Sunday, October 24, 2010

Whale watch, Gold Coast Australia

There are a number of whale watching cruise operators in Gold Coast but we decided to go with the one operated by Sea World because they provide better package price when we take Sea World fun park and Whale watch combo package.

This is supposed what we should see- Humpback Whales' tail..this is awesome right?

Whale watch, Gold Coast Australia


But we are not so lucky to get a closer look, they are too far and too fast appeared on the sea surface.

Whale watch, Gold Coast Australia


This is the only closer one that I could catched with the Humpback whale tail ....

Whale watch, Gold Coast Australia



No whales to watch, at least we can still enjoy the awesome view...

Whale watch, Gold Coast Australia



Whale watch, Gold Coast Australia



Anyway, we were lucky to spot whales appeared on the water surface while we walked along the Gold Coast beach...I still not able to catch the tail's photo, they are far and fast!

Whale watch, Gold Coast Australia


fyi, the 1st photo was taken from a picture painted on the wall at the Sea World terminal, look really real right, hehehe....

15 comments:

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Sonia, you don't say! I wouldn't know that the photo was taken from a poster. This does look like a wonderful outing for the family.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Sonia, I still thought you are able watching the whale at so near when looked at 1st pix! But you are still lucky to get to see the whale even was from far, my frd went and see nothing.

Bakeling said...

Hahahhah ! I am fooled by your 1st photo too ! But the sea view is worth for the trip !

Angie's Recipes said...

hehe...I wouldn't tell the first one was fake...:-)

WyYv said...

Hahaha.. same here, I tot you must have some real expensive lens in order to shoot the first photo.. Its just so real.. Lol.. The place is so nice for an outing :)

Jeannie said...

Great photos, fake or otherwise:D

Min said...

Nice picture, Sonia! I just bought ticket to Gold Coast April next year, looking forward to it so much :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have watched whales off of S.Africa, it makes for an exciting day out. Diane

VineelaSiva said...

Great fotos sonia.Looks very beautiful.

simply.food said...

Lovely clicks and account of your trip.

Annie from Gold Coast Australia said...

What a shame that you didn't see whales up close.

The Sea World trip is usually really good and very convenient if you are staying in Surfers Paradise or near there.

If you go again, may I suggest you try the folks down at Coolangatta Whale Watch, it is a bit of a drive, but they are a family business and they really go out of their way to make the trips special. They have had an awesome season of whale watching this year, and on about 50% of their trips they are seeing dolphin pods too. Now is the time for mothers and calves (baby whales).

Sadly for Min (who commented above) April is not a time for whale watching, but there are lots of other things to do and see.

Cheers
Annie from Gold Coast

Reeni said...

This is a beautiful place to be! Sorry you didn't get to see the whales up close!

Cheah said...

This reminds me of our trip to the Gold Coast with my children, long, long ago!

My Little Space said...

Such a big dissappointement, right! I mean you don't fly over every now & then. If you can at least take one shoot that would be terrific and it's history, so memorable huh. And of coz, the kids are so happy to see the big ones too!
Kristy

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, Thank you for stopping by.

Min, Like what Annie mentioned, Apr is not a good time to watch whale, as I know, they migrate from Sept to Nov every year only.

Annie, Thanks for the info.

Kristy, not really dissapoinment, we saw but just not that up close.

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