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Whale Watching Season Highlights

29 Mar 2018


The whales Hervey Bay hosts typically arrive in late July and stay until November before they head back to the Southern Ocean. The locals celebrate their return with the Hervey Bay Ocean Festival in August, right by  Discovery Holiday Parks - Fraser Coast.


Whale Watching GDAYImage: Whale watching, Hervey Bay; Credit: Jewels Lynch & Tourism Events Queensland


Western Australia

The beginning of the season kicks off in Flinders Bay, Augusta. Stay at Discovery Parks – Bunbury Village or Bunbury Foreshore. Further north, humpback whales can be seen frolicking in Kalbarri, Exmouth, Coral Bay and Broome (stay at Discovery Parks – Port Hedland).


New South Wales

Humpback whales travel from Port Stephens towards the bays of Eden in search of warmer waters between June and August. Stay at Discovery Parks – Eden to be close to the action.


Whale Watching GDAYImage: Humpback Great Eight; Credit: Michael Smith



Logans Beach Road near Discovery Parks – Warrnambool is an ideal location to catch the southern right whales arriving in June through September.


This article was published in G’DAY Magazine.

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