FAQs - General

Are there stingers around Lady Elliot?

Unlike islands further north, Lady Elliot Island is not affected by the stinger season and it is safe to swim all year round.

Do I need to bring reef walking shoes?

For your own safety, guests must wear reef walking shoes (with covered toes) or crocs when Reef Walking or joining any of the Glass Bottom Boat/Snorkel tours. We sell reef walking shoes/crocs in the Gift Shop and we also have some reef shoes that our guests can borrow, please note that limited sizes are available.

What is the best time of the year to visit Lady Elliot Island?

Lady Elliot is a wonderful holiday destination all year round. Please refer to our Nature’s Calendar and Weather/Climate charts to determine when you would like to visit.

Is there a pensioner or family discount?

Sorry, we do not offer a pensioner or family discount. Please refer to our Packages page for packages and special deals. 

I am having a birthday on Lady Elliot, will I be able to arrange a cake?

Yes, please advise our Reservations Team upon booking and we can provide a cake for your special occasion at a small cost.

Is Lady Elliot wheelchair accessible?

As most of the Islands walkways consist of crushed coral, wheelchair access is limited. We do have a disabled shower and toilet facility on the Island as well as limited wheelchair access, please contact our Reservations Team regarding your special needs.

Are there extra costs for boat trips or tours on the Island?

One (1) combined Glass Bottom Boat/Guided Snorkelling Tour is included in your daytrip or overnight rate. Extra trips are available at a cost.

Are we still able to join the complimentary activities after our 10am check out time?

Yes, you are most welcome to participate in all the usual activities and use of the day guest facilities available on the Island. Please keep in mind that you will need to congregate at the departure point at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. 

Is there a dress code on Lady Elliot Island?

There is no dress code. The Resort is very low-key and casual clothing will be suitable for your stay on Lady Elliot Island. However, due to health and safety regulations, shirts and footwear must be worn in the Beachfront Dining Room and Lagoon Bar. Comfortable walking shoes, reef walking shoes or crocs will come in very handy while walking around the Resort.

Do you have First Aid facilities on the Island?

We have a qualified Senior First Aid Officer on the Island for any First Aid issues. We also have a well equipped First Aid room including oxygen, defibrillator, a Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) emergency medical kit as well as other standard first aid equipment. In the event of a medical emergency we have access to the Royal Flying Doctors Service for direct support and assessment and/or evacuations if required.