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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

3 star hotel
Lady Elliot Island, Lady Elliot Island Queensland 4655, Australia
41 rooms
No Internet

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

PADI Resort
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Lady Elliot is a protected eco-sanctuary and "home of the manta ray", with consistently more mantas than anywhere else on the Great Barrier Reef 
  • With a strict daily visitor number of 150 overnight guests and 100 day guests, Lady Elliot dive sites are filled with turtles, not crowds
  • Glamping guests can experience green and loggerhead turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs just meters from their tents (Nov - Feb)
  • From May – November Lady Elliot Island comes alive with the acrobatic displays of the migrating humpback whales
  • This tiny island is easily accessible by air from a number of major east coast airports including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Bundaberg and Hervey Bay


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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 30.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 95.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

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  • Excellent visibility, healthy reefs and incredible marine life including turtles, manta rays, reef sharks, dolphins and whales (in season) and no stingers!
  • Dives are always uncrowded as visitor numbers on the island are strictly limited to 150 overnight guests and 100 day guests
  • Choose from 18 incredible dive sites including a blow hole, bommies and the Severance shipwreck
  • Home of the manta ray, these waters have consistently more manta rays than anywhere else on the Great Barrier Reef 


At Lady Elliot Island Divers on the Great Barrier Reef, you can step straight off the beach and snorkel, swim or dive in an underwater world of brilliantly-colored marine life.

The lagoon protects and nurtures the curiosity of beginners while a little further out experienced snorkelers and divers descend into the blue. Lady Elliot teems with life and is famous for a resident population of 40 manta rays, that inspired the iconic logo of the island.

Lady Elliot Island is one of only six island resorts on the Great Barrier Reef, and one of only three with direct flight access to the island airstrip. The island is located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the highest possible classification of Marine National Park Zone by GBRMPA.

Tour the reef in a glass-bottomed boat, take a guided reef walk or stroll to a deserted beach. With exceptionally clear water year-round, your encounters with turtles, dolphins and a large variety of coral, fish and giant manta rays will be extra special. Depending on the season, you may see birds nesting, turtle hatchlings emerging from the sand, or migrating humpback whales.

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Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Accommodation

Resort Description

Lady Elliot Island is a small, unpretentious eco-resort on a tiny island on Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, with its own PADI dive center and house reef.

This comfortable and welcoming resort strives to minimize environmental impact while enhancing your experience of the rich wildlife on land and under water. The on-site PADI dive center provides hassle-free diving for all levels, with access to the world's greatest real-life aquarium and a full range of PADI courses.

The island team will ensure unforgettable adventures and first-class information on managing the island's fragile ecosystem, engaging you in their passion for conservation and sustainable management. 

There is an accommodation type to suit the needs and budgets of any guest, all of which are spacious and fan-cooled with no telephones, televisions or radios to disturb your interaction with the surrounding wildlife. Buffet dinners and breakfasts are included in your package, and light meals, snacks and lunches are available to purchase during the day.

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How to get there


  • The only public access to Lady Elliot Island is via aircraft. Seair Pacific operates the air charter service for Lady Elliot Island and offers daily flights from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast and Bundaberg. 
  • To book your air charter, please select the location you would like to depart from at the check-out stage (advance notice required, additional cost). A further surcharge of $100 will be added to the price if you are the only traveler on the plane.
  • Check-in time is flexible based on your flight times.


  • Following check-out, the staff will be available to assist with your luggage. The flight will drop you back at the location you set off from; either the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast or Bundaberg. 


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