Whale Watching Points in Australia

Australia is one of the best places in the world to watch whales migrating to and from Antarctica. Humpback whales, Southern Right Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Dwarf Minke Whales and Pilot Whales among others, migrate from Antarctica to Australia to mate, breed and raise their young. After which they head back toward the south pole to spend the rest of the year.

Migrations patterns vary every year but May to September is an excellent time to spot whales from the coastlines of Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Begin your journey from the sleepy town of Hobart in Tasmania and drive up along the east coast of Australia all the way up to Cairns between May and September to have the whale spotting adventure of a lifetime. Your 'whale'come.

Check out the map below to see the best whale watching viewpoints in Australia.

Tasmania (Hobart) - May to December

Whale Watching in Tasmania:

Spectacle Head – National Whale Trail

Spikey Beach – National Whale Trail

Whalers Lookout Scenic Reserve

Binalong Bay National Whale Trail

The Gardens – National Whale Trail


South Australia (Adelaide) - June to September

Whale Watching in South Australia and Whale Watching Near Adelaide:

The Bluff, Encounter Bay

Ceduna Beach

Pinky Point Lookout

Nullabor Cliffs Lookout

Great Australian Bight

Bunda Cliffs


Victoria (Melbourne) - May to September

Whale watching in Victoria and Whale Watching Near Melbourne:

Cape Nelson Lighthouse

Moyjil / Point Ritchie


New South Wales (Sydney) - May to November

Whale watching in New South Wales and Whale Watching Near Sydney:

Eden Lookout and Rotary Park

Merimbula Point Lookout

Penguin Head Lookout

Crookhaven Lighthouse

Cape Byron Lighthouse near Byron Bay


Queensland (Brisbane) - May to November

Whale Watching in Queensland and Whale Watching Near Brisbane:

Point Cartwright Lighthouse

Urangan Pier

Hill Inlet Lookout


Excited to plan for your whale watching trip in Australia? 

Campervans are an excellent option to go whale watching in Australia. All our campervans have fully equipped kitchens and comfortable beds. Except the hi top, all of our other campervan models have a shower and toilet built in for convenience.

May to July are when the campervan rental rates are the lowest for the year in Australia. Get a campervan for rent in Tasmania and drive up to Queensland. If you are short on time, you can hire motorhomes from our branches in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns.

Check out all our campervans here: https://www.cruisinmotorhomes.com.au/campervans/

Check out vehicle availability for your dates and locations on our booking platform or contact our reservations team on 1300 664 485. Alternatively, you can send us an email at reservations@cruisinmotorhomes.com.au and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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