Exploring the Ribbon Reefs of the northern Great Barrier Reef aboard Taka.
Off the Queensland Coast, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is a little eco island that’s known for its turtle hatchery (Turtles! Carolyn’s favourite creature, remember!?), manta rays (another favourite!) and passing migrating whales (whoa!).
So being the year of Trans-Tasman-Twins-Turn-Thirty-Three, it was the perfect location to head for a week-long winter escape…
And oasis on the ocean floor, Yongala is hands down an Australian best.
Easy diving, international hot spot