Australian Whale Watching Season in Hervey Bay is Now in Full Swing

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The Australian whale watching season is now in full swing along the East Coast of Australia. With some of the best sightings available in Hervey Bay - it's an opportunity to interact with these majestic beasts that is not to be missed.

The whale watching season in Hervey Bay is now in full swing with all the boats in the fleet now operating at full capacity and with plenty of tourists flocking into town to join in the fun. The calm weather and prolific number of whales in the bay is all contributing to some vintage whale watching.

The weather forecast for the next week is for warm days with light winds which are ideal whale watching conditions. Mr Geoff Wight from QLD Travel said that early August provided the best whale watching conditions for the entire season with lots of young enthusiastic yearlings likely to approach close to the whale watching boats.

The first major surge of migrating whales has now entered Hervey Bay so there are plenty of whales about. The Hervey Bay whale watching fleet has ten boats operating this year that range from sailing catamarans right through to huge triple deck fast cruisers like the "Spirit of Hervey Bay" with special facilities like underwater windows and hydrophones.

There is also a super fast vessel called "That's Awesome" that will get you out to see the whales in a very short time. Operators have been reporting many sightings of humpback whales over the past few days that have been engaging in spectacular breaching activities and a number of the boats have also had really close encounters with large pods of whales coming really close and hanging around the boats for up to an hour at a time. There have also been many dolphins swimming with the whale pods and the occasional sighting of Minke whales.

Many of the Hervey Bay accommodation providers have also been reporting excellent forward bookings for this years season with most of the main resorts now receiving heavy bookings for the next school holiday period. The Hervey Bay whale watching fleet operates from the Urangan Boat harbour and there is plenty of resorts within walking distance of the harbour.

For more information on whale watching and whale watching tours operated out of Hervey Bay please visit the QLD Travel website at

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International +61 7 4194 1955
Australia 1800 815 378 (freecall)


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