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Tour ID: 10055577

Each year, majestic Humpback Whales migrate along the Queensland coastline, providing a great opportunity to watch them breaching and tail slapping either alone or in groups, and often with new-born calves. This full day tour brings together the unforgettable experience of whale watching with a relaxing island escape.

  • 3-Hour Whale Watching Cruise
  • Light lunch
  • Free time at Tangalooma Resort
  • Up to 40 Free Activities


From June to September each year, the annual Humpback Whale migration occurs along the coast of Queensland. The warm tropical waters of the Northern Australian cost are the perfect location for giving birth, and we often see mothers travelling with their newborn calves.  As the whales journey some 16,000 kilometres each year as they travel from the Antarctic, they create an amazing spectacle, with their acrobatic breaches and tail slaps.

With pick up from your Gold Coast hotel or our central pick-up point, we take you to the ferry departure point to meet your cruise across to Moreton Island. You will have access to Tangalooma Island Resort for the day, where you will be able to spend some free time before you join your 3-hour Whale Watching Cruise at around midday. Your cruise includes a light lunch served on board, along with a complimentary whale watching photo (digital copy).

After your whale watching, spend a little more time at the resort, where you have access to the resort facilities including the swimming pools. During your day, visit the Marine Education centre to see the 'Discover the World of Dolphins' presentation, or enjoy one of the many island activities on offer. Up to 40 island activities are free, and others, including watersports, can be undertaken for an additional charge.

At the conclusion of your time on the island, you'll rejoin your ferry back to the mainland, and transfer back to your Brisbane Hotel or drop-off point.


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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Return coach transfers from many Gold Coast Hotels,
    Return 75-minute cruise to Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island,
    3-hour Whale Watch cruise with light lunch,
    Complimentary Whale Watching Photo (digital copy),
    Use of resort facilities,
    'Discover the World of Dolphins' Presentation,
    Up to 40 Free Island Activities.

  • Available for purchase/hire:


  • Duration:

    Full day

  • Departure:

    7:30 AM Daily

  • Return:


  • Departure points:

    Gold Coast

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Operates daily from June to September, weather conditions permitting.
    Departs from the Gold Coast at 7.30am.
    Hotel pick ups available at most central Hotels in on the Gold Coast, prior to the advertised departure time.

  • What to bring:

    Camera, hat and sunscreen.

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    Child ages are 3 to 14 years inclusive. Children under 3 yrs can be booked as infants and travel free of charge.

  • Additional Information:

  • Destinations:

    Tangalooma Island Resort

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