Bribie Island is famous not just for its beaches, but also for the creatures you can see there.
In addition to dugongs and turtles (and loads of fish), dolphins are a favourite species that are regularly sighted.
But do you know the best place to catch a glimpse of these marine mammals?
Roughly speaking, Pumicestone Passage is the area between Bribie Island and mainland Australia.
The Passage is a protected marine park that’s home and host to two species of dolphin.
These are the common spotted bottlenose dolphin and the near threatened (and thus rarer) Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin.
What Will I See?
You can often spot frolicking and fishing dolphins in the Pumicestone Passage.
Many of these dolphins frequent the Passage so regularly that they’re known to researchers and others by their individual markings and scars. This is good news if you’re intent on seeing a dolphin, because it means your chances of spotting one are higher than at most other places, especially if you’re persistent. After all, you’re looking for them in their home!
Baby dolphins (calves) stay with their mothers for 3 to 6 years. Because the Passage is home to many dolphins, this makes mother-and-baby spotting more common too.
You can spot the dolphins around Bribie Island while you’re on the beach or in the water, making dolphin spotting a great activity no matter how warm the weather may be.
And if you’re living it up at GemLife Bribie Island, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to go and spy these amazing creatures.
So, when will you be going dolphin spotting?
** Every endeavour has been made to ensure that this information is correct at the time of publishing. However, GemLife Bribie Island cannot guarantee that visitors to Pumicestone Passage will see any dolphins during their time there.