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Lady Elliot Island

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.

Due to the limited access to the island, we encourage you to book directly with our Visitor Information Center who can help create your perfect itinerary to see the natural wonders of Lady Elliot Island!

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Plan your visit

Hervey Bay is the busiest access point to Lady Elliot with three return flights carrying up to 19 passengers each day. The island is an exclusive destination, only serviced by Seair Pacific. Boat access is impractical because of the absence of landing sites. 

Access to Lady Elliot Island is a private closed destination and access to the island is only granted by the Lady Elliot Eco Resort, no other flight access is permitted. Flights can be arranged from the following destinations: Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Brisbane (Redcliffe), Gold Coast (Coolangatta). Getting Here – Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Great Barrier Reef


Day Trips to Lady Elliot Island offer a great opportunity for domestic or international visitors with limited time to explore the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Enquiries for day trips can be made at Day Visits – Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Great Barrier Reef

Overnight Accommodation for longer stays on the island can be made at Accommodation – Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Great Barrier Reef


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