Whale Watching

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Best time of year to go 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 close up.

Where to view from land

If you are staying in Noosa, you can walk to Dolphin Point on the Coastal Track in Noosa National Park. Here you will gain a view of whales playing; as they breach the waters, showing their calves how to have a little fun. Point Perry in Coolum is also a notorious spot along the boardwalk to catch a glimpse of these fellows. You could opt to make a day trip of it and head to the waters of Fraser Island; where whales come every year to get their calves strong before travelling south once more. The coast around Fraser Island and Hervey Bay can be inundated with whales in peak migration season; thus is often referred to as “whale soup”!

Whale watching boat tours

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; so 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; a large charter boat that seats over 100 people with meals and a photographer to capture some amazing memories. Liquid Getaway and Noosa Whale Watching are companies that typically operate on a daily basis during whale season; allowing you to get up close and personal with these fascinating mammals.

Whale watching in Noosa will have you in awe of these magnificent creatures. Be sure to bring a camera and a keen eye whilst visiting Noosa in whale watching season. Selecting a tour will get you an opportunity to appreciate these magnificent beings up close; whilst they grace Noosa on their journey to warmer waters.