Record your whale sightings here:
Whales are often sighted along the Great Ocean Road and
Winter is the perfect time to see these magnificent creatures
of the sea. During June, July and August sightings are common as
the whales migrate from Antarctica - Humpback Whales en route to
Queensland, and Southern Right Whales spending time on the
sheltered Victorian coast to breed and raise their calves. In
2011 sightings of whales began as early as March!
To help you get the most out of this special time, a number of
'Whale Watch' initiatives are in place to let visitors know when
whales have been spotted off the coast.
Whale-sighting flags will be hoisted at Lorne, Wye River, Onion
Bay and Apollo Bay when one or more of the massive creatures are
sighted, alerting people to cast their eyes out to sea for a chance
to see them too.
The regional visitor site www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au
also maintains a 'Whale Watch' blog, which is a diary of confirmed
sightings and record times, locations, numbers and, where possible,
the breed of whale. Visitors to the region are also encouraged to
record any sightings in the blog.
Viewing whales from the Great Ocean Road is spectacular, however
please exercise caution whilst driving and obey road rules by
parking off the road, not stopping or starting suddenly on the
road, and not doing any illegal U turns. Please take care when
enjoying the magnificent whales.