Scenes Of Lady Elliot Barrier Reef Eco Island
[Lady Elliot Island is the southern-most coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The island lies 46 nautical miles (85 km; 53 mi) north-east of Bundaberg and covers an area of approximately 40 hectares (99 acres). The island is home to a small eco resort and an airstrip, which is serviced daily by flights from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Maroochydore, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort offers a range of comfortable accommodation options, with each suite, unit, room and cabin designed to minimise impact on the island while enriching guests’ experience of the environment and seasonal wildlife.
Lady Elliot Island is located within the [Green Zone] of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park which is the highest possible classification designated by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Marine National Park Green Zones protect the biodiversity within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park by protecting important breeding and nursery areas such as seagrass beds, mangrove communities, deepwater shoals and reefs. GBRMPA
The island is particularly renowned for its scuba diving and snorkelling, as its location far offshore at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef results in unrivalled water clarity. Step straight off the beach and snorkel, swim or dive to explore an underwater world of brilliantly coloured marine life, join one of the guided activities or simply relax and soak in the tranquil island atmosphere. Guided activities on the island include reef walking, glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tours, island history tours, bird watching tours and turtle treks in season.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most important sea turtle habitats in the world, with Lady Elliot Island being a key part of that habitat. Every year between November and March the green and loggerhead turtles lumber up the same beach on which they were born more than 50 years ago. These turtles nest on Lady Elliot Island up to nine times in a season, laying between 80 and 120 eggs per clutch. About eight weeks later, young hatchlings leave their nests and head towards the ocean (January to April)]. – Wikipedia
An aerial view of the island is seen on January 14, 2012 over Lady Elliot Island, Australia. Lady Elliot Island is one of the three island resorts in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMPA) with the highest designated classification of Marine National Park Zone by GBRMPA. The island of approximately 40 hectares lies 46 nautical miles north-east of the Queensland town of Bundaberg and is the southern-most coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Birds fly away from the landing strip as a plane approaches for landing on January 14, 2012 at Lady Elliot Island, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
A piece of red coral is seen on the beach on January 15, 2012 at Lady Elliot Island, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
A sign marking a sea turtle nest is seen on the beach on January 14, 2012 at Lady Elliot Island, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
A Hawksbill sea turtle is seen swimming on January 15, 2012 in Lady Elliot Island, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)