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Is There Whale Watching from Fraser Island?

Whales migrate past the Australian coast every year, making their way from south to north to mate, give birth, and enjoy the warm Australian waters. 

The most common whale that migrates along the coast is the humpback whale, which spends most of its year the colder waters of the Antarctic. Each year as they work their way up many of these beautiful animals can be spotted all along the coast. The Fraser Coast is a great place to spot whales on their way to warmer waters and can see seen from best a boat tour. There are several tours available for those who want to whale watch from the Fraser Coast. 

Half-Day Hervey Bay Whale Watch:


From Hervey Bay you can enjoy a half-day of whale watching on board the Quick Cat II. This tour departs from Kingfisher Bay Resort in the mornings and Urangan Harbour for the afternoon tour. It's your chance to see whales up close as they spend time around Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. This state-of-the-art vessel features all the modern technologies, and its both wheelchair and pram accessible. 

Whalesong Cruises:


You can also enjoy whale watching from Hervey Bay onboard Whalesong Cruises Morning Whale Watch Hervey Bay. The 4 hour cruise is an amazing way to see these huge animals up close in their natural environment. This tour operates from July to October each year, and takes only 30 - 50 people at a time. They offer both morning and afternoon tours. 

Humpback whales are not only known for their amazing size, but also for their curious nature and amazing acrobatic shows. Australia is a great place to see these animals during the southern hemisphere's winter months as they make their way north in search of warmer waters. Fraser Island provides the perfect platform for whale watching tours, where you can see these gentle giants interact with each other, their babies, and even sometimes, tour boats! 

Whales can also be spotted from the shores of Fraser Island, so always keep a look out as you drive along the shore. Indian Head Lookout is also another perfect vantage point to witness these incredible creatures, although from afar. 

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