Escape the rain for Australian whale watching
Tags: Antarctic, blue whale, bottlenose dolphins, Gatwick, Heathrow, Humpback whales, southern right whale, Sydney
Whale lovers looking to escape the soggy English summer should put aside their Free Willy DVDs and book themselves a flight from Gatwick or Heathrow airport to sunny Sydney, where there is still time to catch the last of this year’s whale watching expeditions.
Humpback whales, famed for their song, travel thousands of kilometres between their winter breeding ground to their summer feeding ground along the East Coast of Australia.
Late October is the time of the year when the humpback whales migrate back to icy Antarctic waters, meaning that the chance to see this breathtaking spectacle will vanish for another year.
Most tours operators are so confident that tourists will get the chance to see these majestic creatures in their natural environment that they offer 100% money back guarantees if there is no marine action.
As well as the humpbacks, the seas and oceans around Australia are home to the southern right whale, bottlenose dolphins and the awe-inspiring blue whale – the largest animal on the planet, capable of growing to almost 100ft in length.
Tours head out from the iconic Sydney Harbour, where tourists can climb the 134 metre tall construction and look out across the city and seascape, while their whale watching achievement can be commemorated with a certificate and stunning photographs of these great beasts.