Whale Watching in Margaret River and the Cape to Cape Track

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Nikki King

11 Jul 2018

From July to December along the coast of Western Australia, you can experience the epic migration of the majestic Humpback whale as it meanders it’s way from Antarctica to the Kimberley’s and return. This 13,000 kilometre journey is done without feeding, and incredibly the whales must rely on fat stores to nurture their calves as they are birthed along the way. The most acrobatic of the whale species, you can be sure to witness them frolicking and breaching as you join us on the Cape to Cape Walk in the Margaret River region during spring.

The is one of the best walks in Australia and runs the length of the coast-line from Augusta to Cape Naturaliste (near Dunsborough). Along the way it has some perfect viewing points to see these incredible mammals. Here are a few of our favourite spots –

Point Piquet – Located just a few minutes’ drive from Dunsborough between Meelup and Eagle Bay, Point Piquet is usually calm making it easy to spot humpback whales breaching in the bay.

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Lookout – Located at the northern end of the Cape to Cape Track, there’s a 1.3-kilometre return walk from the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse car park to the whale watching platform.

Shelley Cove – Situated within Bunker Bay, approximately 13 kilometres from Dunsborough, the viewing platform atop the limestone cliff provides an excellent spot for viewing whales.

Canal Rocks Rotary Lookout – Situated four kilometres south of Yallingup, there’s a 400-metre walk from the car park to spot whales and take in views of this stunning part of the coast.

Busselton – Whales stop by in Geographe Bay with their calves on their way back down to Antarctica, and you can see them from most of the coastline. Why not try the Busselton Jetty and see if you can spot a passer-by!

To celebrate this very special time of year we are offering a Spring Super Special, so you can enjoy our 4 day Cape to Cape walk while observing these beautiful giants of the ocean. Book by the 31 July 2018 to secure this offer and delight in the best Australian walking holiday this spring.

 

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