Be the first to join boat charters gold coast whale watching for the journey of a lifetime. Whales in paradise owner, anthony ardern, said the first whale watching trip had been. Feel free to upload images of whales, dolphins or any other sea creatures. Join the marine experts at sea world whale watch for an experience that will stir you to the very core. The gold coast whale watch season runs from may to november each year and weve got all the options including departures from surfers paradise, sea world or coolangatta. Thanks go to whales in paradise for giving our group a great whale watching experience. Gold coast gold coast cruises gold coast whale watching humpback whales visit gold coast by 50 shades, july 5, 2018 kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. Now is your opportunity to witness the humpback whales in their natural environment with the stunning gold coast skyline glistening in the background. Australia the best tips for whale watching in australia whaletrips. Within minutes the spirit of gold coast will have you up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they embark on their annual migration along the east coast of australia this amazing journey is a truly captivating experience, as right before your very eyes these 40 ton humpback whales breach, wave their pectoral fins and slap their tails. The gold coast has the longest season with whales migrating north during june, july and august and returning home from august, september and october. Whale watching in brisbane, the gold coast, and hervey bay.
In the beautiful waters of gold coast, youll get to enjoy a whale watching experience that gets you closer to the migrating whales in the australian waters. Whale watching is definitely a bucket list item so travel the humpback highway and take the opportunity to tick it off, on the gold coast. This season migaloo, the gold coasts most famous cetacean visitor, has been spotted several times. The following is an article from a guest who finally took the plunge and went whales watching with seaworld whale watching, departing from seaworld every day. The whale watching capital of australia, hervey bay, is a popular spot for our biggest coastal visitors, the humpback whales from june to november. Gold coast whale watching whale watch tour bookings. Local whale watching company spirit of the gold coast whale watching experienced a bumper season of whale watching in 2017, with a record number of. Yes its finally whale watching season, be spellbound as they perform some of the most amazing acrobatic displays that only mother nature could choreograph. Where to go whale watching in queensland, australia. The humpback whale is playful and curious, and a tour with whales in paradise will give you a truly intimate encounter with these gentle giants of the ocean. Jun 07, 2011 the gold coast whale watching season has officially begun, running from june to november each year.
There are plenty of fun adventure activities and sightseeing tours on offer all year. I finally took the advice of a longtime friend and went whale watching with her. But your surest best to see whales on the gold coast is with a. Receive notifications when whale sightings are logged along the coast. This is one of the best whales watching adventure on the gold coast. Aug 17, 2017 whale watching season on the gold coast typically lasts from may until november. There are three phases of the whale watching season on the gold coast. Getaway sailing on the gold coast will be conducting private whale watching charters again this season with 100% success rate of sighting whales on our tours for the last 6 years i am sure you will not be disappointed. When your whale watch cruise returns you can spend the rest of the day visiting the gold coast s famous beaches, hinterland, national parks, theme parks and many other attractions. The gold coast is a great whale watching destination. Queenslands whalewatching season runs from june to november, during the australian winter months, when the east coast becomes a breeding ground for migrating whales. Gold coast whale watching with whale watch australia whalewatchaustralia.
With tours operating daily, youll enjoy a fun excursion out on the water so be camera ready for these shy creatures. Gold coast adventures whale watch from the gold coast whalefree. Whale watching season on the gold coast typically lasts from may until november. Whale watching on the gold coast whales in paradise. In october and november, they travel back south, making hervey bay, gold coast, byron bay and coffs harbour the best places to watch them. See how the season progresses with the whale sightings counter. Pdf largescale migration patterns of humpback whales.
Humpback whales are such majestic and amazing creatures, the stretch of water along the coast is called the humpback highway as the whales. The period from june to august is an ideal time for whale watching. Aug 05, 2019 the following is an article from a guest who finally took the plunge and went whales watching with seaworld whale watching, departing from seaworld every day. Pdf coastal fronts utilized by migrating humpback whales. Sep 18, 2017 migaloo the white whale has once again been spotted in the waters off the gold coast, delighting whale watchers and biologists with his antics. Spirit of gold coast whale watch from the gold coast. The best time for whale watching in this region, however, is between july and september. Whale watching season has started and residents are being urged to download a new smartphone app to help with research into the giant. Migaloo the white whale has once again been spotted in the waters off the gold coast, delighting whale watchers and biologists with his antics. Sea world whale watch, main beach destination gold coast. Oct 04, 2016 its prime time whale watching season on the gold coast so dont miss out on the opportunity to get up close to witness the gentle giants of the sea.
The spirit of gold coast is a 24 meter catamaran, built for the purpose of whale watching and boasting 360 degree viewing. Whale watching on the gold coast is a very unique and special experience. Join gold coast adventures for a threehour whale watching cruise on a highspeed, luxurious wave piercing catamaran tours depart daily from mariners cove marina so you can head straight out into the broadwater in search of the majestic humpback whale. May 23, 2017 the first whales spotted off the gold coast this morning. The best time to see whales in queensland brisbane kids. Whales have been sighted in the waters off the golden beaches of the gold coast already for the 2017 gold coast whale watching season. You can take your pick of what is the best time for whale watching from the various parts of the cycle of these animals as they migrate to their breeding grounds and return along the east coast of australia. Winter is here on the gold coast once again, and you know what that means whale watching season is upon us from the end of may through until november, approximately 20,000 humpback whales will migrate from the cold antartic waters and head north towards the warmer waters of queensland.
Gold coast versus hervey bay whale watching abc news. The good thing about the humpback whale migration is that they like to pay a visit to the entire coastline and it all starts with the gold coast the gold coast welcomes the first pods and is the best place to watch them at the start and end of the season as they make the way back to antarctica. The whale watching season on the gold coast runs from late may through to november, we had a fantastic time with whales in paradise and i wouldnt hesitate to recommend them thanks for a wonderful day. See majestic humpback whales in their natural environment for. The gold coast is a top spot to watch the whales during the australian whale watching season. Gold coast adventures whale watch from the gold coast. Halfday deluxe whale watching gold coast gold coast. We did ask a few of the crew and they advised us, that they really didnt see any difference in the number of whale sightings between morning and afternoon, so whenever you decide to go, choose either time that suits you. These humpbacks are wellloved visitors who know how to work an audience and love nothing more than to perform tricks. You can expect to find the cheapest deals on accommodation and flights, but there will not be any boat tours or parties going on during these months.
I came away with a lasting impression of whales out to have some fun and being happy to share it with us. Sea world whale watch ten years ago, you would struggle to see a couple of calves in a season but now there are a few weeks of. The gold coast whale watching season runs from may to november every year with australian humpback whales the most common type of whale seen. Sea world whale watch ten years ago, you would struggle to see a couple of calves. While whale watching season on the gold coast runs from may to november every year, the best time to. Australias pacific coast is a whale watching hotspot, offering a unique opportunity to witness the magnificent creatures of the deep in their natural environment on their annual migration along the east coast. Other amazing destinations to experience a memorable whale watch include the sunshine coast, brisbane, the gold coast and noosa. More than 7,000 whales holiday in the fraser coast on their 5,000km migration from antarctica to teach their baby calves sweet skills like breaching, spy hopping, tummy flashes and plenty of other survival tools. Whale watching season on the gold coast starts 30th of may, finishing early. Supplied image from sea world whale watching of a mother and calf simultaneously breaching off the gold coast. When to go queenslands whalewatching season runs from june to november, during the australian winter months, when the east coast becomes a breeding ground for migrating whales. Oct 14, 2012 gold coast whale watching footage, taken in july 2012.
The months from november to april form the low season for tourism in the gold coast. The whalewatching capital of australia, hervey bay, is a popular spot for our biggest coastal visitors, the humpback whales from june to november. As the whales migrate up and back down the east coast of australia each winter, the gold coast is able to double dip as the whales head north and then again as they return south. Queensland whale watching whale watch tour bookings. Its prime time whale watching season on the gold coast so dont miss out on the opportunity to get up close to witness the gentle giants of the sea. White whale migaloo makes another splash in to gold coast. Between may and november, you can spot majestic whales from many scenic spots along australias coast. White whale migaloo makes another splash in to gold coast for. Half and fullday whale watching cruises run from brisbane to surfers paradise, sea world, and the gold coast, aboard specially equipped boats with large viewing decks and underwater microphones so you can listen to the whale songs. Tours depart daily from mariners cove marina so you can head straight out into the broadwater in search of the majestic humpback whale.
First humpback whales of season spotted off the gold coast. This season migaloo, the gold coasts most famous cetacean visitor, has been spotted several times on his annual round trip from tropical waters to antarctica. Watch the majestic humpback whales on their annual migration past the gold. Whale watching in australia is a popular recreational pursuit and a tourist activity along various.
Whale watching is an incredible experience and a magnificent nature education for children and adults alike. While some of the cruises can be pricey, many of the seasons activities are affordably priced or even free. We booked our trip at the end of the season so werent guaranteed to see any whales. Best time for whale watching on the gold coast australia. Gold coast whale watching footage, taken in july 2012. Some whale watching boats feature underwater speakers which, if youre lucky enough, may allow you to hear the unique squeaks, moans and delightful sounds that whales make when singing and talking to one another. Hervey bay is the unofficial whalewatching capital, hosting its annual. To take advantage of the california gray whales 12,000mile migratory route from a gold beach standpoint, southbound migrating whales move past the oregon coast dec. Take a cruise with boattime charters for your chance to see the beautiful humpback whales off the gold coast.
To maximize your chances of spotting the majestic creatures, here are some tips for whale watching around brisbane, the gold coast, and hervey bay. The gold coast is one of australias most loved destinations. During this time the annual humpback whale migration passes the coast. For many communities on the west coast, whalewatching season is a big deal. The power of a tail slap from a 40 tonne sea creature will have you in awe. Whale watching cruises operate along the west coast around perth and. Whale watching specials are starting to pop again with the season starting at the end of the month. Catch them at play, singing or breaching and even learn of the history of gold coast during your trip. The gold coast is one of the top whale watching spots and tours are run on modern vessels with a range of tour lengths and departure times. Note that whale watching gold coast cruises cannot guarantee that whales will be sighted. Gold coast whale watching season 2017 getaway sailing on. Northbound pods pass from march through may and cruise closer in, just beyond the surfline. Gold coast whale watching season is closed for 2018.
When your whale watch cruise returns you can spend the rest of the day visiting the gold coasts famous beaches, hinterland, national parks, theme parks and many other attractions. Swim with whales sunshine coast book now experience oz. From skydiving and four wheel drive experiences to gold coast whale watching and glow worm tours, theres a gold coast activity suitable for everyone. This lengthy whale watching season means you have up to 25,000 viewing opportunities from the gold coast. Gold coast whale watching options there are two whales in paradise cruises a day, starting at 9am and 2pm. Gold coast whale watching with whale watch australia youtube. Gold coast inside stories whale watching season is here. Combined with a spotter plane that helps spot the whales faster and more efficiently, this is the newest and ultimate whale experience in australia exclusive to the sunshine coast so book your whale swimming tour online today as spots are sure to fill up quickly.
We were told that oct is not ideal as it is almost the end of season but we saw in sydney while at the beach and gold coast in the tour. Spirit of gold coast whale watching tours australia. With the most upcloseandpersonal viewing decks on the gold coast and brisbane, and friendly and professional staff, this tour guarantees you an incredible day of whale watching. Its celebrated with festivals, lectures, and, of course, countless whalewatching cruises. Aug 27, 2019 when is whale watching season on the gold coast. Whales in paradise are the original gold coast whale watching company and the only whale watch operation whose cruises depart from the heart of the gold coast in central surfers paradise. The whales can usually be seen from the beach, headlands and beachfront balconies as they make their migration along humpback highway. Whale season on the gold coast mi gold coast tourism. Whale watching app helps research gold coast bulletin. Sbs language humpback whales come to gold coast to give birth.
From june to november, the gold coast boasts the longest whale watching season on the east coast of australia to the point where the waters along the gold coast are commonly referred to as the humpback highway. The whale watching season on the gold coast runs from june november. We have just returned from two weeks on the gc and we toured with tall ships. The queensland state government has changed the whale watching regulations which banned commercial whale watching tour operators from stopping and viewing whales within 3 nm of the main land. The first whales spotted off the gold coast this morning. Humpback whales have been sighted giving birth in the gold coast. Whales in paradise gold coast whale watching gold coast.
All you need to know about whale watching in australia. If youd rather keep your feet on the ground but still yearn for the special experience of seeing a whale, australias east coast is the best place to spot whales from the beach. With over 70% of all tours starting here, the eastern coast with queensland and. The first 3 nm of ocean along our coastline is the queensland state governments domain.
First whales of season spotted off gold coast gold coast. While whale watching season on the gold coast runs from may to november every year, the best time to catch the migration is between june and october. The gold coast whale watching season has officially begun, running from june to november each year. The crew have a combined whale watch experience of over 15 years and are dedicated to providing their. Setting sail from the pristine waters of the gold coast broadwater, the spirit of migaloo ii is australias newest and most advanced whale watching vessel. Whale app app wild about whales nsw national parks. Queenslands top whale watching area, hervey bay just 3hrs north of brisbane is widely regarded as one of the best whale watching spots in the world. Best time for whale watching in australia about australia. Gold coast whale watching season regulations for 20.
Humpback whales birthing off the gold coast 1,000km from. Nov 06, 2014 gold coast whale watching with whale watch australia whalewatchaustralia. The whale watching season in queensland runs from jun october. It used to be a pit stop on the humpback migration highway but marine experts say the gold coast is becoming a whale nursery, and noone is sure exactly why.1090 55 597 187 772 1441 203 1574 493 1299 83 932 580 667 1247 1213 684 1394 944 629 1043 584 801 541 931 126 1066 805 43 1421 158 1223 278 1249