Lady Elliot Island Transfers Flights Only
Lady Elliot Island is located on the southern tip of the Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, 80km north-east of Bundaberg, just north of Fraser Island. Our location on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef makes the Island easily accessible for visitors to South-East Queensland with four (4) convenient departure points.
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located on the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, 80kms north-east of Bundaberg, just north of Fraser Island. The Island is situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ of the Marine National Park and is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life. Lady Elliot Island is regarded as one of the best diving and snorkelling locations on the Great Barrier Reef and is renowned for its healthy coral reef and abundance of turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and the entire cast of Finding Nemo.
Lady Elliot Island is known as the ‘Home of the Manta Ray’ and these giant kites of the sea can be seen feeding around the Island throughout the year but aggregate in larger numbers during the winter months. Three species of sea turtles frequent Lady Elliot Island throughout the year – Hawksbill, Green and Loggerhead turtles. Green and Loggerhead turtles are the only ones that nest on the Island, nesting occurs on Lady Elliot Island between November and March and the hatchlings make their journey to the ocean from February to April. From June to October, the graceful Humpback Whales migrate past Lady Elliot Island. Regular sightings occur on the scenic flights, from the glass bottom boat, whilst snorkelling or diving and from the Island's beaches. Lady Elliot Island is also one of the most significant seabird breeding sites in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
The Lady Elliot Island Dive Shop is a PADI Resort Association member and has a comprehensive stock of hire equipment available. Scuba diving is conducted daily and qualified dive staff escort all dives. We schedule a minimum of two dives per day with optional night dives available subject to numbers and weather conditions. The PADI Dive Shop offers courses to cater to all levels of experience and a full range of scuba equipment is available for hire.
We operate a small unpretentious 43 room Eco Resort on Lady Elliot Island which strives to provide guests with a genuine eco-tourism experience. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort offers a range of comfortable accommodation options, with each suite, unit and cabin designed to minimise impact on the Island while enriching guest’s experience of the seasonal wildlife. The main goal is to provide guests with life changing moments and world class experiences through natural encounters both above and below the water.
Guests can enjoy a day-trip or stay for a few days to explore this incredible marine eco-system. Scenic flights to Lady Elliot Island depart daily from the Gold Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe), Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast or Bundaberg.
Location & Directions
Lady Elliot Island, Runaway Bay 4216
Scenic flights to Lady Elliot Island depart daily from the Gold Coast (approx. 100 mins), Brisbane (Redcliffe - approx. 80 mins), Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast (approx. 40 mins) and Bundaberg (approx. 30 mins).