By Jeremy Rochow and Samuel Smith
Published: Friday, May 31, 2019
Updated: July 29, 2021 at 2:31 pm
Fill a flask with coffee, pack your binoculars and head for the coast – whale watching season is here.
Each year from June to September, whales flock to South Australia as part of their migration from Antarctica.
Here are 7 of the best places to catch a glimpse of these majestic giants as they breach, dive and slap their tails in the water.
1. Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is surrounded by marine life, so it shouldn’t come as surprise that the isolated area sees dozens of whales each year.
About a 30-minute flight from Adelaide or a 4-hour drive and ferry trip, Kangaroo Island boasts a number of locations where you can spot our ocean’s gentle giants. If you’re lucky enough, you might even see some during the 45-minute ferry trip out to the island.
Visit Hog Bay at Penneshaw, Kingscote, or Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary for the best chance to see the mammoth mammals in all their glory.
Extend your stay: Book a night at Emu Bay Stay where you could catch a glimpse of a whale from the balcony.