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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot Island, Queensland 4216 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, 80kms north-east of Bundaberg (north of Fraser Island). The island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving destinations on the Great Barrier Reef and is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life including turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and the entire cast of Finding Nemo. Lonely Planet voted Lady Elliot Island # 2 of “The 7 best beaches for snorkelling around the world” in February 2020. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort provides a range of low key accommodation options ranging from 2BR Beachfront Units to our new Eco Cabins for those on a budget as well as two Glamping Tents for couples. The overnight rate includes: Buffet dinner and breakfast daily; One free glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour per person; Free use of snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, fins); Snorkel lesson if required; Range of guided Island activities/tours; and Environmental management charge. Scenic flight transfers depart daily from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe) and Coolangatta on the Gold Coast.
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Paid internet
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
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Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Kids club
Highchairs available
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
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Lady Elliot Island, Queensland 4216 Australia
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Sharon R wrote a review Feb. 2021
Melbourne, Australia147 contributions48 helpful votes
We love going to LEI is an understatement! This time our adult kids came with us and enjoyed every minute also. From swimming in the lagoon with friendly turtles and exploring at night looking for hatchlings or mamma turtles coming up the beach looking for a safe place to lay their eggs, there is so much to do and see. Then there is the staff, they are amazing, from Simmo (hope I spelt that correctly??)in the dive shop to Jodie & Trudi in the office, James in the bar and quiet a few Jacks around the place, Jess, Jacinta, Mary and Josh in charge of activities and so many more wonderful people! Peter Gash and family have done an awesome job in setting up a spectacular eco resort and building a wonderful team of dedicated staff, they are all so passionate about the reef and all the creatures that call it home! Well done team. We will be back again :)
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: we love the reef rooms
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makingmymark wrote a review Jun. 2020
Eatons Hill, Australia69 contributions52 helpful votes
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We've just returned from 4 nights on Lady Elliot Island and we saw everything we came for! From turtles to Manta Rays, coral to cucumbers, it was all here. The team on the island are terrific. Don't miss a behind the scenes tour with Laurie, you can't help but be impressed with their efforts in sustainability. We were also looked after by Jacinta, Jess, Jessica, Amy, Toby and Trudi. They know their stuff and go out of their way to make your stay the best it can be. The wind was a challenge at times but try and brave the cold and get in the water, there's so much to see!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from Amy G, Marketing at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
Responded 4 Nov. 2020
Hi, thank you for your kind review. We have passed on your comments to the team who will be very grateful. We hope to see you again, thank you.
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FamilyHolidays19 wrote a review Feb. 2021
New South Wales, Australia65 contributions36 helpful votes
We went in February for 3 days 2 nights with kids aged 11/9. We flew in from Hervey Bay. The flight was an easy 40minutes. The accomodation (garden unit) fit our needs as we only were in there for sleep and didn’t hang out or relax there. It is dated and old however we didn’t come to this location for the accomodation. We came for the snorkeling and no wi fi nor TVs in the rooms. (However you can get reception on the other side of the island from the tower if it’s urgent) The sheer amount of fish, turtles, vibrant coral will and still amazes me. We have previously done the reef from Airlie and this just doesn’t compare. I think covid has helped with the Island not yet at full capacity. We didn’t end up seeing a Manta Ray but that is the nature of the beast. We saw everything else including about 80 or so baby turtles making there way with assistance from the beach to the water. Truely amazing. The food was fine and variety there. The time frame was fine for us was fine as the kids are to young to scuba. The amount of birds is amazing and so so noisy. I believe that some of the birds have already migrated so I couldn’t imagine how noisy they would get. (Ear plugs are in your rooms) Overall majority of the staff were quite happy and chirpy. We will return when the kids are older. I personally wouldn’t take kids who can’t snorkel as there isn’t much you can do on the Island. Bring a bag of wipes as bird poo is everywhere. We all got landed with some on us from the friendly birds up on the sky. Bring a deck of cards or a good book. Enjoy a sunset beer as that was truely amazing 🤩
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Nikki H wrote a review Feb. 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Amazing place. Scenic plane flight, friendly briefing. Three snorkelling trips on first day plus glass bottom boat tour. Saw sharks, rays, so many tropical fish, turtles & beautiful coral. That night watched turtle hatchlings make their way down beach. Such an gorgeous experience.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Linc83 wrote a review Feb. 2021
Brisbane, Australia12 contributions8 helpful votes
From making my initial enquiry to (sadly) getting off the plane at Hervey Bay at the end of the holiday, every aspect was great. All the staff are happy and enthusiastic, which is an important ingredient for a good holiday. We stayed in the most basic Eco Cabins, but they were spacious, comfortable and lovely to just sit a read a book in, when you weren't out snorkeling or walking or at the bar etc! The 5 nights was a good minimum stay, giving 4 full days. Having never been there I wondered if a tiny island could entertain for that long, but it certainly can. Being able to just wander 100m from the front door and into a coral-filled lagoon is amazing. Such a contrast from those rushed one-day trips to the reef from places like Cairns where you get stuck on a boat for 6 hours just to swim for 1 or 2. The food was very good too. Nice, honest food with good variety and excellent quality. The bar prices are very reasonable, and cheaper than city bars actually. This must be the most relaxing holiday ever, but at the same time quite active. A total detox from the mainland life. It was so nice to see no phones in the dining areas and everyone talking face to face like it's 1990 :)
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Bird season is noisy, but I think bird sound is nice and didn't have any trouble sleeping...
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USD 363 - USD 448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Lady Elliot Island.
Does Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.