Whale and Dol­phin Watch­ing

Vision Magazine - - Des­ti­na­tions -

Port Stephens is also known as the Dol­phin cap­i­tal of Aus­tralia. It is home to over 150 bot­tlenose dol­phins. There are a range of daily ac­tiv­i­ties from cruises to wild dol­phin swims that al­low you to get up close and per­sonal with these in­tel­li­gent and play­ful crea­tures in their wild habi­tat.

The an­nual whale mi­gra­tion sea­son be­tween June and Novem­ber draws thou­sands of vis­i­tors to cruises or van­tage points along the coast to rel­ish the whale watch­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. From mid May to early Septem­ber, Port Stephens is a favourite des­ti­na­tion to watch Hump­back and South­ern Right whales pass­ing through the warmer trop­i­cal wa­ters as they ven­ture north to­ward their breed­ing grounds. Dur­ing mid Septem­ber to mid Oc­to­ber the south­ern mi­gra­tion can be spot­ted fea­tur­ing Hump­back moth­ers and their new­born calves.

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