Uncovering the mystery of Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef is within a short 40-minute scenic flight from the Fraser Coast to magical Lady Elliot Island.
Experiencing the wonders of healthy coral reefs and an abundance of turtles, dolphins, manta rays and reef sharks is as simple as stepping off the beach and into the ocean with an average visibility of about 25m-plus all year round. Lady Elliot Island is a 45-hectare coral cay at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, 130 km north-east of Hervey Bay. The flight from the airport at Hervey Bay over the Great Sandy Strait and K’gari-Fraser Island is a mini adventure. Lady Elliot Island is in a highly protected Green Zone and is a sanctuary for more than 1200 species of marine life. The island is known as the “home of the manta ray” with more than 1000 recorded in the vicinity.