Whale Watching and Surfer's Paradise in a Day Trip from Brisbane

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Pau Monfort


Experience the best that surfer's paradise has to offer on this Brisbane day trip: Canal cruise and views of the rich and famous homes of the Gold Coast. Watch humpback whales play over your boat. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the surfer's paradise on your own before returning to Brisbane.


  • family activity
  • Get up close to native wildlife
  • Discover the sites from a boat

Upon arrival at the surfer's paradise, aboard your ship, after a brief safety introduction, the tour begins with a scenic canal cruise along the Nerang River. A whole experienced crew will point out the spectacular homes of the rich and famous.

Your cruise continues past the beautiful southern region of Stradbroke Island into the waters near Australia's Whale Sanctuary. Every year, between the months of May and October, humpback whales migrate to subtropical waters to mate and give birth. You will have the opportunity to see the whales playing and performing aerial jumps. There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos of bottlenose dolphins, giant loggerhead turtles, killer whales and various seabirds, also called waterbirds at home. Your marine naturalist guide will also provide informative and unique commentary and the experienced crew is dedicated to providing you with the ultimate whale watching experience.

After your cruise, you'll have 2 hours to explore the surfer's paradise on your own before heading back to Brisbane. Stroll through designer boutiques and explore beautiful beaches before your return to Brisbane.

Detailed schedule

Starting point:
Departure from the following pick-up points:

  • Gipps Street, Fortitude Valley (opposite bunk Packers back)
  • Rendezvous Hotel, Ann Street, Brisbane
  • Holiday Inn , rue Roma, Brisbane

Departure time:

  • 7.00 p.m

Return details:
Return to the starting point around 15:30 p.m.

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