Whale Watch Bush Walk
June 27, 2021
Join Kevin and Jenny Gowen to see the whales on their annual migration from Antarctica to their spawning grounds near Moreton Bay in Queensland. Late June is the prime time to see these wonderful creatures as they relentlessly swim up the coast, sometimes just ‘blowing’ at the end of each dive, sometimes ‘breaching’ with almost the entire whales 50 tonne body out of the water. The humpback and the ‘right’ whales are the most common.
Sometimes the whales are close to the coast, sometimes a little out to sea. They’ve actually been seen so close to the cliffs that you could hear the ‘blow’ and see the vent. The different species of whale have a different ‘blow’ pattern.
The walk is a 12 km relatively easy hike through the Royal National Park from Watta Molla to Bundeena on the Coast Track. There are spectacular views of the sandstone coastal cliffs and the track traverses the isolated beaches of Marley and Little Marley. A slightly increased distance could include viewing the thousands of years old Aboriginal (Dharawal people) petroglyphs of sea creatures, not far from the water near Jibbon Beach.
You don’t need to be a marathon walker, but a reasonable degree of fitness is essential. For more details and where to meet, please contact Kevin.