Whale Season

Whale Season

01 May 2024 - 31 December 2024
Dunsborough, Busselton, Augusta, Albany
May to early December is the best time for whale watching and tours in the South West.

Whale watching season in Australia’s South West is one of the longest in the world, spanning from May to early December annually. Whales head north each year in search of warmer waters to calve and then head south with their young later in the year.

There are about 30,000 humpbacks, southern right (and sometimes blue) whales that swim past the south west corner of WA annually. You’ve just got to sit a while and look out to the horizon to spot them.

You can increase your chances by being in the right place at the right time. The season starts in Augusta from mid May and Albany from late May until early October as the whales head north, then they hug close to the coast as they return south around Busselton from September until November and Dunsborough from September to mid-December.

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