Fraser Island is very popular for Whale Watching
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Great Sandy Marine Park – Whale Watching
Life-changing whale encounters
Come ALSO face to face with a majestic humpback whale in the shallow, protected waters of Hervey Bay in the Great Sandy Marine Park, one of the only places in the world where humpback whales find sanctuary to ‘stay and play’.
Be furthermore awed by the sheer size of these beautiful creatures as they emerge at the ocean’s surface and perhaps swim closer to you to get a better look! Feel a sense of peace and connection as you listen to their song and, if you are lucky, watch a mother swimming with her calf by her side.
Finally Professional guides will help you to recognize different whale behaviors and even individual whales by their unique markings.
No matter your age, experiencing these gentle giants in their natural environment will create a memory that stays with you for a lifetime because you will never forget it.
Location and getting there
The waters of Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait and Tin Can Bay Inlet, from Bundaberg (north) to Double Island Point (south).
Access is from coastal towns and boat ramps between Bundaberg and Rainbow Beach.
Whale watching calendar
Humpback whales also feed in the krill-rich Antarctic waters during summer and migrate north for winter. In the Fraser Coast region, the whales can also be seen heading north between mid-June and early August, before they reach the warm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef, where they give birth to their calves and mate again. Then, from mid-August to mid-November, the whales also turn south and large numbers of the population, including mothers with new-born calves, enter the sheltered waters of Hervey Bay to rest and play before continuing the long journey back to the Antarctic. Furthermore in 2012, the humpback whale population migrating along the east coast was estimated to be 17,000 whales. Around 25 percent of this population visits Hervey Bay each year, that’s up to 4000 whales.