Brisbanites, it's time to grab your binoculars. And, to grab a beachside spot with a view over Moreton Bay. In other words, it's whale-watching season. The migration period is upon us, so expect to see our coastal waters dotted with the majestic sea creatures as they swim their way to warmer pastures.
As well as offering an ace way to spend any weekend afternoon for the next few months, the annual occurrence is the reason to head to Scarborough Beach Park on one particular arvo, thanks to their Welcome to the Whales shindig. A family-friendly affair on Sunday, May 27, it'll combine food trucks, sand sculptures, fire pits, live music and outdoor cinema, as well as a mini science festival.
When you're not watching environmental doco A Plastic Ocean or grabbing a bite — or eating your own, if you go the picnic basket route — then you can take part in the whale wishes ceremony. It just involves lighting a candle and offering good tidings to the ocean giants, in keeping with the spirit of the occasion.