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Whale Watching is one ridiculously good experience if you are a nature lover, and since the whales come to this part of the world from the Southern Ocean only between June and November, you wont find these tours all year round. Its an awesome sight to catch whales in their natural habitat, coming really close to the boat, and doing their trade mark stunts (tail slap, full body breach) occassionaly.
The younger males are usually the first humpbacks to pass the Gold Coast along what is know as the humpback highway. They start in June heading north to the warmer waters of the Great Barrier Reef the boys are soon followed by the larger group of mature breeding whales and following not too far behind are the pregnant females slowly making their way to the reef. The whales sing whilst on their journey, the ocean is full of whale song. One whale will repeat a phase of song over and over. After the massive mammals have finished giving birth and mateing they will return to the polar region to eat large amounts of krill and small fish. They are first seen heading south around August and the last whale passes south around the start of November. This gives the Gold Coast 5 months of whale watching!!
They can be seen from land with a pair of binoculars from high rise apartments or headland such as burleigh Heads or Point Danger on the border. But the best by far is by boat. There is more than 250 whales on average passing the Gold Coast in every 24 hour period so keep an eye on the ocean!