Lady Elliot Island is the southernmost coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The island lies 46 nautical miles north-east of Bundaberg and covers an area of approximately 45 hectares. It is part of the Capricorn and Bunker Group of islands and is owned by the Commonwealth of Australia.
It has two claims to fame: it is the southernmost inhabited island on the reef and the only coral cay to have a proper airport. The island, which is part of the Capricorn Bunker Group, is known as a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life. Visitors can expect to see manta rays (the resort calls itself the “home of the manta ray”), turtles and impossibly rich bird and marine life.
In this video, we visited Lady Elliot Island, one of only three island resorts on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, and the only resort 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. Lady Elliot is an island teeming with life and live corals, famous for a resident population of 40 Manta Rays which form the iconic logo of the island.
We toured the reef in a glass-bottomed boat, scuba dived, and did plenty of snorkelling. With exceptionally clear water year-round, you may encounter turtles, dolphins and a large variety of coral, fish and giant manta rays. If you are there for the right season you may see birds nesting, turtle hatchlings emerging from the sand or migrating humpback whales blow and breech.
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