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From the sun-soaked shores of the Sunshine Coast to the lush islands of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland is one of the best places for whale-watching tours in Australia. To maximize your chances of spotting the majestic creatures, here are some tips for whale watching around Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and Hervey Bay.

When to Go
Queensland’s whale-watching season runs from June to November, during the Australian winter months, when the east coast becomes a breeding ground for migrating whales. Hervey Bay is the unofficial whale-watching capital, hosting its annual Whale Festival in July and August, while the Gold Coast is a prime stop on the so-called “Humpback Highway,” the whale migration route that runs between Australia and the Antarctic.

What You'll See
An estimated 10,000 whales pass through Queensland’s waters during the annual migration, including humpback whales and minke whales. Whales can often be seen with their calves, especially later in the season, and you might also spot bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, dugongs, and even sharks. 

How to Go
Half- and full-day whale-watching cruises run from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise, Sea World, and the Gold Coast, aboard specially equipped boats with large viewing decks and underwater microphones so you can listen to the whale songs. Alternatively, cruise around Hervey Bay, Moreton Bay marine park, or Fraser Island on a catamaran excursion and stop to swim or snorkel along the way.
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Whale Watching by Sea World Cruises
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Whale Watching by Sea World Cruises

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Witness Humpback Whales on the Gold Coast. Cruise departs from Sea World in Main Beach and continues past South Stradbroke Island. Only 20 minutes to the nearby water of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. The Spirit of Migaloo II is Australia’s newest and most advanced whale watching vessel operating in the Gold Coast. With marine naturalists onboard, passengers can enjoy a front row seat to all the action from six external viewing platforms and tiered stadium seating from sea level to the sun deck. The spacious decks all around the vessel and smaller passenger numbers ensure that the experience is a personal one with the freedom to move around and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Humpback Whales wherever you are on the boat. Whale Watching Season is late May to early November.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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2.5hr Gold Coast Kayaking & snorkelling tour

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2.5hr Gold Coast Kayaking & snorkelling tour

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Short on time? Sample the natural beauty of the Gold Coast on this outdoor tour. Hop on a sea kayak and paddle your way over to Wave Break Island to swim and snorkel amid tropical fish and colorful coral. Spot dolphins, stingrays, and sea turtles along the coast, and enjoy a snack before heading back to shore.
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  • 3 hours
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Half Day Dolphin Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour
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Half Day Dolphin Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

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Start your day off right with a half-day kayak tour to South Stradbroke Island. Enjoy a great vantage point on the beaches and wildlife of the Gold Coast as you paddle at a leisurely pace, stopping to snorkel off Wavebreak Island, visit secluded beaches, and enjoy a picnic breakfast on the beach. Your expert guide shares informative commentary about the region's ecology and animals, and provides full instruction on kayaking and snorkeling — making this tour suitable for both experienced paddlers and first-timers.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Gold Coast Sunset Cruise with sparkling wine & nibbles platter

Gold Coast Sunset Cruise with sparkling wine & nibbles platter

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Go sailing on the Gold Coast Broadwater at sunset aboard a luxury sailboat. Glide past landmarks such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Wave Break Island and Surfers Paradise on this romantic and relaxing 2-hour sunset cruise. Travel in a small group with a maximum of 10 people, and enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and appetizers during your sunset cruise. Have the option to upgrade to include a gourmet dinner featuring fresh Australian seafood.
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  • 2 hours
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Aquaduck Gold Coast 1 hour City and River Tour
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Aquaduck Gold Coast 1 hour City and River Tour

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Experience the Gold Coast’s beautiful Surfers Paradise on a tour aboard an amphibious Aquaduck. Bring the kids and hop aboard this unusual dual-purpose vessel for a jaunt along the area’s picturesque beaches and past local landmarks like Palazzo Versace and Marina Mirage. Then, enjoy a thrilling river cruise past the glitz of millionaire’s row as the Aquaduck transforms from a bus into a boat.
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  • 1 hour
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Full-day Springbrook National Park Tour from the Gold Coast

Full-day Springbrook National Park Tour from the Gold Coast

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Exploring the Gold Coast Hinterland can be a challenge if you don’t have your own transport, but this full-day tour from the Gold Coast offers the perfect introduction. Discover the natural wonders of the Springbrook National Park, stopping to take in the views of Mt Warning and the Numinbah Valley, and admire landmarks including the Natural Arch, Rainbow Falls, and Goomalarah Falls.
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  • 8 hours
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Gold Coast Parasailing - Solo, Tandem, Triple
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Gold Coast Parasailing - Solo, Tandem, Triple

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• Enjoy the thrills of parasailing for you and a friend or partner in this experience  • Great gift idea or idea for a fun & memorable experience  • Soar in the sky 400ft high above the Gold Coasts broad water taking enjoying all the breath taking views of the beautiful Gold Coast and surrounds  • You will receive a short safety training session with your instructor before being harnessed to take the skies  • You will be harnessed up in the latest safety equipment and winched up high above their purpose built Parasailing boat for around 8 minutes fly time, but allow approximately 45 minutes for the experience with briefing, harnessing and flight time
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  • 1 hour
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Gold Coast Jet Boat Ride from Main Beach
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Gold Coast Jet Boat Ride from Main Beach

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Zip through the scenic Gold Coast Broadwater on a high-octane jet boat ride that combines speed-driven fun with sightseeing. Hang on as your boat performs 360-degree spins, power slides and other tricks, then slow down to see Southport Yacht Club, Palazzo Versace Hotel and Marina Mirage. You'll also buzz past Seaworld, the mansions of Sovereign Island and Moreton Bay Marine Park, venturing further than other similar tours. Dolphins and other marine life often seen in these waterways — keep your eyes peeled!
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  • 55 minutes
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Coolangatta Safari-Style Whale Watching

Coolangatta Safari-Style Whale Watching

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You will be part of the closest and one of the most intimate encounters in the region due to the eye-level viewing offered by the safari-style vessel. This whale watch is unique, and our highly experienced skipper and crew are on hand throughout to make this experience personal as well as professional. They have a wealth of knowledge and passion for whales and the stunning Gold Coast region they look forward to sharing with you.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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PRIVATE Whale Watching Tour - up to 11 people in your group

PRIVATE Whale Watching Tour - up to 11 people in your group

Step aboard our small vessel and take part in this enchanting experience, where we take you humpback whales watching off the stunning shores of the Gold Coast! An excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of these gentle giants. Keep a lookout for orcas, dolphins, and seabirds as well. Detailed educational commentary about the whales and our surroundings provided.
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  • 2 hours 50 minutes
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