THINGS TO DO: Paddle out for whales

IF you’re one to head out on the water with a paddle board, SUP or kayak then there will be plenty of action for you in Torquay this weekend.

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The annual Paddle Out for Whales will take place alongside the Torquay Jetty from 8am tomorrow morning – Saturday, 11 September 2021.

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Registration gets underway at 7am.

The popular event celebrates and encourages whale conservation in Hervey Bay.

Considered the whale watching capital of the world, Hervey Bay offers some of the best whale watching experiences and opportunities to get up close to migrating pods of humpback whales.

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Whale watching is one of the Fraser Coast’s primary attractions and business industries.

If you take part in the Paddle Out for Whales you will paddle out together with other likeminded people and participate in a minute’s silence to recognise the importance of the ocean and whales to the Fraser Coast and indeed the rest of the world.

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Click here for more information and to access the necessary registration forms.

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