Lady Elliot Island Day Trip & Scenic Flight

Lady Elliot Island day trip

Spend a day on a unique coral cay, located right on the Great Barrier Reef.

Lady Elliot Island is a 42 hectare coral cay island located right on the Great Barrier Reef. This is where the Southern Great Barrier Reef begins and is within a 4 hour drive north of Brisbane. Access to the island is by short scenic flight from four locations – Coolangatta, Hervey Bay or Bundaberg. These flights are available daily. Resort facilities include licensed dining room and bar, poolside bistro/bar, swimming pool, reef education centre and library, dive shop and resort shop, lockers and showering facilities for day guests.

There are a large range of activities which are fun for all the family. Explore the island, view the reef through a glass bottom boat, join educational guided reef walk at low tide, swim in the pool, try your hand at volleyball, table tennis, pool or simply relax in one of the most peaceful environments on earth.

Please note that scuba diving is not available to day guests.

Your Great Barrier Reef Day trip includes:

  • Scenic return flight
  • 6 -7 hours on the reef
  • Buffet Lunch (hot & cold buffet)
  • Combined Glass Bottom Boat/Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Guided Reef Walk (low tide only)
  • Day use of snorkel equipment
  • Fish Feeding in the Lagoon Fish Pool
  • Island Tours
  • Snorkel Lesson in the resort pool (if required)
  • Use of day guest facilities (showers & towels)
  • Environmental Management Charge

NB: Secure lockers are available (small fee applies)

All activities are dependant on weather and tide.

Flight Departures:

Flights depart Hervey Bay and Bundaberg at approx 8:10am.
Day visit returns from Lady Elliot to Hervey Bay and Bundaberg at 4pm.

NB: Flights not available Christmas Day

Includes return scenic flight from Hervey Bay or Bundaberg Airport. Flights from Coolangatta is also available – contact us for rates.

Please also visit our Lady Elliot Island Resort page to find out more information in regards to staying on the island.

4 Nights to explore 2 unique world heritage listed areas;
Lady Elliot and Fraser Island Experience.
Experience the best of two magnificent World Heritage listed areas in this unique 5 day trip departing Hervey Bay. Visit majestic Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef and explore spectacular Fraser Island with The Fraser Island Company.