We see "HARVEY" the Humpback first and last on Straddie!
YES we counted 320 Humpback Whales per day 14 July 2018:
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 (at your own cost) 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. We will supply you a BBQ with sausages, garden salad and apricots, rice, beetroot, and a fruit 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
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 4x4 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. Sincerely,