Our Backyard – Apollo Bay

 

WHALE WATCHING TIME IS FAST APPROACHING!

Whales have long known what we humans are just coming to realise – the Great Ocean Road is a wonderful spot for a winter break.

Sightings are most common during June, July and August, though whales have been spotted as early as February and as late as November.

On the migration from Antarctica – humpback whales pass Lorne en route to Queensland and southern right whales spend time on the sheltered Victorian coast to breed and raise calves.

To help land-based visitors make the most of this special time, a range of ‘Whale Watch’ initiatives are in place to provide notifications when whales have been spotted off the coast.

At Lorne, Wye River, Onion Bay and Apollo Bay, dedicated whale-sighting flags will be hoisted when a verified spotting of one or more of the massive creatures has been spotted nearby, letting people know to cast their eyes to sea for a chance at seeing them too.

The ‘Whale Watch’ blog on this site has a diary of confirmed sightings with times, locations, numbers and, where possible, breed of whale. Members of the public can use the blog to report a sighting in the region.

http://www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/apollo-bay/whale-watching

See you in Our Backyard,

 

 

Darren Brimacombe

 

0418 317 424

 

darren@greatoceanroadrealestate.com.au

 

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