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Whale Watching

Southern Right Whales Make Warrnambool Their Home!

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Each year, roughly between late May and early October, Southern Right Whales return to their nursery at Logan's Beach to give birth and raise their calves.

Just offshore, in clear view, the giant, gentle mothers and their giant children loll about and play, enjoying the shelter of Lady Bay. 

There are a range of tools to keep you up to date on the arrival and daily movements of Warrnambool whales.


How to see Warrnambool's whales

Logans Beach

The Logans Beach whale viewing platform is to the east of the city, overlooking the whales favourite playground. It's open at all hours and is free.

Practical viewing tips
  • Check Facebook (Great Ocean Road Whales), this website, or call the Visitor Information Centre to check for the most recent sightings
  • Sometimes whales may not be visible at Logans Beach, even though they are in the region - make time for multiple visits
  • Please keep off the fragile vegetation and sand dunes at Logans Beach, and use the facilities provided
  • Binoculars or a telescope can enhance viewing
  • Be prepared for windy or wet conditions
  • Nearest toilets - 1 km - located at Blue Hole, Hopkins River

LOCATION: Logans Beach Rd, off Hopkins Point Rd, Warrnambool

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Visitor Information

Contact our friendly staff at The Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre to help with all of your enquiries.

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