More than 1.6 million tourists head out for a close encounter with these magnificent giants of the sea in Australia every year ensuring the $300 million whale watching industry continues to thrive. There is no shortage of tour companies nor destinations from which to enjoy this very special experience. This range of choice means that prices stay competitive but can seem overwhelming. We have put together below an outline of ten of the best destinations for whale watching in Australia as well as some recommended tour companies that are proven to offer great deals on price, excellent whale spotting guarantees as well as top quality service onboard. Keep in mind that whale seasons do vary and its best to always contact the tour provider in advance to confirm their operating dates.
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Looking for a quick overview of all the top whale spotting destinations in Australia and what you can expect to see? We've put together below a detailed infographic to give you all the necessary information on destinations, whale species, whale behaviour, all the important facts about whale watching in Australia and our most commonly sighted whale - the humble Humpback.
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Now you've got all the information you need to start planning your whale watching trip. Don't forget to call and book your whale watching tour with a recommended provider in advance. Whale seasons do vary and the boats can often book up quickly. Once you've secured your spot on a boat then its time to book your accommodation. Whether you're looking for accommodation in Sydney or a hotel on the Gold Coast, HotelClub offers great deals on hotels right around Australia. Join HotelClub and get more from your holiday.