Whale Watching in Australia
Whale Watching in Australia Â– Humpback and Southern Right Whales up Close
Apart from being supremely scenic, Australia’s Great Ocean Road coastline is famous for its superb whale watching with the imposing Humpbacks being at the centre of attention.
And, by Australian standard just a little farther up the road, yet another visitor travels north to breach the water’s surface: Southern Right Whales can be spotted off the coast of the state South Australia.
Doubtlessly a highlight, Kangaroo Island is just a short boat ride or twenty minute flight out of Adelaide. The island boasts lush populations of wildlife on land and Southern Right Whale pods in the sea.
In fact, the whales pass through the strait between Kangaroo Island and the mainland to calve and raise their young in the Great Australian Bight. The Southern Ocean Lodge certainly is your first choice for a luxury hotel complete with a whale ocean view.
The Southern Ocean Lodge is located on Hanson Bay, which sports the highest number of sightings along the coast. With just a little luck, you may not only spot the Southern Right Whale but also the large and majestic Humpback Whale.
Those keen to put some distance between themselves and the more frequented whale watching hot spots may drive down the long road along the Nullabor Coast connecting South Australia with Western Australia.
Heading the other way, you will eventually reach Warrnambool, the whale capital of Victoria and largest city on the Great Ocean Road. From May through to October, the waters off Warrnambool become the nursery for new born Humpback Whales.
You best options for observing the 95 tons Humpbacks with their young is a whale watching boat excursions. However, you may also try the observation platforms on land.
One of the most stirring experiences is witnessing the calves’ first attempts at performing rolls, breaching and lunging maneuvers. Have we caught your interest? Just pack your bags and head of Down Under.
Countless charming and luxurious hotels along the Great Ocean Road provide memorable accommodation. It is a pleasure for INTOSOL to help you make the arrangements and ensure you a place on the frequently booked out whale watching boats.
However, you may also spot whales in the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Especially the Whitsunday Islands are well known to house large whale pods. The new born calves play in the bays and quite often the boat ride out to the islands already affords you with the first sightings.
Experience the outstanding INTOSOL island resorts and meet the gentle giants in their natural environment. Snorkel the outer reef and with just a little luck spot a pod of whales from the boat.