Whale Watching in Australia

Australia, with its generous coastline and generally pleasant climate, is the best place in the world for whale watching. Winter, which begins around late July and stretches to early November, is the whale watching season in Australia. This is when whales migrate from the cold waters around the Arctic region to the warmer waters around Australia. This is breeding season for the whales. They come here to mate and give birth.

Australia has several whale watching locations. The best of them are Sydney, Jervis Bay, Hervey Bay, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Albany, Broome and Perth. A number of whale watching cruises are available around all these locations - all of them on state-of-the-art boats and run by well experienced crews. The crews are so familiar with these waters and they know the regions frequented by the whales, dolphins, dugongs and other marine life so well that successful whale and dolphin sighting is guaranteed for the whale watchers on board!

If you are in Sydney, go cruising on Ocean Dream Whale Discovery for great whale watching experiences or have some adventure too along with visiting whales on the Jet Cruiser! Visit the whales and dolphins in Jervis Bay! Or you could just head for the Whale Watch Capital of the World, Hervey Bay, and do some underwater whale watching too with the help of the underwater cameras set up by the cruises! You have an array of whale watching experiences to choose from! Book on a cruise that suits you best and have a whale of a whale watching tour!

Whale Watching Cruise


Whale and Dolphin Watching in Australia

Winter in Australia is the time when you can have excitingly close encounters with the whale and the dolphin kind!

The most common whale that one gets to meet during the whale watching season in Australia is the humpback whale. They get their name because of their humped backs which they expose while swimming close to the water surface.

Migaloo, known as an albino humpback whale because of its all-white appearance, is also a regular visitor to the eastern coast of Australia. Migaloo, incidentally, means ‘white fellah’ in the local Aboriginal language!

Minke whales are very sociable in that they swim very close to whale watching boats and jump high above the water surface giving the whale watchers opportunities to view them close!

It is not uncommon to see blue whales also in the Australian waters! It is a great experience to watch how the largest animal on earth behaves in its own natural environment!

The bottlenose dolphin is a hot favourite among visitors who come to watch dolphins and whales every winter! These dolphins get their name obviously from their appearance. However, they are not dolphins really as the name suggests, but small whales of the toothed variety!

The orcas or killer whales, as they are more popularly known, feed not only on seabirds, seals, fish and turtles, but also on humpbacks and blue whales! The orca, however, is not a whale; in fact it is the largest dolphin!

These are some (and there are many more) fun facts about whales and dolphins! The best way to learn about them is on a dolphin and whale watching cruise!

Get to know them in their own habitat!


Whales Watch

If you have not visited the whales as yet this winter, you should, because the Australian coastline provides the best whale watching opportunity in the world!

Come winter, it is time for the whales to visit Australia. Whales migrate towards the Australian coastline from late July to early November. They migrate during this season because this is breeding time for them and the warm waters around Australia are good breeding grounds for the whales. They migrate from the Arctic region, which is their feeding ground, where the water is naturally much colder during winter.

Have fun watching the whales swim relaxedly enjoying the warmth! Watch them flap their tails and slap their torsos! Hear them sing and call out to each other! Interact with them when they jump out of the water to take a peek into your boat!

Get familiar with the different species of whales, like the humpback and minke, and the different varieties of dolphins such as the orcas and the bottlenoses!

Have a whale of a time this winter!