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Day 41 - Remnants of a whaling industry

Day 41 - Remnants of a whaling industry
 
   
   
   
   
 
 

This week in South East Queensland

IT'S HARD to believe in this day and age, but once whaling was a major industry. A large whaling station was set up at what is now Tangalooma Resort, from where ships would venture out into the open waters of the east coast where the whales migrate up and down every year from Antarctica to the warm waters of Hervey Bay and other northern sheltered areas to give birth. At the end of the season, they would return down the coast to their abundant feeding grounds around Antarctica. Fortunately the whaling station is a distant memory and the whales are now protected.

Today's trek takes me along the coast from Big Sandhills passing Shark Point and Tangalooma Resort to the next major camping area at The Wrecks.

 
 

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