The Wild Dolphins of Tangalooma Island

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If  there is one thing that I would like to do again in Brisbane, it would be visiting Tangalooma Island, but this time, instead of a day trip I would stay there for a few nights. Clean and white sandy beach, clear blue water it's a paradise waiting to be discovered. Apart from its natural attractions, the resort there offers a number of exciting activities that could be enjoyed by children and grown ups. But I think the most interesting one would be the dolphins feeding programme. Every sunset, the dolphins would actually swim to the shallow part of the water, so close you can actually see them swimming around in group. According to the staff there, before Tangalooma was turned into a tourist resort, there was a small fishing village there. Everytime the sun set, the fishermen would return to shore, bringing all their catch of the day. They would sort out their fishes and throw the ones they didn't need back to the water. The dolphins feed on these fishes and eventually it became some sort of a habit to these dolphins to swim there every sunset to look for food. This continues on until now. Interesting aye. By the way, you need to pay if you want to feed these dolphins (obviously). Personally, it would be money worth spending.

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