Tourists rank local island in Australia's top three

This is Lady Elliot Island, where five jobs are up for grabs.
This is Lady Elliot Island, where five jobs are up for grabs. LADY ELLIOT ISLAND ECO RESORT

A BEAUTIFUL cay on the southern Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliot Island's natural beauty and diving offerings has helped propel it to the number three pick of top island destinations.

The island, which is just a short 30-minute flight from Bundaberg, has been recognised in a recent poll highlighting the top 10 island destinations to visit in 2016.

Experience Oz marketing manager Matt Hobbs said Australia's Top 10 Destinations to Experience consumer poll's island category was a great opportunity to identify the best off-shore destinations to visit in Australia from the public point of view, rather than the simply "telling people where to go" approach other publications follow.

"Lady Elliot Island makes for one of the best value islands in the country with its high quality reef, and incredible diving and snorkelling opportunities with large manta rays, it's no surprise to see it ranked so highly," Mr Hobbs said.

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