On the Bay Animal Encounters

Adventure Family Fun Boating & Fishing

Posted 20 September


Escape the city for a day of Moreton Bay wildlife spotting basking in the sun and sea spray.

Moreton Bay Marine Park is one of the largest and most unique estuarine bays in Australia, home to a variety of both tropical and temperate Moreton Bay marine animals such as turtles, wobbegong sharks, sting rays, manta ray, gropers, tropical and reef fish, bottlenose dolphins, dugongs, and whales (during humpback migration season).

Pumicestone Passage, the channel which separates Bribie Island from the mainland, is part of the marine park and acts as a rich habitat for a diversity of bird and marine life.

The passage and the bay offer great opportunities for marine life spotting.

So Many Ways to Enjoy Moreton Bay Wildlife Spotting

Aquatic Bliss Awaits

The bay is a boating and water sports paradise. 

The numerous boat ramps and beaches make it easy to go boating, kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding, while the cruise tour operators provide a great variety of packages to suit everyone – from Pumicestone Passage sightseeing tours to The Wrecks Moreton Island snorkeling adventures.

Before hitting the water you should refer to the Moreton Bay Marine Park User Guide. If you need more detailed info check the Moreton Bay Zoning Plan 2008.

With so many ways to explore Moreton Bay Marine Park why not give yourself more time to spy Moreton Bay marine animals by treating yourself to a Moreton Bay beach escape for a relaxed holiday or mini-break on Bribie Island or in Redcliffe.

More Wet and Wild Fun in our Region

Discover the top spots around Moreton Bay Region for watersports of all types. Keen kayakers turn your attention to the best places to kayak in our region, and SUP enthusiasts check out 7 great local SUP spots.

Head to these top 10 swimming pools, waterholes and beaches or go river and rock pool swimming in the hinterland.

Angling for a catch? Go fishing on Moreton Bay. There are great fishing hotspots on Bribie Island, with more fishing to be found along the Redcliffe peninsula.

Hashtag your animal encounters near Brisbane on Insta #visitmoretonbayregionor tag us @visitmoretonbayregion on Facebook!

Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge.

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