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Migaloo - Whales in Paradise

22

July

Migaloo is on his way to the Gold Coast

Migaloo is on his way to the Gold Coast

Migaloo 10th August 2015

Some hoped for it again this year, some prayed he was still alive and some expected his return, then relief came on a facebook post today, the famous white humpback whale, Migaloo is on his way to the Gold Coast!

Sydney Herald reports, “the famous humpback  had keen whale watchers in a frenzy this morning when he was spotted by Jane Adamson of Moonshadow-TQC onboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer”.

The keen photographer was on her day off, when she first spotted Migaloo off Fingal Bay early

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Whales in Paradise - Seapix Photographics (2)

19

July

What’s the best time of day to go Whale Watching on the Gold Coast?

What’s the best time of day to go Whale Watching on the Gold Coast?

One of the more common questions visitors to the Gold Coast ask is, what’s the best time of day to go Whale Watching on the Gold Coast?  This question is being asked more and more due to Whales in Paradise increasing their Whale Watching tours in 2016 and now have 5 tour times daily to get out to see the Humpback Whales.

There are a few reputable Whale Watching companies on the Gold Coast. All companies other than Whales in

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Migaloo - Whales in Paradise

12

July

Will we see Migaloo on the Gold Coast in 2016

Will we see Migaloo on the Gold Coast in 2016

As the 2016 Whale Watching season approaches the middle of July, plenty of people are wondering, will we see Migaloo on the Gold Coast in 2016 . The hype escalates this time of the year, with the possibility of seeing the famous white whale somewhere along the east Australian coastline. This photo of Migaloo is just as rare as his sightings!

Migaloo is commonly known to travel along the east coast of Australia somewhere towards the end of July – early August, and has not been sighted

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Whales in Paradise

05

July

Whales in Paradise spot first Calf for the 2016 Whale Watching season

Whales in Paradise spot first Calf for the 2016 Whale Watching season

Whales in Paradise spot first calf for the 2016 Whale Watching season last Friday morning. The first whale calf was spotted only 2 kilometers directly in front of the Surfers Paradise beach and was believed to be less than 2 days old. Crowds of people were on the Surfers Paradise beach front, trying to get a glimpse as the calf’s mother spent long periods of time playing around on the surface. The lucky ones, were the customers onboard the newest vessel

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Watch Whales in Paradise over the school holidays

28

June

Watch Whales in Paradise over the school holidays

Watch Whales in Paradise over the school holidays

If your coming to the Gold Coast from NSW, VIC or anywhere in QLD, we highly recommend you Watch Whales in Paradise over the school holidays. Surfers Paradise is not just a great destination because of it’s golden beaches and variety of tours and activities, but it has become one of the most popular destinations in Australia, for watching whales in paradise. The short travel times and scenic backdrop of the Gold Coast skyline is popular with people from all over the world, booking to

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Whales in Paradise

24

June

Humpback Whale populations on the Gold Coast

Humpback Whale populations on the Gold Coast

Humpback Whale populations on the Gold Coast have grown considerably since Whale Watching began in the Sunshine State. It is believed that the population increases by 10% each year on the Gold Coast. Humpback Whale populations on the Gold Coast currently sit around 20,000 Humpback Whales passing the shores of the East Coast of Australia between June-November each year. With this population increase comes more interest from the public and with more interest, comes demand for tour operators to increase tour options.

Whales in Paradise have added

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Watching humpback whales in paradise

15

June

Watching Humpback Whales in Paradise

Watching Humpback Whales in Paradise

 Watching Humpback Whales in Paradise is possible each year between June and November on the Gold Coast.  The Gold Coast destination is not only buzzing with holiday makers in winter, escaping the colder weather in places like Sydney and Melbourne, it is alive with thousands of Humpback Whales passing by very close to Gold Coast beaches.

At Surfers Paradise, you can watch Whales in Paradise by just wandering down to the beach and looking out past the wave breaks. If you are staying in one of the many hotels that are

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08

June

Gold Coast Weather effects Whale Watching Cruises

Gold Coast Weather effects Whale Watching Cruises

Recent Gold Coast Weather effects Whale Watching Cruises at the start of the 2016 Whale Watching Season. Locals, Visitors and Whale Watching Tour Operators were among a number effected by the recent battering of rain and winds on the Gold Coast. Wild weather effected various parts of the country over the past couple of weeks and the Gold Coast did not go unscathed.

Large swells, high winds and torrential rain disappointed tourists who were booked on Whale Watching Tours with Whales in Paradise. Their efforts to run

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01

June

2016 predicted to be a bumper Whale Watching season on the Gold Coast!

2016 predicted to be a bumper Whale Watching Season on the Gold Coast! 

Whales in Paradise are excited with the start of the Gold Coast Whale Watching season kicking off last weekend. Humpback Whales have been passing the Australian east coast and the beaches of the Gold Coast for the past month in small numbers, however the official Whale Watching season started on Saturday 28th May for Gold Coast Whale Watching operators. The season officially beings once there are a good number of Humpback Whales, in order to guarantee daily sightings.

The Gold Coast provides

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11

May

False killer whales filmed hunting a juvenile shark off the East coast of Australia

False killer whales filmed hunting a juvenile shark off the East coast of Australia

When the hunter becomes the hunted.. False killer whales filmed hunting a juvenile shark off the East coast of Australia.

Yesterday, off the coast of Sydney, Australia, a drone enthusiast captured some rare and remarkable footage of what marine experts believe are False Killer Whales (Pseudorca crassindens). What is so intriguing about the footage is the fact that they are hunting not just any type of fish, but a shark. The scene depicts a pod of approximately 4 False

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