Lady Elliot Island
Lady Elliot Island is one of only six island resorts on the Great Barrier Reef, and one of only three with direct flight access to the island. The waters surrounding the island teem with marine life, and the island is famous for a resident population of manta rays.
The island boasts a protected lagoon which is ideal for snorkelling, while those visitors with a more adventurous streak can explore the waters of the Coral Sea or try diving off the reefs and drop offs. The exceptional quality of the water allows visitors special encounters with turtles, rays, dolphins, fish and a large variety of coral.
Tour the reef in a glass bottom boat, take a guided reef walk, feed the fish, or just find your own deserted beach on which to relax. Depending on the time of year, you can see turtles hatching on the beach, migrating whales frolicking in the open waters and migratory birds nesting.
How to get there?
The island can only be reached by small airplane.
• Glass-bottom boat tour
• Snorkel Coral Garden and the Lighthouse Path
• Take on a dive tour
• Watch baby turtles hatching from February to March
• Sip a drink on the deck of the restaurant
• Relax on the Coral beach
• Take the most beautiful photos of the island from the plane