Southern Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia


Oct. 13, 2015 Video of a day trip to Lady Elliot Island in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, released on World Turtle Day. The Southern Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is the official start of one of the world's great wonders. It's a wonderful destination for snorkellers, divers and sailors. You can step off a beach on a coral island into the sea and snorkel among coral.

It's a day trip or a four-hour drive from Brisbane CBD to Bundaberg and a boat trip, making the destination a perfect holiday location for South East Queensland residents. Or you can fly from Brisbane or the Gold Coast in 1.5 hours.

The Southern Great Barrier Reef is Queensland's best kept secret and the most accessible part of the reef in Queensland. It's an ecological experience with manta rays, turtles and 1200 of the Great Barrier Reefs' 1500 fish species. The islands within the Southern Great Barrier Reef (Lady Elliot Island, Lady Musgrave Island, Heron Island, Great Keppel Island and Wilson Island) offer boat-free access where you can snorkel directly off their shore.