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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.

Situated right on the Great Barrier Reef…

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 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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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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Ask Lonely Planet: Riches of reef in easy reach

My husband, 15-year-old son and I are travelling to Queensland in June. We will be visiting Hervey Bay as part of our trip and staying a few days at Lady Elliot Island. I'd appreciate some advice on what clothes/gear to take for the expected weather/temperature conditions and activities, as there is a 10kg weight limit for travelling to the island. - Caro Lai

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Dive on Lady Elliot Island from your Lounge Room!

In a worldwide first, millions of people around the globe can visit the Great Barrier Reef and take a virtual dive around Lady Elliot Island via the Street View feature on Google Maps. The Catlin Seaview Survey, a series of scientific expeditions to explore and survey the world's coral reefs, has established a global partnership with Google. The survey team used custom designed technology and the world’s first underwater tablet-operated camera to collect 360 degree panoramic imagery on the survey team’s second pilot expedition to Lady Elliot Island in May 2012.

Google offers virtual Great Barrier Reef tour

GOOGLE Street View has gone off road and underwater mapping parts of the Great Barrier Reef.

From today you can dive parts of the World Heritage-listed marine park from your desk at work thanks to a team of scientists who have created a specially designed underwater camera capable of capturing 360-degree images of the Reef.

The project to map the reef is part of the Catlin Seaview Survey, launched at Monterey, California today.

LOCAL TOURISM SETS SIGHTS ON STATE AWARD

The Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort will be representing the Fraser Coast region as tourism businesses from across Queensland vie for state recognition in the 2012 Queensland Tourism Awards, proudly presented by Queensland Airports Limited (QAL). The Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is hoping for a win in the The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism category when the Queensland Tourism Awards are announced in November. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Managing Director Peter Gash said that ecotourism has been a focus of the Resort since he took over in 2005.

Resort boosts solar power to protect Reef

Climate leader Peter Gash set new benchmarks for sustainable tourism in the Great Barrier Reef when he harnessed solar power to reduce his resort's diesel consumption by 70 per cent.

Now, the owner of Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort off Bundaberg is about to boost the resort's solar-generation capacity and slash diesel consumption further.

The hybrid solar power system we installed in 2008 has a 20kW capacity and produces around 120kW hours of renewable energy per day. Mr Gash said.

Tourism Queensland's Sustainable Regions Program Update - Southern Great Barrier Reef

Located on an offshore island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is required to operate with minimal impact on the environment. Their sustainability journey has, however, taken them beyond what is required to what contributes to the sustainability of the island and beyond and to what makes sense economically.

Lady Elliot Island Working Holiday

Imagine working on an island in the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland... A typical day for Nikki from Canada would be greeting guests, reef walks, snorkel safaris - seeing turtles, Manta Rays, Reef and fish.

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Lady Elliot Island: Secluded Paradise

Aneta Nedimovic ditches all her mod cons and gets back to nature on Lady Elliot Island
A secluded island with no reception is everyone’s worst nightmare. How are you supposed to update your Facebook and Twitter statuses and tell people the amazing time you are having right at that very moment?

Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef, a 25-minute plane ride from Hervey Bay, is one such secluded getaway with a island maximum of 100 people and the aforementioned lack of connectivity to the outside world.

WWF - Earth Hour 2012

We have just signed up to participate in Earth Hour again. That means on March 31st 2012 Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort will be joining hundreds of millions of people around the world who want to see a brighter, more sustainable future for our planet. Whether at home, work or better still on our beautiful island, you should join us and register!

At 8.30pm 31 March 2012, Earth Hour will once again sweep around the world as people switch off their lights to celebrate and signal their care for the planet.

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