Recommended 'Island' Operators

Fitzroy Island

For the perfect island stay you can’t go past Fitzroy Island. With a world class resort catering for all budgets from 1st class to backpackers and with a well established campground you will find it hard to beat. Only a lazy hour journey from Cairns by boat to this idyllic tropical getaway, you will be amazed by this hidden gem from the moment you hit the wharf.

To fill those sun soaked days before you visit the bar we provide a full range of water based activities suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No matter if you wish to stay dry and see the reef by glass bottom boat, paddle one of our reef viewing kayaks, practise your balancing skills on one of our SUP’s or immerse yourself on a snorkel and dive expedition there is an option to suit you.

Be one of the lucky non-divers to experience the reef by night as we put our Glass Bottom night coral & marine life viewing vessel into operation. You will not find this option on many islands or trips around the world.

From Fitzroy Island, your now half way to the True Outer Great Barrier Reef, why not come out all the way and see the beauty of the 8th wonder of the world. Sunkist visits Fitzroy daily on its way to and from the Outer Edge.


Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia’s World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, 80kms north-east of Bundaberg (north of Fraser Island). Lady Elliot Island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving destinations on the Great Barrier Reef. Situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’, the Island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is renowned for an abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef.

Lady Elliot Island is the perfect destination to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, straight off the beach. Enjoy a glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour, snorkel safari, a guided reef walk, snorkel with turtles, dive with manta rays, witness the magic of bird and turtle nesting and hatching season or watch the majestic humpback whales blow and breach (in season).

We operate an unpretentious 41 room Eco Resort on Lady Elliot Island which strives to provide guests with a genuine eco-tourism experience ranging from Eco Cabins to 2BR Island Suites. In keeping with the natural, eco-friendly lifestyle there are no telephones, television or radios and all rooms are fan-cooled. The rooms are simple but comfortable and have everything you need for a nice and relaxing holiday.

Our location on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef makes the Island easily accessible for visitors to South-East Queensland. The Island has its own airstrip and we offer scenic flight transfers from Bundaberg (30mins), Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast (40mins), Brisbane – Redcliffe (80mins) and the Gold Coast (100mins) for day visitors and overnight guests.


Lady Musgrave Island

Located 51 nautical miles from Bundaberg and the second island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Lady Musgrave is a coral cay with 1,192 hectares of spectacular fringing reef ripe for exploring.