Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

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Lady Elliot Island is located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef in the highly protected Green Zone. The Island is renowned as the 'Home of the Manta Ray' and was recently voted one of the 'Top 5' places in the World to go diving and snorkeling with manta rays.

The Island offers a reef within reach with scenic flight access from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast for day trippers and overnight guests. Due to the fact that Lady Elliot Island is situated within the highest protection zone of the Great Barrier Reef, it is a haven for marine life including manta rays, turtles, whales, dolphins and the entire cast of Finding Nemo.

There is a 41 room Eco Resort on the Island with four different styles of accommodation ranging from permanent safari style Eco Cabins through to two bedroom Island Suites. Overnight guests will enjoy free tours and activities and an inclusive breakfast and dinner.


One of the most pristine and untouched sections of the Great Barrier Reef is located 80kms north-east of Bundaberg, only a 30 minute flight from the mainland. The coral cay that forms Lady Elliot Island is the southernmost point of the Great Barrier Reef, situated just north of Fraser Island, and is home to over 1,200 species of marine life including manta rays and hawksbill, green and loggerhead turtles. Departing daily, Lady Elliot Island offers scenic flights from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Brisbane (Redcliffe) or the Gold Coast for day trippers and overnight guests. Witnessing the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef by air, before landing on Lady Elliot Island and immersing yourself in the natural environment both above and below the water, is one of the major highlights. Take a closer look at the Great Barrier Reef in a glass bottom boat, snorkel, learn to scuba dive, take a guided reef walk, enjoy a range of complimentary guided activities or simply relax on a deserted beach. With restricted visitor numbers on the island each day, guests can experience an uncrowded paradise in the ’Green Zone’ classified Marine National Park. Throughout the year turtles and birds can be seen nesting and hatching around the island and humpback whales pass close to shore during their annual migration. The low-key accommodation options range from Eco Cabins to Two Bedroom Island Suites with each unit, cabin and suite designed to minimise impact on the island while enriching the guest’s experience of the environment and wildlife. All overnight guests will enjoy free guided tours and activities and an inclusive buffet breakfast and dinner daily.

Hours: 8.00am to 5.00pm Daily

Map & Directions

Lady Elliot Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef


Scenic flights to Lady Elliot Island depart daily from four (4) convenient departure points - Bundaberg (30mins), Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast (40mins), Brisbane (Redcliffe - 80mins) or the Gold Coast (100mins).

Cancellation Policy

NB: Bookings cannot be confirmed until full payment is received. Cancellation Regular Season: Within 30 days of arrival 100% cancellation fee applies to total booking. Outside 30 days of arrival a fee equal to the deposit applies. Peak Season (06 – 29 Apr 2019; 14 Dec 2019 – 27 Jan 2020): Min 4 nights 20 Dec – 5 Jan Child 3-12 years Infant 0-2 years $28 cot hire per booking Amendments Excess alterations/changes may incur an administration fee of $25 per amendment. NB: All activities are subject to weather and tide conditions NB: Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover unforeseen circumstances NB: 15kg luggage limit on all flights to/from Lady Elliot Island


Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort has been awarded Advanced Eco Accreditation by Ecotourism Australia and we are committed to preserving the natural environment of the Great Barrier Reef. Our goal is to work in harmony with nature for the benefit of future generations. The resort has built a hybrid solar power station on the island to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Special Events

Project Manta Reef Check & Reef Search Foto Frenzy Photography Workshops Google World Wonders Project