Fraser Coast Opportunities

Lady Elliot Island

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Fraser Coast Information Centre

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Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef just off the tip of Fraser Island, and is a 40 minute scenic flight from Hervey Bay.

Lady Elliot Island first appeared above sea level as a coral rubble sea spit 3,500 years ago. Today, guests visit the island to learn all about the marine wonderland that is Lady Elliot Island on a Glass Bottom Boat/Guided Snorkel Tour, Guided Reef Walk or through the informative display in the Reef Education Centre. Situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ the island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of turtles, manta rays, reef sharks, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef. Bird watchers also flock here to observe 57 species of birds, more than 50,000 birds nest here during summer. Sea turtles including the endangered Loggerhead Turtle also nest on Lady Elliot during the summer months from late afternoon through until early morning from November to February. Baby turtle hatchlings can be seen scampering to the ocean from February until April - usually under the cover of darkness.

There are 19 spectacular dive sites including Lighthouse Bommie, Coral Gardens, Shark Pool and The Blowhole with excellent visibility ranging from 15 to 40 metres. Explore the Severence shipwreck in the waters off the island where Manta Rays - the island's icon - are regularly seen. A fully equipped PADI Dive Shop caters for all interests and abilities, offering resort dives for the beginner through to advanced dives for the qualified. Dive courses are also offered.

The resort, located on the beachfront offers a low-key eco friendly atmosphere and features a range of comfortable accommodation options. In keeping with the natural, eco-friendly lifestyle there are no telephones, television or radios and all rooms are fan-cooled. The rooms are simple but comfortable and have everything you need for a nice and relaxing holiday. The resort caters for a maximum of 150 overnight guests and allows you to get back to nature away from the crowds and hectic pace of major tourist areas.