About your stay on Lady Elliot Island and Resort

Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located 10km from the Australian continental shelf and situated at the southern end of Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef, approximately 80 kilometres north-east of Bundaberg and nestled in between Fraser Island and Lady Musgrave Island.  The island is small enough to walk around within 45 minutes and offers both excellent snorkelling and to diving to 30m.  At certain times of the year you can encounter resident turtles, manta rays and whales. Over 100 individual mantas have been identified at the island along with unparalleled diversity of other marine life and coral reefs being all part of the Great Barrier Reef.

The dive sites are located in two sections being east and west of the island. The eastern side is a ledge with a depth range of 10-25m and three dive sites starting named the Blowhole, an L-shaped cave with an opening at 14m that comes out of the side of the ledge at 22m. The Tubes and Hiros Cave dive sites are further along the wall to the south. You will not be disappointed diving Lady Elliot Island no matter your diving experience.

The Diving
Diving Lady Elliot Island is the land-based equivalent to diving the Great Barrier Reef aboard a live-aboard.  It is a coral cay and the southernmost island within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.  It is just 10 km from the continental shelf and the East Australian Current.  Being close to continental shelf there are frequent, and all year round sightings, of manta rays and other pelagics.  Situated in a Green Zone the waters around the island contain a myriad of reefs and bommies which support a large and growing, diverse fish population and a number of resident turtles of all types.

Lady Elliot’s experienced PADI Dive Shop staff personally escort all dives. For Certified Divers, there are scheduled daily a minimum of two boat dives and optional night dives available subject to participant numbers and weather conditions.

Highlights
• Easy diving on Lady Elliot Island
• Both day diving and night dives available
• Good selection of dive locations
• Lady Elliot Island is famous for seeing manta rays, whales and turtles

Accommodation Packages

We can help you organise from a day trip through to as many nights you have available to stay on the island. Lady Elliot Resort offers a variety of accommodation types and the packages listed are great value but not limited to so please contact us to discuss your options.

Situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ Lady Elliot Island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef.

Accommodation ranges from Eco Cabins to Glamping Tents and 2-bedroom Beachfront Units, with 7-night/10-dive packages starting at AU $1740 per person twin share including breakfast and dinner.

Tell us how many nights and dives you want and we’ll put together special pricing just for you.

 


Inclusions

  • Return (round trip) flights (Brisbane, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg)
  • Accommodation
  • Buffet breakfast and dinner daily
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins)
  • Combined Glass Bottom Boat/Snorkel Tour

Extras

Dive Times: 7.15am & 1.00pm
*Dive times are subject to change due to weather conditions and demand

Dive Price Guide
All prices are per person/per dive
Boat Dive $75.00
Night Dive $100.00
Nitrox Dive $85.00

Dive Equipment Hire (per day)

  • Full Dive Equipment – Short* $50.00 (Short Wetsuit, Regulator, BCD, Dive Boots and Fins)
  • Full Dive Equipment – Long** $55.00 (Long Wetsuit, Regulator, BCD, Dive Boots and Fins)

PADI Dive Courses and Dive Packages are available. Minimum number of nights apply as well as availability and minimum numbers to complete a dive course. Please advise at the time of booking if you would like to either complete a dive course or looking to secure a dive package)

Lunch each day is not included – The Beach Front Café serves café style meals. You can expect to pay approximately $10-$20 per meal. The operating hours are 11:30am till 3:00pm daily.


Pricing

Option Price
Eco Escape 3 Nights Package (per person) $899
Manta Migration 5 nights’ Accommodation Package (per person) $1165
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Full Itinerary

Lady Elliot’s experienced PADI Dive Shop staff personally escort all dives. For Certified Divers, we schedule a minimum of two boat dives per day and optional night dives available subject to participant numbers and weather conditions.

Eco Escape 3 Nights Package includes (per person)

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in an Eco Cabin (shared bathroom facilities)
  • Return scenic flight from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast or Bundaberg
  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • Combined glass bottom boat/guided snorkelling tour
  • Snorkel lesson (if required)
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins)
  • Range of free island activities & tours
  • Environmental Management Charge

Bonus Offer:

  • Purchase 4 Scuba Dives & Receive the 5th one FREE (certified divers only) $75.00pp per dive (incl. cylinders, airfills and weight belts)
  • Two (2) Free Buffet Lunches per person per stay valued at $60.00
  • Free Wetsuit (short) per person per stay valued at $16.50 per day
  • Upgrade to a Garden Unit $1,229pp (twin/triple share)
  • Upgrade to a Reef Unit $1,310pp (twin/triple share)
  • Upgrade to a Glamping Tent $1,399pp (double only)
  • Upgrade to a 2 bedroom Beachfront Unit $1,489pp (twin/triple share)
  • Child $586pp (3-12yrs) all room types

FOR TRAVEL BETWEEN 1 MAY – 31 AUGUST 2020

Manta Migration – 5 Nights Accommodation Package includes (per person)

From $1,165 per person (twin/triple share) in an Eco Cabin
Lady Elliot Island is a major hotspot for manta rays on the east coast of Australia. Encounter these gentle giants on our Manta Migration package between May-August.

Package includes (per person)

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in an Eco Cabin (shared bathroom facilities)
  • Return scenic flight from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast or Bundaberg
  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • Combined glass bottom boat/guided snorkelling tour
  • Snorkel lesson (if required)
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins)
  • Range of free island activities & tours
  • Environmental Management Charge

Bonus Offer:

Purchase 4 Scuba Dives & Receive the 5th one FREE (certified divers only) $75.00pp per dive (incl. cylinders, airfills and weight belts)

Three (3) Free Buffet Lunches per person per stay valued at $90.00

Free Wetsuit (short) per person per stay valued at $16.50 per day

  • Upgrade to a Garden Unit $1,645pp (twin/triple share)
  • Upgrade to a Reef Unit $1,765pp (twin/triple share)
  • Upgrade to a Glamping Tent $1,897pp (double only)
  • Upgrade to a two bed-room Beachfront Unit $2,029pp (twin/triple share)
  • Child $701pp (3-12yrs) all room types

FOR TRAVEL BETWEEN 1 MAY – 31 AUGUST 2020


FAQ

Deposit Payments - For travel within 30 days - Full payment is required at the time of booking. Payment can be made either by credit card, direct deposit or cheque. If paying by cheque the booking will only be guaranteed once the cheque has cleared. • For travel outside 30 days - A deposit of $300 per room is required at the time of booking. Full payment is due 1 month prior to arrival. During Peak Season a $600 deposit is required per room. • Deposits paid are non-refundable
15kg's - Additional charges apply for extra luggage allowance
Room check-in time is after 1:00pm. Check-out time is 10:00am. Luggage storage is offered before check in and after check out. Full use of island facilities is available.
Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover unforeseen circumstances.
Within 30 days of arrival - 100% cancellation fee applies to total booking which includes flights and overnight accommodation and all inclusions. • Outside 30 days of arrival - A fee equal to the deposit applies.
Excess alterations/changes may incur an administration fee of $25 per amendment. • No amendments if travel is within 30 days.
There is no mobile phone reception at Lady Elliot Island. A public phone is available and phone cards can be purchased from Reception and the Lagoon Bar.
Guests with Wi-Fi compatible devices can purchase “time”. Cards are available from Reception. Access is currently available in the departure lounge and on the deck next to the restaurant. For guests who do not have their own device, a computer is available in the departure lounge.

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