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Whale watching is a spectacular event that no one should miss. Now is your chance to do so if you haven’t already. The whale season runs from June through November. Most humpback whales travel north along the east coast from June to August before returning south in September and November.

By booking a Gold Coast Whale Watching Tour through our website, you may marvel at their spectacular and acrobatic soaring displays. Besides the breathtaking views, 2nd Avenue Burleigh Heads is also a great place to stay and unwind after a great Whale Watching Tour.

Whale Watching Tours

Listed below are the Whale Watching Tours you can book. Also, remember to bring your binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, flat shoes, warm clothing, and any necessary sea sickness medication.

Whale Watching Cruise from Sea World

Sea World hosts this 2.5-hour whale-watching excursion. You’ll travel to the ‘Humpback Highway’ on one of Australia’s newest and most luxury whale-watching vessels. From sea level to the sundeck, you can observe the world’s largest animals from six expansive observation platforms with a stunning backdrop of the Surfers Paradise skyline.

But wait, there’s more! During the cruise, you’ll learn more about these intriguing marine creatures and hear unique whale songs recorded live on board using an underwater microphone. The personnel is highly knowledgeable and will undoubtedly provide you with an unforgettable experience.

At 9 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m., the cruise departs from the Sea World Cruises Main Beach Terminal.

Whale Watching Cruise from Surfers Paradise

It is Surfers Paradise’s only Whale Watching Cruise. You gain other experiences while watching the spectacular yet peaceful ocean giants romp and play in the warm waves.

Before getting up close with the whales, you’ll cruise past the homes of the rich and famous, which include morning or afternoon tea and biscuits. Whale Watching Cruises depart at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for 3.5 hours.

Whale Watching Local Spots

If you prefer to go whale watching for free, there are a few local places to consider, including:

Tumgun Lookout, Burleigh Heads National Park

Do you want a vantage point? Then there’s Tumgun Lookout, located in Burleigh Heads National Park. It is higher than Burleigh Point and offers spectacular panoramic views. On a clear day, you can even see Coolangatta. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars.

Aside from whale viewing, you can have a tremendous natural experience. The park’s most notable features are accessible via the graded walking pathways. The Rainforest Circuit is one option. Most of this trail is flat, but there is a steep stretch near Tumgun Lookout, a beautiful spot to observe humpback whales splashing offshore in the winter and spring.

Burleigh Point, Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Point is a slice of heaven, offering the world’s most serene setting. But that’s not all; it’s also one of the best places on the coast to see whales. After sightseeing, grab a beer at Burleigh Heads Bowls Club or a fresh Vietnamese takeaway bite at Bunlee Bun & Brew.

You must carefully plan your visit if you do not want to miss this opportunity to go whale watching. 2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments is a great place to stay and relax. Their spacious accommodation is steps away from Burleigh Beach’s lovely white sands.

Burleigh Heads National Park, with its beautiful rainforest and private beaches, is just a short walk from the resort. At the same time, major Gold Coast attractions are easily accessible by vehicle or public transportation.

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