Queensland’s 7400-km stretch of coastline is inhabited by hundreds of species of marine wildlife which provide a visual delight for visitors.
Take in the splendour of the colossal humpback whale on the Fraser Coast, or the turtles at Mont Repos beach in Bundaberg. So what experiences should you try in this famous part of Australia?
Nemo fish on the Great Barrier Reef
The clown fish was made famous by the2003 film Finding Nemo, and you can get a glimpse of this brightly coloured sea creature as you explore the Low Isles of the Great Barrier Reef.
Quicksilver offers tours of the area from AUD $155 per adult year round. This includes return coach transfers from Port Douglas or Cairns, guided snorkelling tour and a beach walk by marine biologist.
Dolphins on Tangalooma Island
A cruise from Brisbane across Moreton Bay to the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort, on Moreton Island, makes for the perfect start to your Queensland break.
Tangalooma Island Resort offers a Dolphin Adventure Tour for AUD $175 for an adult, including transfers from Brisbane, wild dolphin feeding, desert safari tour and a buffet lunch.
Humpback whales on Fraser Coast
Each year thousands of Humpback whales migrate over 3,700 miles to make the journey to the Fraser Coast from Antarctica.
Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island offers packages from AUD $379 per person, including 2 nights hotel accommodation at Kingfisher resort, return ferry transfers and a half-day whale watch cruise.
Turtles in Bundaberg
Visitors can witness the migration of hundreds of turtles as they head back to Mont Repos, just 15 kilometres from Bundaberg in the south.
This takes place between November and March each year, and tours depart at 6:45pm from the Mont Repos information centre for AUD $10.20 (£6.36).
Dwarf minke whales in Cairns
These gentle giants come in at seven tonnes and come within a metre of snorkelers giving them a spectacular underwater view.
Eye to Eye Marine Encounters offer four to six day dwarf minke whale expeditions over six weeks in June and July.
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