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Whale Watching

The Western Australian coastline plays host to a number of species of whale as they migrate annually. The majestic creatures put on a show as they travel along our coastline and there are many ways for you to experience it. See the energetic humpback whales or the distinctive Southern Right Whales, in WA you can see blue whales cruising along or Orcas actively hunting their prey. The Ningaloo coastline is also famous for whale sharks.

As winter begins so too does epic migration as the humpback whales make their way north from the waters of Antarctica to the warm waters of the Kimberley for breeding and birthing. WA is lucky to have one of the longest whale watching seasons in the world. Southern Right and Blue whales can also be seen during this period.

When and where to see the whales:

Humpback and Southern Right Whales

  • Augusta – May to September
  • Perth – September to December
  • Busselton – September to Early November
  • Dunsborough – September to Early December

Humpback Whales only

  • Exmouth – August to October
  • Broome – Late June to Mid-September

Blue Whales

  • Blue whales can be found feeding on the abundance of Krill that congregate at the Perth Canyon, which is 27 nautical miles from Perth. You can see the largest animal on the planet from April to May as you join a research team on an all-day expedition.

Orcas

  • Observe the Orcas as you join a scientific expedition to the Bremer Canyon. The canyon and surrounding waters are feeding grounds for the Orcas.  Tours run between January and April and are all day experiences.

Whale Sharks

Find out more and book a whale watching tour below


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