Boat cruise cancelled as bats missing in action

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  • Location: Cruise Maroochy, Maroochydore 4558 Queensland
Flying foxes are unpredictable and unfortunately they have deserted Goat Island, requiring tomorrow's Maroochy River sunset flying fox fly-out cruise to be cancelled.
Sunshine Coast Council apologises to residents who have booked tickets and were looking forward to the unique spectacle.
As they are wild animals and essential pollinators of our eucalypts, it is not yet possible to control or predict where flying foxes will roost.
On this occasion, likely a food source elsewhere drew their interest and they decided they did not wish to put on the sunset fly-out show for boat cruisers. ----------------------------------------------

Each winter flying foxes roost in the mangroves of Goat Island on the Maroochy River, giving local residents an opportunity to see a spectacular fly-out!

Join us on July 14 from 4.30 - 6.30pm for a sunset cruise to view the local wildlife and scenery.

Division 8 Councillor Jason OPray said the cruise was sure to be invigorating – listening to local Kabi Kabi members share traditional stories of the flying fox and the Maroochy River.

"The flying foxes will put on a show and by boat is the best way to see these animals in their natural surroundings," Cr OPray said.

"The trip will finish with one of nature's greatest spectacles – the flying fox fly-out.

"There's a licensed bar on the boat, so bring your camera, wear a warm jacket, and get on-board to see the impressive display.

"The boat departs from Cruise Maroochy at 270 Bradman Ave Maroochydore at 4.30pm on July 14.

"Tickets are only $14 per person – call 0407 333 242 to make your booking now."

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

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Cruise Maroochy, Maroochydore

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