Whale Watching

If you’re lucky enough to visit Noosa from August to November, whale watching is in full swing every year. As humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to the warm waters of Queensland to give birth, they’ll be visible from land at any number of vantage points. Otherwise, you can hire a cruise that will take you closer to see their playful nature unfold.


If you’ve booked accommodation in Noosa, you can walk to Dolphin Point in Noosa National Park for an astonishing view of whales having a play as they breach the waters, showing their calves how to have a little fun. Point Perry in Coolum is also a notorious spot amongst the boardwalk to catch a glimpse of these fellows. Make a day trip of it and head to the waters of Fraser Island and Hervey Bay where whales come every year to get their calves strong before migrating further south.


Getting a little closer means hopping on a tour boat that will bring you right up to these whales. Don’t be surprised if they end up giving you a splash! The whales are protective of their young but are very playful and you’ll see them jumping in and out of the water right next to your boat. For an elevated experience, select from a touring company like Steve’s Whale One which has a large charter boat that seats over 100 people with meals and a photographer included in the afternoon. Otherwise, Liquid Getaway and Noosa Whale Watching are companies that typically operate on a daily basis during whale season, allowing you to get out there and get close to these fascinating animals.


Whale watching in Noosa will have you standing in awe next to these magnificent creatures. If you’re lucky enough to view these mammals be sure to bring a camera, or a keen eye as you walk on Noosa Main Beach, through Noosa National Park, or at any of the vantage points up the coast to Fraser Island. Selecting a tour will have you up close and personal with these beautiful beings that have made Noosa their seasonal home.