Lady Elliot Island Day Tour Great Barrier Reef Ex Gold Coast & Brisbane


Hours: 7.00am to 5.00pm Mon - Sun

Did you know that you can visit the Great Barrier Reef from the Gold Coast or Brisbane? Join our Great Barrier Reef Day Tour to Lady Elliot Island for a fabulous day exploring the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef from the air, glass bottom boat and the water... all in one day!


Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ of the Marine National Park and is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life. The island is regarded as one of the best diving and snorkelling locations on the Great Barrier Reef and is renowned for its healthy coral reef and abundance of turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and the entire cast of Finding Nemo.

Lonely Planet has recently voted Lady Elliot Island # 2 of “The 7 best beaches for snorkelling around the world”.

The fully inclusive Great Barrier Reef Day Tour ex Gold Coast and Brisbane (Redcliffe) includes return scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island (approx. 100 mins from GC and 80mins from BNE); Glass bottom boat/Guided snorkel tour; Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins); Hot & cold buffet lunch including prawns, beer, wine and soft drink; Towels, sunscreen, snorkel equipment and reef walking shoes provided.

Overnight stays are also available at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort.

Map & Directions

Location: Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, QLD, Australia, RUNAWAY BAY 4216


Lady Elliot Island is located on the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, 80kms north-east of Bundaberg, just north of Fraser Island. Our location on the Southern Great Barrier Reef makes the Island easily accessible for visitors to South-East Queensland with four (4) easily accessible departure points - Gold Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe), Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast and Bundaberg.


Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort and the Day Tours to Lady Elliot Island have been awarded Advanced Eco Accreditation by Ecotourism Australia and we are committed to preserving the natural environment of the Great Barrier Reef. Our goal is to work in harmony with nature for the benefit of future generations.

The resort has built a hybrid solar power station on the island to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.


The Steve Irwin Award for Eco Tourism Silver 2013, Bronze 2012 Fraser Coast Hall of Fame for Ecotourism 2013 Fraser Coast Environmental Tourism 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Cancellation Policy

Full payment is due 7 days prior to travel. If travel is within 7 days full payment is due at the time of booking.

100% cancellation fee applies if the booking is cancelled after 4.00pm the day prior to travel.
50% cancellation fee applies if the booking is cancelled before 4.00pm the day prior to travel.

Day guests please be aware that Lady Elliot Island cannot be responsible for the weather. Should weather conditions result in cancellation of the tour you will be able to transfer your trip to another date at no additional cost. If your travel plans do not allow you to postpone a full refund will be issued. Please note that weather conditions may vary whilst on the Island and result in cancellation of water activities. Once the day trip has commenced no refund will be issued.

Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover unforeseen circumstances.