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Friday, March 16, 2012
Tangalooma has your Easter Holidays Covered

Easter is nearly here, which means so are those well deserved holidays you’ve been hanging out for ever since you went back to work after the Christmas break. But what to do? With so many places to see and stay throughout southeast Queensland, it is often hard to choose where to go. Well, let me make it easier for you – Tangalooma Island Resort.

Whether you’ve been to Tangalooma Island Resort before or not, it is the must see and be destination. So these coming Easter holidays, consider Tangalooma.

With so many things to see and do, the island buzzes from sun up to sun down. From the exhilarating desert safari tour to the spectacular snorkelling and whale watch cruises, it is impossible to leave feeling unsatisfied. And for the thrill seekers, try your hand at parasailing or even a quad bike tour.

And let’s not forget Tangalooma’s famous dolphin feeding program. Join the hundreds of tourists and guests on the beach at dusk and hand feed these magnificent creatures. It’s impossible to use words to describe how amazing this really is. Being able to get up close and feed these dolphins is an experience that must be had!

Tangalooma Island Resort has a number of accommodation options available, including their Hotel Rooms, Holiday Houses, Beachfront Villas, Deep Blue Luxury Apartments, Resort Suites, and Resort Units. With all types of accommodation being reasonably priced, Tangalooma is the perfect family holiday destination.

So these coming Easter holidays, get over to Tangalooma Island Resort. Situated on South East Queensland’s Moreton Island, spend some quality time with the family, your partner, friends, or even just have some much deserved ‘me’ time.

To see the full list of activities, tours, and accommodation Tangalooma Island Resort offer, visit their website www.tangalooma.com

Posted by Alex
Monday, March 5, 2012
Different Species of Dolphins

Dolphins are by far one of the most amazing sea creatures, and we are lucky enough to have a number of different species of dolphins out there in our waters. There are almost 40 species of dolphins known to man that are roaming our seas.

 One of the most common dolphin species found out there is the Long-Beaked and Short-Beaked Common Dolphin. These species of dolphins are medium in size, measuring up to 2.5 metres in length, and weighing up to 235 kilograms. They have an unusual colour pattern on them, making them easily identifiable. Their back is usually black, their belly white, and their sides grey, shaped in an hourglass pattern. They are found in warm temperate and tropical waters, such as the Black Sea, and the Pacific Ocean.

Another species of dolphin which is commonly found in Australian waters, particularly on the north east coast, is the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin. As well as being found around the north east coast of Australia, it is also found around India, South China, the Red Sea, and the eastern coast line of Africa. This species of dolphin is similar in size to the common dolphin mentioned above; it grows up to 2.6 metres, and can weigh up to 230 kilograms. They look similar in appearance to the Bottlenose Dolphin, however, they tend to have a slenderer body and a longer beak. They are also a lighter blue colour, and often have black spots on their underside.

Furthermore, there is the common Bottlenose Dolphin, which is probably the most recognised dolphin out of the dolphin family. Much like the other two species of dolphins mentioned, this species also enjoys the warmer water, which is why they are most commonly found around north eastern Australia, and other tropical waters. They can grow up to nearly 4 metres in length, and can weigh up to 650 kilograms, making them quite a large dolphin. They are identified by their grey colouring, and their short and well-defined snout.

This species of dolphin and the Indo-Pacific are the dolphins most commonly found in the famous Moreton Bay, just off Queensland. Moreton Bay’s island resort, Tangalooma has a nightly dolphin feeding program, which allows visitors and tourists to the island to come and hand feed them every night.

These are just 3 of many, many species of dolphins roaming our seas. However, when swimming in Queensland waters, the Bottlenose and Indo-Pacific dolphin are the two species you are most likely to run into.

Posted by Alex

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