Tangalooma Whale Watch Cruises

Multiple Locations

The humpback whale is known for their long migration journeys each winter, putting on a magnificent display of breaching, tail slapping and spy hopping as they make their way to warmer waters. South-East Queensland is one of the best places to view these amazing creatures, with up to 28,000 whales expected to journey past Moreton Island this winter. This is definitely something you don't want to miss!!

Tangalooma operates daily whale watching cruises from June through until the end of October with departures available from Brisbane and Tangalooma. Board the largest dedicated whale watching vessel in Australia and see these majestic humpback whales in their natural environment as part of an awe-inspiring day tour. The cruise includes a light lunch onboard as well an extensive educational commentary by an Eco Ranger from Tangalooma's Marine Education and Conservation Centre (TMECC).

Internet Access

  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Public Telephone

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

Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise (June to October)

Departing from Brisbane at either 7am or 10am, you will enjoy a leisurely cruise across Moreton Bay. After a brief stopover at Tangalooma Island Resort, you will journey out to the northern tip of the island in search of whales. You also might be lucky enough to see dolphins, turtles and a number of sea birds as part of the cruise. Educational commentary is provided throughout by Tangalooma's Eco Rangers from the Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre (TMECC).

Prior to returning to Brisbane, day guests will have the opportunity to visit the resort and TMECC where additional information on Moreton Bay marine life, including whales and dolphins, is available.

A light lunch is served onboard as part of this cruise.

Indicative rates

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$89 $129
Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching (June to October)

Departing from Brisbane at either 7am or 10am, you will enjoy a leisurely cruise across Moreton Bay. After a brief stopover at Tangalooma Island Resort, you will journey out to the northern tip of the island in search of whales. You also might be lucky enough to see dolphins, turtles and a number of sea birds as part of the cruise. Educational commentary is provided throughout by Tangalooma's Eco Rangers from the Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre (TMECC).

A light lunch is served on-board as part of this cruise.

Prior to returning to Brisbane, day guests will have the opportunity to visit the resort and TMECC where additional information on Moreton Bay marine life, including whales and dolphins, is available.

Join their local Eco Rangers at dusk to hand feed a member of the wild dolphin family. This experience is undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to Tangalooma. And be sure to smile, as our photographers are there to capture your perfect day out!

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$199 $199

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MV Karma Shipwreck

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Christmas came early to divers in the Bundaberg area in December 2003, when a 42 metre long gravel barge sank off the coast north of the city. That ship was the MV Karma and today it rests in 26 metres of water and is one of the best wreck dives in Queensland.

Bargara Beach

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Bargara Beach is located 15 kilometres east of Bundaberg and offers a climate similar to Hawaii, beautiful beaches and friendly locals. Bargara Beach is located immediately east of the Bundaberg town centre and is backed by a beachfront road, with good beach access and parking.

South Head Parklands and Playground, Burnett Heads

Burnett Heads, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Located on the waterfront at the gorgeous Burnett Heads, this beautiful park offers plenty of space to run and play. For the kids there is a large climbing frame and a smaller playground. For the adults, sit back and enjoy the view of the pristine blue water whilst watching the kids play in the great outdoors.

The Hummock

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Situated off the road to Bargara is the low-lying volcanic remnant known as The Hummock which, although only 96 metres above sea-level, offers visitors good views over the whole area. The ocean is visible to the east while, to the west, the sugar fields can be seen encircling the city with the smoke stacks of the Bundaberg Distillery and Mill on the horizon.

Coonarr

Burrum Coast, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Coonarr Beach is a 4.2 kilometre long, east facing beach that begins amongst the tidal shoals of the Elliott River mouth, then runs straight down to the smaller mouth of Coonarr Creek. There is a gravel road out to the small beachfront settlement of Coonarr, located toward the southern end of the beach.

Mon Repos Turtle Centre, Mon Repos Conservation Park

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
No visit to Mon Repos is complete without a stop at the turtle centre. Here you’ll learn heaps about marine turtles, and the conservation and research programs that are protecting them. You'll also find out how a colourful history and ancient connections have shaped the Mon Repos you see today.

Hoffman's Rocks Dive Site

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Hoffman’s Rocks is a colourful underwater playground just south of Bargara in the Woongarra Marine Park. The area is covered in hard and soft corals including gorgonian sea fans and pretty soft corals, and home to resting turtles, stingrays, gropers and wobbegong sharks.

Bargara

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
You may be mistaken for thinking you have flown into a tropical paradise upon arrival at Bargara. Palm trees line the foreshore, the Southern Great Barrier Reef stretches out before you, and the climate is just like Hawaii - it's time to kick back and relax.

Elliott Heads Beach

Elliott Heads, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Elliott Heads is a 15 minute drive from Bundaberg Central Business District and is surrounded by rural cane and small crop farms. Elliott Heads offers swimming at the patrolled surf beach or drop your boat in for a fish at Riverview.

Port Bundaberg

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
The Burnett River flows out to sea at Burnett Heads, and just upstream is the Port of Bundaberg with its wharves and imposing sugar terminal. Here, the broad reaches of the Burnett are home to the Bundaberg Sailing Club, and as expected, there are boat ramps and car and trailer parking at the river mouth.
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