Lady Elliot Island

A quick 25-minute flight from the Bundaberg Airport, Lady Elliot Island is the first island on the Great Barrier Reef. This coral cay is world renowned as the home of the manta ray with over 700 individual manta rays known to be living in the surrounding waters. Lady Elliot Island is also teeming with turtles who lazily swim these waters year-round and don’t mind the curiosity of visitors. A selfie with a turtle is a must-do but wait till you get home to post it and enjoy the digital detox. You can day trip to the island or stay overnight in Eco certified accommodation, snorkelling just metres from where you lay your head. Lady Elliot Island is an experience you’ll be talking about for years to come.