The Lady Elliot Island Great Barrier Reef all inclusive Day Trip is the only one of its type in Australia. The visit allows you to view one of the most pristine sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from the air as well as from above and below the water all in one day. Our location on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef makes the Island easily accessible for visitors to South-East Queensland.

The Great Barrier Reef Day Trip departs daily from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast or Bundaberg. Enjoy a gorgeous scenic flight en route to Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, a true coral cay island located on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. You will be greeted upon arrival and given a brief island orientation tour before exploring the island at your leisure. You will be fitted out with snorkel equipment before joining a glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour to explore the reef where you will come face to face with a large variety of coral and brilliantly coloured fish, and may even encounter turtles, dolphins and our resident manta rays. A buffet lunch is served in the restaurant and you can participate in one of the island’s guided activities after lunch or spend the rest of the afternoon snorkelling or relaxing.


$545 per adult & $399 per child (1 April 2024 – 31 March 2026)

Approximately 7 hours to explore Lady Elliot Island
Flight Times

Depart Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast Airport: 08:10 AM

Depart Lady Elliot Island: 04:00 PM

Approx. 40-minute flight. Flight duration may vary depending on weather, aircraft type and possible transit stop.

  • Return scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Island Orientation Tour
  • Glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) and short wetsuit
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch
  • Afternoon guided activity/tour
  • Towels, sunscreen and reef walking shoes
  • Use of day guest facilities (storage and shower facilities) 
  • Environmental Management Charge


Available days

Operates Daily – except Christmas Day (25 December)

What to bring
  • LUGGAGE LIMIT: Small backpack (max 4kg) or personal items e.g. handbags/purse, tablet or laptop in a thin case, camera, coat/wrap. Items must be carried on the lap or put in the baggage compartment as there are no overhead lockers and there is no storage facility under the seats
  • Swimsuit, comfortable walking shoes/crocs, hat, sunscreen and camera
  • Reef walking shoes (covered toes)/crocs are highly recommended (reef walking shoes available on the island)
Important Information
  • Check-in at the Lady Elliot Island counter – Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast Airport. Click here for more information on getting to Hervey Bay Airport
  • Please check in 30 minutes prior to your departure (07:40am)
  • Children 3-12 years child rate/under 3 years free of charge
terms & conditions
    • Flights are subject to change and may include transit stops
    • Flight times vary depending on weather, aircraft type and possible transit stops
    • All activities are subject to weather an tide conditions
    • E & OE – The above prices were correct at the time of publication and should be used as a guide only. Please contact our Reservations Team for an accurate quote
    • Please see cancellation policy