The Whale Migration

The breathtaking North Gorge Walk at Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island is more than just a great scenic walk. It is also the closest place to Brisbane where you can enjoy land based whale watching. With an elevation of 30 metres above sea level, there are numerous whale spotting vantage points along the 1.2 kilometre boardwalk. Just grab a pair of binoculars and look out to sea.

So what’s with the whale migration?

Humpback whales feed only in summer, in the polar waters of Antarctica, and then migrate to tropical or subtropical waters of Fiji and Australia to breed and give birth in the winter. This is because over time, their feeding grounds and their breeding grounds have become separated, resulting in thousands of humpback whales swimming past Australia’s east coast between late May and early November each year. Our whales undertake some of the longest migrations, between their food source and safe breeding areas, in the animal kingdom.

Cheers to that!


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