The height of whale watching season has just begun in Western Australia. The Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean coastlines of Western Australia are home to one of of the longest whale watching seasons in the world. These are also some of the most isolated coastlines, which gives you an amazing opportunity to see these magnificent creatures of the deep up close and personal. The height of whale watching season in Western Australia is from May through September. However, something unique to Western Australia is that if you know where to look (and most of the expert whale watching charter companies do), then you can seek out and find different whales on year long; more on that later. Continue reading

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The Best Whale Watching Spots in Australia

Whale watching is one of the top things to do in Australia during the winter time. No needto steer clear of the colder winter waters whatsoever. You most certainly won’t be disappointed either, because you are almost certain to see whales either in boat charters or right from the coastline, especially if you are in any of the 6 regions where whales congregate during the winter time and in any of our top 10 whale watching spots. Much of Australia’s tourism industry focuses on the Great Barrier Reef, however more than half of the whales in the world spend time in Australian waters. This includes over 45 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises that can all be found in the waters off of Australia’s coastlines. The 6 regions with the best whale watching include Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania. Continue reading

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Whale Watching in Australia

Winter in Australia, doesn’t mean that you must stay out of the waters, in fact cruising the waters in search of whales and watching for them from the coastline is one of the top things to do in Australia over the winter whale watching season. Over 45 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises can be found in the waters off of Australia. As a tourist on holiday, you might associate sharks with Australian waters, but in actuality almost 60% of the world’s whales make Australian waters their home at some point during their lifetime or migratory patterns. There are 6 regions where you can go whale watching during the winter and will almost be guaranteed to see whales up close and personal. The 6 regions with the best whale watching include Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania. AustralianGeographic.com lists the top 10 spots for whale watching; each region has representation on the list, so no matter where you are in Australia, you are likely not far from a great whale watching spot! Here are whale watching top spots 1 – 5 in part one of our whale watching adventure in Australia! Continue reading

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Australia’s winter begins in June and runs through August for most of the country. When most people think of holiday or travel in Australia, they probably think of fun in the sun, white powder beaches, and swimming in the beautiful ocean waters. However, winter is Australia also has so much more to offer. In part one, we learned all about skiing in the Australian Alps, driving through the wildflower trails of Western Australia, and soaking up the warmth and sunshine in the tropical north of Queensland. Part two of winter in Australia told us all about a South Australia Desert Adventure, Tasmania in winter, and the Northern Territory’s Top End Dry Season. In this, part three of our series, discover the majestic whale watching opportunities that come to the cooler Australian waters during the winter months and see the many different festivals, holidays and special winter time events. Continue reading

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