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It’s the season for whale watching on the Sunshine Coast and people are flocking to Alexandra Headlands to see these fabulous, majestic creatures frolicking in our waters. At Mandolin Resort, we are in one of the best positions for whale watching, because if the whales come in close enough you can actually see them from our balconies.

Imagine drinking a glass of wine on your balcony and watching these beautiful creatures breaching and tail slapping in the Pacific Ocean. It would be such a shame if you missed out on this fabulous experience.

Alexandra Headlands, is a beautiful spot offering fabulous weather and beautiful surf beaches, but from June to November the area explodes with whale watchers.

People from all over Australia and overseas come here to watch these beautiful Kings of the Ocean swim majestically north on their way to warmer waters. So if you are looking for whale watching accommodation on the Sunshine Coast, you had better book early so you are not disappointed.


People come here year after year to watch the seasonal migration of the whales along the Sunshine Coast. It is truly one of the most remarkable and breathtaking experiences you will ever have.

Whale watching season on the Sunshine Coast is a fabulous time of year as everyone, locals and holidaymakers alike, come together to watch as the whales swim north to give birth and mate in the warmer northern waters. If you come here later in the season, you can watch as they swim leisurely back down along our coastline, heading to Antarctica with their beautiful calves.

It really doesn’t matter what time in the season you arrive, there are a number of great whale watching tours along the Sunshine Coast, each allowing you to spend a few memorable hours close to these magical creatures.

Whale watching tour operators usually offer 4-hour, morning or afternoon cruises throughout the season. So make sure you jump aboard one of these tour boats for the adventure of a lifetime.


This is so exciting! For the very first time in Australia, people are being allowed to actually swim with the whales in the ocean. This is sure to be the start of some amazing and exciting adventures for everyone involved.

This fabulous opportunity is being offered by Sunreef at Mooloolaba, in cooperation with the National Parks and Wildlife and the University of the Sunshine Coast. Currently, Sunreef are the only whale watching tours to offer this fabulous new adventure, but there are sure to be more operators introducing their own tours either later this year or over the next few years.

Just imagine jumping into the ocean and swimming with these fabulous creatures or even looking one right in the eye. Swimming with the whales on the Sunshine Coast is truly a magical and exciting experience - that everyone has to enjoy at least once in their lifetime.

  • What: Day trip to Harvey Bay or book a boat from Mooloolaba.