Whale Watching in Portland

Until Monday 31st of October 2022

The whales are back in Portland for another season... read more.


Wade Street, Portland, VIC, 3305
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Upcoming Dates

Monday 4th of July 2022
Tuesday 5th of July 2022
Wednesday 6th of July 2022
Thursday 7th of July 2022
Friday 8th of July 2022


The whales are back in Portland for another season!

Spotting one of nature’s most magnificent wild mammals is a truly memorable experience. Make sure you never miss an opportunity at Australia’s Whale capital, Portland. They even have a whalemail to notify you of whale sightings.

If the whale flag is flying outside the Portland Visitor Information Centre there is a great chance visitors will catch a glimpse of southern right whales, Humpback whales or if lucky Orcas (Killer whales), which often visit Portland and Cape Bridgewater bays in winter.

Southern right whales are easily distinguished by large white bumps on the top and sides of the head. They visit from May to October, on their annual migration from the deep Southern Ocean, to the warm waters of southern Australia to mate and calve.



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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.