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Whale watching in South Australia

Whale watching in South Australia

Have a whale of a time at these whale-watching spots in South Australia.


Drive south of Adelaide and you’ll find yourself at Victor Harbor, a coastal town that’s a must-visit destination for whale watching. Here, southern right whales can often be seen from the coast as they occasionally enjoy swimming in more shallow waters – so grab your binoculars and watch these majestic creatures glide past. To see a humpback whale you’ll have to venture out to sea on one of the many guided tour boats.


Winter is the perfect time to see whales out in the wild on Kangaroo Island, so hop on a ferry to experience a whale watcher’s paradise. You can spot whales from most beaches on the island, but the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary takes the cake as the best spot on the island. Stand on the shores of Kangaroo Island’s incredible beaches and watch these majestic creatures swim through the bright blue waters. Meanwhile, the Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari that takes nature enthusiasts out on the water to see whales, dolphins and seals up close.


The spectacular Eyre Peninsular in the state’s west is home to a number of locations that are perfect for whale watching, including the Nullarbor National Park. In this expansive national park is the Far West Coast Marine Park, a popular breeding spot for the southern right whales that venture in from the Great Australian Bite. To spot whales from the shore, head over to the Head of Bight Visitors Centre where you can watch whales frolic in the waters below. Want to have a unique whale watching experience this winter? See a pod of whales from above with a scenic flight that takes you along the coast and through the marine park to see whales out in the wild.

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