Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane.
Published March 6th 2020
Did you know you can watch whales without leaving dry land?
As Autumn and Winter approach, many of us in Australia turn our thoughts to plans for upcoming whale watching trips. But did you know there are many great spots to watch them without leaving the shore?
A humpback whale offering a 'Straddie Salute' to people on the Gorge Walk
As you move north, there are a number of headlands along the Sunshine Coast that are ideal for land-based whale watching. These include Hells Gate and Dolphin Point at Noosa National Park, Point Arkwright at Coolum, and Point Cartwright at Kawana.
A 200Kg dolphin swimming ahead of a migrating humpback whale
As can be seen, there are many fabulous opportunities to watch humpback whales that come right up close to our coastline. However, sometimes it can take a little bit of time to spot them. Thankfully other marine wildlife such as dolphins and turtles often come into the same areas, providing entertainment for children during periods of waiting.
A wild dolphin surfing towards the Gorge at Point Lookout