Watch breathtaking southern right whales and blue whales as they make their annual migration to Victoria's coastal waters.
Southern right whales in Warrnambool
Time your trip to the Great Ocean Road region between June and October for whale watching at Logans Beach, Victoria's southern right whale nursery. Female southern right whales return to the nursery for weeks to calve and allow the young to feed, gathering strength for their journey back to the sub-Antarctic waters. The males, yearlings and young adults remain further out to sea.
The whales can be seen from within 100 metres of the specially constructed viewing platform at Logans Beach. Call the Visitor Information Centre beforehand for whale sighting updates, and allow time for multiple visits.
The southern right whale can be recognised by its smooth, black back and lack of a dorsal fin. On the head of each southern right whale are a number of crusty outgrowths called callosities, markings that differ from whale to whale. Irregular white patches sometimes found on the whale's belly distinguish them from other species.