Holidays in Australia will always include the great outdoors. When in Australia, whale watching is definitely a good activity to do, as the whole coastline holds great areas to see whales. According to the Australian Government, Western Australia is often seen as a good location to see the migration of humpback whales from the Antarctic to the northern part of Australia.
Great Places for Whale Migration
In Western Australia, there are three specific areas to see these mammals. First is the area north of Cape Leveque. This area is known for being a breeding ground for humpback whales during the months of mid-August and September. Sightings of these humpback whales can span the entire months of July to October.
Perth also holds some temporary shelter for migrating humpback whales. So if you fail to catch them in Cape Leveque, you can go whale watching in Perth anytime between September and November.
Explore Other Wildlife Along the Coastline
Whale watching is not an isolated activity. If you’re already exploring the waters of Western Australia in search of some amazing creatures, make the most of it by pursuing different itineraries that will expose you to more marine life.
There are several itineraries available online, ranging anywhere between a day to almost two weeks at a time. Some itineraries, such as one that explores the Coral Coast Wildlife, aim to inject exploration of biodiversity and give guests a sneak peek of some worthwhile areas in Australia.
Go Beyond Western Australia
While whale watching is a well-known activity among different locales, other areas in Australia can offer a great view of these majestic creatures in migration.
For one, Sydney has a key viewing place for humpback whales. As per Australia.com, Sydney Harbour’s best viewpoint is The Gap at South Head. Best seen in June via Byron Bay’s Cape Byron Lighthouse, visitors can see these whales from afar or go a little nearer by boat.
The next time you’re in Australia, catch a good seat and see the wonders of the water in these humpback whales.