Visiting Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast is nothing but memorable. You can visit the beach, whale watch, take an island tour, and even experience a piece of the Great Barrier Reef. For families and couples, that’s the complete holiday package taken care of. When visiting Hervey Bay, make sure to include Lady Elliott Island on your to-do list. This special island destination is a spectacular coral cay famous for being the southernmost piece of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Without even visiting Cairns, you can enjoy the Great Barrier Reef here in Hervey Bay.
From Hervey Bay, Lady Elliott Island can be reached within just a short flight (day tours are available), offering incredible views along the way. You may even see whales from above depending on the season! Once you arrive on the island, you’re free to explore it at your own leisure. The most popular activity is seeing the Great Barrier Reef, and once you put on your snorkelling/diving equipment you won’t be disappointed.
This literal ‘paradise island’ is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, a ‘Green Zone’ and safe sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and corals as well as a colourful abundance of turtles, manta rays, and more. The water clarity at Lady Elliott Island is second to none, and the thrill of breathing underwater will be go hand in hand with breathtaking views of vivid corals and hundreds of marine fish. Friendly green and loggerhead turtles are a common site for snorkelers and divers, making the experience even more unforgettable. A snorkelling/diving tour to Lady Elliott Island is highly recommended.
The southernmost part of the Great Barrier Reef is in the palm of your hand at our Hervey Bay Urangan accommodation. For more information on our resort, just visit https://boatharbourresort.etourism.net.au
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