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
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort has taken out our first national win at the Australian Tourism Awards receiving a bronze award for ecotourism! "This award recognises many years of work, effort, dedication and persistence by our remarkable Team of passionate and committed people that have been involved with us over the years on this journey, past and present” – Peter Gash, Managing Director
The World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Island ecosystems like Lady Elliot are vulnerable to impacts from pests – including weeds and their seeds, ants, rats cane toads and even bacteria in soil. Under Queensland’s legislation, everyone including guests must play their part to ‘Be Pest Free!’ Read More
On our recent trip to Lady Elliot Island Emmie was exposed to a lot of new experiences - snorkelling, learning about sharks and manta rays and protecting the environment. The best part of this experience is that the people who were teaching her, and the people she was spending a lot of time with, were young tertiary educated women who were experts in their fields, involved in environmental research projects and passionate about the marine environment.
Have you ever had a holiday where it's just...right? It's not forced wonderfulness, it's not Bula every 20 metres, it's not taking pics of five star luxury to impress your friends. IT. JUST. IS. WONDERFUL. That's Lady Elliot. She is not out to impress. She is not out to show off. She is there and she is magical.
As one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, visiting the Great Barrier Reef has always been high up on my travel bucket list. I even went as far as exploring it on Google Street View Oceans when it first came out. But thanks to FlyScoot and Tourism and Events Queensland, I finally got the chance when they approached me after reading my story on how I quit my job to travel the world on a budget with 16k savings.