This is the time of year you can stay and see whales on their annual migration north. From June to August they make their way up to their breeding grounds in the Whitsundays, often spotted only a few kilometres off the coast playing and performing to the delight of whale watchers.
The waters along our coastline are a favourite place for them to rest and play on their journey north and again when they return south from mid August to November, heading to Antarctica with their young. It is estimated that over 15,000 humpbacks will pass our coast this migration and it is tipped to be the best season yet. On the slow journey south they will keep their calves close to shore to protect them from predators.
You can see them on a dolphin kayaking tour from Double Island Point, or on our local Fishing Charters. Sometimes you can see them from the headland or Carlo Sandblow is a great place for spotting. In the calmer waters north, Hervey Bay is known as the whale watching capital of Australia. Only 90 minutes away, it is an easy day trip. The last time we were there, the humpbacks breeched and played by the side of the boat for ages, it wasn’t just one pod they found. Your whale watching trip will certainly be a day to remember!