All you Need to Know About Whale Watching

There are many species of whales, and if you are lucky enough to live in New South Wales or Queensland, you have a unique opportunity to observe humpback whales in their natural habitat. Humpback whales spend a portion of the year feeding on the rich krill population in the cold waters of Antarctica, then around the months of May and June, they head north to the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland.

Sydney – The Whale Watching Capital of the World

For whale enthusiasts, Sydney whale watching offers a unique opportunity to get close-up with humpback whales, and during the season (May to September) thousands of humpback whales pass through the section of ocean just off the coast of Sydney. If you are planning a holiday in Australia and are looking to spend some time in NSW or Queensland, you really should book a whale watching trip, which will be something you will never forget.

Humpback Whale Surface Behaviour

The humpback has an array of stunning activities that you can observe, including the following:

  • Breaching – The most spectacular of all the whale’s surface activities, breaching involves the whale powering itself directly out of the water, to come crashing back down again. We are not completely certain why whales breach; some experts think it is to remove parasites, while other believe it is a form of communication.
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