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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.

Whale Season

From May – November, Lady Elliot Island comes alive with the spectacular acrobatic displays of the migrating Humpback Whales. Come and watch in awe as the whales breach and roll their gigantic bodies, and slap their fins on the surrounding waters.

It's a mer-icle!

Incredible footage shows 'real life mermaid' swimming with Giant Manta Rays in the Great Barrier Reef Mermaid Melissa recently spent time swimming with manta rays in Queensland's Great Barrier Reef. Read More

Australian Traveller’s 10 most memorable places

In the past 10 years, the Australian Traveller team has been to some pretty special places and had some amazing experiences across this great continent of ours (we’ve sky dived, swam with sharks, ridden Harley-Davidsons and trekked through the outback, purely for research of course). So we often get asked that tough question: what has been your favourite place so far? Read more

Lady Elliot Island – swimming with turtles

Turtle soup! I love turtle soup! First time and I am a fan. Conservationists relax, I am not eating turtle soup, I am swimming in it. It could also be a bouillabaisse, as there are so many other fish about. Lady Elliot Island, at the southernmost end of the Australian Great Barrier Reef and a mere 120km from Hervey Bay, is turtle paradise. Read more

Role models on Lady Elliot

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. 

The magic of Lady Elliot Island

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.

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