Whale Watching season: a marvellous annual natural phenomena & essential bucket list experience!

Like clockwork, as the calendar flips over to April/May each year, one of nature’s most amazing migrations takes  lace, as thousands of Humpback, Southern Right and various other species of whale make their way up (and back down) Australia’s coastlines. Dozens of destinations provide the chance to catch a glimpse of these massive – yet gentle – giants of the ocean, as they stop to rest, play, and rear their young before heading back to Antarctic waters.

Queensland’s warmer waters make it one of the biggest drawcards for migratory whales; as a result, the state is home to what are arguably the country’s best whale watching conditions in a number of key destinations. The comfortable conditions means whales typically take more time to rest and play here – as a result, you’re likely to see them at their most frisky and playful, including some spectacular examples of breaching in QLD waters.

Check out our Whale Watch Combo passes that offer great value. Simply choose your ideal tour and book your Gold Coast Whale Watching tour online here with instant ticketing and no booking fees!


For more Gold Coast activities and attractions available on the Gold Coast during your holiday to Paradise Resort, click here.

This post has been expanded since its original publication on ExperienceOz.