GOLD COAST WHALE FEST 2021

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GOLD COAST WHALE FESTIVAL 2021

The Gold Coast Whale Festival will be held on Saturday 28th August 2021 at Burleigh Heads. Organised by Humpbacks and Highrises (HHR), the festival aims to increase awareness in the local community for our oceans and the magnificent whales that visit the Gold Coast every year.

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Location: Burleigh Heads, John Laws Park, Gold Coast

Dates: 28th August 2021 

Time: 10am-4pm 

The Whale Festival is a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about whales in the Gold Coast bay, and how they can participate to make a difference. There will be stalls and exhibits from various organisations which are leading our community to marine and costal sustainability. There will be activities for the whole family throughout the day giving everyone a chance to learn and be the change they want to see: a beach clean up, a guided whale survey from Burleigh Hill, a guided Rocky Shore Exploration and fluke matching for our youngest to learn more about whales. 

FESTIVAL LINE UP 

28th August 2021

10:00 WELCOME and Opening

10:05 Welcome to country by Ngarangwal

10:30-11:30 Live Music Amber Rose

11:30-11:55 Short talks on stage HHR, Ocean Connect and SEA

12:00 – 1:00 Live Music Chloe Behrens

1:10 – 1:35 Short talks on stage Naturally GC, Volunteering GC and Reef Check

1:45 – 2:45 Live music Shane Philip

3:00 – 3:10 Short talk Seashepard, Whales & Climate Program

3:10 – 3:45 Music

3:45 – 4:00 Closing

10:00 – 4:00 Stalls and exhibits

10:00 – 3:00 Fluke Matching kids activity at the HHR stall

10:00 – 4:00 Kids colouring and face painting with HHR

10:00 – 11:00 Rocky Shore Exploration with Ocean Connect

10:00 – 12:00 Beach Clean and Microplastic Detectives with HHR/Holly Summers

10:00 – 4:00 Badge and fridge making and meet a sea slug with Ocean Connect

10:00-12:00 Land Based Whale survey with HHR

STALLS & Tables AT THE EVENT

Supporting the whales

Since 2011, HHR has been running Queensland’s largest marine mammal monitoring program dedicated to the protection and research of marine mammals. Our mission is to ensure present and future generations of the community have access to enjoy, appreciate and care for whales and dolphins through research, rescue and education.

HHR spokesman, Olaf  Meynecke, said, ”We have been collecting data on humpback whales and other marine mammals since 2011 – in fact, it is Queensland’s largest marine mammal monitoring program. Now, we want to share some of our excitement about these amazing creatures.”

Contact Us

Get in touch if you would like to know more about Gold Coast Whale Festival 2021. Become a sponsor or hold a stall at the event. 

Info

John Laws Park

Burleigh Heads QLD 4220

info@hhr.org.au

 

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