Whale Watch + Lake McKenzie package
- Duration: 36 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Hervey Bay, QLD
For your convenience, we arrange it all so you don't have to!
No additional cost as if you were to book the two tours individually. In fact, you even get a $10 credit* aboard Whalesong when making the booking...that's how keen we are to show off our beautiful region and to help you make the most of your time on the Fraser Coast.
Here's what the package includes....
Lake McKenzie tour:
Take in the coastal views as you cross the Great Sandy Strait aboard Sea Explorer. Upon arrival to Fraser Island, explore the grounds of Kingfisher Bay Resort on a guided walk, including lunch and full access to the pools and facilities.
Join an expert tour guide and travel inland to the famed Lake McKenzie and enjoy time to relax and soak up the spectacular natural surrounds.
Immerse yourself in the glistening depths, marvel at the iconic ombre hues and stroll along the silica sands, for an idyllic afternoon in paradise. Make sure you pack your swimmers and a towel in your day bag!
Unforgettable adventures await, with this exclusive Queensland experience!
✔ Sea Explorer Transfer from Marina to Kingfisher Bay Resort
✔ Ranger-guided walk
✔ Lunch at Kingfisher Bay Resort
✔ 4WD bus tour to Lake McKenzie
✔ Ferry transfer from Kingfisher Bay Resort to River Heads in Hervey Bay
✔ Bus transfer from River Heads to the Marina
✔ National Park fees
Please Note: Children aged 1 -7 years require YOU to supply a car seat or capsule. Children under 1, aren't allowed on this tour.
WHAT TO BRING: Day Pack - your camera (charged batteries), swimsuit, towel, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, dress for the day so a jacket if you feel the cold, sunglasses, water bottle, purchases can be made on your barge transfer and at Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Whalesong Whale Watching cruise:
Whale watching with Whalesong Cruises in Hervey Bay will leave you with cherished memories to last a lifetime.
An ultimate bucket list experience is to watch breaching, pec/tail slapping, spy-hopping, majestic Humpback whales in their natural environment; sometimes so close to the boat you could almost touch them. This experience in Hervey Bay's calm waters is like no other and on board Whalesong, you can relax and enjoy the entire experience whilst the friendly, experienced and COVID-19 safety trained crew look after you and your friends and family's needs.
Choose between our Extended Morning (5 hour cruise) or our Afternoon + Sunset (4 - 4.5 hour cruise) Whale Watching experiences. There's no better cruise than the other nor best time of day for watching whales - they are wild animals and will behave on their terms. You pick the time of day that best suits your plans. Also, there's no need to worry about what to eat; Whalesong Cruises is the only half day Whale Watch boat tour in Hervey Bay to include meals, representing excellent value for money.
In addition to an incredible experience observing humpback whales in their natural environment, you'll enjoy a real time commentary about all local marine mammals (humpback whales, dolphins, dugongs, sharks, turtles and bird life) as well as some local history of K'gari (Fraser Island) and the traditional land owners, the Butchulla people. With our multilingual crew, this live commentary can all be translated directly to you in French, German, Italian, Portugese or Spanish.
Above all, the entire Whalesong team is dedicated to exceptional customer service, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy the authentic, memorable, bucket-list experience unfolding in front of your eyes.
Choose between our Extended Morning (5 hour cruise) or our Afternoon + Sunset (4 hour cruise). In addition, there's no need to worry about what to eat; Whalesong Cruises is the only half day Whale Watch boat tour in Hervey Bay to include meals. Whether you choose the morning or the afternoon cruise, the crew at Whalesong give you the best Whale Watch experience possible. You'll be treated to part of your cruise with no other boats around.
Both our cruises include:
- Local knowledge and expert fauna commentary with an emphasis on whales
- Multi level viewing throughout the entire vessel, including water level
- Hydrophone to listen to the whales 'sing'
- Free WiFi onboard
- Low passenger numbers (only carry max. 60% of actual capacity normally, but now fewer due to COVID-19)
- Extra wide decks provide many excellent viewing and comfortable seating options
- Complimentary filtered water, loose leaf tea, herbal tea, coffee and milo available all cruise
- Delicious morning tea AND buffet lunch on morning cruise; afternoon tea AND buffet dinner on afternoon cruise. Special dietary requirements catered for on request and with reasonable notice.
- Fully licensed and well stocked bar
- Snacks, souvenirs and merchandise available for purchase
- Kids activity sheets
- Wheelchair ramps and accessible toilet
- Courtesy bus transfers from Hervey Bay accommodations (limited availability due to COVID-19)
WHAT TO BRING: your camera (charged batteries), comfortable flat shoes, sunscreen, hat, dress for the day so a jacket if you feel the cold, sunglasses, water bottle, purchases can be made at our fully licensed Bar.
Whalesong's Extended Morning Cruise... (8am-1pm)
July 16th to October 9th
...will get you out on the Bay & interacting with the whales before the other boats, but still back in time to be able to make use of your afternoon if you want to. Of all the morning half-day cruises, ours spends the longest on the whales.
5 hour cruise includes:
- Morning Tea (fruit platter and cakes)
- Buffet Lunch (cold roasted chicken, ham, three x freshly made salads and fresh bread)
Whalesong's Afternoon + Sunset Cruise... (2pm-6pm)
July 20th to October 2nd
...is great if you want to optimise your time in Hervey Bay as it enables you to fit in a whale watch cruise on the same day you arrive as we're the latest full-service boat to leave in the afternoon. After the afternoon of whale watching, we enjoy a cruise back taking in a stunning sunset Hervey Bay is known for whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.
4 hour cruise includes:
- Afternoon Tea (cheeses, sliced meats and crackers)
- Buffet dinner (cold roasted chicken, ham, three x freshly made salads and fresh bread + hot soup, if weather conditions allow)
Whichever cruise you choose, you'll be pleased you chose Whalesong. With our commitment to the environment and sustainable practices, you can feel comfortable knowing your experience is not at the expense of the environment these incredible creatures live in.
Thanks for stopping by!
Team Whalesong Cruises