Whale Watching July to October

Hervey Bay’s humpback whales are just as friendly as the locals! That’s what makes our whale watching in Hervey Bay so special as it is the only place in the world where whales actually stop and take time to play. In the relaxed surrounds of our bay, these gentle giants enjoy 'people watching' as much as we love watching them!

Every year approximately 8,000 humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to the Whitsunday Islands to breed, then in late July to early November on their return to the south they bring their calves to Hervey Bay for some time out and play in our warm waters.

Whale watching in Hervey Bay can be taken as a 1/2 or full day tour and is a truly awesome and often humbling experience that will stay with you forever.

Experience the magic of whale season in Hervey Bay!

Stay at The Bay Apartments & enjoy a 10% discount on your whale watching tour when you book with our team.

Simply book your accommodation with us and stay during whale season (July to October) & when you book a whale watching tour through our office/reception (not online), receive 10% off your tour booking. T&C's apply.

Here are just a few of the amazing tours on offer. Our team can book your tour and arrange the complimentary pick up and drop off right to the door of The Bay Apartments!

We are very lucky to have many wonderful tour operators in Hervey Bay!

Please head to the Visit Fraser Coast website for more options, or feel free to call our friendly team before your arrival for a chat on which tour would suit you the best.

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