Tangalooma's $10,000 gift to kids with cancer

Tangalooma's $10,000 gift to kids with cancer The island resort donates $5 for every playful giant spotted during whale watching season. 

As whale-watching season wrapped up for another year, Tangalooma Island Resort presented The Kids’ Cancer Project with a $10,000 cheque.

The Resort rests on picturesque Moreton Island, a 75-minute catamaran cruise from Brisbane, and for the past four years has donated $5 for every whale sighted during the season along with spare change donated by guests.
Since 2014, the hotel-with-a-heart has donated more than $35,000 to the independent national charity that funds scientific research to help children with many different types of cancer as Resort Manager, Brianna Preobrajensky explained.

“Tangalooma Island Resort is proud to support The Kids’ Cancer Project for another year,” she said. “We’re touched by the work they do to fund scientific studies to help kids with various kinds of cancer. We hope to support their work for many years to come.”


During the 2018 season (June – October) over one thousand of the playful giants were sighted from the Tangalooma Jet, Australia’s largest dedicated whale-watching vessel.


Commentary from the bridge of the Tangalooma Jet always provides an animated history of Moreton Island along with exceptional detail and descriptions of what the whales are doing, helping to decode tail slaps and peck slaps.

Much to the delight of resort guests and day-trippers throughout the season, a few curious creatures performed spyhops – the term used for when a whale launches itself out of the water to take a peek at what’s happening above the surface.

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