Whale watching on the Gold Coast provides a fantastic opportunity for onlookers to get up close and personal with the largest living mammals on Earth.
￼The waters along the Gold Coast are commonly referred to as the Humpback Highway with approximately 25 000 viewing opportunities during the annual migration up and down the coasts of Queensland.
The advantage of having to travel just 10 minutes out to sea to witness these giants of the sea in their natural habitat, ensures a fun-filled couple of hours whale watching with plenty of time left in your day to appreciate the many other attractions of the Gold Coast.
Running from June through to November the Gold Coast boasts the longest whale watching season in the country.
Gold Coast whale watching departure points include Marina Mirage, Sea World, Sea World Resort, The Spit, Surfers Paradise, Runaway Bay Marina and Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Golf Club.
The whale watching season marks the migration of the Humpback Whale from Antarctica to warmer Queensland waters before they return with their newly born after covering a mammoth distance of 8,000kms during their amazing journey.
During the Gold Coast whale watching season, visitors are given the rare opportunity to spot Humpback Whales, whale calves, dolphins, Killer Whales and ‘Migaloo’ the famous white Humpback, all in their natural habitat.
Gold Coast Whale Watching Operators:
Whale Watching Gold Coast – ph: 1300 942 537 www.whalewatchinggoldcoast.net.au
Whales in Paradise – ph: 07 5538 5219 www.whalesinparadise.com.au
Sea World Whale Watching – ph: 133 386 www.seaworld.myfun.com.au
Rivers Whale Watching Tours – 07 5527 6361 www.rivers.net.au
Spirit of Gold Coast – ph: 07 5572 7755 www.goldcoastwhalewatching.com
Getaway Sailing – ph: 0438 453 769 www.getawaysailing.com.au
Gold Coast Eco Extreme – ph: 1300 42 3987 www.ecoextreme.com.au