It’s been an incredible whale-watching season off the Bundaberg coast with 100 per cent sighting success on the “Humpback highway”.
The whale-watching season has now ended for 2020, with Lady Musgrave Experience managing director Brett Lakey saying each year the Humpback highway puts on a show for locals and tourist alike.
Brett said for the fifth year in a row, whale watching with Lady Musgrave Experience and Australia Whale Experience had a 100 per cent sighting success rate, and it’s something they prided themselves on.
“We are lucky enough to get the whales coming right past us throughout the season,” Brett said.
“It’s been another unbelievable season, with a 100 per cent success rate for the fifth year in a row.
“Every time we took a whale-watching tour out, they were blown away by the amazing experience of seeing the whales.”
He said this year brought more Queenslanders to the region and it was nice to see holiday makers from Brisbane and the Gold Coast take advantage of the Australia Whale Experience season pass, returning to check out the whales and the Bundaberg Region.
“We have this world-class whale experience right here, next to the world-class reef,” Brett said.
“People from Brisbane and the Gold Coast have already expressed their interest in coming back and bought their season passes to return next year; it shows how keen they are and highlights the experience they’ve had.”
Whales gone but plenty more to see
As the whales leave for another year, Brett said there are plenty of nautical experiences still remaining.
“We already have turtles everywhere, they are in the lagoons mating and getting ready to start laying their eggs on Lady Musgrave,” he said.
“We have some really exciting months coming up as we are also getting ready to launch our pontoon and underwater observatory before Christmas; it’s definitely exciting times ahead.”
The new three-level pontoon on Lady Musgrave Lagoon is set to change guest experiences on the Southern Great Barrier Reef with an underwater observatory and accommodation, and it's currently being constructed at Burnett Heads.
Brett said the liveable reef experience was a massive plus for the Bundaberg Region and it's a bonus to have local experts available to build the tourist attraction right here at our doorstep.
He said the pontoon project would significantly expand the guest experience on the Great Barrier Reef with the underwater accommodation.
“This innovative project will see Lady Musgrave Experience driving benefits throughout the whole Southern Great Barrier Reef region,” he said.
Once anchored in the Lady Musgrave lagoon, people will have the opportunity to walk through the underwater observatory within inches of abundant sealife and view the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.