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Have a whale of a time on the Tweed Coast!

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The warm subtropical waters of the Tweed is home to an array of marine life, all year round. But our waters are joined by some gentle giants through the months of May - November, each year!

Pods of Humpback whales make the long journey from Antarctica to the warmer waters of Australia to mate, and give birth, before making their long journey back to the south. 

There are many incredible spots around the Tweed, where you can spot these passer byers, or you could even get up-close and personal on a local whale watching tour! You might even spot the famous white whale, Migaloo!

Trekking the short distance from the car park to the Fingal Head Lighthouse, where this is one of the best spots (in our opinion) to whale watch! With panoramic views from Tweed Heads to Kingscliff, you would be extremely unlucky not to spot one! If you have lots of time on your hands, why not pack a picnic, and relax on the rocks whilst overlooking the amazing basalt rock formations and Cook Island in the distance. 

Enjoy taking a walk down to the Kingscliff break wall, where you will be greeted with breathtaking views of the glorious Kingscliff beach.  Did you know that this part of Kingscliff is the most eastern part on the Tweed Coast, and the whales will often pass very close to shore making it the closest land encounter on the Tweed! 

If you are looking for an even closer encounter with these whales, how about going on a tour? If you are celebrating a special occasion whilst holidaying on the Tweed and are looking for a memorable activity, look no further than Watersports Guru's private whale watching tour! Seating up to 10 passengers, this experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Watersports can  be flexible with your itinerary, tailoring the experience to suit your needs. With over 30 years of experience and a family run business, you are in the best hands possible with Watersports Guru

The Tweed Coast is home to many accredited whale-watching group tours, but we recommend hitching a ride with locally owned and operated, Coolangatta Whale Watch. Leave the crowds behind and step aboard their 60ft vessel, which is one of the fastest purpose-built whale watching catamaran vessels on the Southern Gold Coast. Each cruise is restricted to 50 passengers to ensure a comfortable viewing experience. Cruises depart at 8:30 am Wednesday to Monday every week. 

Credit: Mark Fitz Photography Coolangatta Whale Watch


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