Margaret River - A very special place

Whale Watching in Margaret River & Dunsborough


(Whale groans) - "Ok, he either said, 'move to the back of the throat,' or he 'wants a root beer float'."  (Dory, Finding Nemo)

Each year Humpback and Southern Right whales make the long journey from Antarctica to the warm pristine waters of the Margaret River region. Flinders Bay in Augusta is the "first port of call" for many whales that come to feed, breed and play from June to September. Whale watching here is a very unique experience because it’s one of the few places in the world where you can observe Southern Right and Humpback whales interacting.

From September to December you can watch whales in the north of the Margaret River region in the sheltered Geographe Bay. Endangered Blue Whales have also been spotted here.

Whale watching in the Margaret River region is a truly magical experience. You can spot these incredible creatures from many scenic vantage points (the binoculars at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse are great) or get up close on a whale watching tour with Naturaliste Charters, Legend Charters All Sea Charters and Whale Watch Western Australia.