Why choose Hervey Bay to host the 2019 World Whale Conference?
Hervey Bay, the best spot to watch the whales?
From late July to early November, there is no place like Hervey Bay for breathtaking, up close and personal encounters with majestic humpback whales. The stunning intimacy of a moment with these gentle giants will leave you with amazing memories you won't capture anywhere else.
So, why Hervey Bay you ask? The difference here is that the whales are not merely passing by when they reach Fraser Coast waters. Each year thousands of these 40-tonne mammals and their calves purposefully head to our backyard while on migration to relax, play and socialise in the sheltered waters between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.
Mothers take time to nurture and train their calves in our waters and because they are so relaxed the whales are just as inquisitive about the boats and the people as we are about them.
Whale watching vessels offer decks with 360-degree views, underwater viewing rooms, underwater cameras and hydrophones so you can listen in to the whales sing. It is extremely common for whales to come right up to each vessel, which is why we can guarantee you will need to go far to match this experience like this one.
Whale Heritage Site
What are Whale Heritage Sites?
The Whale Heritage Site (WHS) initiative is an accreditation scheme established by the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA). WHS are outstanding locations where cetaceans ¹(whales, dolphins, or porpoises) are embraced through the cultural, economic, social, and political lives of associated communities, and where people and cetaceans coexist in an authentic and respectful way. Their aim is to preserve cetacean species and their habitats on a global scale so that they are around for generations to come.
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