Lady Elliot Island Day Tour Great Barrier Reef Ex Gold Coast & Brisbane

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Description


Hours: 7.00am to 5.00pm Mon - Sun

Description

Lady Elliot is a true coral cay located on the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, 80kms north-east of Bundaberg, just north of Fraser Island. The Island is situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ of the Marine National Park and is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life. Lady Elliot Island is regarded as one of the best diving and snorkelling locations on the Great Barrier Reef and is renowned for its healthy coral reef and abundance of turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and the entire cast of Finding Nemo.

Lady Elliot Island is known as the ‘Home of the Manta Ray’ and these giant kites of the sea can be seen feeding around the Island throughout the year but aggregate in larger numbers during the winter months. Three species of sea turtles frequent Lady Elliot Island throughout the year – Hawksbill, Green and Loggerhead turtles. Green and Loggerhead turtles are the only ones that nest on the Island, nesting occurs on Lady Elliot Island between November and March and the hatchlings make their journey to the ocean from February to April. From June to October, the graceful Humpback Whales migrate past Lady Elliot Island. Regular sightings occur on the scenic flights, from the glass bottom boat, whilst snorkelling or diving and from the Island's beaches. Lady Elliot Island is also one of the most significant seabird breeding sites in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Guests can enjoy a day-trip or stay for a few days to explore this incredible marine eco-system. Fully guided Day Tours to Lady Elliot Island depart daily from the Gold Coast and Brisbane (Redcliffe), FIT Day Trips depart daily from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast and Bundaberg.

Map & Directions

Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef

Directions

Lady Elliot Island is located on the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, 80kms north-east of Bundaberg, just north of Fraser Island. Our location on the Southern Great Barrier Reef makes the Island easily accessible for visitors to South-East Queensland with four (4) easily accessible departure points - Brisbane (Redcliffe), Gold Coast, Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast and Bundaberg.

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Product Information

Great Barrier Reef Day Tour ex Brisbane - Redcliffe (06:30 to 16:30) (6:30 AM to 4:30 PM)

Pickup Point: Courestesy pickup from your Brisbane city hotel. Approx pick up time will be advised with your booking confirmation.
Towel, snorkel equipment and reef walking shoes are all included.

Departures from the Gold Coast are also available. Please contact the Brisbane Visitor Information Centre for further information.

Please note: SOLE PASSENGER SURCHARGE - $100 single person surcharge will be added if only one (1) adult is booking (non-commissionable) Flights are subject to change and may include transit stops. There is no toilet on the small planes, please make a quick toilet stop prior to boarding flight.

Courtesy pickup is provided from your Brisbane city hotel for your transfer to Redcliffe Airport. We take to the air with Seair Pacific for a beautiful scenic coastal flight to Lady Elliot Island, a true coral cay on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef.

Upon arrival, guests will be given a brief island orientation tour followed by a glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour to explore the wonders of the reef. Guests will come face to face with a large variety of coral and brilliantly coloured reef fish. The coral gardens surrounding the island are also a breeding and feeding ground for turtles and the giant 'kites of the reef' - manta rays. Many of our past guests have been fortunate to swim with these amazing creatures!

Hosted by our trained guides throughout the day, you will experience the best the reef has to offer before enjoying a full buffet lunch including prawns, wine, beer and soft drink. After lunch, guests have the opportunity of joining one of the guided tours, spend the rest of the afternoon snorkelling or exploring the island at leisure before boarding their flight back to Brisbane and courtesy transfer to the hotel.

Great Barrier Reef Day Tour ex Gold Coast (06:00 to 17:30) (6:00 AM to 5:30 PM)

Pickup Point: Guests will be picked up from their hotel at approx 6.00am to commence the Great Barrier Reef DayTour to Lady Elliot Island. Transfer to the Seair Pacific hangar in the general aviation area at Coolangatta Airport to board your scenic flight to the coral cay of Lady Elliot Island.
Please note: Flights are subject to change and may include transit stops. There is no toilet on the small planes, please make a quick toilet stop prior to boarding flight. Peak season 14 Dec '19 - 27 Jan '20

Courtesy pickup is provided from your Gold Coast city hotel at approx. 6.00am for your transfer to Coolangatta Airport. We take to the air with Seair Pacific for a beautiful scenic coastal flight to Lady Elliot Island, a true coral cay on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef.

Upon arrival, guests will be given a brief island orientation tour followed by a glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour to explore the wonders of the reef. Guests will come face to face with a large variety of coral and brilliantly coloured reef fish. The coral gardens surrounding the island are also a breeding and feeding ground for turtles and the giant 'kites of the reef' - manta rays. Many of our past guests have been fortunate to swim with these amazing creatures!

Hosted by our trained guides throughout the day, you will experience the best the reef has to offer before enjoying a full buffet lunch including prawns, wine, beer and soft drink. After lunch, guests can join our guide for fish feeding or exloring the island at leisure before boarding their flight back to Gold Coast at 2.30pm and courtesy transfer to the hotel.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit
Full payment is due 7 days prior to travel. If travel is within 7 days full payment is due at the time of booking.

Cancellation
100% cancellation fee applies if the booking is cancelled after 4.00pm the day prior to travel.
50% cancellation fee applies if the booking is cancelled before 4.00pm the day prior to travel.

Day guests please be aware that Lady Elliot Island cannot be responsible for the weather. Should weather conditions result in cancellation of the tour you will be able to transfer your trip to another date at no additional cost. If your travel plans do not allow you to postpone a full refund will be issued. Please note that weather conditions may vary whilst on the Island and result in cancellation of water activities. Once the day trip has commenced no refund will be issued.

Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover unforeseen circumstances.

News

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort and the Day Tours to Lady Elliot Island have been awarded Advanced Eco Accreditation by Ecotourism Australia and we are committed to preserving the natural environment of the Great Barrier Reef. Our goal is to work in harmony with nature for the benefit of future generations.

The resort has built a hybrid solar power station on the island to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.