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Great Barrier Reef eco-resort to reopen mid-June with strict safety plan

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Great Barrier Reef Eco Resort to reopen mid-June with a strict safety plan.

June seems to be the month that tourism will slowly restart across Australia and the Great Barrier Reef’s Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort will be among the first to get it underway.

The eco-property located on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef will reopen on 13 June, after 50 days in “caretaker mode”.

A statement from the resort stressed that the reopening will come with a strict health and safety plan devised to meet Queensland Health requirements and protect staff and guests.

Among the changes include a 50 percent bed capacity rate, and day trips, including those to Hervey Bay, will be available with reduced guest numbers.

Meanwhile, day tours from the Gold Coast and Brisbane will not immediately be available, but will resume on 10 July and will also operate with a reduced number of participants.

“Island management cannot stress enough the importance for everyone to continue to follow all social distancing, hygiene practices and travel restrictions,” the statement read.

In addition to enjoying the Resort’s diving experiences and abundance of Great Barrier Reef marine life, returning guests will be among the first to see the property’s renovations and upgrades, which were made during the two-month closure.

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

“It is so difficult to put into words how incredibly thankful we are for our amazing team,” Peter Gash, Managing Director of Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, said.

“They have kept the resort ticking and the business running over the past two months and we are truly grateful to call them our friends and family.”

Click here to learn more about Lady Elliot Island Eco Reef.

Planning a trip to Queensland? Click here for a review of the Gold Coast’s VOCO hotel.

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