Phillip Island is an ideal place to spot whales, our whale spotting season is from May to October. The most common whale of the three whales types most seen in these southern waters is the humpback. As they cruise along the Bass Coast toward warmer waters.
You might be lucky to see southern rights, and – on rare occasions – orcas.
Walk, ride or drive the Bass Coast Whale Discovery Trail, which will lead you to a range of coastal viewing points.
Prime spots on land to see these marine mammals include Cape Woolamai, Pyramid Rock and the Summerlands area.
For your best chance of seeing whales keep an eye out on the below Facebook pages. Most updates are near to real-time sightings on where the whales could have been seen. Be ready to grab your binoculars and head out to the lookouts to spot the whales yourselves.
Bass Coast Whale Discovery Trail
Pick up or download the Bass Coast Whale Discovery Trail brochure for good vantage points to spot whales from.
Follow the Whale Discovery Trail and stop at iconic bays, headlands and beaches to enjoy magnificent views as you search for whales. The Trail leads you to a range of coastal viewing points where interpretive signage provides an insight into the majesty and mystery of whales and their behaviours.
We know everyone gets excited at the viewing platforms, please be patient and kind observing the COVID safe practice when out and about.
Remember to look after the coastal environment by watching out for wildlife on the roads, and by keeping to the tracks.
Wildlife Whales App
Wildlife Coast Cruises have a wonderful APP with lots of information for Whale Watchers here and at Wilsons Prom
Search for “wildlife whales” in your app store or google play
Share your Whale Sighting
If you’re lucky to see whales, please share your sighting by reporting your sighting on ‘PodWatch’ https://www.dolphinresearch.org.au/report-sightings-page/ or call Wildlife Coast Cruises on 1300 763 739.
Along Bass Coast, you also have the opportunity to view these majestic creatures from the air and the sea. For details on cruises,
please check our boat tours page.