The annual celebration of the returning humpback whales migration to the sunshine coast, QLD
Whale Welcoming: Humpback whale season start 2023
when: Saturday 10th of June at 10am
Where: The Wharf Mooloolaba
What: Live radio broadcast from Hot 91 fm, prizes & giveaways, kids’ face painting, and live music
The 2023 Whale Watching Season is here and we’re celebrating with a FREE EVENT at The Wharf Mooloolaba at 10 am this Saturday the 10th of June.
It’s not all about the kids though. Adults can enjoy the new Whale Ale by Blackflag Brewing which will be available at the Dock Mooloolaba as well as other participating venues through out Mooloolaba.
Since the dawn of time Humpback Whales have been migrating between Antartica and the East Coast of Australia. The Sunshine Coast forms a major part of their migration stops with over 160 Nautical Miles of coast between Cape Moreton and Double Island Point creating a santuary for Humpback Whales to mate and give birth to their young. Between June and October up to 40,000 humpback whales will pass The Sunshine Coast and we think that’s worth celebrating!
The Sunshine Coast community has forged an unbreakable bond with the magnificent humpback whales. With every passing year, as these majestic creatures grace their shores, the Sunshine Coast community opens its arms wide in an outpouring of love and admiration. From the smallest child to the oldest resident, the people here have developed a profound connection with these gentle giants. The Whale Welcoming is to celebrate the arrival of the humpbacks with joyous anticipation, embracing their presence as a symbol of the region’s commitment to marine conservation and the preservation of our planet’s natural wonders. Through education, sustainable practices, and a shared sense of wonder, the Sunshine Coast community has created a haven where humpback whales are welcomed, cherished, and protected for generations to come.