Lady Eliot Island is the Southernmost island on the Great Barrier Reef and is home to nesting turtles, manta rays, migrating whales, resident and visiting bird populations among the natural and abundant reef life.
Day-trippers and overnight guests are spoilt with a gorgeous coral lagoon that begs to be explored at high tide.
The calm, protected waters of Lady Elliot Island are the best place on the reef to snorkel with turtles year-round and bag yourself the ultimate snorkel selfie – with a manta or reef shark of course!
Come low tide, you and the kiddies can swap your fins for reef shoes as you take on a guided reef walk of the lagoon.
More adventurous snorkellers can join a guided snorkel safari or head to the western side of the island to explore the Lighthouse and Coral Gardens dive sites. This is where you’ll see marine mega-fauna like manta rays, dolphins and whales (during their migration season) as well as the jaw-dropping corals and fish that make this place so special.