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The whale watching season is ON!

Check out the best spots in Queensland to see the humpback whales!

Winter is here, and with it, the lovely and huge humpback whales start to approach Queensland coast. I must admit that is what makes me feel so excited about winter. That is why I decided to share with you my favourite sports to see them.

Every year, from June to November, the humpback whales migrate from Antartica to have their babies along the warmer Queensland Coast. They swim about 10,000 km in the direction of warmer waters fleeing the cold of Antartica.

At the end of the season, it’s lovely to see them coming back with their calves. You can’t miss this experience!

1. North Stradbroke Island

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This extraordinary island is my favourite whale watching spot in Queensland. You can take a sit at Point Lookout and spend the role there to see the humpback whales dance.

I prepared a unique (and FREE) guide on how to get at North Stradbroke Island with public transport. You can download it here!

2. Fraser Island

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Last year, Fraser Island surprised me with its astonishing wildlife. It is the largest sand island in the world at 1,840 km² and is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Located 300 km from Brisbane, on the southeast coast of the state of Queensland, the island is only accessible by ferry and is strictly 4WD territory.

During the 3 days that I spend there, our guide took us too amazing places, including the Indian Head. I could have stayed there forever, observing these fascinating creatures.

3. Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba is the first one location on my bucket list this winter! From Mooloolaba Beach, as you head towards Alexandra Headland you arrive at one of the most instagrammable spots on the Sunshine Coast, and of course, a fantastic place to see our huge friends.

There is a tour departing from Mooloolaba that you can swim with the Humpback Whales. Definitely, I will try it (I’m super excited) and give my review about it! 😉


Put some jacket on, get your binoculars and go to spot these fantastic animals that visit us during the winter!

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Gabriela Damaceno
Gabriela Damaceno

Gabriela is journalist and publisher at Vitamin Sea. She’s a curious, adventurous girl who enjoys visiting new places and being in touch with different cultures. She’s already called Florianópolis, Buenos Aires and now Brisbane home, having visited more than ten countries. She’s passionate about the ocean and sharing inspiring stories.

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