Whales pass by cottages in Winter months

Winter whale watching!

A prime spot for winter whale watching is the ‘whale trail’ – a 73-kilometre stretch between Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland. However, the entire coastline is popular for whale watching in Victoria and is known as the ‘whale corridor’. In the winter months, whales from the Antarctic make the journey to warmer waters along this coast to breed, birth and nurse their young. You can see (and even report) recent whale sightings along the trail.

Where to go

If you’re whale watching from Melbourne start in Warrnambool, or start in Portland if you’re coming from South Australia. When you’re whale watching along the Great Ocean Road you can stop at the stunning 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Wreck Beach to learn about shipwreck stories. During whale watching in Victoria, Australia crowds are small and the coastline offers spectacular outlooks while winter swells rage. Use our website to plan your trip, where to stay as well as where to eat and drink.

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