The only thing better than seeing whales is seeing a whole family of them, and now is the perfect time to hedge your bets on spotting mother and calf humpbacks. October and November are the tail end of the whale watching season in Southeast Queensland so if you haven’t already headed to sea, time is running out. If you’re really lucky, you might even spot Orcas off the Gold Coast at this time of year.
Here are some of the best spots for spotting:
- Hervey Bay – The safest place for the whales to feed their calves.
- Moreton Bay – Recognised as one of the world’s best whale watching locations.
- South & North Stradbroke Island – More than 10,000 whales pass by Point Lookout annually.
- Point Danger – The Tweed Whale Trail plots the 50 best locations to spot gigantic humpbacks on their annual pilgrimage.
- Byron Bay – The Byron Bay lighthouse is the most easterly point in Australia, perfect for whale watching.