By Car: The Bruce Highway runs from Brisbane to Hervey Bay and Bundaberg taking approximately 4 hours where you can catch connecting flights which depart daily to Lady Elliot Island.
By Tilt Train: Queensland Rail operates a Tilt Train service which runs daily between Bundaberg and Brisbane.
Can you get to lady elliot island by boat?
In respect to this, can you get to Lady Elliot Island by boat?No, the only access to Lady Elliot Island is by aircraft and our Reservations Team will book the scenic flight transfer with your accommodation. The scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island is a spectacular start to your holiday!
how do you get to Cairns from Lady Elliot Island? However, you can take the shuttle to Cairns Airport, take the walk to Cairns airport, fly to Bundaberg, then take the travel to Lady Elliot Island. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to Cairns Airport, take the walk to Cairns airport, fly to Hervey Bay, then take the travel to Lady Elliot Island.
how much does it cost to go to Lady Elliot Island?
From $899 per person (twin/triple share) Experience one of the most pristine and untouched sections of the Great Barrier Reef, with over 1,200 different species of marine life and exceptionally clear water (average visibility 30 meters).
What is there to do on Lady Elliot Island?
Snorkelling and diving are two of the staple activities enjoyed on Lady Elliot Island. Snorkelling & Diving
How do I get from Brisbane to Lady Elliot Island?
Getting To Lady Elliot Island By Car: The Bruce Highway runs from Brisbane to Hervey Bay and Bundaberg taking approximately 4 hours where you can catch connecting flights which depart daily to Lady Elliot Island. By Tilt Train: Queensland Rail operates a Tilt Train service which runs daily between Bundaberg and Brisbane.
Why is it called Lady Elliot Island?
In 1816, the island was officially discovered and named by Captain Thomas Stuart aboard the vessel Lady Elliot. The Lady Elliot was a 353-tonne vessel that was built in Bengal and registered in Calcutta, India. The ship was named Lady Elliot after Margaret, the wife of Sir Hugh Elliot, the Colonial Governor of India.
How long does it take to get to Lady Musgrave Island?
approximately 2 hours
Who was Lady Musgrave?
Lady Musgrave Island was chartered in 1843, though its location was known earlier from the explorations of a Captain Bunker who gave its name to this part of the reef. The island was named after Janine, the American born wife of a Queensland Governor, Sir Anthony Musgrave.
Can you stay on Lady Musgrave?
Unfortunately there is no Lady Musgrave Island Resort. Although there are plenty of places to stay both short term and long term in Bundaberg and surrounding locations. The closest thing to a Lady Musgrave Island Resort would be camping.
Is there WIFI on Lady Elliot Island?
There is no mobile reception on Lady Elliot Island but Wi-Fi access is available in selected areas of the Resort. Guests with their own devices can purchase Wi-Fi time from Reception.
How long is the flight from Hervey Bay to Lady Elliot Island?
The scenic flight from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast to Lady Elliot Island takes approximately 40 minutes.
Can you dive the Great Barrier Reef from Brisbane?
Brisbane is a long way from the Great Barrier Reef. In the far north is Cairns and there are often cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns. Lots of boats go to outer reef from Cairns and they have moorings on the reef from which you can snorkel and dive.
How is Lady Elliot Island Eco friendly?
The unpretentious 41 room Eco Resort strives to provide guests with a genuine eco-tourism experience ranging from Eco Cabins (tents) to Two Bedroom Island Suites. In keeping with the natural, eco-friendly lifestyle there are no telephones, television or radios and all rooms are fan cooled.
How was Lady Elliot Island formed?
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay, and has never been connected to the mainland. It formed as broken fragments of coral and clamshells, known as shingle, were tossed up by storms onto one part of the reef. The shingle concentrated into a series of roughly concentric ridges.