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BHG Visits: Lady Elliot Island glamping in eco tents

White sand beaches and turtles! This eco island is worth switching off your phone for
Lady Elliot Island glamping
Lady Elliot Island glamping
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Known as Home Of The Manta Ray, Lady Elliot Island is situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’, a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life including manta rays, turtles, all manner of colourful tropical fish and breathtaking, unspoilt coral reef.

Lady Elliot Island glamping
Lady Elliot Island glamping (Credit: Supplied)

But there’s another reason to visit the beautiful Lady Elliot Island which is situated at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. The island’s award-winning eco-resort has recently launched the newest innovation in ‘glamping’ with two sustainable Eco Tents sheltered amongst the natural flora of the island.

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Breakfast with a view! (Credit: Supplied)

The Eco Tents are right near the shore so you watch turtles lay their eggs from your secluded decking as you enjoy a sunset drink and soak up the beachside atmosphere. The accommodation is simple and comfortable and perfect for a digital detox; there’s no phones, television or internet.

Lady Elliot Island - interior accommodation
Lady Elliot Island – interior accommodation (Credit: Supplied)

There’s a lot to do of course, snorkelling or scuba-diving will probably be at the top of the list and there’s simply no better place to do it than here. For those who want to see the reef without getting wet, there are glass bottom boat tours that operate regularly.

An underwater world awaits at Lady Elliot Island
An underwater world awaits at Lady Elliot Island (Credit: Supplied)
Lady Elliot Island - a natural wonder
Lady Elliot Island – a natural wonder (Credit: Supplied)

Visit www.ladyelliot.com.au for more information. 

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