Lady Elliot Island lies just off the Queensland Coast with the nearest mainland city being Bundaberg. Located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay that offers the very best snorkelling and Scuba Diving Sites on the Great Barrier Reef.
Lady Elliot Island is situated in an eco sensitive part of the Great Barrier Reef and therefore the exclusive resort limits the number of guests on the island to 105 on any given night. This limit also ensures that guests experience a relaxing and exclusive holiday escape.
The lagoon at Lady Elliot Island provides an ideal learning environment for the novice snorkeler, whilst those more experienced can step straight off the beach into the coral gardens and enjoy some of the most beautiful reefs available, teeming with fish and other sea life.
For the Scuba divers there are two of the best natural dive sites on the planet, the caverns of ‘The Blow Hole” and ‘Hiros Cave’ are truly spectacular sites that are a must see when you are on your holiday on Lady Elliot Island. There is also the opportunity to swim with the Manta rays at the Lighthouse Bommie. The waters around Lady Elliot Island are renowned for their visibility which often exceeds 20 metres and temperatures between 18 and 27 degrees centigrade.
Explore the island with guided tours of the inland or take the guided reef walk of the lagoon at low tide. Lady Elliot Island has a reef education centre that will ensure you come away with more knowledge and appreciation of both the island and the Great Barrier Reef.
For the kids the resort operates the Junior Reef Rangers Club during the Queensland school holidays and is suitable for ages 5-12, here the kids are introduced to the sensitive eco system of the island and the reef and the club ensures that they have lots of fun as they learn.
With the abundance of life on and around Lady Elliot Island, there are opportunities to see and do things that are not easily found elsewhere, such as: Whale watching (July to October), turtle watching, (even watching the hatchlings come out of the sand - between February and April) as well as fish feeding, reef walks and much more.
Of course these are just some of the activities on offer, there is of course a swimming pool, bar and fantastic restaurant not to mention the sports like volleyball and archery.
So if you yearn to experience the beauty of nature at its most glorious, then Lady Elliot Island certainly fits the bill and will provide memories you treasure forever.
lady Elliot Island Dives
Lady Elliot Island is blessed with dive sites that are both beautiful and pristine, there are a number of sites that boast a variety of marine life and stunning corals. An underwater camera is essential if you want to capture memories of these beautiful underwater havens.