Located just 30 minutes away from Brisbane’s CBD and Airport on Redcliffe Peninsula lies the perfect haven for whales. Only a few vessels are allowed in the marine park for whale watching. These whale watching tours in Brisbane offer a spectacular whale watching experience that includes not only sightings of the magnificent humpback whale but also many other marine animals – e.g. Dolphins, turtles etc. This pristine water of Redcliffe Peninsula is used by the mighty mammals to rest, bond and feed their young. Often you will see newborn whales and if you are lucky enough you can even see live births up close from the elaborate decks or through the newly installed underwater camera. A licensed bar and souvenir counter are available onboard this whale-watching cruise. These whale watching Redcliffe tours donate a portion of every ticket price to ongoing whale research as well.
North Stradbroke Island
If the idea of spending your entire whale watching tour of Brisbane on a cruise makes you discomfit, you should opt for the ones that offer land-based whale watching experiences. North Stradbroke Island is the best place to watch the mighty mammals of the sea from the comfort of the land. You’ll be whisked over from Raby Bay to Straddie on a purpose-built sailing catamaran. In just under an hour you will reach the pristine island of North Stradbroke where you are sure to encounter one of the world’s greatest natural experiences. Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island is Queensland’s vantage point for land-based whale watching. This well-accommodated island is surrounded by the azure waters which are home to a large pod of bottle-nose dolphins and sea turtles. These unique species, as well as the whales, can be spotted almost all year round.
Cape Moreton on Moreton Island is another spot for land-based whale watching. While whales appear only from June to November, other marine species like sharks, turtles and dolphins can be spotted all year round.
Pods of whales rest and frolic in the shelter of Moreton Bay to ease out their long journey to the warm birthing grounds near the equator. The whales are so common here that almost all tour operators guarantee to spot the whales! This makes the city of Brisbane one of the best whale-watching destinations in Australia.
There are fantastic whale watching packages that bring you the best of whale sighting and dolphin feeding. The combo of humpback whale watching tour to Moreton Bay and a memorable evening tour which includes feeding of wild dolphins on the beach are simply not to be missed.
City of Brisbane
Not only for whale watching the capital city of the beautiful Sunshine State, but Brisbane is also stuffed with all kinds of tourist attractions and adventures. Winding along the Brisbane River, the city of Brisbane blends historic buildings with modern elegance. The mild, subtropical climate together with a relaxed culture attracts a large number of tourists and people from other Australian states. It’s green, clean and friendly, with an emphasis on creativity and innovation. There are plenty of lush parklands and gardens studded throughout the city.
In a nutshell, we can define Brisbane as the paradise of Queensland.