Posted by: travelrat | August 8, 2010

Whales and Rainforests

The lighter side of Seaworld

I think I’ll just start by saying: WHALES ROCK!!


I’ll be writing much more, and posting pictures, and hopefully, videos of whale encounters in posts to come. Dolphins, too … we saw them at Seaworld. Sea lions, rays and even sharks.

There is quite a bit of ‘Disney-ism’ about Seaworld, but it does get the customers in, hopefully, to be educated as well as entertained. In this case, I think they have the mix just about right.


On the way down, we called at Mount Tamborine, and, with hindsight, maybe this would have been better visited before we went to Fraser Island; I had just a slight feeling of ‘seen one rain forest; seen them all’ here.


On the way back to Brisbane, we called at the Yatala Pie Shop to try the Famous Yatala Pies. We’ve already tried the Famous Montville Pie; I wonder if all pies in Queensland are ‘famous’?



  1. Hi Keith,
    Sounds like you had an awesome time Whale Watching, looking forward to seeing some photo’s and video. I agree with you about Seaworld, there is very much the Disney-ism there, but it is great to go and see and you never get tired of going there by the way. Your right about the rain forest, but still a nice place to visit.
    You would think all of QLD pies are famous, but there are some really bad pies out there believe me, and I think when someone finally gets the pie right they say it’s famous, in other words, this pie is better than the rubbish you have tried before.
    Glad your having a good time, and enjoy every day.

    • Please understand I’m not knocking the Mt. Tambourine Skywalk in any way … it’s just that visiting 2 rainforests in the last few days tended to diminish it slightly FOR US.

      But the whales … I could go and see them every day for a month!

  2. Can’t wait to see all your footage. What a gorgeous photo. And yes, there is a Disney vibe at Seaworld. I love the whales too. Majestic creatures!

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