Whale Encounters - from July to November
Hervey Bay's humpback whales are just as friendly as the locals. That's what makes our whale watching experience so unique. Hervey Bay is the only place in the whole world where whales actually stop and take time to play.
Every year an estimated 13,000 humpback whales migrate from Antartica to the warm waters of the Whitsunday Islands to breed. However, it is between late July and early November on their return to the south that they bring their calves to Hervey Bay for some good old fashioned fun.
Whether you only have a few hours or can't resist taking the entire day, whale watching in Hervey Bay is a truly unforgettable and often humbling experience that simply cannot be missed.