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Lady Elliot Island Day Tour

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Address: | Runaway Bay QLD 4216, Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia
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Discover the magic of the Southern Great Barrier Reef on a Day Tour to Lady...

Discover the magic of the Southern Great Barrier Reef on a Day Tour to Lady Elliot Island! Lady Elliot is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, north of Fraser Island. The island is regarded as one of the best diving and snorkelling locations on the Reef and is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life. Day Tours to Lady Elliot Island depart daily from the Gold Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe), Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast and Bundaberg.

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We booked a day experience on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef - a little island about 45 min flight from Hervey Bay. The Island is set up as an eco retreat with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a day experience on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef - a little island about 45 min flight from Hervey Bay. The Island is set up as an eco retreat with accommodation and one restaurant. The flight in and out is on a small plane (room for about 14) and is an experience in itself. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing day. The flight out there was part of the trip with views over Fraser Island and then around Lady Elliott island too before circling in to land. The day trip is well organised with a snorkel refresher (all kit provided but kids boards to hire), trip out on glass bottomed boat and snorkel from it. Amazing sights including... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

We only had a couple of days in Surfer's and thought the Great Barrier Reef was too far to see. Then we found the one day Lady Elliot Island Tour. They picked us up at our hotel at 6am. We flew in a small plane for about 15 people. It took about 2 hours to fly to the island but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

Went on a day trip to the resort (flew in and out, morning-afternoon) and it was amazing! We've done a lot of snorkeling in Whitsundays and Lady Elliott Island is a perfect spot. Swimmed with giant turtles and even a shark! Want to come back to see the manta rays. Trip on clear-bottom boat was nice, took us right to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

Had friends visit us from Finland and as we were visiting Fraser Island and upon returning to Hervey Bay we booked a day tour to Lady Elliot Island. Looking at their website we were looking forward to going but did not expect the experience we got. For what we paid which was $375 p/p was the best money I have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did the day tour from Brisbane during recent stay. Pick up at hotel by limo was prompt at 0630 hrs. The flight to Lady Elliot in 12 seater was smooth and enjoyable from Redcliffe airport. We were met at the airport by Yugi, our guide for the day. Yugi was extremely accommodating and we had him... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Our experience was underwhelming. We attended on a day trip and whilst the buffet lunch was pretty good that's where it kind of stopped. The clear bottom boats were useless when they weren't even clear or large enough for us to see anything through them. Snorkelling equipment was old and fragile and definently needs to be replaced. The facilities could... More 

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LEIManagement, General Manager at Lady Elliot Island Day Tour, responded to this review

Dear MishMattGabbieLily, Thank you for taking the time to review Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort on Trip Advisor. I am sorry to read that you felt your experience during the day trip was underwhelming. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort operates in a harsh environment, the salt air and prevailing winds coupled with being a bird rookery to over hundreds of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

A short flight in a small plane takes you to this hidden paradise, where you can snorkel and see the southern most tip of The Great Barrier Reef. I have done scuba diving in Bali, Krabi & Dubai but this snorkeling tops all these.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Did a family trip to Lady Elliot Is from Gold Cost. Very early departure at 0550 from the hotel. The distance to Lady Elliot Island is too long from GC, 430km and the plane only makes some 240-250kmh so it takes a while to get there in a very noicy and cramped plane. Earplugs recommended. Once you finally get there... More 

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LEIManagement, General Manager at Lady Elliot Island Day Tour, responded to this review

Dear Fenkku Ö We were very disappointed to read that you didn’t enjoy your Day Tour to Lady Elliot Island. Yes, it is an early morning pickup from the Gold Coast to maximise the time you can spend on the Great Barrier Reef but we were surprised that you didn’t enjoy the gorgeous scenic flight to the Island. We do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently went on this tour and we were amazed by the whole experience. The glass boat ride was incredible! We were able to see huge turtles, plenty of colorful fishes and even stingrays, after which they allowed us to go snorkeling to appreciate them by ourselves. Great experience!

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