With record numbers of humpback whales (30,000+) migrating up Queensland’s coast and back to Antarctica through Noosa’s waters between July and the end of October, there are many wonderful sightings of these amazing mammals. If you’re lucky enough to see (or hear) a whale, it’s something you’ll never forget.

Here are some of the ways you might enjoy this incredible experience in Noosa and nearby:

  • See them from the land at vantage points around Noosa
  • Take a kayak tour from Noosa and keep a look-out
  • Join a whale-watching boat tour from Mooloolaba, Brisbane or Hervey Bay – all are just a day-trip away and you can be back in Noosa for dinner
  • See them from the air on a scenic flight
  • Swim with them.

Spot whales from land
Whales and their newborn calves can be spotted from vantage points along the eastern beaches from Sunshine Beach to Sunrise, Peregian and Coolum, where a coastal boardwalk provides great viewing.

Whales can also be seen from the Noosa National Park headland if they are in close. Just look for the spray of water into the air as they “blow” when they rise to the surface to breathe. Or look for a splash anywhere between the offshore buoys and the horizon as they poke their head, fin or tail out of the water. There will also be a gigantic splash as they breach, launching their whole bodies out of the water.


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Noosa – a cosmopolitan jewel offering beautiful beaches, stunning coastal national park, lush green hinterland, river sunsets and sublime restaurants in picturesque settings with cuisine that competes on an international scale.

It’s no wonder that Noosa is one of the most popular destinations in Australia for a wedding.


From the coast to mountain tops and National Parks.

Walking in Noosa can take you from the popular coastal tracks of Noosa National Park to remote eucalypt forests and giant sand dunes on the Cooloola Great Walk, and from mountain lookouts to the hinterland tracks of the Noosa Trail Network.

Noosa offers a diverse and wonderful experience for everyone who visits. The region has an array of beachfront towns, riverside areas and hinterland communities with a relaxed and casual lifestyle, leaving you wanting more. Visit now to find out more about each village, their activities, accommodation and great deals.


There’s plenty of holiday fun around Noosa – Noosa Council’s venues offer a range of fun activities to keep your children entertained over the school holidays, from storytelling to crafty workshops, indoor and outdoor sporty fun.


Looking for an unforgettable Noosa experience? Jump in the car and take one of our suggested Noosa Country Drives where you can experience some of the best that Noosa has to offer, including nature, food, culture and village life. Your Noosa Country Drive could be a day experience for couples, family and friends.


Across the river from Noosa Heads and Noosaville is Noosa North Shore – a long stretch of white sand, dunes and beautiful coastline, and the gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and Great Sandy National Park. The quick and convenient Noosa North Shore Car Ferry operates 7 days a week from Tewantin to take you to Noosa North Shore which showcases the region’s unspoilt nature to perfection – vehicle permits required, please see below for details.


A drive through the beautiful Noosa countryside isn’t complete without spending time at some of the delightful villages. From delicious cafes to local markets and galleries to natural wonders, each village has something special to offer.