THE WHALE TRAIL

Warrnambool To Warrnambool West

Grey skies and rainy days can really blow, but that’s a good thing when you’re travelling alongside pods of playful whales, spectacular coastlines, remarkable limestone structures and spirited landscapes, all while the crowds of summer fade.

Winter brings the Great Ocean Road to life. The vibrant symphony of the rainforest adds to the powerful drama of the ocean-meets-cliff theatrics, while whales arrive to bask in the warmer waters of the Southern Ocean.

From May to September, our winter is a whale’s summer, and the giants of the deep journey from the Antarctic for their annual babymoon, breeding, birthing and raising their calves in our backyard. The Whale Trail through Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland, also known as the ‘whale corridor’, is one of the only places in the world where whales breed within 100 metres of the shore. Southern Right, Humpback, Blue and the occasional Orca, like to slap, spyhop and tail throw their way back to this stretch of coast year after year. If we could talk whale, we’d guess they’d say there’s nowhere they’d rather be, and we’ve never related to anything more!

Don’t forget to check out our top 7 whale watching tips at the end of this itinerary.

6 Days
248 Km

DAY 1: GREAT OCEAN ROAD

THE WHALE TRAIL

Warrnambool to Warrnambool West

Replace the crowds of summer and sticky afternoons for winter’s raging swells and toasty fires on the Great Ocean Road. Follow the cool breeze beyond the 12 Apostles and explore the hidden treasures and 248 kilometres of uninterrupted roads.

It’s cosy. It’s exciting. It’s fierce. And it’s just what the doctor ordered.

From Torquay, the gateway to the Great Ocean Road and Victoria’s surfing capital, head south-west along the winding highway toward Cape Otway. Pass through the quaint coastal towns of Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay, mirroring the Southern Ocean and its attack against the cliffs. Follow the serpentine roads through the vibrant Otway National Park where winter showers bring the rainforests to life, before soaking in the rugged limestone overhangs of the Shipwreck Coast.

You might get lucky and spy an early breach so keep an eye out for our giant flippered friends navigating around the 638-plus stranded ships that now sit atop the ocean floor as you uncover the secrets of the coast. Pass the limestone structures of the 12 Apostles and London Bridge to some of the lesser selfie-ed spots, like the spectacular cliffs of Loch Ard Gorge and the shipwrecked tales of Wreck Beach.

Sure, it’s no summer holiday, but the grey skies of winter and the dramatic coastline uncovers a side to the Great Ocean Road that’ll blow your getaway right out of the blowhole. They don’t call it one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives for nothing.

Journey to the Great Ocean Road’s maritime capital of Warrnambool, where the Whale Trail begins.

Car Trip

298 KM | 4 hours 25 minutes

Highlights

    • Cape Otway
    • Anglesea
    • Lorne
    • Apollo Bay
    • Otway National Park
    • 12 Apostles
    • Loch Ard Gorge
    • Wreck Beach

Direction

  • Torquay - Cape Otway, 2 hours 13 minutes, 119km
  • Cape Otway - 12 Apostles, 1 hour 8 minutes, 72km
  • 12 Apostles - Warrnambool, 58 minutes, 72km

DAY 1: GREAT OCEAN ROAD

THE WHALE TRAIL

Warrnambool to Warrnambool West

Find Accommodation

Warrnambool   Warrnambool West

Things to do

Warrnambool   Warrnambool West

DAY 2: WARRNAMBOOL

THE WHALE TRAIL

Whale-come to Warrnambool – a small city with a huge attitude. Sweeping green pastures contrast the Southern Ocean’s deep blues and orange hues of rocky outcrops, history lives on in ancient lands and famous shipwrecks, culture abounds and wildlife add animation to the already energetic landscape.

There’s so much to do here, you’ll need more than two nights to explore. The first stop here is Allansford Cheese World. Learn about the dairy industry of 1888 to 1990s at the site’s heritage museum, before digging into a ploughman's lunch from the cafe and topping up with some free cheese tastings, and the world’s best milkshakes (in our opinion). But the whales are the real stars of the show, so naturally finding the best vantage point is the first thing on the to-visit list and there’s no better destination to spot the giant mammals than Logan’s Beach Whale Nursery. Here, in this protected bay, endangered Southern Right Whales and their calves soak up some vitamin D while splashing about in the shallows, just 100 metres from the shore. It’s one of the only places in the world where you can witness whales this close, as mothers nurse their calves for weeks. Not a bad spot for a few weeks of whale maternity leave if you ask us.


 We interrupt this itinerary to bring you a brief history lesson on the very special Southern Right Whales:

Southern Right Whales can be picked by the white markings or ‘callosities’ on their head, their little stumpy fins and absence of a dorsal fin. Southern Rights were brought to the brink of extinction in the first half of the 19th Century due to commercial whaling. Hunted not just for their meat, but their bone which was used for a range of things before plastic was invented (including the boning of ladies corsets), their oil was also used to power lamps before the discovery of electrical light. They were an easy target for whalers who coined the term ‘right whale’ because they were slow moving and dwelled close to shore – making them the ‘right’ whales to hunt. 

The unique thing about Southern Rights, is that they always return to the same waters to nurse their young, the same waters their mothers nursed them, and their grandmothers before that. Logans Beach Warrnambool is one of those very special Nurseries. Even though they were all but wiped out, at least one fierce Southern Right female has kept this special Warrnambool tradition alive.

Southern Right Whales remain an extremely endangered species to this day. There are only 250 Southern Right Whales in this part of Australia, and 3,000 Australia wide. As they only calve every 3 years, repopulation is a slow process. So every new calf born is a cause to celebrate.


Whales might be the VIPs of a Warrnambool winter, but that doesn’t take away from the marine life found darting around the Breakwater. Seals and stingrays can be seen feeding on fish in the water, and if you look to Middle Island, a colony of Fairy Penguins waddle around their minders, the famed Maremma dogs, which live at Flagstaff Hill during winter.

Just five kilometres up the road from Logan’s Beach is the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Village, a state heritage listed site of cobblestoned streets and 19th century buildings where you can learn about life in the 1800s. Wander through the village and talk to the in-costume characters who will share the stories of shipwrecks, crewmen and artefacts. As night comes, the multi-million-dollar ‘Tales of the Shipwreck Coast’ show will shine a light on the shipwrecks, whaling and Indigenous stories. Visit the on-site Visitor Information Centre for more information.

Of course, Warrnambool isn’t all fin flapping and steps back in time. Turn left at the roundabout when leaving Flagstaff Hill and head toward Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground. Channel your inner child on the 20-hectares and its many activities for kids and adults alike, including playground, boat rides and scenic walks around the lake.

Highlights

    • Logans Beach Whale Nursery
    • Horses swimming in Lady Bay
    • Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum & Village
    • Lake Pertove Adventure Playground
    • Lookouts and Secret Beaches
    • Street Art Tour
    • Brunches, Lunches, Wining, Dining
    • Warrnambool Art Gallery
    • Lighthouses Theatre
    • Wet Weather Activities with kids
    • Deep Blue Hot Springs
    • Hopkins Falls 

Things to do

Logan's Beach

Almost every year between June and September, female Southern Right whales return to the waters of Warrnambool’s Logans Beach to calve.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Village 弗拉格斯塔夫山村庄式海事博物馆

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village has just undergone a major redevelopment, that included interactive digital installations throughout the village, a full upgrade of the ‘Shipwrecked’ Sound and Light Show Experience: the...

Recommended Accommodation

Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse Lodge

Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse Lodge provides a unique accommodation experience in Warrnambool and the Great Ocean Road, Victoria.

Lady Bay Resort

The team at the Lady Bay Resort want you to feel welcome, at home, comfortable and ready to do exactly what it is that has brought you to the lovely sea-side city of Warrnambool.

Lighthouse Keeper Getaway

Enjoy a night of boutique accommodation in the Lighthouse Lodge and two adult tickets to the Dinner and Show, for a two course meal at Pippies by the Bay Restaurant followed by the acclaimed Sound and Light Show at Flagstaff Hill.

DAY 2: WARRNAMBOOL

THE WHALE TRAIL

DAY 3: WARRNAMBOOL

THE WHALE TRAIL

Warrnambool is also home to many race horses, who like to dip their hoofs in the cool ocean waters of Lady Bay from 8am. Watch the equines and their trainers gait through the sand and take a dip, while you sit in the protected shelter of Pavilion Cafe or Simon’s Waterfront, cradling a hot coffee and hearty breakfast. 

When you’ve finished watching their workout, it’s time to get your camera ready, pull on the walking shoes to get your heart rate up (slightly) and suck in some of that fresh ocean air on the on any one of Warrnambool’s walking trails which travel between natural landscapes, lookouts, heritage sites and, secret beaches.

Now that you’re fully aware that winter is coming (or it’s already here), a plunge into Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs’ geothermal pools will sort out those frosty limbs. Soak up minerals and salts, and indulge in a number of treatments including open-air bathing, sensory therapy, salt therapy, and cave, reflexology, hydrotherapy, and star gazing pools.

From here, it’s just a 10-minute drive to Hopkins Falls. If we haven’t convinced you travelling in winter sidelines summer, then these 90-metre wide curtain waterfalls in Wangoom will do the trick. The rains of winter make this one impressive cascade. After visiting the falls, you’ve earned a stop at the Wangoom General Store, enjoy a warm drink and old-fashioned service.

From pub grub to providores, international flavours and cellar-doors, Warrnambool puts the progressive in progressive dinners. Recently undergoing a renewal project, the village-feel city boasts as many entrepreneurial restaurants, cafes and bistros as an inner Melbourne suburb. Chow down on burgers, dine on local produce, and sip on fancy cocktails, while a blooming arts and music community goes about business around you and street art colours the town waiting to be explored on a self-guided Street Art Tour. We’d call it hipster, but we’ve jumped beyond that and entered ‘yuccie’ (young urban creative) territory. It’s the next big thing.

We did warn you that there was a lot to do in this coastal-vibe city. So be sure to also stop by the Warrnambool Art Gallery and view its collection of more than 2000 artworks of Colonial, Indigenous and contemporary works, watch a show at the Lighthouse Theatre, visit local farmers markets, join a guided tour and check out the gig guide to soak up some of the live music culture.

Highlights

    • Logan’s Beach Whale Nursery
    • Horses swimming in Lady Bay
    • Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Village
    • Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
    • Lookouts and Secret Beaches
    • Guided Tour
    • Brunches, Lunches, Wining, Dining
    • Warrnambool Art Gallery
    • Lighthouses Theatre
    • Deep Blue Hot Springs
    • Hopkins Falls 
    • Tower Hill
    • Heritage Walks
    • Meet the Maremma (Conservation Project)
    • May Race Carnival
    • Premier Speedway
    • Golf Course

Direction

  • Warrnambool - Tower Hill, 15 minutes, 15km
  • Tower Hill - Killarney, 4 minutes, 5km
  • Killarney - Port Fairy, 10 minutes, 9km

Things to do

Warrnambool Art Gallery

For the past 130 years, with more than 2,000 artworks ranging from European Salon and Colonial paintings of the 1800's and Indigenous artefacts, to the Melbourne Modernists of the 1940's...

Recommended Accommodation

Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs

The Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs is your place to relax, rejuvenate and replenish. Victoria’s first hot springs hotel nurtures your holiday aspirations with over 80 guest rooms, ocean...

Recommended Eat & Drink

Pippies by the Bay

Combining exquisite food, with world-class views of the Southern Ocean and friendly service, Pippies by the Bay is the complete dining experience. Enjoy an evening drink on the balcony or warm on the couch in front of the fireplace. Winter, Summer, Spring or Autumn... Pippies is the ideal place to be.

DAY 3: WARRNAMBOOL

THE WHALE TRAIL

DAY 4: WARRNAMBOOL TO PORT FAIRY

THE WHALE TRAIL

Warrnambool West to Woolsthorpe

There’s no time for clichés here because it’s time to ride straight into the inevitable sunset and driving twenty-five minutes west of Warrnambool to the dreamy seaside village of Port Fairy.

Look, we’re not really ones to boast, but Port Fairy was once dubbed the most liveable coastal community in the world. And while we’d happily give ourselves that award every year, it’s a pretty big deal when a bunch of tourists agree. We’d love to tell you we’re letting you in on a big secret by sharing the bluestone town, it’s compelling history and dazzling natural beauty, but the truth is, for those in the know, the proverbial cat (or maybe we should say whale) was let out of the bag quite some time ago.

The drive from Warrnambool may only be 28 kilometres along the Great Ocean Road, but don’t let that short distance fool you. This is the wild south-west, and the road here will wind you alongside the unspoilt and untamed shoreline of the Belfast Coast, past the dazzling greens of the rolling hills and nature reserves and in view of the shadowy basaltic rocky outcrops and cliffs.

It’s so beautiful here that we’re not at all surprised the whales picked it for their babymoon. If we could spend three months a year here, creating water works and flapping our fins about, we probably would, too.

But as they say, travel is not the destination, and if you can’t take the time to stop during the crowd-less winter months, then when the heck can you?

14 kilometres west of Warrnambool, along the Princes Highway (A1) are the volcanic grounds of Tower Hill. This ancient, inactive volcano’s eruptive past has left behind a spectacular landscape of tapered hills, glistening lakes and endemic bushland. Here, it’s all about ecology, geology and culture. The reserve is brimming with Indigenous storylines, bush walks, picnic areas and more wildlife than photo space left on your hard drive. Emus, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, black swans, wedge-tail eagles, magpie geese and reptiles loiter between the gumtrees and sheoak, ready to bomb your next snap. Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre is the heart of Tower Hill, offering interactive walks, Aboriginal guided tours, arts and crafts.

For those who love a photo opp, take a drive around the crater’s rim. There are plenty of lookout spots from where you can set your shutterbug free.

Then it’s time for a pint.

Thankfully, on the northern edge of the reserve is the village of Koroit, where you’ll find Mickey Bourke’s Historic Koroit Hotel for a trip to 1853 Ireland. Down the black here with Guinness on tap.

And if you don’t like Guinness, then opt for a visit to Basalt Wines. The recently refurbished cellar door and restaurant sits with the animated sea and rolling paddocks your backdrop. Organic wines, crafted cocktails, and delicious dishes featuring local produce.

If we share a secret, do you promise not to tell? Killarney Beach sits just a couple of minutes off the Princes Highway (A1) and is one hidden gem that serves up so much more than salty ocean and sandy shores. Fish for whiting, paddle into the surf or bush camp in this natural lagoon, that has water so calm, even on the coldest of days you’ll want to dive in to check out its premier snorkelling. Spend the night here to watch the sunset colour this magical gem, or drive for ten minutes into Port Fairy.

Car Trip

21 km | 22 minutes

Highlights

    • Tower Hill
    • Killarney Beach
    • Basalt Cellar Door
    • Historic Town Walk
    • Shipwreck and Maritime Heritage Walk
    • Battery Hill
    • Griffiths Island
    • Port Fairy Lighthouse
    • Arts Trail
    • East Beach
    • Port Fairy Winter Weekends

Direction

  • Warrnambool - Tower Hill, 16 minutes, 14km
  • Tower Hill - Koroit, 8 minutes, 7 km
  • Koroit - Killarney Beach, 9 minutes, 9 km

 

 

Recommended Accommodation

Harmony at Tower Hill

Immerse yourself at Harmony at Tower Hill in an environment perfect for personal rejuvenation or romance with a well-earned break with someone special.

DAY 4: WARRNAMBOOL TO PORT FAIRY

THE WHALE TRAIL

Warrnambool West to Woolsthorpe

Find Accommodation

Warrnambool West   Woolsthorpe

Things to do

Warrnambool West   Woolsthorpe

Day 5: PORT FAIRY

PORT FAIRY

The city lights and the bulk of the driving are behind you as we go in search of more Whale sightings. But before we swim, we walk.

Port Fairy has a fascinating history, a thriving art scene and charming landscape, and the streets of town offer some of the best views. The self-guided Historic Town Walk and Shipwreck and Maritime Heritage Walk are two options for exploring the surrounds and its 70-odd buildings that hold significant memories of the town. While the Art Trailwill uncover artisans and galleries, adding a colourful dimension to the already vibrant village.  

Channel your inner uplifter and artiste at the Winter Weekends Festival. Running every second weekend during June and July, it’s brings together art, food, wine, performance, music, history, environment and all the other elements that make this part of the Great Ocean Road so bloody special.

Battery Hillsits just across from the bridge in the harbour, and meshes history with pretty speccy views. It makes sense given this spot was picked in 1887 to protect the town from foreign warships, and cannons and fortifications are still on display. Even the resident black wallabies think it’s a pretty great place to chill. To keep the history alive, book an appointment (via the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre) to check out the Historic Life Boat, which was built in 1857 is the oldest surviving self-righting, self-draining lifeboat in the world. It still heads onto the water a few times a year. 

If we’re taking clues from the black tail wallabies, then they’re leading us straight to the iconic Griffiths Island. Reach the island via a causeway, and explore the red-doored Port Fairy Lighthouse, which is a photoshoot waiting to happen. The island is also home to black tail wallabies and, a large colony of mutton birds, but they do a local-swapsies with our whale friends and fly to the Aleutian Islands near Alaska in the winter months. Given a whaling station was established on the island in 1835, don’t be surprised if you hear a ‘pfuussshhhhhh’, the untechnical word for the sound of a whale blowing water through its blowhole. 

They breed ‘em tough Down Under, and the crisp waters of the ocean are appealing any time of the year. Well, we like to think so, at least until our toes get a little bit wet. Still, whether we’re dripping in sweat from the sweltering summers, or chattering out teeth and tickled blue from winter’s wrath, we can’t resist a visit to the beach, and in Port Fairy, East Beach’s 5.8km shoreline, which runs from Reef Point to the harbour entrance wall, is the place to be. The fine white sands and glistening blue waters may be a flip in the heat, but suit up and surf Oigles, a shallow surf zone that breaks over an old shipwreck, while keeping an eye out for cetacean friends. If they don’t pop up from air here, then go a little further to the Passage, where they seem to love to swim as much as surfers love to surf there. 

And when you’re ready to rest your eyes from strain and have watched out for whales for so long you start thinking rocks are moving, then head to the town’s historic port precinct at The Wharf at Port Fairy Restaurant and Fish and Chips. Sip on cocktails, or a winter red, and enjoy some delicious food from the menu that features local, fresh and seasonal produce with a contemporary Australian twist. 

Highlights

    • Tower Hill
    • Killarney Beach
    • Basalt Cellar Door
    • Historic Town Walk 
    • Shipwreck and Maritime Heritage Walk
    • Battery Hill
    • Griffiths Island
    • Port Fairy Lighthouse
    • Arts Trail
    • East Beach
    • Port Fairy Winter Weekends

Day 5: PORT FAIRY

PORT FAIRY

Nearest Visitor Information Center

Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre

Day 6: PORT FAIRY to PORTLAND

PORT FAIRY to PORTLAND

It’s time to continue west along the Princes Highway (A1) toward Portland and the end of the Great Ocean Road. Again, we’re not tooting our own horns here, but there really is so much to love about Portland. Insane natural beauty, walking trails that reveal its treasures, a rich and fascinating cultural heritage that dates back to Victoria’s beginnings, and of course, whales. Plus, there’s a pretty cute colony of fur seals that keep things interesting. 

Get your bearings and take the turnoff for The Crags lookout, 10 minutes west of Port Fairy. From this viewpoint, you’ll look out to the calcarenite cliffs that scatter to the eastern entrance to Portland Bay, and the volcanic island of Lady Julia Percy Island (Deen Maar), which sits 19 kilometres offshore and is home to a colony of playful fur seals.

Further up Princes Highway, just north of Portland Bay, is the pretty coastal village of Narrawong. Framed by Mount Clay State Forest and the Surry River Mouth, it’s a prime spot for swimming in the summer and fishing all-year round. But most importantly, it’s where you can watch Southern Right Whales make a splash into town. Don’t throw yourself into a tailspin, instead, drive to the top of Mount Clay, past Sawpit picnic area on Boyers Road, and then walk five to 10 minutes from the carpark to Whalers Lookout. This spot was used by the local Indigenous people as a vantage point to signal early European whalers on the arrival of whales.

From Narrawong, it’s a 10-minute drive to Portland, pass the Portland Whale Viewing Platform(on Wade Street). Take a pit stop and look out to sea for any of our playful whale friends. Nearby, you’ll also find the World War II Museum and a set of binoculars for those who find looking for giant mammals of the ocean a little hard to see. 

Speaking of whaling, the Maritime Discovery and Information Centre on the Portland foreshore is a good spot to brush up on your history knowledge and learn about region’s whaling, sealing and shipwrecked past. You’re also guaranteed to spot a whale here, albeit a skeletal one. Among whaling artefacts, there’s a Sperm Whale skeleton, so you’ll get an up-close-and-personal understanding of the magnitude of the whales’ size. It’s also where you’ll find reports of recent whale sightings, and maps directing you the best viewing spots.

Cape Nelson isone of the coast’s premier whale spotting locations, and the home of the Cape Nelson Lighthouse. We know what you’re thinking… not another lighthouse! But the view of the wild Southern Ocean from the top of the 1800s-built 32-metre high lighthouse is spectacular. It’ll blow you away, both metaphorically and literally.

The Enchanted Forest Walk starts about three kilometres from the lighthouse along Scenic Road. Haunting Moonah Trees and winding vines create the canopy of the 45-minute return walk. Limestone boulders are blanketed in overgrowth, cliff faces turn a moss green and a squabble of birds add to the soundtrack. It’s a world away from the otherwise rocky landscape of the region, but stop at any of the lookouts, with views of the Southern Ocean, and your whale visit wish may just come true. 

The coastline here isn’t like the other towns we’ve stopped. It stands alone. Dark, rough, wild. At times, it’s almost apocalyptic, but in a good, beautiful, brooding way. The once-volcanic-island of Cape Bridgewater is a 20-minute drive north-west of Portland. Limestone caves, blowholes, rocky cliffs, freshwater lakes, untamed surf beaches and a petrified forest add character to the surreal landscape. Swap the leathery skin of the whales for furry coats of seals, here, as Cape Bridgewater is home to the largest fur seal breeding colony on mainland Australia. Leaving from the Cape Bridgewater Cafe carpark, stamp your mark on the Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk. It’s a 2.5 kilometre walk up the edge of the volcanic crater and is the most direct path to the colony, and takes about two hours round-trip. There’s a longer, easier six kilometre walk to a viewing platform that will take you past the blowholes and limestone petrified forests. Alternatively, don’t flap about and take a Seals by Sea boat trip to get closer. 

If you still find yourself trying to fill the hours, check out any number of Portland’s other museums, art galleries and sculpture parks, the Botanic Gardens, or spend the last few hours of your getaway sipping on some local wines by a steaming fire as you debrief over the last few days. We told you winter on the Great Ocean Road doesn’t blow after all. 

Highlights

    • The Crags
    • Portland Whale Viewing Platform
    • Lady Julia Percy Island (Deen Maar)
    • Mount Clay State Forest 
    • Whalers Lookout
    • Maritime Discovery and Information Centre 
    • Cable Tram
    • The Enchanted Forest 
    • Cape Nelson Lighthouse
    • Cape Bridgewater
    • Petrified Forest
    • Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk
    • Seals by the Sea Tour

Day 6: PORT FAIRY to PORTLAND

PORT FAIRY to PORTLAND

Nearest Visitor Information Center

Portland Maritime Discovery and Information Centre

TIPS

Whale Watching Tips

  1. The best time to spot whales is while the sun is shining. During the morning and middle of the day whales will breach to sun themselves, and if you’re lucky pose for a photo.
  2. Bring gloves, a beaning, thick socks, a warm jacket and even binoculars. Whale watching is addictive, so make yourself comfortable in the winter elements.
  3. If you see someone with a serious looking camera and footlong lens, politely ask them if they’ve seen anything - keen whale photographers have the best tips. (Then follow them on Instagram.)
  4. Just like a new born baby, whale mammas don’t want loud noises disturbing their young. So remember that by law, no drones are allowed over Logans Beach Whale Nursery, elsewhere drones are not to be less than 500 metres above a whale, Jet skis must stay 300 metres away, boats must stay 200 metres away and 50 metres for swimmers and surfers.  
  5. Head to the local Visitor Information centre for the insider scoop on whales watching along the #winterwhaletrail
  6. Subscribe to the Great Ocean Road Whale Blog. Here you can share your whale sightings and be notified of sighting along the Great Ocean Road.
  7. If you do notice a whale or dolphin in distress please contact the Department of Environmental Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) on 1300 136 017.You can help their research by sharing your photos at www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/

TIPS