Hervey Bay is well known as being one of the best whale watching destinations in Australia and the world, and was named as one of the world’s first Whale Heritage Sites by the World Cetacean Alliance at the World Whale Conference in 2019.

From late July through until the end of October, migrating Humpback Whales don’t just pass by, but stop in Hervey Bay to stay and play while use the calm, protected waters around K’gari to teach their young. Here they feed and bond with their calves and practise mesmerising whale behaviours such as tail slapping and breeching.

Due to the fact that the whales are resting and playing and not migrating, the whale watching experiences in Hervey Bay are unbeatable. During their annual season there’s a fleet of specially designed whale watching vessels offering eco-certified, up close and personal encounters with these incredible gentle giants.

Book your Hervey Bay whale watching tour through us here at Quarterdecks Retreat.

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