Whalesong Cruises Hervey Bay

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The guaranteed, experience of a lifetime, aboard Whalesong is only available to a lucky few, for a limited time each year.

Whalesong Cruises is a locally owned family operated business, specialising in Humpback whale and dolphin close encounters from their luxurious, purpose-built vessel. Wide decks and low passenger numbers of 25 to 45 people provides you optimal space to interact with the curious and playful whales sometimes frolicking within metres.

On board you will enjoy two levels of spacious enclosed, open air or water level vantage points to observe and encounter a wide variety of wildlife. Capture that perfect breach or sit back and enjoy the cruise, there is seating available for all.

Local and national award winners with a crew who love what they do, Whalesong offer two convenient cruises daily with expert commentary and interpretation. The Morning cruise offers morning tea and a buffet lunch. The Afternoon Sunset cruise offers a light lunch and savoury platter. Free tea and coffee available all day.

Whalesong is environmentally friendly, reusing and recycling where possible to minimise their carbon foot print. Opportunities to listen to the whales sing underwater may be available. Courtesy pickup within Hervey Bay Fraser Island packages available.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Kiosk

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Whale Watch Morning Cruise

The guaranteed experience of a lifetime, is only available to a lucky few, for a limited time each year. Whalesong Cruises, a locally owned family operated business specializes in Humpback Whale and Dolphin close encounters from their luxurious, purpose built vessel. Wide decks and low passenger numbers of 25 to 45 people provides you optimal space to interact with the curious and playful whales sometimes frolicking within metres.

On board you will enjoy two levels of spacious enclosed, open air or water level vantage points to observe and encounter a wide variety of wildlife. Capture that perfect breach or sit back and enjoy the cruise, there is seating available for all. Local and national award winners with a crew who love what they do, Whalesong offers convenient cruises daily with expert commentary and interpretation.

The Morning cruise offers morning tea and a buffet lunch. Free tea and coffee available all day. Whalesong is environmentally friendly, reusing and recycling where possible to minimise their carbon foot print. Opportunities to listen to the whales sing underwater may be available. Courtesy pickup within Hervey Bay Fraser Island packages available.

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$75 $110
Whale Watch Afternoon Sunset Cruise

The guaranteed experience of a lifetime, is only available to a lucky few, for a limited time each year. Whalesong Cruises, a locally owned family operated business specializes in Humpback Whale and Dolphin close encounters from their luxurious, purpose built vessel. Wide decks and low passenger numbers of 25 to 45 people provides you optimal space to interact with the curious and playful whales sometimes frolicking within metres.

On board you will enjoy two levels of spacious enclosed, open air or water level vantage points to observe and encounter a wide variety of wildlife. Capture that perfect breach or sit back and enjoy the cruise, there is seating available for all. Local and national award winners with a crew who love what they do, Whalesong offers convenient cruises daily with expert commentary and interpretation.

The Afternoon Sunset cruise offers a light lunch and savoury platter, free tea and coffee available all day. Whalesong is environmentally friendly, reusing and recycling where possible to minimise their carbon foot print. Opportunities to listen to the whales sing underwater may be available. Courtesy pickup within Hervey Bay Fraser Island packages available.

Indicative rates

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$70 $110
Hervey Bay Dolphin Watching Cruise

Meet up to four species of dolphins and a diverse kaleidoscope of fish, birds, animals and marine life, while cruising the spectacular, pristine Hervey Bay waterways.

'The Hervey Bay Dolphin Watch Cruise' has great protection from the ocean swells, as you cruise along the inside edge of World Heritage listed Fraser Island.

Dolphins are guaranteed and the cruise has been operating for over 16 years. The extensive five and a half-hour cruise, includes complimentary morning tea and buffet lunch.

There are four different species of dolphins observed often, in these unspoilt water ways. But there is so much more that can be seen, including turtles, birds, sting rays, shy dugongs and different whale species.

The new M.V. Whalesong, is environmentally friendly, low carbon impact and was designed to allow guests to cruise in comfort. Enclosed and open air viewing on two levels, a water level viewing area and extra wide, walk around decks, provide the ultimate in extra viewing and seating space. So all guests have excellent vantage points for viewing a wide variety of wildlife or to just sit back and enjoy.

Cruises available in June and into July and at other times for groups or private charters.

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$65 $90
Seafood at Sunset Cruises

Enjoy drinks, Hervey Bay king prawn kebabs; mixed gourmet pastries, fresh half shell oysters, half shell Hervey Bay scallops, mixed sushi platter with both seafood and non-seafood choices, chicken kebabs, gourmet meat balls. Potential for new quality items to be substituted or added, and stunning views of the city of Hervey Bay.

Start the night by cruising the pristine water ways which lie between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Keep a look out for a wide variety of wildlife. Take in the vibrant sunset over the city of Hervey Bay, and then watch as the city lights sparkle along the 13 kilometres of the Esplanade. Cruise past Hervey Bay's monumental pier and then admire the brilliant glow that is the lights of the harbour precinct.

Available Friday and Saturday nights November to June with a maximum of 30 passengers on the dinner cruise or larger numbers possible for private charter and groups. Seafood and non-seafood items. Fresh local produce.

Let Whalesong design the cruise, function or party that you want. Contact their office for more information.

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$70 $70
1.5 Day Premium Fraser and Whale Superticket

Get totally immersed in the Fraser Coasts natural environment and Save money on two of the biggest nature experiences of Australia, Humpback Whales and world heritage listed Fraser Island. Explore the diverse natural environment of Fraser Island one day and spend a half day frolicking with Humpback Whales the next, on board the award winning MV Whalesong.

New boat. Guaranteed sightings. Low passenger numbers. Water level viewing. Extra wdie, stable decks with ultimate viewing and seating space for all. Passionate crew loving what they do. Where the whales and dolphins come to play.

Combine either a morning or afternoon Half Day Whale Watch Cruise in the calm sheltered waters between Fraser Island and the mainland, with a One Day Premium Tour with Fraser Explorer.

An intimate tour of Fraser Island (20 passengers maximum). Enjoy guided rainforest walk, stop for a swim in Eli Creek, beach time on the famous 75 Mile Beach including Pinnacles, Coloured Sands. Visit Lake McKenzie - a stunning freshwater lake perched in Fraser Island's famous dunes.
Itinerary can change due to tides and weather conditions.

Times quoted are general for both tours and will depend specifically on guests chosen combination of tours.

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$270 $310
1.5 Day Hummer Fraser and Whale Superticket

Get totally immersed in the Fraser Coasts natural environment and save money on two of the biggest nature experiences of Australia, Humpback Whales and world heritage listed Fraser Island. Explore the diverse natural environment of Fraser Island one day and spend a half day frolicking with Humpback Whales the next, on board the award winning MV Whalesong.

New boat. Guaranteed sightings. Low passenger numbers. Let them treat you like their guest. Their decks put you right where the action is.

Combine either a morning or afternoon Sunset Half Day Whale Watch Cruise in the calm sheltered waters between Fraser Island and the mainland, with a One Day Hummer Tour.

Discover World Heritage listed Fraser Island with a difference on the Award winning one day 4x4 Hummer Tour. Promising exclusivity and style for the discerning traveller; the only company offering the thrill of a Hummer and the exclusiveness of a small group!

Current model air-conditioned H3 Hummers, guaranteed small group size - maximum four guests! Friendly and experienced guides. Visit ancient rainforests and freshwater creeks, Lake McKenzie, plenty of time for swimming and photography, freshly prepared catering.

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$345 $355
1.5 Day Fraser Explorer and Whale Superticket

Get totally immersed in the Fraser Coasts natural environment and save money on two of the biggest nature experiences of Australia, Humpback Whales and world heritage listed Fraser Island. Explore the diverse natural environment of Fraser Island one day and spend a half day frolicking with Humpback Whales the next, on board the award winning MV Whalesong.

Combine either a morning or afternoon sunset Half Day Whale Watch Cruise in the calm sheltered waters between Fraser Island and the Fraser Coast, with a One Day Tour with Fraser Explorer. Take a swim in a crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie. Explore Central Station, former forestry camp with huge satinay, scribbly gum, brush box and kauri trees. Walk along the banks of Wanggoolba Creek flowing through lush rainforest. Travel Seventy-Five Mile Beach see coloured sands of the Pinnacles and the wreck of the cruise ship Maheno. Stop for a swim in Eli Creek. Relax and enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch at Eurong Beach Resort.

New boat. Guaranteed sightings. Low passenger numbers. Let them treat you like their guest and their decks put you right where the action is.
Itinerary can change due to tides and weather conditions.

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$235 $285
Fraser, Beach and Barbecue Cruise

Venture to the sandy shores of iconic Fraser Island on this five hour cruise that includes a delicious Aussie barbecue lunch, beach activities and much more.

Heading out from Hervey Bay Marina at 9am and returning at 2pm, you'll get a fantastic experience both on and off the boat. Enjoy morning tea as you keep your eyes open for wildlife both in and out of the water - dolphins, turtles, fish and marine birds can all be seen from the vessel on the way from the mainland to the island, so be sure to bring your camera.

Their smaller tender boat will transfer you to Fraser island where you'll have one and a half to two hours to enjoy the western beaches of the world's largest sand island, with opportunities for both exploration and adventure or simple relaxation available - go for a swim, traipse along the sand, go kayaking, have a bit of a snorkel or fun fish, or simply take it easy and soak in the Queensland sunshine.

Once back on board the boat kick back and enjoy a freshly-prepared Aussie style barbecue lunch including delicious Hervey Bay prawns, juicy steak and sausages, salads and fresh bread.

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$75 $90
1.5 Day Experience Fraser and Whales Superticket

Save money and experience two of the biggest natural wonders of Australia. Get totally immersed in the natural environment of the Fraser Coast. World Heritage listed Fraser Island one day and half day Hervey Bays gentle giant Humpback whales on board the award winning Whalesong Cruises. Where close encounters with Humpback whales are definitely possible.

New boat. Guaranteed sightings. Low passenger numbers. Water level viewing. Extra wdie, stable decks with ultimate viewing and seating space for all. Passionate crew loving what they do. Where the whales and dolphins come to play.

Combine one of Whalesongs Half Day Whale Watch Cruises in the calm sheltered waters between Fraser Island and the mainland, with a One Day Fraser Island tour with Fraser Experience Tours.

An intimate tour of Fraser Island (17 passengers maximum). Enjoy guided rainforest walk, stop for a swim in Eli Creek, beach time on the famous 75 Mile Beach including, Coloured Sands. Visit Lake McKenzie - a stunning freshwater lake perched in Fraser Island's famous dunes. The enchanting Maheno shipwreck, Central Station Rainforest.

Air-conditioned small 4WD tour bus with Panoramic windows. Lunch each day, and morning and/or afternoon tea daily. Free non alcoholic beverages including tea and coffee.

Indicative rates

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$250 $285

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Mothar Mountain Rockpools

Gympie, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Looking for a relaxing, sheltered place to while away some hours, you can't go past the Mothar Mountain Rock Pools. Located in the Woondum National Park, about a 20 minutes, 16 kilometres drive from Gympie's Central Business District, the Mothar Mountain Rock Pools day area provides the perfect family friendly location for a barbecue or picnic. Tables, wood fire barbecue, water and public amenities are all provided for your use on site. On a hot day immerse yourself into the pools to cool off. Set amongst a mixture of tall Eucalypts and rainforest you can take the opportunity to relax and unwind to the sound of water gently flowing over ancient granite outcrops. Or if you are feeling more energetic, enjoy one of the nature walks. There is a short 500 metre (20 minute) forest walk or a rather more serious 3.5 kilometre (2 hour) walk to explore.

Dugong Sanctuary - Clairview

Clairview, Isaac Area
Free Entry
In 1997, the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council established Clairview (a small beach town approximately 1.5 hours south of Mackay) as a dugong sanctuary. Often dugongs can be spotted when they surface to breathe from the shore, or in the water, when in a kayak, boat or other recreational vessel - so keep an eye out for these majestic creatures! Be sure to slow down your vessel in areas dugongs are known to inhabit, don't litter and help us protect these magnificent animals. The fully protected dugong is a large herbivorous mammal which spends its entire life at sea. It has paddle-like forelimbs, no hind limbs or dorsal fin, and its tail is broad and horizontally flattened. Adults grow between 2.5-3.5 metres long and weight about 230-240 kilograms. For more information, visit Isaac Regional Council's web site.

Condamine Gorge '14 River Crossing'

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
Accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles only, the Condamine Gorge's '14 River Crossings' track is appropriately named after the 14 river crossings you have to make exploring this beautiful part of the Gorge. During normal conditions the crossings of the Condamine River are relatively shallow. However, during wet weather the river will rise rapidly making it impassable. It is advisable to check conditions with the Warwick Visitor Information Centre or Bureau of Meteorology prior to visiting. The Condamine Gorge is home to a number of endangered species, please respect this precious environment. Note that private properties either side of the track may not be fenced, so please keep to the road and creek area and observe the 'no trespassing' signs. To commence the track from Boonah, start opposite the Police Station, travel out from Boonah along Rathdowny Road and turn right at Carney's Creek Road. Travel out approximately 12 kilometres to cross Teviot Brook floodway and then turn right to The Head. The low road is Condamine Gorge. This track is only accessible when the weather is dry, take the high road when river is flowing. From Killarney, turn left into Condamine Gorge just after the abattoir.

Heart Reef

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Heart Reef, in the Great Barrier Reef of the Whitsundays, is a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Located in Hardy Reef, Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane, as visitors are unable to snorkel or dive there due it's protected status. Many tour companies will combine a scenic flight over Heart Reef with other breathtaking spots in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. A certain highlight of any visit to the Whitsundays. Heart Reef was discovered in 1975 by one of Air Whitsunday's pilots and is now an internationally-recognised attraction of the Whitsundays and features on many postcards and brochures promoting the Whitsunday region and the Great Barrier Reef. Many an amateur photographer has been amazed by the fact that their own photos look just like the brochures! Heart Reef has been the site of many proposals and declarations of love over the years. If planning on making the ultimate romantic gesture, let your pilot know your plans and they'll be able to help you with some extra flight time over the famous icon.

Mount Fox

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Located south-west of Ingham, Mount Fox was created by a violent volcanic explosion about 100000 years ago. In the explosion, a lava flow 10 metres thick spewed from the southern end of the crater and chunks of molten magma were thrown out of the volcano's vent. Today, the well formed crater, about 10 metres deep, is covered with sparse grasses and stunted trees amongst the eucalypt woodland environment. The pink and long-fruited bloodwoods are common in this area and vine thicket is found in a steep gully on the southern slopes. Mount Fox's tussock grass slopes shelter a number of small animals. On a cool day in the winter months, skinks and other reptiles can be seen basking on the volcanic bombs. During the hot summer months, the grasses provide protection from the sun and are ideal nesting places for ground-dwelling birds like the little button quail. After sunset, rufous bettongs (small wallaby-type mammals) emerge to feed on herbs and grasses. The large wing span of a wedge-tailed eagle can also be seen, as this bird of prey soars above the Mount Fox crater.
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Approximately ten kilometres from the Kennedy Highway on Tully Falls Road, Ravenshoe the upper car park is a shaded spot to leave your vehicle. You will need personal insect repellent for the walk to the waterfalls then return to your vehicle - the most rewarding way to complete your walk. Then proceed further south to Tully Gorge Lookout over the 275 metre gorge, your best chance for falling water is just after a storm in the "Green Season".

Wallabies on the Beach at Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Cape Hillsborough National Park, approximately 45 minutes north of Mackay, is where you'll find rainforest meets the shoreline, volcanic headlands, eucalypt forests home to koalas and kookaburras and prehistoric rock formations. Cape Hillsborough Beach, also know as Casuarina Beach, provides one of the most iconic Australian photo backdrops, the 'Roo on the beach' at sunrise. Wallabies and kangaroos scour the morning tide for mangrove seed pods, seaweed and coral sand dollars. Enjoy the sunrise as wild marsupials bound up and down the beach. Remember however, that these are wild animals and should be treated as such. Please do not feed the kangaroos and wallabies and ensure to keep a safe distance at all times.

Kinkuna Section

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Kinkuna section of Burrum Coast National Park preserves a wilderness area of coastal vegetation and wide, unspoilt beaches, just 30 kilometres south of Bundaberg. The Burrum Coast National Park which also incorporates both Woodgate and Burrum River sections is part of the Great Sandy Region, of which Fraser Island is best known. Kinkuna offers a true coastal wilderness experience for camping or hiking. Sand tracks lead through the predominantly flat landscape dense with vegetation and along the oceanfront. Kinkuna section is renowned for its springtime wildflower displays. The vegetation of coastal heath and banksias grows in poor, sandy soils either swampy or very dry and as is often the case, these types of areas put on a spectacular wildflower show - where it seems every bush and tree is covered in pale blossoms of white, pink and yellow hues. August to October is the peak time to view these wildflowers here, in Woodgate section and also just to the north at the Coonarr Wildflower Reserve. Kangaroos and wallabies, emus and abundant birdlife are features of the park.
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Located just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 35 minutes' from Brisbane Central Business District, White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate features the distinctive, sculptured, rocky outcrops of White Rock and Spring Mountain. Covering over 2,500ha of regionally significant bushland, the Estate also features extensive forested ridges, escarpments and valleys that are home to an amazing array of plant and wildlife species. Visitors can enjoy the full gamut of outdoor activities including hiking, bird-watching, horse riding (bring your own horses), mountain bike riding and nature study. For the bushwalker there's everything from a leisurely 200 metre walk to the more challenging 19 kilometre round trip trail with most of the trails are suitable for hiking and mountain bike riding. If you're on horseback, then the Yaddamun Trail is perfect. The entry to the Estate is the Paperbark Flats Picnic Area, at the end of School Road in Redbank Plains. Amenities on site include toilets, picnic facilities and horse float parking. Don't forget to take a hat, sunscreen and drinking water. Visit the website for trail updates and to download the trail guide.

Coongarra Rock

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
Free Entry
For Four Wheel Drive enthusiasts, Coongarra Rock and Falls provide an opportunity to explore rocky outcrops, caves, rock pools and natural vegetation. It is possible to climb the rock but should only be attempted by fit and experienced bushwalkers. It is situated 24 kilometres south of Biggenden and Coalstoun Lakes. Lords Road is the turn off to Coongarra Rock. The road goes to within a short distance of this spectacular outcrop in a dry scrubby State Forest. The road to the falls branches off the road to Coongarra Rock and goes within walking distance of the top of the falls. The roads should only be attempted by Four Wheel Drive vehicles. These roads can be dangerous after heavy rain and care should be taken at all times.
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