Manta Rays in Queensland

5 Days

Situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ Lady Elliot Island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, an amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reefs.

The Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is a family-run and operated eco-tourism business. Enormous strides have been made to introduce sustainable initiatives to convert the resort to renewable energy with the goal to be 100% renewable.

Join Where Wild Things Roam Travel for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to swim with these kites of the sea in the clear waters off Lady Elliot Island.

Tour Dates: Subject to availability


To find out more information about this tour or to book, contact personal travel manager Kate via phone on 0461 411 444 or email kate.webster (@)

** Note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change


Where Wild Things Roam Travel takes travellers to Lady Elliot Island to swim with the manta rays and more.

Staying at the Eco-Resort, travellers will enjoy the full facilities of the resort and can explore all the island has to offer. This includes informative talks about the island and the wildlife that call it home.

Packages include 5 dives across the duration of the stay. Not certified to scuba dive? No worries, you can do a discover scuba diving course or even get certified on the island (for an extra charge).

For those who prefer to snorkel, you can take a snorkel tour and explore the surrounding reef yourself, straight from the beach or off the boat.


  • Return scenic flight ex Hervey Bay/ Fraser Coast & Bundaberg (Flights ex Gold Coast extra)
  • Stay at Lady Elliot Island Eco-Lodge including meals
  • 5 Dive Package with equipment
  • Use of Snorkel Equipment
  • Combined Glass Bottom/Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Guided Reef Walk (on low tide)
  • Guided Bird Tour (in season)
  • Whale Sightings (June to Oct)


Board your scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island. You will be advised of departure time at time of booking.

Access to Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is on small aircraft chartered from Seair Pacific to transport guests to and from the Island. As Lady Elliot Island is the most remote Great Barrier Reef island regularly accessed, boat access is impractical. Seair has been the provider of aircraft charter to the resort since 1996 and its pilots are very experienced in operating into and out of the grass airstrip which runs the entire length of the island.

Lady Elliot Island is the only coral cay Island with an airstrip on the Great Barrier Reef. The scenic flight transfers are one of the highlights of the overall guest experience and visitors enjoy two scenic flights providing a bird’s eye view of the reef as part of their visit to this unique island paradise.

While on the island you can do as much or little as you like. Activities include diving, snorkelling, reef walks, boat tours, whale watching (in season), bird watching tours, island tours, environmental talks and more.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your stay.

Package Inclusions


  • Return scenic flight ex Hervey Bay/ Fraser Coast & Bundaberg (Flights ex Gold Coast extra)
  • 5 nights at Lady Elliot Island Eco-Lodge
  • All meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • 5 Dive Package with equipment
  • Use of Snorkel Equipment
  • Glass Bottom/Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Guided Reef Walk (on low tide)
  • Guided Bird Tour (in season)
  • Whale Sightings (June to Oct)
  • Environmental Management Charge
  • WWTR Tour Pack


  • Additional costs on the island such as drinks, souvenirs, additional diving
  • Transport to and from the airport

Lady Elliot Eco-Lodge

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort offers a range of comfortable accommodation options. Each Unit, Tent and Cabin designed to minimise the impact on the island while enriching the overall guest experience of the environment and seasonal wildlife. In keeping with the natural, eco-friendly practices, there are no telephones, television, radios or Wi-Fi available in the rooms. Limited Wi-fi is available in the restaurant.

This package is priced for the Eco Cabins or the Garden Units.

Situated within 20 to 30 metres walk from the Lagoon, our newly upgraded Eco Cabins have solid walls, louvres for maximum air flow, a large front glass sliding door and shared bathroom facilities. The Eco Cabins sleep up to 4 adults and the Eco Family Cabin (1 only) sleeps up to 5 adults. Lighting and power points are available in every cabin as well as a ceiling fan. The deck is furnished with two chairs for added relaxation.

Situated within 20 to 30 meters walk from the Lagoon, the Garden Units are arranged in blocks of three and are ideal for couples or families, offering either a queen bed or a combination of a queen and bunk-style beds. Each unit features polished timber floors, ensuite bathrooms and a balcony set amongst the resort gardens to make the most of the resort views. The units are fan-cooled and have a mini-fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

Please ask us for a price if you wish to upgrade to a Reef Unit or Glamping Tent.

Flights to Lady Elliot Island

Access to Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is via small aircraft. As Lady Elliot Island is the most remote Great Barrier Reef Island regularly accessed, boat transfers are impractical. Flights depart daily from four main departure ports, Gold Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe), Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) and Bundaberg. Please review our flight schedule for more information on departure and flight times.

This package is based on flights from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) and Bundaberg. Please ask us for pricing on flights from Gold Coast or Brisbane (Redcliffe).

While every care has been taken to ensure the prices and availability of this tour is locked in, we do sometimes experience fluctuations and changes from our suppliers and ground operators. While every effort will be made to ensure this has no impact on the overall cost of your trip, if this can not be done, you will be notified immediately with options.

Please note that we are working in remote destinations and sometimes changes to the itinerary are unavoidable. While we endeavour to ensure we stick to the set itinerary, changes may occur prior to travel and while on location.

Also, note that wildlife is never guaranteed nor predictable. We are travelling during times of high probability of wildlife experiences, however, this is never 100% guaranteed.


All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars. Typically, prices are based on two passengers travelling together. Solo traveller supplements may be applicable. Special offer pricing has already been applied to the website pricing displayed, unless it is stated otherwise.


Passports must have a validity of at least 6 months or longer than your intended stay overseas. Visas to some countries are required for Australian Passport holders. Visas can be purchased on arrival in most countries, but please note, for entry into certain countries a visa must be applied for online prior to travel. Some visa fees are payable in US Dollars cash only. Some countries have a requirement making it necessary to have a certain number of blank pages in your passport. Please check with us regarding visa requirements.


Travelling with children under 18 years of age through certain countries may require further documentation in addition to their valid passport. As requirements can change, please check with us.


Please consult your GP or Travel Doctor for up-to-date medical advice. A minimum level of fitness is required to be able to participate on a Where Wild Things Roam Travel tour. In addition, some tours may require you to disclose your body weight. Please check with us to ensure that you can meet the relevant requirements.


Luggage restrictions may apply to your tour where safari vehicles or light aircrafts are utilised. Please check your trip dossier for detail on this and what is suggested to pack.


A non-refundable deposit of 25% per person is required within seven days of booking confirmation along with a signed Booking Form. Some tours and arrangements may impose a higher non-refundable deposit – please check at time of booking. Payment of deposit and a signed Booking Form represents acceptance of Where Wild Things Roam Travel Terms & Conditions by the client. Final balance of payment must be received no later than 60 days prior to departure.


Bookings made within 30 days of travel from Australia will require full payment immediately.


An amendment fee of AU$50 will be levied to cover communication and administration costs for any changes to bookings. This is in addition to any airline and operator fees.


We can organise additional arrangements such as hotels and car hire not forming part of a package. Just ask us at the time of booking.


Cancellations must be received in writing and will take effect from the date received by Where Wild Things Roam Travel. The following cancellation charges will apply to the tour costs.

  • More than 60 days before departure: Deposit only
  • 60-49 days before departure: 40%
  • 48-31 days before departure: 60%
  • 30-0 days before departure: 100%

These charges can vary subject to the trading terms of our suppliers as some do impose higher cancellation fees on certain tours. The non-issuing of an invoice or non-payment of the deposit will not exempt clients from these cancellation and administration fees. We regret we can make no exception to the charges and strongly recommend that comprehensive travel insurance is taken out at the time of booking to cover cancellation fees.


We strongly recommend that a comprehensive travel insurance policy be taken out at the time of paying the deposit. Where Wild Things Roam Travel will NOT accept responsibility for loss of deposit/full payment, loss or damage to baggage and personal items, personal illness or injury, medical expenses, cancellation or curtailment of your trip.


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Much care has gone into the composition of itineraries and prices, however, circumstances beyond our control such as currency devaluation, fuel or airfare surcharges, the imposition of new or amended Government charges (i.e VAT) may necessitate an increase in cost. Where Wild Things Roam Travel cannot be held responsible for these changes. Should this occur at any time until the departure date, you will be notified as soon as possible, and regardless of deposit or total payment having been made, any increase is to be paid by the client. If such an increase is unacceptable, the client may cancel the booking, though, in so doing, is still liable to pay any cancellation charges imposed by our suppliers. While every effort has been made to ensure prices are accurate, please use the brochure as a guideline only, as rates are subject to change.


Where Wild Things Roam Travel uses local ground operators in the country of travel. The standards of accommodation and other services are based on various factors, which are generally accepted as indicated as a certain class. However, we do not represent or guarantee that standard, class or fitness for purpose of the accommodation or service. Where Wild Things Roam Travel does not accept any liability of whatever nature for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of those airlines, local operators, shipping companies, hoteliers or other persons providing services in connection with your tour pursuant to a contract between them and yourselves and over whom we have no direct and exclusive control. We do not accept liability for any injury, damage, loss, delay, change of itinerary when required, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by events which are beyond our control, or which are not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part including, but not limited to war, civil disturbances, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government or of any other authorities, accidents to, or failure of, machinery or equipment, or industrial action (whether or not involving our employees and even though such actions may be settled by acceding to demands of a labour group).

  • 5 Days
  • Swim with manta rays