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Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse

Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4156 4444
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Dream Diving

Diving and snorkeling unforgettable reef sharks manta ray , cowtail ,eagle ,shovel-nose and big... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
marbel875
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Newcastle, Australia
Lady Elliott island

A trip of a life time, into swimming snorkeling, Diving this is the reef for you, we had amazing... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Jacqui S
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The lighthouse on Lady Elliot Island was built in 1873. Standing at approximately 17 metres, the white and red lighthouse was pre-fabricated in England and shipped to the island in pieces. It was the first lighthouse in Australia with a timber frame and weatherproof cast iron external cladding. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1995 when it became too short for the surrounding vegetation and a new solar powered, fully automated tower was built. The original lighthouse was placed on the Commonwealth Heritage List in 2004. The Lady Elliot Island Lightstation Heritage Management Plan was developed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) in March 2012 to protect, conserve and manage the Commonwealth Heritage values of the Lady Elliot Island lighthouse. Unfortunately, the lighthouse is not open to the public but is often the focus of history and photography buffs. There is a little museum in the adjacent building containing historical information and memorabilia.
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“manta rays” (9 reviews)
“sunset drinks” (6 reviews)
“light house” (6 reviews)
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Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia
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+61 7 4156 4444
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Diving and snorkeling unforgettable reef sharks manta ray , cowtail ,eagle ,shovel-nose and big eagle rays , reef sharks , a wreck and a 3 meter tiger shark

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A trip of a life time, into swimming snorkeling, Diving this is the reef for you, we had amazing five days, well organized staff supper friendly and the food amazing. We will be definitely going back.

Thank Jacqui S
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

If you want to attract tourists; make it interesting and enticing. Ascending this 1873 beacon of marine safety is prohibited. One can look at it from afar and from close up but nothing else.More

Thank Marc W
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LEIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

We are very fortunate to have such a beautiful heritage listed lighthouse on Lady Elliot Island. We lease the island from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and they have developed a comprehensive Heritage Management Plan to protect and manage the Lady Elliot Island...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely lovely lovely Great as a sunset venue.....and you will discover a pleasant secret there. 😊 There isn't much more to say.

Thank Katarina A
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I'd been to Heron island several times and Lady Elliot turned out to be a cheaper and similar experience. Basic accommodation good food and brilliant snorkelling. Loved walking around the island amongst the birds as well.

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

The lighthouse on Lady Elliot Island is a very ornate and gorgeous lighthouse that overlooks the deep side of the island where you can snorkel off in 20-30 metre deep water. Although it is not currently in use, it provides a good landmark that looks...More

Thank luciaw16
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This small island has it all. A short flight from Hervey Bay and you are miles away from everything. The small hut accommodation on the beach is rustic and romantic and the the reef is easily accessible from the shore. All meals are included in...More

Thank FrangipanniBrisbane
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The lighthouse has a lot of history attached. Its also where you can pick up mobile phone connection. (and a snorkelling entry point, especially for manta rays)

Thank Ibisue
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Located on the western side of Lady Elliott Island, the old lighthouse is no longer in operation but still stands proudly next to the new (and it has to be said ugly) operational light tower. Just a few minutes walk from the main buildings on...More

Thank DML
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

An excellent place to enjoy a drink at sunset. Also an excellent staring point for snorkeling and diving.

Thank _randfmcf
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