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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.

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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.

Our Location

Lady Elliot Island is located 80kms north-east of Bundaberg and is the closest Great Barrier Reef island to Brisbane, Queensland’s southern capital. Day trippers or overnight guests can access the island by scenic flight from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe) and the Gold Coast.

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Video Gallery

Watch our latest videos to discover the magic of Lady Elliot Island, explore the Eco Resort and enjoy natural encounters both above and below the water. Take a look at our accommodation options, facilities and activities available, snorkelling adventures and premium dive locations.

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Close Encounters

How far can you get from the Gold Coast in 100 minutes? At 6am on a Saturday, I’m lining up for my usual morning coffee at Burleigh; by breakfast I’m slipping through an underwater world in the shadow of a manta ray.

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Lady Elliot Island turtles - Images capturing 10 best moments while diving

I have a terrible travel habit. Wherever I go to peek under the water, I can’t help but compare that place to Lady Elliot Island, a coral cay on Queensland’s Southern Great Barrier Reef. Why? Lady Elliot consistently rewards visitors with amazing encounters with marine life: manta rays, yes, and especially sea turtles.

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Queensland: This lady is to be treasured

We know where we're going but we don't know what we've seen. Is that dark speck on the deep blue ocean land, or the shadow of a cloud passing over the waves?
Within moments we're right above the green bush and gold sand of a tiny, perfectly circular isle. A dozen tourists scrabble for cameras, phones, iPads to snap their first glimpse of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Review: Foto Frenzy on Lady Elliot Island with Canon Australia

I just returned from a 6 day photography workshop on Lady Elliot Island which is located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef and I have to say I was blown away. It was a truly incredible experience to learn from the amazing photographers and it has really reinvigorated my love of photography. Read more…

The Lesser-Known Southern Great Barrier Reef

What comes to mind when someone utters those three quixotic words: “Great Barrier Reef”? Tropical North Queensland, probably. Cairns, Port Douglas, maybe even Townsville. Airlie Beach, Proserpine and the Whitsundays, of course. Oh, and the Oprah-certified Heart Reef. For most people, it ends there ­– but the reef most certainly doesn’t.

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