Whale Watching in Winter – June to September

Visit the waters along the Great Ocean Road between June and September – the majestic Southern Right Whale.

The sheltered waters of Lady Bay becomes the nursing and playground for the Southern RIght Whale between May and October. The protected bay is perfect for the gentle giants to give birth and raise their calves.

The whales migrate each winter from the cooler waters of the Antarctic and have been visiting since records began.

Watch from the shores as these massive creatures frolic in the water and put on a spectacular show of tail slapping, spy hopping and fluke waving as they loll about in the warmth of the coastal waters.

The Logan Beach Whale Watching Platform east of the Hopkins River, is a perfect viewing point.

The Bay of Islands has a fantastic 15 minute walk that takes you out to a great viewing platform to look back on the coast and the views are lovely at sunset.

This coastal park has outstanding ocean views and geological features. Sheer cliffs and rock stacks dominate the bays, and heathlands display colourful spring wildflowers. Beaches are accessible at some points.