Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Just a 90-minute drive up the coast, Hervey Bay is renowned as one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world. Spot whales and view them up close from a whale-watching vessel. There are so many amazing whale watching experiences available from Rainbow Beach. Tours depart from Hervey Bay to the Great Sandy Straits throughout all of the whale watching season.

Best Season

The very best time to take a whale-watching tour in Hervey Bay is from early August to late September.
  • Late August to late September


Hervey Bay, located a 90-minute drive north from Rainbow Beach.
Tours usually run for approximately half a day.

Getting There