Beautiful weather helps lure whales to our waters

OUR glorious Sunshine Coast weather is even attracting whales and their calves in record numbers to our winter playground.

Sunreef Swim with Whales supervisor Dan Hart said nearing the halfway point of the season, the business was seeing more whales than this time last year, including some very curious calves.

"There are still some whales heading north as well as many who have bred and/or had their babies and are making their way slowly home," he said.

"Just this week, we have had three different encounters with mother whales and their calves coming over to swimmers to check us out, with one calf even circling back with her mum following us to have another look.

"It's an incredible feeling to be in the water with these gentle giants - they know we are there - and nothing can describe the feeling when you are just metres away from these animals and they look you straight in the eye."

For more information on Sunreef and swimming with the whales, visit or call 5444 5656.

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