Humpback whale

The Sunshine Coast has become one of Australia’s most popular whale watching destinations. With more whales set to frolic along our shores than ever before, 2018 is shaping up to be the best season yet!

From early May, 20,000 Humpback whales will begin their annual migration north. Escaping the cold Antarctic waters, these magnificent creatures will make their way up Queensland’s southeast coast, where the warm subtropical waters offer a more comfortable mating and birthing environment. From August through to October, they’ll make their way back south, with their new babies in tow!

Whale watching has quickly become an exciting tourist attraction on the Sunshine Coast. Famous for their acrobatics and playful nature, awestruck visitors are often treated to a show of tale slaps, body slams and blow-hole explosions!

Nothing quite compares to seeing these gentle giants up close, and never has it been easier! Sunshine Coast Afloat offers daily whale watching tours from 1 July to 31 October, departing from the beautiful Mooloolaba. Their intimate and unique tours ensure you always get the best seat in the house, so there’ll be nothing to get in the way of the perfect Insta-snap!

If you’re seeking blue skis, golden beaches and a guaranteed “whale of a time”, start organising your winter getaway to The Sunshine Coast, and get in touch with Sunshine Coast Afloat for a whale watching experience of a lifetime!


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