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  • YES we counted 147 Humpback Whales per day last season:

    This tour suits people that commute to Straddie for the day or people who are already on Straddie.

    • We will pick you up from your Island accommodation or
    • Your family/group will need to catch the 08.55 am Water Taxi from Cleveland to Dunwich
    • The boat ride takes you across Moreton Bay arriving in Dunwich at 09.20 am
    • We will meet you as you step ashore (can’t miss me & vehicle)
    • We then travel through Dunwich (looking for koalas) to Main Beach
    • Here we stop and have a Cuppa and some “Aussie Damper” for morning tea (looking for whales and driving along with them)
    • When we arrive at the North Gorge approx 9 km of beach driving there is FREE time to do the complete North Gorge walk
    • This is the most Easterly Point in Queensland very popular for its beautiful blue scenic outlook
    • Whilst looking for more majestic Humpback Whales you can also spot other life in the blue water
    • Dolphins,turtles, manta rays and sharks can be seen from this vantage point as they swim along
    • Lunch is provided at the “Captain Cook’s seat” just in front of a grassy hill with a great view. Food you can carry around like egg and lettuce sandwiches or ham & salad rolls, cake, fruit plus a drink.
    • After lunch more Whale Watching until 2.00pm when we drive back to Dunwich for your return
    • We catch the 2.25 pm water taxi back to Cleveland so you will be in Cleveland at approx 3.00 pm.
    • You do have an option to stay at Point Lookout and return via bus at a later time if it suits you.

    What to bring:

    • Sunscreen of your choice
    • Sunglasses and a hat
    • Binoculars
    • Telescope
    • Camera
    • Favourite water bottle
    • A BIG SMILE!
    Stefan from Germany wrote:
    Thanks, Dave, and thank YOU for a great day. Quite apart from seeing so many beautiful places, your tour gave us a number of new experiences which may seem small but really meant a lot to us. Neither of us had gone by a 4×4 before (great fun) nor picked mussels (pippies?) on a beach, for instance, and ever since I heard about tee tree lakes almost twenty years ago, I had always wanted to have a swim in one.
    On our way back to B’bane, we more or less decided that we will return to Straddie at the end of our time here and spend a day whale-watching — or just looking out at the water — at Point Lookout, so yes, please keep us updated.


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