Great Barrier Reef Day Tour from Brisbane

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Highlights & inclusions

Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
Scenic flight along the coastline
Spectacular Lady Elliot Island
Hot and cold buffet lunch
View coral gardens and marine life

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Sun, Apr 14, 2024

What you can expect

Visit one of the most beautiful islands in Australia - Lady Elliot Island - off the coast of QLD with an epic day trip to explore the Southern Great Barrier Reef! This Lady Elliot Island day trip package from Brisbane includes everything you'll need to get to Lady Elliot. Return scenic air flights to the island offer stunning views of the reef and Australia's eastern coastline from high above; something that's truly unmatchable in terms of visual splendour. Upon arriving on the island, you'll have five hours to explore both Lady Elliot and the reef itself, with activities such as snorkelling, glass-bottom boat tours, guided reef walks and island orientation walks all on offer. How you wish to enjoy your time in this wonderful Great Barrier Reef environment is entirely up to you. Take some time out to sit back and enjoy the delicious lunch in these lovely surrounds, then take advantage of the guest facilities on the island to freshen up, take an afternoon Island Tour or perhaps hand-feed some fish in the expansive lagoon. Tours depart around 6.30 am and will return around 4.30 pm. However you choose to spend your time, you're guaranteed a comprehensive and enjoyable Great Barrier Reef experience with this package - so treat yourself to a picture-perfect escape and book your Lady Elliot Island day trip from Brisbane today!


What you need to know

  • Hotel transfers (inner-city hotels only)
  • Return scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island
  • Orientation tour/welcome drink
  • Glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) and short wetsuit
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch including prawns, beer, wine and soft drink
  • Towels, sunscreen and reef walking shoes provided
  • Use of day guest facilities (storage and shower facilities)
  • Fully guided tour
  • Additional activities (eg diving) on the island
  • 6.30am - Arrive at your departure point (Redcliffe Airport)
  • 7.15am - Flight departs from Redcliffe
  • 8.45am - Arrive at Lady Elliot Island
  • 8.45 – 2.30pm - Orientation Tour, Welcome drink, Glass Bottom Boat / Guided Snorkelling Tour, Buffet Lunch with beer, wine and soft drinks, Fish Feeding in the lagoon pool
  • 2.30pm - Flight departs Lady Elliot Island
  • 4.00pm - Arrive at Redcliffe Airport
  • The Lady Elliot Island Great Barrier Reef Day Trip is the only one of it's type in Australia
  • The only day tour of it's type in Australia
  • View one of the most pristine sections of Australia's Great Barrier Reef from the air as well as from above and below the water
  • One of the best snorkelling and diving locations on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Guided tour on a glass bottom boat / guided tour
  • Snorkel amongst the most amazing coral formations and marine creatures
  • The coral gardens surrounding the island are a breeding and feeding area for the giant "kites of the sea" Manta Rays
  • Aerial views of the Gold Coast, North & South Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island and Fraser Island
  • Delicious hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Flights depart at 7.15am. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure (7am)
  • Departs Lady Elliot Island at 2.30pm
  • Return back to Redcliffe Airport at approximately 4pm
  • Approx. 90 minute flight. Flight duration may vary depending on weather, aircraft type and possible transit stop
  • Does not operate on Christmas Day 25th December
What To Bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
Additional Information
  • __Conditions:__
  • Cost based on 2 or more passengers travelling. Single surcharge of $100 applies.
  • Cannot be combined with other packages or specials
  • Child age is 3-12 years inclusive __Please note:__
  • One light backpack only on all flights to/from Lady Elliot Island
  • Please note day guests are only permitted to 4kg of baggage per person
  • Items must be carried on the lap or put in the baggage compartment as there is no overhead lockers and there is no storage facilities under the seats
  • All activities are subject to weather and tide conditions
  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • Please provide each passenger's name in the booking note
  • Must call to confirm availability prior to booking
  • Flights are subject to change and may include transit stops
  • Flight times vary depending on weather, aircraft type and possible transit stops
  • All activities are subject to weather and tide conditions
  • Includes fuel levy of $45 per person
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Recent reviews

51 review

Airport staff✅ Flight ✅ LEI ✅ LEI staff ✅ Snorkeling ✅ Booking website was difficult but worth the persistence .

Met by bright and bubbly staff at airport. Amazing scenic flight up the GC coastline, across Brisbane airport, with a quick stop at one of Qld biggest airports -Redcliffe (lol), along the Sunshine Coast, over Fraser Island and eventually arriving at LEI. Fabulous staff at LEI especially our greeters, the dive shop and crew on the glass bottom boat. The boat crew were full of enthusiasm with intense awareness of safety of guests at all times.. Loved the snorkelling with lots of brightly coloured fish, healthy coral, a couple of turtles and small sharks. Our flight back was memorable too! LEI is a ver happy haven for all the birds. Will have to return during manta ray season: 😃 Definition worth it and highly recommend this tour. Thanks

Maureen Leeson over 2 years ago

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