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WHALE WATCHING

Whale watching

Ride upon the spirit of the humpback whale as these majestic, migratory creatures pass by Redlands Coast from May to November each year. Watch from Point Lookout (Mooloomba) on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) as an estimated 25,000 whales migrate north.  Be captivated as they breach and spout, sending the sparkling waters of southern Moreton Bay high into the air, glistening in the sunlight. Point Lookout (Mooloomba) is regarded as one of the best land-based whale watching sites on Australia’s eastern coast.  You will also have a bird’s eye view of other marine life, including turtles, schools of fish and playful dolphins frolicking in the waves. As you watch the whales, keep a keen eye out for Migaloo, the renowned white whale that captivates the Coast’s heart. 

Renowned as one of the best land-based whale watching spots on the east coast of Australia, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) is the perfect spot to see whales from land. Walk the North Gorge walk from Point Lookout (Mooloomba), have a picnic or enjoy the ocean view and watch whales breaching all day in your accommodation. 

While you're on the island, there is an exciting range of adventures and discoveries awaiting you among the sandy white beaches, crystal clear ocean waters and natural freshwater lakes of Minjerribah. These include, 4WD tourssand boardingsurfingdivingsnorkelling, golf, cultural activities and so much more.