Where To Find The Wharf at Mooloolaba
The map below will help you find where they are located. Switch to satellite view (Sat) for more details and an aerial view. You can get directions on the map too.
Parking is easy at The Wharf which also shares parking for the Underwater World attraction.
Don't forget to explore this map or use the functions to get directions.
Review Of Sunshine Coast Whale Watching on Whale One
Whale One is the main Sunshine Coast whale watching operation. You can expect a high quality tour on a good boat. The tour itself takes about 4 hours.
If you are staying in the Gold Coast, personally, I don't consider this worth the drive to see the whales unless you have your heart set on going on Steve Irwin's old boat - Whale One which was commissioned in 2007.
The whale watching here will be similar to what you will see from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
If you are staying in the Sunshine Coast, beware of travel times. Mooloolaba is at the other end of the Sunshine Coast from Noosa, so make sure you leave an hour to get from Noosa if that is where you are staying!
The coast road is notoriously slow going, so make sure you leave plenty of time not to get flustered. Pick ups can be arranged from Sunshine Coast accommodation.
Whale One is located at The Wharf Marina in Mooloolaba, see the map below. If you are driving up from the Gold Coast for this trip, you will need to factor in at 2½ to 3 hours drive (due to the traffic in the mornings).
From the marina it is a short trip out of Mooloolaba seaway to the ocean and the whale watching! Like the Gold Coast you will have to go out to about 3 miles offshore before you can stop to whale watch.
Some of the things I like particularly about this operation is that it is:
- High quality tour with high quality educational value. They do it very well..
- Whale One is a 65ft catamaran that takes about 115 passengers.
- 360 degree viewing from this specially designed boat.
Book a Whale Watching Cruise from Sunshine Coast.
Whale Watching Hints and Tips
In response to some questions I have received I have written a couple
of articles giving hints and tips for a great whale watching
If Sunshine Coast Whale Watching is not what you are looking for, don't forget
to check out the other tour
operators in the Gold Coast or Brisbane to find something to suit your