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Lady Elliott Island Resort

One of the top dive and snorkelling sites in the world, Lady Elliot Island is the southern most coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef. Step off the beach and snorkel, swim or scuba dive in the world's richest marine eco-system. A true island paradise, Lady Elliot Island is a popular destination for families and leisure groups keen to explore this rich marine eco-system

Lady Elliot Island lies 80 kilometres north east of Bundaberg, and is easily accessible by daily flights that land at the island’s own airstrip. A limited number of guests are allowed on the island at any one time.

The moment you step onto the island, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. Formed over 3000 years this beautiful coral cay is home to 57 species of birds, nesting sea turtles and a stunning underwater world of coral formations and diverse marine life.
Lady Elliot Island Reef walking
On Lady Elliot Island, you set the pace. You can bury your nose in a good book on a stretch of deserted beach, go diving with one of our qualified dive instructors, or explore the island and visit the main landmark, the Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse, one of the first built in Australia using a timber framed substructure and cast iron external cladding.

  • How to get to Lady Elliot Island

    The main gateway to Lady Elliot Island is from Hervey Bay or Bundaberg. Seair offers exclusive flights to Lady Elliot twice daily from these departure points. The flight takes approximately 40 minutes from Hervey Bay and 30 minutes from Bundaberg.

    To reach Hervey Bay by Air
    Virgin Australia operate flights direct from Sydney and Australia's major cities to Hervey Bay. Qantaslink also operate daily flights via Brisbane.

    To reach Hervey Bay - Self-Drive:
    Hervey Bay is just over 3 hours drive (289km) north of Brisbane, via the Bruce Highway.

    To reach Hervey Bay by Rail:
    Queensland Rail offers a service between Brisbane and Maryborough. A Shuttle Bus can transfer you from Maryborough to Hervey Bay Airport.

    To get to Bundaberg By Air
    Virgin Australia operates direct flights connecting Bundaberg to Brisbane and QantasLink has daily flights to Bundaberg.

    To get to Bundaberg By Rail
    Queensland Rail offer a service between Brisbane and Bundaberg.

    Lady Elliot Island can also be reached by flight from Brisbane (Redcliffe) approx 80 minutes and Coolangatta (Gold Coast) approx 100 minutes. Flights from these cities are scheduled once a day.

    Scenic Return Flights

    Please note strictly 15kg luggage limit per person from 1 April 2016
    * Excess luggage costs $5 per kg each way

    Adult
    1 April 2016 -
    31 March 2017

    Child
    1 April 2016 -
    31 March 2017

    Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast)  or Bundaberg

    $295.00

    $165.00

    Brisbane (Redcliffe) or Gold Coast (Coolangatta) - minimum 2 pax

    $660.00

    $360.00

  • *Note: Flights not available Christmas day.
  • Amenities

    Dive Adventures - Australias Leading Scuba Diving Travel Experts, Australia and Asia PacificLady Elliot Island facilities include:

    1. Beachfront Lagoon Bar
    2. Beachfront Dining Room with pool table
    3. Beachfront Cafe Bistro
    4. Resort Shop
    5. PADI Resort Dive Shop
    6. Salt Water Pool
    7. Activities Office with board and card games, reference books, entertainment DVD’s, documentaries, binoculars, torches, a small range of children’s toys and arts and crafts.
    8. Beach Volley Ball Court
    9. Children's playground
    10. Conference Room (seating for 50) / Manta Lounge with a football table, books, novels and movies available
    11. Hot/Cold Showers and Change Room for day guests
    12. Laundry and lockers
    13. Reef Education Centre featuring information boards, interactive display, informative videos
    14. Departure Lounge with WiFi hotspot, guest computer and satellite telephone for guest use (charges apply)
    15. First Aid Room
    16. Runway
    17. Table Tennis
    18. Safety Deposit facility at reception
    19. Babysitting and Reef Rangers Kids Club (available during Queensland and NSW Public School holidays)

  • Accommodation

    Dive Adventures - Australias Leading Scuba Diving Travel Experts, Australia and Asia PacificThe island offers four unique styles of accommodation - all exhibits a casual atmosphere - free of the usual distractions of working life - no TVs, radios or telephones.

    OVERNIGHT RATE INCLUDES:
    - Full buffet Dinner and Breakfast
    - Use of Snorkel Equipment & lessons if required
    - Guided Reef walk (on low tide)

    - Guided Bird Tour (in season)
    - Guided Turtle Nestings and Hatchlings Spotting Tour (in season Nov- Apr)
    - Whale Sighting (Jun-Oct)
    - Island Tours
    - Bonus: Combine glass bottom tour/boat snorkel (one per stay)
    - Environmental Management Charge

  • Special Offers available on all room types

    Stay 5 nights, Pay 4 (1 night FREE)*
    Stay 7 nights Pay 5 (2 nights FREE)* 

    * Special Offers not valid in peak season. Packages cannot be combined.
    Peak Seasons: 1 - 25 April 2016 and 12 December 2016 - 12 January 2017.

    Child (all room types): AU $77 per night (Standard Season) / AU $92 per night (Peak Season)
    Infants: Cot hire available AU $25 per cot per stay (payable on the island)

    Conditions: Minimum three night stay between 20th December and 5th January.  All activities are subject to prevailing weather and tides. Cancellation conditions apply.

    Dive options are available which can be pre-booked but are to be paid on arrival at Lady Elliot Island Resort.
    Boat Dive - $70 per dive, Night Dive - $90 enquire at dive shop, Nitrox Dive - $80 per dive
    Dive Package – Purchase 4 dives, and receive the 5th dive FREE
    (Not valid for night dives, in peak season or for course dives)
    Includes tanks, weights and dive guide services. Scuba gear rental is additional.

    7 AND 5 NIGHT DIVE PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE DURING STANDARD SEASON - See our Specials page for details

    ISLAND SUITES / 2 Bedroom

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    These spacious suites with absolute beach frontage accommodate up to 4 people. The main bedroom (queen bed) has lagoon views while the second bedroom (two single beds) has island views.

    Amenities:
    The kitchenette consists of a bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and basin. A spacious bathroom includes a shower, hairdryer and double 240V shaver plug point.

    Per person per night ($Aus)

    1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
    * Minimum 3 night stay 20 Dec 2016 – 5 Jan 2017

    STANDARD SEASON
    26 April – 11 December 2016; 13 January – 31 March 2017

    PEAK SEASON
    1 – 25 April 2016; 12 December 2016 – 12 January 2017

    Sole $410.00 N/A
    Twin/Triple   #355.00 $372.00
    Quad $305.00 $326.00

    ** Minimum 2 night stay applies to Island Suite bookings

    REEF UNITS

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    Arranged in blocks of three, some of these units have just a queen bed but most are furnished with a queen and a bunk bed comprising two singles, making them ideal for families. Polished timber floors, wardrobe space and a ceiling fan are available in every Reef Unit.
    The majority of reef Units are less than 10 metres from Sunrise beach.
    Each unit has its own large balcony with patio furniture arranged so that you can make the most of the views.

    Amenities:

    Tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar fridge are provided, and each unit has several 240V power points. The ensuite roomy bathroom has a shower, toilet and basin.

    Per person per night ($Aus)

    1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
    * Minimum 3 night stay 20 Dec 2016 – 5 Jan 2017

    STANDARD SEASON
    26 April – 11 December 2016; 13 January – 31 March 2017

    PEAK SEASON
    1 – 25 April 2016; 12 December 2016 – 12 January 2017

    Sole $365.00 $386.00
    Twin/Triple   $298.00 $310.00
    Quad $256.00 $277.00

    GARDEN UNITS

    Dive Australia Lady Elliott Island Resort

    Arranged in blocks of three these units are furnished with a queen and a bunk bed comprising two singles, making them ideal for families. Polished timber floors, wardrobe space and a ceiling fan are available in every Garden Unit. Situated to give you ideal garden views, each unit has its own large balcony with patio furniture arranged so that you can make the most of the views.

    Amenities
    Tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar fridge are provided, and each unit has several 240V power points. The ensuite roomy bathroom has shower, toilet and basin.

    Per person per night ($Aus)

    1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
    * Minimum 3 night stay 20 Dec 2016 – 5 Jan 2017

    STANDARD SEASON
    26 April – 11 December 2016; 13 January – 31 March 2017

    PEAK SEASON
    1 – 25 April 2016; 12 December 2016 – 12 January 2017

    Sole $331.00 $347.00
    Twin/Triple   $269.00 $279.00
    Quad $224.00 $245.00

    ECO CABINS

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    The Eco Huts are roomy permanent safari-style tents with polished wooden floors. Each hut caters to four people with two sets of double bunk single beds in each. The huts are constructed with canvas ceiling and walls with a flysheet over the top for added shading and temperature control. All windows have fly screens and zip up canvas portions for privacy. All Eco Huts are located within 20 to 30 metres of Sunrise Beach and have a small entry patio furnished with chair and table.

    Amenities:
    Electric lighting and power points are available in every cabin as well as a free standing fan.

    Communal coffee and tea facilities are available as well as toilets, showers, washing machines, dryers and ironing needs. Lockers are available on the island for valuables that you may want to secure.
    Per person per night ($Aus)

    1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
    * Minimum 3 night stay 20 Dec 2016 – 5 Jan 2017

    STANDARD SEASON
    26 April – 11 December 2016; 13 January – 31 March 2017

    PEAK SEASON
    1 – 25 April 2016; 12 December 2016 – 12 January 2017

    Sole $240.00 $269.00
    Twin/Triple $173.00 $189.00
    Quad $157.00 $169.00

     

  • Things to do on the island

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    1. Snorkelling
      Snorkel right off the beaches or book on to one of the daily glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tours or snorkel safaris.
      There are two entry sites on the western side of the island, Lighthouse and Coral Gardens and the Lagoon on the eastern side of the island.
      The Lagoon is ideal for novice snorkellers (tide dependant) and you'll find enough tropical fish, colourful coral, sea cucumbers, starfish, sea urchins, clams and turtles to keep you entertained for hours.
      The western side of the island provides a deeper snorkelling adventure for more experienced snorkellers. This is where you’ll find the Mega Fauna such as mantas, reef sharks, dolphins and whales as well as the abundant corals and fish that make up the remarkable biodiversity of this unique coral cay.
    2. Reef Walking:
      At low tide, you can venture all the way to the reef edge. You'll see a multitude of marine life as an experienced guide introduces you to the reef eco-system
    3. Nature Walks:
      Guided walks around the island introduce you to natural wonders of the beach and lagoon, the bird rookery, the lighthouse and the historical artefacts left behind by the guano miners.
    4. Fish Feeding:
      A multitude of reef fish appear at the "fish pool" everyday and our activities officer will show you how to hand feed them.
    5. Slide Shows & Evening Lectures:
      Learn more about the Great Barrier Reef and Lady Elliot Island during our evening presentations in the Reef Education Centre.
    6. Glass Bottom Boat Tours:
      By day and by night (using UV lights)
    7. Bird Watching:
      A huge variety of seabirds, land birds and migratory waders can be seen across the island. The Crested Terns lay their eggs in the open, while Bridled Terns and Silver Gulls prefer to nest under shrubs. Black-Naped Terns are also common along with the spectacular Brown Boobies, lesser Frigate Birds and a small colony of Red-Tailed Tropic Birds.

    Seasonal Events

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    1. Turtle Nesting - November to February Every year, green and loggerhead turtles return to the island to start a new life cycle. At sunset, they clamber up the beach around the Resort to dig deep pits where they lay between 80 and 180 eggs.
    2. Turtle Hatching - February to April At the end of the nesting season, we watch again as hundreds of baby turtles make their way to the water.
    3. Whale Migration - June to October The great humpback whales make their annual migration from the Antarctic to the warm waters off the central Queensland coast. You can go out on a boat or just sit and watch the passing parade from the beach or reef edge.
    4. Bird Nesting - October to April The island is a breeding and nesting ground for many species of tropical seabirds and wading birds.
    5. All Year Round Our star attractions visit all year round: The manta rays, the turtles, the resident seabirds, the huge variety of tropical fish, the anemones, the starfish, the clams and the moray eels
  • Scuba Diving on Lady Elliot Island

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    Lady Elliot Island offers a great diversity of uncrowded, easily accessible dive locations to experience the biggest coral reef system in the world.

    At Lady Elliot Island, dive staff personally escort all dives. Two dives are scheduled per day with optional night dives also available. The best part is that divers of all abilities are catered for.

    Here is a taste of what you will find diving Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef:

    THE BLOW HOLE - DEPTH 25M

    This popular site is on the eastern side of the island. It has two entrances. One on the top of the reef at 14-16 metres, just a short distance from the mooring. The main entrance however is on the reef wall and is a large opening at 20-25 metres. The main cavern is around 20 metres in length. This is a superb dive site with Lion Fish, Manta Shrimp, Wobbegongs and the unique Gnome Fish seen in the area.

    LIGHTHOUSE BOMMIE - DEPTH 14-15M

    Lighthouse Bommie is a set of coral heads approximately 100 metres off shore and is conducted as either a Boat or Shore dive. A rope trail has been laid from an easy shore entry to the bommies. It is a favourite haunt all year round for Manta Rays; some four metres from tip to tip. The site also plays host to a variety of marine life such as Moray Eels, Bull Rays, Schooling Barracuda, Coral Trout, Small White Tip Reef Sharks and others too numerous to mention.

    THREE PYRAMIDS - DEPTH 18M

    The Three Pyramids is a short boat ride from the western side of the island. An easy decent can be made down a permanent mooring and puts the diver almost on top of the first of three large coral heads (bommies). At this site you will find schools of Cardinals, Anemone Fish, Turtles and Eagle Rays. The Three Pyramids is a great starting point for a drift dive to the Anchor Bommies or the Outer Scatters depending on the direction of the current.

    ANCHOR BOMMIES - DEPTH 21M

    This site is one of Lady Elliot Island's premium dive locations. Two ancient Admiralty anchors lie at the bottom of the site. Marine life that can be seen here include Manta Rays, Purple Leafy Scorpion Fish, Cleaner Shrimp and a large Shovelled Nosed Ray. This bommie is covered with both soft and hard corals.

    CORAL GARDENS - DEPTH 12M

    This is an extremely good night dive site. All types of marine life can be observed as they slumber, while night dwellers such as the Painted Cray can be found out of their day time hiding place.

    ENCOUNTERS - DEPTH 6-14M

    This is an amazing coral dive with large plate and staghorn sections, and explosive fish action. A fantastic drift dive for late in the afternoon. At times a large number of Manta Rays can be seen in this area. It is also populated with schools of Rabbit fish, Red throat and Spangled Emperor. It is also not uncommon to be accompanied on this dive by a pair of sizeable Blue Angelfish or Moorish Idols.

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