blackspot tuskfish off Australia has its mouth full as it carries a cockle to a nearby rock, against which the fish was seen repeatedly bashing the shellfish to get at the fleshy bits inside.

A recent study in the journal Coral Reefs says the picture—snapped at a depth of nearly 60 feet (18 meters) in Australia's Great Barrier Reef in 2006—is the first ever taken of a tool-using fish in the wild.

Lady Elliot is the proud winner of 2 tourism awards

What a weekend!!! Starting with the Annual Fraser Coast Tourism Awards on Friday Night for which Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort was entered in the Environmental Tourism category. This category is for recognition of best practise eco tourism operators that demonstarte mutually beneficial relationships between tourism and our natural and environmental heritage.. . . . . . We won!!!! A huge well done... to the entire team for their hard work and passion that enables Lady Elliot Island to continue to educate and advance in Environmental Tourism.

The Oceania Dive and Ecotourism Expo

Lady Elliot will be attending The Oceania Dive and Ecotourism Expo in Brisbane. This is a consumer show that is co-located with Blue Edge. It is a 3 day extravaganza of showcases, seminars and demonstrations relating to scuba diving, water sports, ecotourism and travel, underwater imaging, free diving, and marine conservation. Head down and see our dive team from the 7 - 9 October 2011!

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