There is so much to discover on Lady Elliot Island and there are plenty tours on offer to help you learn more about the Island and its unique history, flora, fauna and incredible marine life. Our slice of paradise provides an environment that inspires a diversity of exciting nature-based activities.
We have a dedicated Activities Team on Lady Elliot Island and we offer a range of free guided activities and/or tours daily. The guided tours/activities are available three times a day, in the morning, afternoon and evening. The weekly scheduled activities are printed in the Coral Capers Activities leaflet in guest rooms and the Activities board outside the Reef Education Centre is updated daily.
Join us on this informative walk around parts of the island to find out why coral cays, their flora and fauna are so unique. The tour provides a snapshot of Lady Elliot Island’s fascinating history and how the island has become what it is today.
How does our resort, which is 80km from the mainland run? How do we make our own power, water, and what do we do with our waste? Learn this and more from the resort’s maintenance specialists.
An array of fish appears at the ‘fish pool’ every day. Come along with your reef walking shoes on to immerse yourself in this amazing experience. Your guide will identify the different fish species present at feeding and explain the way we feed them within the Marine Park system.
Lady Elliot Island has an active revegetation program to return the coral cay back to its natural vegetated state. Learn about the Island’s history of mining and how that relates to native and introduced vegetation with a visit to the island’s nursery. Tree planting and/or weeding activities (dependent on season) may be available upon request.
Over one hundred varieties of birds, including seabirds, land birds, and waders make Lady Elliot Island their permanent or temporary home over the course of the year. Join your guide to find out why Lady Elliot Island is an ornithologist’s delight!
For such a small island Lady Elliot has a rich and colourful history. Take a step back in time to the years of the guano miners and lighthouse keepers to experience what the Island used to be like on this informative tour.
Do you think you have the survival instinct? Imagine being stranded on a deserted coral cay. How would you survive? This tour plays out this scenario, as well as introduces you to the different resources available to help you survive.
Join us at the Education Centre for an informative session to learn about turtle nesting and hatching on Lady Elliot, before you embark on a self-guided night tour on the beach. This activity is strongly recommended during turtle season.