What is the best time to see whales in Warrnambool?
Whale watching Warrnambool best time is from May through to September when the whales are migrating from the Antarctic. This is when they are nursing their calves which they tend to do close to the shore making them easier to spot.
Has there been any whale sightings in Warrnambool?
Logan’s Beach in Warrnambool is south-east Australia’s only established southern right whale nursery. The whale was spotted by photographer Rodney Harris at the traditional whale-watching spot about 10:30am. It has yet to be officially identified.
What time of year is whale watching in Victoria?
That said, the best time to see killer whales in Victoria is from late spring to early fall, so between May and October. During these months, the waters are full of river salmon that attract resident orcas.
At what time of year can the whales be seen?
What is the best month to see the whales? – Peak season is considered the summer months of mid-June through early September. During this time, we see whales (orcas, humpbacks and/or minke) on over 90% of our tours.
Where can I see whales in Apollo Bay?
Whale Watching From May to October Southern Right Whales can be seen along the Great Ocean Road, sometimes approaching within 100 metres to shore providing hours of entertainment.
When can you see whales in Port Fairy?
The Southern Right Whale inhabits and breeds from May to September in the southern coastal waters of Australia, especially enclosed bays. The waters off the coast of Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland are perfect for breeding grounds. The Southern Right Whale usually breeds every 3 years.
Can you see whales in Victoria in March?
The second largest animal on earth! We see these species occasionally with a peak through early spring ( March – May) as a group of gray whales often known as the ‘Sounders’ make their way to and from their spring feeding grounds in the north of Puget Sound.
When is the best time to see Warrnambool whales?
The best time for whales watching Victoria is between June and September every year. During these months, the female Southern Right Whales head to the protected shores along the Great Ocean Road to give birth to their young. The best time of day to see Warrnambool whales is when the sun is shining.
Where can I see southern right whales in Victoria?
Victoria’s Southern Right Whale Nursery Almost every year between June and September, female Southern Right whales return to the waters of Warrnambool’s Logans Beach to calve. The whales often swim within a hundred metres of the shore. They can be viewed from a specially constructed platform in the sand dunes or from the beach.
When is the best time to go whale watching in Australia?
In Australia we’re lucky to have around 60 per cent of the global whale population living in our waters, meaning your odds of spotting one aren’t too shabby. For Victorians, the prime whale watching season is roughly from May to October each year.
Why do whales come to Warrnambool?
The shores of Warrnambool attract the females, where they give birth and raise their young. From the early 1800s, whaling was practiced commercially in Australia. This nearly caused the Southern Right Whale species to go extinct, losing about 75% of its population.