Between June and October, thousands of Humpback whales from Antarctica travel up north to Australia to breed. Gold Coast is one of the last safe havens where females give birth to their calves before they return to the colder southern waters in October.
I love the winter mornings at this time. The early morning surf check is always a great time with the sun rising up over the water. It also offers a chance of spotting whales passing by. The beginning and end of day is always the best time to spot them.
All you need is a good pair of binoculars. Find a good spot and track these graceful animals playing in the beautiful warm waters before heading south to the cold once more.