The Humpback Whale Season Begins Along Western Australia’s Coral Coast

humpback whale season in Australia

Approximately 40,000 humpback whales are expected to migrate along coastline

Every year, from June to November, Western Australia experiences humpback whale season. During the winter and spring months, you can have the amazing 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 places to see humpback whales. Numerous towns in this region offer whale watching cruises and water tours, allowing you to have a personal, up-close experience with these magnificent creatures.

If you prefer the sight-seeing option, you can join special tours operating from Shark Bay, Kalbarri and Geraldton. However, if you want to jump in and get closer to the action, small group tours are available from Exmouth and Coral Bay that will take 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 is worth mentioning that the start of the humpback whale season at Ningaloo coincides with the second half of the whale shark season.

If fate smiles on you and your timing is right, there is a good chance that you will have the pleasant opportunity to meet both of these magnificent creatures at the same time. And if luck is really on your side, you might even spot the Manta rays that call the area home all year round. Keep your eyes open for these amazing creatures!

Ningaloo Reef recently won the prestigious title of Australia's newest place of hope, one of seven such places in the country. Places of Hope are recognized as critical areas for the well-being of the ocean on a global scale. The respected international marine science organisation, Mission Blue, has identified the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and its adjacent Exmouth Bay as being of immense global importance.

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