Approximately 40,000 humpback whales are expected to migrate along our coastline
Every year, from June to November, Western Australia experiences its humpback whale season. During the winter and spring months, you can have the incredible opportunity to observe these majestic creatures up close in their natural habitat.
Australia’s Coral Coast, stretching 1,100 kilometers from Cervantes to Exmouth, offers one of the best locations to witness humpback whales. Numerous towns within this region provide whale-watching cruises and in-water interaction tours, allowing you to have an up-close and personal experience with these magnificent creatures.
If you prefer the watching option, you can join dedicated tours operating from Shark Bay, Kalbarri, and Geraldton. However, if you’re keen on jumping in and getting closer to the action, small group tours are available from Exmouth and Coral Bay, taking you along the Ningaloo Reef.
The World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef is a unique destination that offers an incredible opportunity for people to swim alongside humpback whales. It’s worth mentioning that the start of Ningaloo’s humpback whale season aligns with the latter half of the whale shark season.
If fortune smiles upon you and your timing is just right, there’s a high chance you’ll have the delightful opportunity to encounter both of these magnificent beings simultaneously. And if luck is really on your side, you might even spot Manta Rays, which call the area home throughout the year. Keep your eyes peeled for these incredible creatures!
Recently, Ningaloo Reef earned the prestigious title of Australia’s newest Hope Spot, one of seven such spots in the country. Hope Spots are recognized as critical areas for the well-being of the ocean on a global scale. The esteemed international marine science organization, Mission Blue, designated the world heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and its adjacent Exmouth Gulf as having immense global significance.