Sea25 Visitor Guide – Our locals 5 top 5’s of the Gold Coast

25 top picks recommended by locals When visiting the Gold Coast, most travellers are keen to find out about the best things to do and more importantly to where to find essential items such as great coffee shops, health food stores or dinner places so that you can keep up with your daily routines whilst […]

A Guide to North Stradbroke Island

Just 20 minutes off the Queensland coast sits North Stradbroke Island, the second largest sand island in the world. Offering a welcoming balance between the hustle and bustle of the Queensland capital, and the remoteness of its more northerly older cousin, Fraser Island, North Straddie is an easily-accessible tropical oasis which appeals to all the […]

Non-touristy things to do on the Gold Coast

With 13 million national and international tourists visiting our golden shores each year, the Gold Coast is one of the most popular holiday hotspots in the world. With an endless stream of sunshine, popular tourist activities for the whole family include the Q1 observation deck, interactive island adventure bus tours and a day experiencing […]

The Gold Coast by water: Gold Coast Ferry Services and River Cruises

Get around the Gold Coast by boat For resident Gold Coasters and all who visit, the meandering waterways are a way of life. As one of the most attractive destinations in the world, the Gold Coast has no shortage of water-based travelling options. Every day, thousands of visitors and locals alike take in the million-dollar […]

Orcas: Where can you spot killer whales in Australia?

Orcas – informally referred to as killer whales because of their fearsome reputation – are majestic mammals found in Australian waters between the months of June and October on the east coast, and January to April on the west. Weighing up to six tonnes, the orca is, in fact, the largest species of dolphin rather […]

Opportunities for Marine Biology Students and Interns in Queensland

Although a topic of critical importance, Marine Biology seems to be one of the most difficult fields to find opportunities either during or after study. Australia has a plethora of excellent universities offering variations of this fascinating course for local students and those from abroad. Institutions such as James Cook University, University of Sydney and […]

The Gold Coast Broadwater – From Southport to Moreton Bay

The Gold Coast Broadwater: From Southport to Moreton Bay   The water is more than just a free-spirited way to travel for Gold Coasters. With 40,000 watercraft registered to use the stunning Gold Coast waterways (, for many, the water is a way of life. The Broadwater, formally known as The Southport Broadwater or Gold […]

Whale Watching – Questions & Answers

Gold Coast Humpback Whale Facts Australia and its annual Humpback Whale Migration is one of the biggest tourist attractions. We often get asked basic questions about whales and whale watching. Here are our top 10 frequently asked questions and their answers. What is the best time of day for whale watching? Provided there you are […]