Have a 'whale' of a time on the Gold Coast

Posted in Location & Attractions @ Jul 1st 2022 10:08am - By iLaunch Support

The Gold Coast is in the midst of the whale-watching season. The whale-watching season lasts from late May to early October. It is your chance to see the majestic Humpback Whales in their natural habitat alongside the Gold Coast skyline. There is a festival on the Gold Coast where you can learn more about the marvellous animals.

Gold Coast Whale Fest 2022

The Whale Festival is an excellent opportunity for everyone to learn more about whales in the Gold Coast bay and how they can help.

Burleigh Heads will host the Gold Coast Whale Festival in August. There will be activities for the entire family. You can also participate in activities like beach cleaning, guided whale surveys from Burleigh Hill, advised Rocky Shore Exploration, and fluke matching for the younger ones to learn more about whales.

Humpbacks and Highrises organise the annual Gold Coast Whale Festival. Humpbacks and High-rises is a Gold Coast-based non-profit organisation. Since 2011, they have protected and researched marine mammals.


Why not go whale watching while you're there? Every year, an estimated 35,000 migrating humpback whales pass along an ancient route called Humpback Highway to Gold Coast shores.

Some aerial displays take place, and you can also see mothers tenderly caring for their calves. You can book a cruise, but you can also go whale watching for free while in Burleigh Heads. All you need is a good pair of binoculars and knowledge of the unbeatable lookout points that offer sweeping ocean views to the horizon. Or, ready your camera if you want to capture a beautiful scene. Make sure to bring your best lens as well for a better shot.

Visit one of these Gold Coast whale watching spots near our Burleigh Beach accommodation this spring.

Burleigh Hill

Burleigh Hill is right next to Burleigh Beach. You can head up to Burleigh Hill, spread a picnic blanket, and prepare your binoculars. While taking in the scenery, humpback whales splash in the distance.

Tumgun Lookout

Tumgun Lookout can provide you with an excellent vantage point. The Tumgum lookout is a pleasant and easy walk from either Burleigh Point or the Tullebudgera Creek bridge. 

It also has an area with panoramic views of the ocean. Even if no whales are sighted, Tumgun Lookout is well worth visiting for the breathtaking panoramic views. Don't forget to bring your binoculars and a good camera.

Are you prepared to go whale watching and attend the festival? If you book your Burleigh accommodation with Burleigh on the Beach, which is only 50 meters from Burleigh Beach, you will enjoy a fantastic seaside holiday.

All of their contemporary, self-contained apartments provide everything you need for a beautiful getaway so that you can unwind there. Take advantage of their recreational amenities to recharge. Swim in the heated pool, exercise in the guest gym, and relax with a casual BBQ in the resort garden.

Book your Burleigh Beach Resort accommodation now!

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