Whales in Winter
When you think of winter holiday destinations you don’t automatically think of the beach do you? Well in Victoria many people do and the reason for this isn’t because it’s warm and sunny – it’s because of some VIP’s that visit the waters along the Great Ocean Road between May and October – the majestic Southern Right Whale.
The sheltered waters of Lady Bay are perfect for the gentle giants to visit and use as a nursery where they give birth and raise their calves.
The whales migrate each winter from the cooler waters of the Antarctic and have been visiting since records began.
It is amazing to see these massive creatures frolic in the water and often they put on a spectacular show of tail slapping, spy hopping and fluke waving as they loll about in the warmth of the coastal waters.
Logans Beach is a perfect viewing point and regularly visited site and when the whales are in people flock to see them. Regular notifications can be found at Visitor Information Centres and on the Great Ocean Road Whales Facebook Page online advising of sighting locations and activities.