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Warrnambool Whales 2014

Sightings are subject to change quickly - We attempt to update the page with the latest confirmed sightings in a timely manner.

Warrnambool's main viewing platform is the purpose built Logans Beach Whale Viewing Platform.

Date of Sighting


4 Nov 2014

Dear whale watchers,
No reports of whales since October 12th so it appears that the winter season of 2014 may have come to a close and this is our final report for this year.
Movement of individual whales have been documented courtesy of the DEPI photo-identification matching project. This year we would like to acknowledge the contributions of the Warrnambool Whale Watch volunteers and data contributors; P Read, C Farrell, Deakin University, B McPherson, and M Hartney.

Mandy Watson
Senior Biodiversity Officer,
Barwon South West Region.

12 Oct 2014 Beautiful day for whale watching.  Mother and calf are still around the Logans Beach platform area.
11 Oct 2014 Mother and calf seen this morning and early afternoon at Logans Beach.
8 Oct 2014 Mother and calf seen at Logans Beach this morning between 7 - 9am, possibly a second mother and calf there too.
7 Oct 2014 Mother and calf at Logans Beach, not in as close as other days.
5 Oct 2014 Mother and calf are still lazing around at Logans Beach.
4 Oct 2014 3:00pm whale sighting at Logans Beach-binoculars not needed
3 Oct 2014 9.30am Whales being sighted at Logans Beach.
28 Sep 2014 10am 2 mothers & calves close to shore at Logans Beach
27 Sep 2014 A terrific day for whale watching.  Mother and calf are relaxing just out from the Logans Beach Whale watching platform.
26 Sep 2014 Good viewing of mother and calf at Logans Beach today.
25 Sep 2014 10.15 Mother and calf just beyond the breaking waves + one other whale sighted at Logans beach this morning.
24 Sep 2014 11am whale and calf are again at Logans Beach
23 Sep 2014 10am. Mother whale and calf being viewed in close from Logans Beach platform. Today is a fabulous whale watching day with this beautiful spring weather.
22 Sep 2014 2pm. Mother whale and calf being viewed in close at Logans Beach. Its a glorious day for whale watching.
21 Sep 2014 The calm seas have mother and calf being gently rocked in the waves at Logans Beach.  Beautiful spring day for whale watching.
20 Sep 2014

8:00am mother & calf sighting at Logans Beach - calm sea, no wind, blue sky, good conditions to spot a whale.

14 Sep 2014 7:30am Whale at Logans Beach, hard to see.
12 Sep 2014 2 SRW at Logans Beach, (1 x cow calf pair). The calf at Logans Beach today is a very new calf  - Born in the last 3 days.
31 Aug 2014 3.30pm single SRW at Logans Beach. Some distance out can be seen with binoculars or telescope.
30 Aug 2014 10.15am 2 SR Whales sighted at Logans Beach.  Beautiful day for whale watching.
29 Aug 2014 1 Southern Right Whale sighted at Logans Beach
28 Aug 2014 1 Southern Right Whale possibly 2 sighted at Logans Beach
27 Aug 2014 8am, 1 whale at Logans Beach, west of Logans Beach platform
24 Aug 2014 Mother and calf at Logans Beach again this morning.  About 500m out in front of the platform.
23 Aug 2014 10:15am, mother and calf sighted at Logans Beach.
15 Aug 2014 No reported whale sightings this week.
10 Aug 2014

Fellow whale watchers, this weeks report on whale sightings 

3 August Logans Beach Warrnambool

4, 5, 6 August Killarney Beach

4 Aug 2014 Overcast and a cool breeze, and no sightings of the whales so far today.
3 Aug 2014

11.51am - Whales breaching east of Logans Beach platform......putting on a show.
The sun is shining but warm clothing still recommended as the wind is cold.

1 Aug 2014 Mother and calf sighted at Logans Beach. The weather is bitterly cold with showers and the wind is blowing a gale. The whales will be staying well out today.
31 July 2014 No sightings today at Logans Beach.
29 July 2014 12.40pm - Two whales at East Beach Port Fairy.
28 July 2014 8.15am - Whale east of Logans Beach platform about 1km out. Binoculars needed. This morning the sun is shining, the sea is calm with moderate swells, an ideal day for whale watching.
27 July 2014 7:30am whale and calf west of Warrnambool Logans Beach platform, good viewing day
26 July 2014 2pm - whale calf visible with the mother remaining close but just under the water.
26 July 2014 8:00am 2 whales & calf west of viewing platform at Logans Beach Warrnambool
25July2014 7.45am - Whales are to the west of the viewing platform Logans Beach near the Hopkins river mouth
24 July 2014 unconfirmed - believed to be 2 mother and calf pairs at Logans Beach, in close.
24 July 2014 7:30 am - 2 whales and a calf to the west of the platform at Logans Beach, close in.
23 July 2014 3pm - 2 adult whales and maybe two calves east of the platform
July 23 2014 7.30am - Whale and calf west of Logans Beach platform, 200m from beach. The sea is calm but the morning chilly. Warm clothing and gloves is a must today.
July 22 2014 8.30am - Cow and calf west of the platform. But there is more.There is another adult swimming with them.  Conditions good, but cold.
July 21 2014 8.15am -  Whale and calf sighted 300m west of platform at Logans Beach great viewing with calm seas.
July 19 2014 1.15pm - The sun has come out, the sea has become calm and the Whale has returned 300 m out from the platform swimming west.
July 18 2014 8.00am - Mother and calf west of Logans Beach platform. The sea is very choppy and the wind is very cold, so whale watchers will need to rug up and don't forget to bring binoculars.
July 17 2014 Mother and calf at Logans Beach. Viewing a little difficult with the choppy sea.
July 16 2014 3.30pm calf active at Logans Beach. Whales were a little further away from platform but still goood viewing.
July 16 2014 8:30am mother & calf to the east of Logans beach platform-good viewing, calm sea, sunny, no wind.
July 15 2014 11.00am - Mother and calf in front of Logans Beach platform. Calf is active. Great viewing as the sea is calm.
July 14 2014
 2.30pm - Mother and calf sighted at Logans Beach
July 14 2014
 7.30am - Mother and calf easily seen west of Logans Beach platform. The sea is calm.
July 13 2014
 11:15am report of a shy mother and calf at Logans Beach
July 11 2014
10am mother & calf at Logans Beach, can be viewed without binoculars just beyond the breaking waves - also reported there yesterday at 3pm
July 3 2014
11.40am - 2 Whales sighted from Thunder Point 500m out, visible for 15 minutes.
June 30 2014
2 Humpback Whales sighted at Logans Beach.
June 19 2014
12.30 - 2 Southern Right Whales still viewed from Logans Beach, have been there all morning.
June 19 2014
9.30am - 2 Southern Right Whales 300metres off shore. Logans Beach.
June 7 2014
2 Southern Right Whales sighted off Middle Island as they were passing.
May 28 2014
Southern Right Whale sighted at Logans Beach only for a short time.

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The joy of Logans Beach Whale Viewing Platform is that the area off the platform is an area that whales stay for the winter. The resident mother whales stay in the area most of winter as they raise their young ready for the dangers of the voyage south to Antartica in October.


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Have you seen a whale at or near Logans Beach? If a sighting has not been reported on this site call the team at the Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre TOLL FREE on 1800 637 725 or email to share the news!

The normal pattern for Warrnambool Whales is for them to snoop around the coast for a few days and then start heading to Logans Beach Warrnambool. Once the Logans Beach area has been 'scouted' by the mother whale they go back out to sea and have their calf.

They then return to Logans Beach Warrnambool to care for their new born whale calf through winter before returning to the southern oceans in September and October.

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