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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 Eco Resort has set a new record

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort has set a new record of the lowest fuel usage day on the island. On Friday 19th August 2011, the record was set after 13.5 hours of continuous solar and battery power before the generator kicked in using only 125 litres of fuel for the day.

This was achieved through the addition of 24 new BAC batteries and 3 SMA SI5048 inverters to the original Hybrid Solar Power Station adding an extra 15 kilowatts of reserve storage power, taking the total amount up to 45 kilowatts.

Earthwatch Institute of Australia held its 40th Anniversary Oceania Gala Dinner

Earthwatch Institute of Australia held its 40th Anniversary Oceania Gala Dinner to raise money and awareness about the deteriorating ocean environments around the world. The August 10th event saw over $40,000 raised with Brother International Australia as the presenting sponsor. Brother International Australia is a long term supporter of Earthwatch as part of its ongoing commitment to environmental conservation.

Queensland: City under the sea

I roll backwards off the pontoon boat and sink into the ocean depths. Fresh air and blue sky are left behind as I descend into a silent world to meet whatever lies beneath.

Settling on the fine white sand at 23m, I'm within sight of a kaleidoscopic coral reef outcrop known as the Lighthouse Bommie, named because it is opposite the old lighthouse on Lady Elliot Island, the southernmost island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Kayakers arrive on Lady Elliot

Lady Elliot was lucky enough to play host to Mark, Chris & Rob who landed on our shores after paddling from Fraser Island.

This was around a 90km paddle and they boys plan to head off again when weather permits with their sights set on Lady Musgrave!

Awesome effort boys! Thanks to Bronte McMahon for the photo.

More details of the expeditioncan be found at northreefexpedition.blogspot.c​om

Miami, Cancun, Brisbane.........next stop: Lady Elliot Island?

On Saturday June 4th 2011, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort will welcome the world's largest solar boat, MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, which is circumnavigating the globe on the first round-the-world trip powered by solar energy.

The solar catamaran departed Brisbane on June 2nd and will make a special stopover at our tiny coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef, as it continues its voyage up the Queensland coastline towards Cairns.

I loved my week back in '83 :)

I have been going through some very old photos and scanning them into my computer. I came across some from my holiday on Lady Elliot in 1983 and thought you might find them interesting. Having seen your web site, it is all VERY VERY different and up-market now.

Letter from David Ireland

Over the last 20 years of filming Wildlife Man TV series for Discovery Channel and over 30 other networks around the world, I find myself once again back at Lady Elliot Island. This time I'm filming the first episode of my new "Wildlife Man 3D".

The reason I make so many expeditions to Lady Elliot is the because of the amazing diving and diversity of marine life. Having dived so many locations around the world, I rate the island as arguably the best! No other place I have ever managed to gain such close up photography of such a huge diversity of life.

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