At least 45 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises can be found in Australian waters, with humpbacks the most commonly seen whales along Australia’s coastline: during Summer months, populations spend their time in Antarctica feeding. In late Autumn they begin an annual migratory route to their winter breeding and calving grounds in the warmer tropical waters of the Pacific. That means that May and June are key months in the calendar year to see these magnificent creatures in coastal waters, so bring your binoculars next time you are out on the boat.

Did you know…
Humpback whales migrate around 5,000km on average, one of the longest migratory journeys of any mammal on Earth.