Whale Watching in and around Hervey Bay

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Hervey Bay whale watching has become a signature activity for tourists visiting the region, as it is one of the best locations to view the humpback whales on their annual migrations. Whether you want to commit to a half day, or full day whale watching tour, the range of whale watching options available in Hervey Bay is amazing! The sheltered bay offers the whales a perfect rest area on their journey from Antarctic waters to their tropical calving grounds. On their return south, the whales again stop to rest, giving visitors on whale watching vessels the bonus of seeing calves. SEASON: July - November

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About Hervey Bay Whale Watching

Seeing pods of humpback whales migrating up and down the eastern coast is a definite must-see and do activity for visitors to the Hervey Bay area as well as locals. Hervey Bay is known around the world as being the whale watching capital so there's no better place to witness these incredible, giant creatures breach, tail slap and frolic in the beautiful blue waters of the Fraser Coast.

Hervey Bay is located on the Fraser Coast and thanks to the sheltered waters of Platypus Bay is a popular hang out for whales migrating with their calves. There are a number of whale watching cruises operating in the area that will get you up close to these animals for an unforgettable experience.

Choose from the available options above to begin your whale watching adventure in the gorgeous Hervey Bay region. You can choose from a sailing cruise, jet boat adventure, lunch cruise or morning or afternoon cruise.

Travel guides

Whale Watching Guide

Region travel guides
If you're wandering when is the best time to visit Hervey Bay to see the whales migrating both north and east, have a look at our Australian Whale Watching Guide. Highlighting the best time to visit Hervey Bay, what type of whales you can expect to see and more general information about this famous whale watching region. See which tour companies operate in the area and a ball park price of what you can expect to pay. If you're looking to research whale watching in surrounding regions, you'll find all of the necessary information in this guide. Splitting up the whale watching destinations by state you can browse the whole country and see where you can witness these amazing creatures venture up and down the east and west coasts. Read more >>