Whale watching in Victoria: A guide to the top experience, locations and deals
Catch sight of one of the world's most treasured underwater animals with these whale watching cruises.
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Victoria has the closest warm waters to Antarctica where whales purposely migrate to give birth.
Multiple whale species make their way to the shores of the Great Ocean Road each year to put on a show performed by nature.
To help you witness these creatures in their natural habitat, we've selected the top whale watching cruises in Victoria.
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Our top pick: Whale watching cruises you can book right now in Victoria
Scenic Whale Watching Cruise - Wilsons Promontory from Adrenaline
Best for: Experience length
- Take in views of the picturesque coastline of Wilsons Prom
- Alongside sea life, spot seabirds and other wildlife
- Long cruise length so you can get the most out of the experience
Whale watching in Victoria: Compare experiences, locations and more
|Scenic Whale Watching Cruise||Port Welshpool||6 hours||Adrenaline|
|Whale Watching Cruise with Lunch||Phillip Island||4 hours||Adrenaline|
|Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise with Afternoon Tea||San Remo||3.5 hours||RedBalloon|
Ready to cruise? See the latest whale watching cruise deals in Victoria
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Frequently asked questions about whale watching in Victoria
Where can I do whale watching in Victoria?
Your best chance of spotting whales is around Phillip Island, Portland and Warrnambool; however, whales can also be spotted all along the Great Ocean Road.
When is the whale watching season in Victoria?
A number of whale species make their way from Antarctica to give birth along Australia's southern coast. Humpback, southern right, blue whales and orcas can be spotted in Victoria between May and early October.
Is the morning or afternoon better for whale watching?
Whales are active throughout the day and there's no difference in their behaviour in the morning compared to the afternoon.
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