Activities on our Adventure Tours

 

Whale Watching FROM POINT LOOKOUT - NTH STRADBROKE ISLAND

Humpback whales can be seen migrating along the coastline between July and October.  People prone to sea sickness need not worry because all our activities are land based. We view the whales from the headlands of beautiful Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island. Dr Tafe is a qualified marine biologist and can recognise the different whale species. We sometimes also see Right Whales, Minke Whales and dolphins.

Snorkelling

The best places for snorkelling are found in the clear coastal waters around Amity Point on North Stradbroke Island and on the shipwrecks at Tangalooma on Moreton Island. Here the fish are so plentiful and so tame that they swim right up to you. We have masks, snorkels and view boards so that you can view the marine life in safety. We also supply wet suits and life jackets.  Dolphins are seen almost daily all year round.

Kayaking

The best places for kayaking are located at Amity Point or Brown Lake on North Stradbroke Island and around the wrecks at Tangalooma.  We supply ASA life jackets for adults and children so you can safely explore the area in a double kayak with a child or partner. Kayaking can be combined with snorkelling so that one person paddles and another is towed behind on a view board.

4wd'ING ON THE BEACH

4WD'ing along the beach is fun provided it is done safely. We have 4WD permits to explore the beaches on North Stradbroke Island and even Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a real feeling of freedom to explore kilometers of pristine coastline with a marine biologist on hand to identify a wide variety of marine life.

Nature Studies

We run a unique service to the islands of Moreton Bay using marine biologists to make your trip more interesting. The Nature Lover trips explore the coastal marine and freshwater life and are open to family groups, back packers and nature lovers of all ages. Families get to enjoy the experience together. You come for one, two or three days and we pick you up in Brisbane by 4WD.

Dolphin Watching FROM AMITY POINT OR TANGALOOMA

There are two main types of dolphins in Moreton Bay, bottle-nose dolphins and Indo-Pacific dolphins, which can be distinguished by body colour, size and the shape of the dorsal fin. They come into the jetty at Amity Point most nights and if you prefer a close-up experience we can take you to Tangalooma, where each dolphin has a name. The dolphin will take a fish from your hand under guidance from dolphin biologists.

SUPERVISED Gorge Walk

The Gorge is located at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island.  It is the perfect vantage point to sea whales migrating along the coast and marine turtles foraging for food within the gorge waters.  The walk is well marked and the grade is easy, taking approximately 30 minutes from one end to the other.  Eastern Grey Kangaroos are often seen on the walk and occasionally we see manta rays or sting rays close to shore.

Sand toboGganing

Sand tobogganing is popular on both North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island.  We supply the mat and take you to the best location. The rest is up to you.  By the time you reach the bottom of the sand dune you will be very sandy and ready for a swim in the clear water nearby.  It is free and you can try it as many times as you like before we head off to our next location.

 boomerang throwing  & digeridoo playing

These activities are carried out by an Aboriginal Elder, whose family has lived on North Stradbroke Island for hundreds of generations.  The indigenous history of the island can be seen from ancient camp fires, the evidence of which we can still see in the form of midden heaps. It is amazing to hear the stories of the island as told by the Indigenous people, who have been here long before white man came to these shores.