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Our Reservations Team will book your flights in conjunction with your accommodation, please refer to our Booking Request page.

Access to Lady Elliot Island is on small aircraft chartered by Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort from Seair Pacific to transport our guests to and from the Island. Because Lady Elliot Island is the most remote Great Barrier Reef island regularly accessed, boat access is impractical. Seair has been the provider of aircraft charter to the resort since 1996 and its pilots are very experienced in operating into and out of the grass airstrip which runs the entire length of the island. Lady Elliot Island is a private closed destination and permission to access the Island is only granted by the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, no other flight access is permitted.

We offer daily flights from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Brisbane (Redcliffe) and the Gold Coast (Coolangatta) to Lady Elliot Island, please see our Flight Schedule for further information.

The types of aircraft currently utilised are Cessna Caravans and Britten Norman Islanders.

Cessna Caravans 13 passengers
Britten Norman Islanders 9 passengers
Twin Otter 18 or 19 passengers

 

 

 

On occasion, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort may charter other companies or use different aircraft depending on demand and passenger numbers.

Flight Access

Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast to Lady Elliot Island*

The scenic flight from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast to Lady Elliot Island takes approximately 40 minutes. Check in at the Lady Elliot Island counter at Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast Airport, next to the Virgin counter, see Map/Directions below. Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure. Your flight will be arranged in coordination with your accommodation booking.

To reach Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast by Air:

See Virgin Australia’s website for direct flights from Sydney and Australia's major cities to Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast. QantasLink also operate daily flights see the Qantas website.

To reach Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast - Self-Drive:

Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast is just over 3 hours drive (289km) north of Brisbane, via the Bruce Highway.

To reach Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast by Rail:

Queensland Rail offers a train service between Brisbane and Maryborough. A Shuttle Bus can transfer you from Maryborough to Hervey Bay Airport. This Shuttle Bus service can be booked by calling (07) 0421 413 446. For more information on the Tilt Train and Sunlander visit Queensland Rail Travel’s website.

To reach Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast by Bus:

Tory's InterCity, provides a daily air-conditioned coach service between the Fraser Coast (Hervey Bay and Maryborough) and Brisbane (Airport and City Transit Centre in Roma Street).

Bundaberg to Lady Elliot Island*

The scenic flight from Bundaberg to Lady Elliot Island takes approximately 30 minutes. Check in at the Lady Elliot Island/QantasLink counter at Bundaberg Airport, see Map/Directions below. Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure. Your flight will be arranged in coordination with your accommodation booking.

To get to Bundaberg by Air:

See Virgin Australia’s website for direct flights from Brisbane to Bundaberg. QantasLink also operate daily flights to Bundaberg see Qantas website.

To reach Bundaberg - Self-Drive:

Bundaberg is just over 4 hours drive (390km) north of Brisbane, via the Bruce Highway.

To get to Bundaberg by Rail:

Queensland Rail offer a train service between Brisbane and Bundaberg. For more information on the Tilt Train and Sunlander visit Queensland Rail Travel’s website.

Brisbane (Redcliffe) to Lady Elliot Island*

The scenic flight from Brisbane (Redcliffe) to Lady Elliot Island takes approximately 80 minutes. The pilot will greet you at the General Aviation building at Redcliffe Aerodrome, see Map/Directions below. Your flight will be arranged in coordination with your accommodation booking.

To reach Brisbane by Air:

See Qantas, Jetstar or Virgin Australia websites for direct flights from Sydney and Australia’s major cities to Brisbane.

Gold Coast (Coolangatta) to Lady Elliot Island*

The scenic flight from the Gold Coast (Coolangatta) to Lady Elliot Island takes approximately 100 minutes. Check in at the Seair office at Lores Bonney Circuit in the General Aviation Area at Coolangatta Airport, see Map/Directions below. Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure. Your flight will be arranged in coordination with your accommodation booking.

To reach the Gold Coast by Air:

See Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia or Tigerair websites for direct flights from Sydney and Australia’s major cities to the Gold Coast.

*Flight times vary depending on weather, aircraft type and possible transit stops

Flight Costs

Cost of return scenic flights to Lady Elliot Island - 18/19 Rates

FLIGHTS 30 March 2018 – 31 March 2019
ADULT CHILD
BUNDABERG* $329 $199
HERVEY BAY/FRASER COAST* $329 $199
BRISBANE (REDCLIFFE)** $730 $430
GOLD COAST (COOLANGATTA) * $730 $430

Cost of return scenic flights to Lady Elliot Island - 19/20 Rates

FLIGHTS 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020
ADULT CHILD
BUNDABERG* $349 $220
HERVEY BAY/FRASER COAST* $349 $220
BRISBANE (REDCLIFFE)** $750 $450
GOLD COAST (COOLANGATTA) * $750 $450

**Brisbane (Redcliffe) service/flight will incur a surcharge of $50 each way ($100 return) per sole traveller – non commissionable or refundable

*15kg luggage limit per person (overnight guests only)

NOTE: Sole Adult ex Redcliffe $850.00 per adult

E & OE - The above prices were correct at the time of publication and should be used as a guide only. Please contact our Reservations Team for an accurate quote.

Please note that our luggage limit has been increased to 15kg per person. Excess luggage $6.00 per kg one way.

Flight Schedule

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort charters Seair Pacific to provide daily flights from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Gold Coast and Brisbane (Redcliffe) to Lady Elliot Island.

Please Note:

  • Flights are subject to change and may include transit stops
  • Brisbane (Redcliffe) service/flight will incur a surcharge of $50 each way ($100 return) per sole traveller – non commissionable or refundable
  • #08:10, 08:40 & 16:00 flights are for day guests or one/two night stays only
  • 15kg luggage limit per person
  • Excess luggage $10.00 per kg return flight
  • Flights do not operate Christmas Day
  • Please ensure you have provided reservations with a contact phone number
  • If you are a sole traveller please advise an emergency contact
  • Please advise if you will be travelling on any connecting flights, buses, trains etc
  • Please re-confirm flight 24 hours prior to travel 1800 072 200 or 07 5536 3644
  • Please check in 30 minutes prior to your departing flight

If you are departing from:

Bundaberg: Check in at the Lady Elliot Island/QantasLink counter - Bundaberg Airport

Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast: Check in at the Lady Elliot Island counter - Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast Airport (next to the Virgin counter)

Brisbane: Redcliffe Aerodrome - pilot will greet you at the General Aviation building

Gold Coast: Check in at Seair - Lores Bonney Circuit, Coolangatta General Aviation

Exclusive Private Flights

Exclusive private flights are also available to Lady Elliot ex Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast or Bundaberg, prices start from:

  • Max 4 pax $1,100 one way
  • Max 8 pax $1,700 one way (subject to availability)

*All flights to/from Lady Elliot Island are operated by Seair Pacific

Driving Maps

Maps/Directions to Airports can be downloaded below:

Directions - Bundaberg (BDB)

Directions -  Hervey Bay (HVB)

Directions - Redcliffe (RED)

Directions - Gold Coast (GC)