SidneyMorgan has written a great hub on whale watching in Australia, detailing the best places to watch whales on both coasts. Generally you will find that in all of these locations, that there are specialised boat tours that go out every day specifically for whale watching. Spotter planes are often sent up to locate the whale's position and the boats also often have a special underwater gadget that can pick up a whale song from many kilometres away and then pinpoint the position of the whale.
On the East Coast of Australia, Hervey Bay in Queensland is a great whale watching location, as are Port Stephens and Byron Bay in New South Wales. You can also spot whales off Cairns, and humback whales breached nearly alongside the dive boat I was on going out to the reef this July. There are also a great many whale watching spots in Western Australia, including Exmouth, Broome, Kalbarri and Albany.
So read the whole hub on whale watching in Australia to find out more information and see some great pictures.
|Humpback Whales, Exmouth, Western Australia|