Witnessing the awesome strength and beauty of one of the world’s largest marine creatures is an experience you must add to your bucket list. Whether you’re watching Humpback whales on their migration break at Hervey Bay
or the Dwarf Minke whales swimming on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland is the perfect place to have a premium whale-watching experience.
Heading north? You just never know where you might see these majestic mammals as they make a splash along the Great Barrier Reef coastline!
Whale watching capital of Australia – Hervey Bay
The calm, protected waters of Hervey Bay
provide the perfect conditions for mother Humpbacks to teach their newborn calves survival skills before continuing their migration along the Queensland coastline from June to November every year. This makes Hervey Bay
the best spot in Australia to see the whales do what they do best.
Minke Whales – Tropical North Queensland
The mysterious Minke Whale turns up every June – July to hang out on the Great Barrier Reef. The Ribbon Reefs is the only place in the world where you can snorkel with these beautifully elusive creatures on a research-based trip.
Swim with the Humpback whales - The Sunshine Coast
From July - October you can get up close and personal with the Humpback whales while they visit the Sunshine Coast. Spend a day getting in on the underwater action and swim alongside they majestic marine animals.
Start planning your whale watching experience below.