After the unrelenting heat of summer (and for much of autumn) it has finally cooled down, and it looks like winter is on its way.
But that doesn’t mean our winters are woeful.
Typically, winter is dry and mild, with temperatures from 11 degrees at night to 21 degrees during the day.
And during this chilled time of year, the sun rises at 6.30am and sets with a display of pink-tinged hues at 5pm.
Winter is also a beaut time of year to experience the whales passing by – June 1 signals the official start of the whale watching season.
Each year about 18,000 humpback whales travel north on their 10,000 kilometre journey from Antarctica to the temperate Pacific Ocean.
They bring their calves with them in search of the warmer conditions, as the bubs don’t have sufficient body fat to survive in the freezing waters of the Southern Ocean.
A selection of tours are available to catch a glimpse of these incredible animals.
Check out the Experience Oz website for a huge array of tours that cover a whole range of adventures, whale watching included, in our beautiful neck of the woods.
Book accommodation nearby at Scarborough Beach Resort. Perfect for attending an event at Brisbane Entertainment Centre – it’s less than a 25 minute drive to the venue.
Offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-self contained holiday apartments and onsite facilities including swimming lap pool, large heated spa and more.
Each year the magnificent Southern Humpback Whales migrate to and from Antarctica. As these gentle giants of the deep make their way through our warm waters they feed, mate and play in the clean, clear blue sea of Moreton Bay. Brisbane Whale Watching Cruises departing daily from the Redcliffe Jetty June to November.
The cruise includes:
- 10am departure. Returning back to the Redcliffe Jetty at 2.30pm
- Fresh gourmet buffet lunch including Tiger Prawns, selection of cold meats with a large arrangement of salads and rolls
- A portion of every ticket is donated to ongoing whale research with various whale organisations
- A licensed bar, snack and souvenir counter is available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Extensive and informative commentary
For more information and bookings visit Brisbane Whale Watching