Have you ever gone whale watching? If you don’t, you’re missing out. These beautiful aquatic animals are amazing to see up close. The Gold Coast features some of the best whale viewing in Australia, with a season from late May to early November. 

An estimated 40,000 humpback whales move along the well-known “humpback highway.” With the population growing by the year, there is a lot of marine traffic, which is a sight to behold. If you want to avoid spending on a whale-watching expedition, Burleigh is the finest area to have a free look at the majestic humpbacks.

Burleigh Hill, Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Hill is a Gold Coast landmark that you should visit! The area has a green grassy space with views of the gleaming white sands of Burleigh Beach and the Gold Coast City skyline in the distance.

Many visitors and residents congregate on the hill every afternoon for a picnic while watching the sunset. Why not do it as well? While looking for whales, enjoy a picnic and a lovely day with the family.

Tumgun Lookout, Burleigh Heads

Tumgun Lookout is located in the stunning Burleigh Heads National Park and will not disappoint with its breathtaking views of the southern Gold Coast coastline. It is a 4.6-kilometre circuit hike along the Ocean View Lookout Track. 

It is magnificent at any time of year, and the route is open yearly. You can stroll, jog, or trek. However, the Lookout is also an excellent place to go whale watching because, from the summit, you can see a large area of the coast to the north and south.

Use this opportunity to visit Burleigh during the whale-watching season. Dress accordingly and bring binoculars or a camera with an excellent lens to document the experience. And, for quick and easy access to these locations, reserve your stay at Swell Resort this whale-watching season.

Stay in Swell Resort

In the heart of Burleigh Heads, Swell Resort is your slice of paradise. You’ll discover a comfortable spot to relax, play, and unwind elegantly, just a stone’s throw from the famed Burleigh Beach.

We have one-, two-, and three-bedroom Burleigh Heads apartments available. Our Burleigh Heads holiday apartments are self-contained, with everything needed for a weekend beach break, romantic couple’s retreat, or a family break, and easy access to the most incredible things to do in Burleigh Heads.

But first, make sure you entirely use a variety of onsite facilities, services, and guest incentives that will make your stay even more memorable. How about a few refreshing laps in the pool to start the day, followed by a languid afternoon soak in the spa and a game of family tennis? 

When you’re ready to explore, the resort is close to the best Burleigh restaurants, cafes, pubs, and boutique shopping. James Street, Burleigh’s most busy shopping street, is a hive of boutique fashion stores, independent companies, and some notable names you will surely recognise. After shopping, you can even dine on the sand at one of Burleigh’s two award-winning surf clubs. While there, check out the world-renowned surf beach and the breathtaking Burleigh Heads National Park.

Book your Burleigh Heads accommodation beachfront with us direct.