The whale watching season in Queensland officially begins this June. Why not take a holiday and have an unforgettable experience with the family? Together you witness the humpback whales’ underwater acrobatics and majestic presence as they cruise over the ocean.
Whale watching is a spectacular event that takes place between June and October. With a growing population, there is a lot of marine traffic along the Humpback Highway. But where can you find them? Well, here are the most incredible places to see these wonderful giants.
Burleigh Hill, Burleigh Heads
Burleigh Hill is a popular spot for sunset picnics and a great area to see whales. Why not hit two birds with one stone by having a picnic? Prepare some snacks and your favourite beverage. Bring a blanket, camera and binoculars to inspect the waterways thoroughly.
Tumgun Lookout, Burleigh Heads National Park
Do you like to go hiking? Take one at the Tumgum Lookout, along the Ocean View Lookout Track in Burleigh Head National Park. The vistas are worth the hike through the park and the little hill to the lookout. Once you get in the area, you may be able to spot whales.
Point Danger, Coolangatta
Point Danger is a beautiful Coolangatta headland that overlooks the famed Duranbah Beach. The Captain Cook Memorial and the landmark Point Danger Lighthouse are here. There is also beachside parking, amenity blocks, barbecues, and plenty of picnic tables, and it is just a short walk from Snapper Rocks, a popular surf area. On a clear day, whales can be seen from kilometres away at Point Danger.
Elephant Rock, Currumbin
Elephant Rock is a well-known example of prehistoric volcanic activity. Beachgoers can climb the cliff’s stairs for panoramic views of Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta. On the other hand, that viewing platform gives an excellent vantage point for searching for whales.
Bring your camera with a fantastic lens or binoculars. If you don’t have binoculars, you can use telescopic binoculars instead. To use it, you’ll need a quarter.
If you’d instead look for whales while enjoying a glass of bubbly or a pint, the Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club. They have a dining area with spectacular ocean views. Also, check out the Coolangatta whale-watching tour if you wish to go on a tour.
Coolangatta Whale Watch Tour
You’ll enjoy a three-hour Tweed Heads cruise on their roomy, 50-foot, well-maintained whale-watching vessel with plenty of all-around seating and instructive and entertaining whale facts.
They have a highly proficient team that will guarantee that you not only view these wonderful and inquisitive animals up close and at play in their natural environment but also have a pleasant, safe, and unforgettable experience that you will remember for a long time.
This whale-watching season, make Princess Palm your home base. Our absolute beachfront Palm Beach apartments are a 5-minute drive from Gold Coast Airport and are near the beautiful white sands of Palm Beach.
During your stay at Princess Palm, the Palm Beach neighbourhood has much to offer, from alfresco dining on the seashore to sightseeing in the Palm Beach Parklands. Explore our picturesque neighbours, Currumbin and Burleigh Heads, before unwinding with resort amenities such as a heated swimming pool and spa, a full-size outdoor tennis court, and a sauna.
Book your Palm Beach holiday apartments with us for a memorable Gold Coast family getaway!