According to the group, beachgoers "did a fantastic job" keeping the poor whale cool and wet while waiting for rescuers to arrive. They draped a damp towel over her to keep her from getting dehydrated and sunburned.
It's believed that the whale got stuck on her migration from the Great Barrier Reef to the summer feeding spot in the southern ocean.
Finally, rescuers arrived with a special mat to move the whale, and she successfully reentered deeper water.
"Once released the whale responded immediately and swam away strongly," WCP wrote. "Checks of local beaches the following morning found no sign of the whale."
Rescuers take this to be a very good sign that the whale is well on her way south.