1770 to Lady Elliot Island Day and Overnight Reef Trips

Lady Elliot Island tours from 1770 airstrip Agnes Water, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. BOOK SECURELY NOW

Lady Elliot Island departing from 1770 Agnes Water
Minimum numbers apply. Limited availability.
Please ask about other dates as we may be able to add extra flights.

Jaimee snorkelling on the Southern great barrier reef

Lady Elliot Island tours from 1770 are now available for you to experience your reef trip of a lifetime

Our exclusive premium option of a day tour to Lady Elliot Island is now available for you to experience your reef trip of a lifetime departing 1770. We provide you with an all inclusive with a scenic flight over the Southern Great Barrier Reef, snorkelling, glass bottom boat, food, reef walk at low tide, towels, reef shoes,  experienced guides available for activities and island tours, lighthouse, walking tracks, fish feeding… and lots more!

To book your Lady Elliot Island Reef Day Trip
PHONE 07 4974 7557 (+61 7 4974 7557) available 9am to 5pm daily, or BOOK ONLINE NOW.

book lady elliott island snorkelling reef trip

HOW DO I BOOK LADY ELLIOT ISLAND?

BOOK SECURELY NOW to depart on your full day adventure to Lady Elliot  Island from 1770. From $500 Adults, $355 children (Agnes Water 1770, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Brisbane and Gold Coast departures available.).

WHAT DOES THE LADY ELLIOT ISLAND DAY TRIP INCLUDE?

Included in your Lady Elliot day trip reef adventure:
– Return scenic flight over Lady Musgrave Island and the southern great barrier reef when departing from 1770/Agnes Water airstrip)
– Welcome drink and orientation tour
– Glass bottom boat and guided snorkel tour
– All snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins)
– Hot & cold buffet lunch. (barista coffee & licenced bar available – not included). We are happy to help if you have any specific dietary requirements.
– Afternoon guided activity
– Towels, sunscreen, snorkel equipment, wetsuit and reef walking shoes provided
– Hot showers
– Tea and coffee and fresh water provided
– Lockers
– Flights are not available Christmas Day (25th December)

HOW DO I BOOK MY LADY ELLIOT ISLAND REEF DAY TOUR? 

To book your Lady Elliot Island day or overnight tour PHONE 07 4974 7557 (+61 7 4974 7557) Mon-Fri 9-5pm, Sun 9-3pm or BOOK ONLINE NOW.

LADY ELLIOT FLIGHT TIMES and DEPARTURE CITIES Flights are subject to change and may include transit stops.

Lady Elliot Island departing from 1770 Agnes Water
Minimum numbers apply. Limited availability. Seats available departing 1770 airstrip
3/2/2023 – 31/3/2024
Departs 08:45  Returns 16:00
Adult – $660   Child (aged 3-12) – $499
1/4/2024 – 31/3/2025
Adult – $699   Child (aged 3-12) – $529.

Lady Elliot Island departing from HERVEY BAY/Fraser Coast
Departs 08:10  Returns 16:40

1/4/2022 – 31/3/2023
Adult – $520  Child (aged 3-12) – $380
1/4/2024 – 31/3/2025
Adult – $545 Child (aged 3-12) – $399

Lady Elliot Island departing from BUNDABERG
Departs 08:40  Returns 16:30

1/4/2022 – 31/3/2023
Adult – $520  Child (aged 3-12) – $380
1/4/2024 – 31/3/2025
Adult – $545 Child (aged 3-12) – $399

LADY ELLIOT ISLAND departing Brisbane or Gold Coast

Lady Elliot Island departing from BRISBANE (Redcliffe)
Departs 07:15  Returns 16:00

1/4/2022 – 31/3/2023
Adult – $1044  Child (aged 3-12) – $644 

LADY ELLIOT ISLAND DEPARTING BRISBANE SPECIAL $783 per adult (RRP $1044) ex Brisbane (Redcliffe) and $765 per child*  Valid for travel 1 April – 30 November 2023

*minimum of two adults required (single adult $1104)
1/4/2023 – 31/3/2024
Adult – $1044  Child (aged 3-12) – $765
*minimum of two adults required (single adult $1144)

Lady Elliot Island departing from GOLD COAST (Coolangatta)
Departs Coolangatta 645am   Departs Lady Elliot 230pm

LADY ELLIOT ISLAND DAY TOUR DEPARTING GOLD COAST SPECIAL

$708 per adult (RRP $944) ex Gold Coast and $665 per child1/4/2022 – 31/3/2023


Adult – $904  Child (aged 3-12) – $644
1/4/2023 – 31/3/2024
Adult – $944  Child (aged 3-12) – $665

Complimentary guest transfers for the Great Barrier Reef Day Tour includes Surfers Paradise Hotels and Resorts and properties located along the Gold Coast Highway between the Sundale Bridge and Coolangatta with the exception of Mercure Resort Gold Coast and the Royal Pines Resort. Guests staying outside this area can be picked up from a designated meeting place within these perimeters.

WHERE IS LADY ELLIOT ISLAND LOCATED?

Lady Elliot Island is located on the magnificent Southern Great Barrier Reef and is the home of the Manta Ray!  The waters surrounding Lady Elliot Island are exceptionally clear all year around with an average visibility of 20+ metres. Being on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef and 80km from the shore we don’t get any marine stingers so no need to wear those lovely stinger suits!

WHERE DO LADY ELLIOT TOURS DEPART FROM?

Day tours to Lady Elliot Island depart from 1770 airstrip Agnes Water, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  Please contact us with the dates you are available. BOOK ONLINE NOW. or phone 07 4974 7557.

1770 Agnes Water -Flights to Lady Elliot Island depart Agnes Water 1770 airstrip daily on demand for day tours.
Hervey Bay – Flights to Lady Elliot Island depart Hervey Bay daily for day tours, and for guests staying on the island.
Bundaberg – Flights to Lady Elliot Island depart Bundaberg daily for day tours, and for guests staying on the island.

To book your Lady Elliot Island Reef Day Trip
PHONE 07 4974 7557 (+61 7 4974 7557) available Mon-Sat 9-5pm, Sun 9-3pm or BOOK ONLINE NOW.

Snorkelling at Lady Elliot Island

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO LADY ELLIOT ISLAND?

Day-trippers, this is what you should bring to Lady Elliot Island:  Your swimsuit, reef shoes, hat, sunscreen and camera or waterproof phone cover to make the most of your day on Lady Elliot Island. Towel are provided. Reef walking shoes (covered toes)/reef shoes are highly recommended, if you do not have any, you may purchase phone covers and reef shoes from the Discover 1770 Holiday Shop, or we have some on the Island for guests to borrow. Lockers are available . The Discover 1770 Holiday Shop in Agnes Water has everything you’ll need.

CHECK IN for flights to Lady Elliot Island 

Please check in 30 minutes prior to your departing flight to Lady Elliot Island

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE for daytrippers to Lady Elliot 

Small backpack (max 4kg) or personal items eg. Handbag/purse, tablet or laptop in thin case, camera, coat/wrap. Items must be carried on the lap or put in the baggage compartment as there are no overhead lockers and there is no stowage facility under the seats.

Please contact us for overnight stays, as spaces are limited and accommodation varies.

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT LADY ELLIOT ISLAND?

Many things are special about Lady Elliot Island and it is the home of the Manta Ray!

The waters surrounding Lady Elliot Island are exceptionally clear all year around with an average visibility of 20+ metres. Being on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef and 80km from the shore we don’t get any marine stingers so no need to wear those lovely stinger suits!

Lady Elliot Island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving destinations on the Great Barrier Reef. The Island is situated within the highest protection zone of the Great Barrier Reef and is a haven for marine life including manta rays, turtles, whales, dolphins, sharks and the entire cast of ‘Finding Nemo’ – over 1,200 different species of marine life can be found around the Island. From beginners to advanced snorkelers or divers, you will experience the t

rue wonder of the Great Barrier Reef without the need for a long boat trip.

snorkel lady musgrave island

ACCOMMODATION ON LADY ELLIOT ISLAND

Accommodation on Lady Elliot Island varies from Eco units to Reef Units. Although we do recommend a minimum of 2 nights on Lady Elliot Island to truly experience this unique Island paradise, day tours allow visitors to experience one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World from the air, land and water… all in one day!

Book your overnight stays on Lady Elliot Island for as many nights as you’d like!  Please just contact us for a quote detailing how many adults and/or children, specific dates, and how many nights you’d love to stay in paradise. We will advise you of availability of flights and accommodation types for your stay. Phone 07 4974 7557

Daytrip or sleep on the southern great barrier reef

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Flight Times

Flight times vary depending on weather, aircraft type and possible transit stops
All activities are subject to weather and tide conditions.

Payment

Payment is required to secure a booking. Prices are subject to change and will be advised prior to any payment being processed. Any other terms or conditions will be supplied at time of booking.

Changes and Cancellations

Any changes to booked dates must be made at least 7 full days prior to your departure date.
If tour is cancelled by us – you can choose a full refund, leave your booking “on hold”, or choose another date.
If tour is cancelled by you –
15% more than 48 hours and 100% inside 48 hours  (of departure time) cancellation fee applies if the booking is cancelled by you.
Refunds will not be accepted for cancellations that have already had a change of booked date.

Peaceful accommodation in Agnes Water, perfect for couples: https://thelovelycottages.com.au

Prices subject to change at any time without notice.
Prices may not be valid for peak times.

Is the Great Barrier Reef Dead?

No the Great Barrier Reef is not dead. While areas have been affected by weather and people, there are some amazingly healthy areas of Great Barrier Reef. South of Mackay and accessed from Town of 1770, Agnes Water and Bundaberg, the thriving Southern Great Barrier Reef islands of Lady Elliot, Lady Musgrave & Heron are the healthiest areas you will visit. Scroll down for the 2022 Aerial Survey of the reef – you will see the southern Great Barrier Reef is very healthy, so is the remote northern reef, about 10 hours drive north of Cairns
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND https://www.discover1770.com.au/lady-elliott-island-day-trips/
LADY MUSGRAVE ISLAND https://www.discover1770.com.au/lady-musgrave-island-reef-cruises/
HERON ISLAND SPECIALS https://www.discover1770.com.au/heron-island-holiday-packages/

 

A map showing coral bleaching.
2022 Aerial Survey observations of reef community coral bleaching throughout the Great Barrier Reef after the final heat wave from 12-23 March 2022.(Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority)

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority chief scientist David Wachenfeld said the good news is that early signs suggest a low mortality rate.”Bleaching is a stress response but bleached coral is still alive and under the right conditions it can recover and continue to live,” he said.
Source abc.net.au

Updated 20/9/2023 by LB