Lady Elliot IslandBundaberg, Hervey Bay


Location
Lady Elliot Island is a true Coral Cay of 42 Hectares (100 acres), which has evolved over thousands of years and is an important sea-bird and turtle rookery site. There is a low key environmentally oriented resort with 49 rooms, which gives guests the opportunity to experience a relaxed laid back atmosphere in tune with nature and the sea. The island has its own airstrip and serviced daily.
How to get there
Situated 400 kms north of Brisbane and 80 kms north-east of Bundaberg, Lady Elliot Island is the Southern most Coral Cay of the Capricorn Bunker Group of the Great Barrier Reef. It has a small airstrip which is serviced by daily flights from Bundaberg or Hervey Bay. Bundaberg can be reached from Brisbane by regular daily flights with Qantas or the fast train from Brisbane. Hervey Bay has direct flights on Virgin and Jetstar from Sydney.
Accommodation
Lady Elliot has various types of accommodation available. With the environment in mind, all linen is supplied and changed every third day. Fresh towels are available daily.

2 BEDROOM ISLAND SUITES (5): Absolute beach frontage - comfortable accommodation on the Barrier Reef. This spacious suite accommodates up to four people. Spend time enveloped in the island experience on your own private balcony.

REEF UNITS (13): Arranged in blocks of three, some of these units have just a queen bed but most of 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 Reef Unit.

GARDEN UNITS (11): 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. The Garden Units are situated to give you ideal garden views.
Facilities
There is a Bistro and Pool Side Bar where lunch, cold drinks, tea/coffee and snacks can be purchased. The Resort Souvenir Gift Shop has a limited range of pharmacist lines as well as a range of resort souvenir items, clothing, beach towel, magazines and newspapers. There are no keys but doors can be locked from the inside and a safe facility is available at reception. Reception hours are from 8.00am till 5.00pm. The resort has a limited First-Aid facility and basic First-Aid supplies. There are no EFTPOS facilities on the Island. The resort and rooms have wall mounted or overhead fans, there is no air-conditioning.
Dive Services
The dive shop is a PADI Resort association member and has a comprehensive stock of hire equipment available. Scuba diving is conducted daily and all dives are escorted by Lady Elliot staff. Both shore and boat dives are possible on the island. All diving arrangements can only be booked directly at the island's dive shop. Discover SCUBA Dive (DSD) and open water courses are conducted regularly. All water based activities are subject to weather conditions.
Dive Sites
THE BLOW HOLE - This popular site is on the eastern side of the island. It has two entrances. One is 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 - This dive site is a set of coral heads approximately 100 metres off shore and is offered 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 - The Three Pyramids is a short boat ride from the western side of the island. An easy descent 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 - 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 Shoveled Nosed Ray. This bommie is covered with both soft and hard corals.

CORAL GARDENS - 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.
Other Activities
There is so much to do and see on Lady Elliot. Limited guest numbers are limited on the island allow first hand experiences of nesting birds - some 50 species including the unique Red Tailed Tropic Birds. Humpback Whales can be seen passing by from June to October. Majestic Manta Rays are particularly active between May and August.

Green and loggerhead turtles come ashore between November and February and lay their eggs and after the incubation period - normally eight weeks - gives you the unique opportunity to see the turtles hatching and scurrying to the ocean. Turtle hatching is from February to April.

Bird nesting season is from October through to April.

Most facets of the Great Barrier Reef and its inhabitants can be found in the Education Centre. Displays, videos, slides and a small library plus guided walks and talks by our knowledgeable staff make your stay interesting and rewarding.

Snorkelling equipment and lessons are available for all ages and a great way to also see the Great Barrier Reef is on the Glass Bottom Boat which runs subject to tides and weather.
Staying Connected
There is wireless internet access for guests only in the reception area. The resort provides access to a public computer on request. However, there is no mobile phone reception, televisions or radios to remind you of the life you've left behind.

We think…
Lady Elliot is ideal for divers who don’t like to be on liveaboards or are travelling with children or non-divers. It is appealing to those who want a simple but environmentally friendly resort but still good quality diving.
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LADY ELLIOT ISLAND - Stay/Pay Deals
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Lady Elliot Island Stay/Pay Deals
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is the Home of the Manta Ray. Experience one of the most pristine and untouched sections of the Great Barrier Reef, with over 1200 different species of marine life and exceptionally clear water (Average visibility 30 metres). The Manta Rays are particularly active between May and August along with the Green and Loggerhead Turtles and migrating Humpback Whales.

Valid for travel between 30 March 2018 to 31 March 2019 (excluding peak season 30 March to 30 April 2018 and 15 Dec 2018 to 28 January 2019)


Stay 5 nights/Pay 4 nights package prices from:

Garden Unit AUD 2109.00/person
Reef Unit AUD 2229.00/person




Included:
- 5 nights Garden Unit or Reef Unit (double/twin share)
- Return scenic flight ex Hervey Bay or Bundaberg
- 8 boat dives (excluding equipment)
- Full buffet breakfast and dinner daily
- One free glass bottom boat/guided snorkelling tour
- Free use of snorkel equipment & short wetsuit
- Range of free island activities/tours
- Environmental Management Charge

Conditions:
* Minimum 5 night stay.
* Subject to availability.
* Valid for travel between 30 March 2018 to 31 March 2019 (excluding peak season 30 March to 30 April 2018 and 15 Dec 2018 to 28 January 2019)
* Offer valid for new reservations only.
* Cannot be combined with other packages or specials.
* Any unused dives are not refundable.
* 15kg per person luggage limit on all flights to/from Lady Elliot Island.

 2018/2019 SEASON
Please note: Diving can only be booked directly at the island's dive shop
REGULAR SEASON: 21 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
5 nights Reef Unit (double/twin) 1,545.00  AUD
5 nights Garden Unit (double/twin) 1,395.00  AUD
 
PEAK SEASON: 30 Mar - 30 Apr 2018 / 15 Dec 2018 - 28 Jan 2019
5 nights Reef Unit (double/twin) 1,725.00  AUD
5 nights Garden Unit (double/twin) 1,550.00  AUD
 
REGULAR SEASON: 01 May - 14 Dec 2018 / 29 Jan - 31 Mar 2019
5 nights Reef Unit (double/twin) 1,625.00  AUD
5 nights Garden Unit (double/twin) 1,475.00  AUD
 
INCLUDED: Accommodation, full buffet dinner and breakfast, use of snorkel equipment, guided reef walk (on low tide), guided bird tour (in season), guided turtle nesting & hatchlings (Nov-Apr), whale sighting (Jun-Oct), selected island tours, combined glass bottom/guided snorkel tour (one per stay), Environmental Management Fee
 
Buffet Lunch Option (if pre-purchased at time of booking):
Per adult/per day
20.00  AUD
Buffet Lunch Option (purchased on Lady Elliot):
Per adult/per day
26.00  AUD
 EXTRAS payable locally (per dive day)
2 boat dives incl. BCD, wetsuit, reg, dive computer, fins, booties 220.00  AUD
 TRANSFER - RETURN SCENIC FLIGHTS
TRANSFER - RETURN SCENIC FLIGHTS
(Luggage restrictions are 15kg per person; excess luggage AUD 12.00/kg return)
From Hervey Bay or Bundaberg, per adult 329.00  AUD
From Gold Coast, Redcliffe or Sunshine Coast, per adult 730.00  AUD
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