Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Product code: 5087BNEWHALE
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Experience the best that Surfers Paradise has to offer on this day trip from Brisbane. Cruise the canals and see the homes of the Gold Coast's rich and famous. Watch humpback whales at play from your purpose built, whale watching vessel. After your cruise, there is some time (45 mins) for your own exploration of Surfers Paradise before returning to Brisbane.

  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

On arrival to Surfers Paradise, board your state of the art vessel. After a brief safety introduction, your tour starts with a scenic canal cruise down the Nerang River while your knowledgeable crew point out the spectacular homes of the rich and famous.

Your cruise continues past the beautiful South Stradbroke Island to the nearby waters of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. Each year between the months of May and October, humpbacks whales migrate to these subtropical waters to mate and give birth. You'll have the opportunity to see the whales at play, often performing spectacular aerial leaps. There will be plenty of photo opportunities as bottle-nose dolphins, giant loggerhead turtles, killer whales and various sea birds also call these waters home. Your marine naturalist guide will also provide informative and unique commentary and the experienced crew are dedicated to providing you with the ultimate whale watching experience.

Following your cruise, you'll have 45 mins of free time to explore Surfers Paradise at your own leisure Stroll through the designer boutiques and explore the stunning beaches before your return transfer to Brisbane.

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Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

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Departure Point:
Tour departs from the following pickup points:
  • Gipps Street, Fortitude Valley (opposite Bunk Back Packers)
  • Rendezvous Hotel, Ann Street, Brisbane
  • Holiday Inn, Roma Street, Brisbane
Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm

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Departs from Gipps StreetCode: GIPPS

Tour departs from Gipps Street, opposite the Bunk Back Packers, Fortitude Valley.

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Departs from Rendezvous HotelCode: ANNST

Tour departs from Anne Street, Rendezvous Hotel, Brisbane city

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Departs from Roma StreetCode: ROMAST

Tour departs from Roma Street, Traders Hotel, Brisbane

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Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

  • Pickup and drop off from Brisbane
  • 3.5-hour whale watching cruise
  • Commentary by a Marine Naturalist
  • Coffee and biscuits
  • Free time to explore Surfers Paradise
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
  • 100% guarantee whale sightings or receive a free return cruise

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