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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.

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.

TURTLE TIME

Come and witness the magic of turtle season on Lady Elliot Island. Between November to March Green and Loggerhead turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Approximately 8 weeks later between January to April turtle hatchlings emerge from their sand nest to begin their life long journey. Join our complimentary turtle talks/walks during your visit to learn more about these incredible creatures!

Southern Great Barrier Reef Icons Unite for Manta Rays

To celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and its citizens, raise awareness of the majestic manta rays and spread the word about two of the best kept secrets on the Great Barrier Reef, Bargara Brewing Company in partnership with Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort are excited to announce the release of ‘RAY XPA’.

Active Holiday Ideas for an Energetic Trip to Australia

Keeping Active on Your Holiday to Lady Elliot Island

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has ever visited our eco resort on the true coral cay island of Lady Elliot Island that we have been featured in a roundup of active holidays in Australia​ by Bupa Oversees Visitor Insurance. We are widely known as one of the premium diving and snorkelling spots on the Great Barrier Reef with our unparalleled location and small, secluded resort with friendly staff.

Underwater with Kara Murphy

Kara Murphy is an award-winning photojournalist, specialising in underwater, nature-based travel stories, has been a finalist twice in the Australian Travel Writers Association Best Travel Photograph Award and winner of the Diver’s category in the Cairns Underwater Film Festival.

GLIDING WITH GENTLE GIANTS

On Lady Elliot, these gentle giants are commonly encountered while diving popular ‘cleaning stations’ around the reef, but also offer amazing memories for snorkelers who happen to be in the water during ‘feeding frenzies’.

Turtley Wild

There is no denying that we have all watched an episode of the big David A and have not 1) fallen asleep to his hypnotic soothing voice and 2) before falling asleep, kept wishing that we could be there first hand to witness the magical moments of nature.

UNDERWATER EDEN: LADY ELLIOT ISLAND

Three nights on an idyllic coral cay situated at the Southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef brought unforgettable encounters with turtles, reef sharks, schools of coloured fish and the island’s main attraction; manta rays. Here’s a guide to the best spots on Lady Elliot Island; both above and below the surface.

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