Boat cruise cancelled as bats missing in action
  • Wednesday 13 July 2016

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, it is 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.