Book Whale Watch

Hervey Bay is the epicentre of the Humpback Whales annual migration along the east coast of Australia. The whales visit the bay from July to October to bask in the sheltered waters of Platypus Bay between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island making for the best, most engaging whale watching experience in in the world.

Key facts

  • Whale season runs from the end of July to the end October
  • The whales are calm and inquisitive in Hervey Bay
  • The whales are not in transit, they have stopped in Hervey Bay to relax before return south to Antarctica

What makes Hervey Bay unique in terms of whale watching is that the whales are not just passing through, they stop in the bay to relax, frolic and educate their calves.

Amaroo humpback whale 2

World class whale watching, outstanding value, aboard the Hervey Bay Boat Club's purpose built whale watch vessel the MV Amaroo. Includes: morning/afternoon tea.

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whale sunset

Hervey Bay's annual whale watching season runs from mid-July to late October.

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hervey bay whale heritage site banner

Hervey Bay is internationally recognised as the worlds first Whale Heritage Site.

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The majestic Humpback is the most common and entertaining of the whale species that visit Hervey Bay. They spend their winter here from July to November.

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whale breaching fraser island

The Southern Right has recently started returning to the waters between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island as their population recovers from Antarctic whaling.

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Melonhead and False Killer Whales are really large dolphins sharing similar physical characteristics and social behaviours. Melonhead's in particular can often be mistaken for a large dolphin.

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