Whale watching

Don’t miss the extraordinary opportunity to see the gentle giants of the sea, during their annual migration between May and November. Viewing these amazing marine mammals up close is an awe-inspiring experience you’ll never forget!

Top locations to experience this natural wonder first-hand include Magnetic Island, Sydney, Rottnest Island, Fraser Island and Stradbroke Island.


Brilliant Experiences

Magnetic Island

Each year the waters surrounding Magnetic Island come alive with the annual migration of the majestic Humpback Whales. The warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef are an ideal location to do some whale-spotting.


Cruise through the entrance of Sydney Harbour aboard an ocean catamaran with open-air and all-weather lounge viewing. Afternoon cruises operate daily, and morning cruises depart on weekends only.

Fraser Island

There’s a reason Fraser Island is regarded as one of Australia’s top whale-watching destinations! The Humpbacks aren’t just passing by each August through October, they’re taking time out to rest in the calm, sheltered waters off our western bay to socialise, have some fun and to nurture their young.

Nth Stradbroke Island

From June to November each year, the Humpback whales pass the North Gorge headland of North Stradbroke Island on their annual migration from Antarctica to their calving grounds near the Great Barrier Reef. This region is recognised as one of the best land based whale-watching sites in the world as these majestic marine creatures can be seen playing in the warm waters, displaying a series of twirls, waves and dives.