Humpback Whale Watching Season

WA's Humpback Highway experiences the largest whale migration in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Humpback Highway is part of an ancient system of ocean paths that circle the planet, vastly pre-dating any road travelled by man. In April each year, around 35,000 whales leave the rich feeding grounds of Antartica to raise their young in the warmer waters of the Kimberley in WA's north west. Their return journey trip from September - December brings them much closer to Perth's coast, providing the perfect opportunity for an encounter on an thrilling whale watching cruise.

Videos courtesy of Rottnest Fast Ferries and Whale Watch Western Australia

Whale Watching Offers

Whale Watching Tours

The following operators offer whale watching tours from Perth from mid-August to November each year.
  • Your Gateway to Perth's Island Playground Rottnest... WA's most beautiful island is just 19 kilometers off Perth's coastline, and a lightning fast...
  • Rottnest Express is Rottnest Island’s largest and most experienced cruise company, operating daily year-round services from three convenient locations...
  • Witness the annual southern migration of the humpback whales on a scenic 2-hour whale watching cruise departing from your choice of tourism precinct -...
  • Whale Watch Western Australia tours are operating as usual. Videos and virtual tours are also being loaded to their website and Facebook page with the...

Blue Whale Watching Season

From March to May, you can tour to the Perth Canyon 30 nautical miles off the coast of Perth to see the elusive Blue Whale - the only place in Australia you can see these magnificent animals feeding. The Blue Whale is the rarest Whale to ever be seen or photographed!
Blue Whales Perth

Perth Canyon Blue Whale Experience

The Perth Canyon is a marine epicentre where the elusive Blue Whales go to feed each year on krill that gather there. This expedition is an all day experience where you discover and research the the elusive Blue Whales and everything that this eco marine frontier has to reveal including many other mega fauna's and Antarctic migratory seabird's.

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More nature and wildlife in Perth

Perth offers a smorgasbord of nature and wildlife experiences - see what's on offer below

Tracks and Trails

Tracks and trails in Perth

Explore Perth's natural and heritage attractions along one of many tracks and trails.

Serpentine National Park, Mandurah and Peel

National, nature and marine parks in Perth

Get back to nature in Perth's national, nature and marine parks and discover some stunning scenery which you can explore by foot, bike, or snorkel!

Quokka, Rottnest Island

Wildlife encounters in Perth

Perth and surrounds boasts diverse wildlife experiences and natural wonders to discover, from marine life to marsupials.

Swim with dolphins, Rockingham

Nature's Calendar

Regularly occurring at particular times or seasons of the year, these natural events offer unique opportunities for visitors to be touched by nature.

Giraffe, Perth Zoo, Perth City

Nature and wildlife attractions

Perth boasts a diverse wildlife experiences and natural to discover and wildlife to interact with - find out where here.

More adventure on the water

Kayaking, Rottnest Island

Watersports

Find some of Australia's best surfing and kiteboarding beaches just a quick drive from Perth or explore our many rivers and waterways on a kayak. Or try something new and give stand-up paddle boarding.

Snorkelling, Rottnest Island

Underwater adventures

With a long stretch of coastline, islands, abundant marine life and numerous shipwrecks just offshore, divers and snorkelers won't be disappointed with the excellent underwater opportunities awaiting.

Fishing, Murray River, Mandurah and Peel

Fishing

Fishing is another recreational sport that can be enjoyed all along the magnificent Perth coastlines, lakes and rivers whether you're a keen fisherman or someone who just wants to give it a go.

Whale watching, Perth

Whale watching

From September - December humpback whales pass close to the Perth coast allowing a unique opportunity to see these amazing creatures up close on a whale watching adventure.

Captain Cook Cruises, Perth

Cruising

Explore Perth's waterways aboard the comfort of a vessle with ferries to Penguin and Rottnest Islands and cruises through Mandurah's scenic canals and along the Swan River.

Plan Your Trip to Perth

Start planning your visit by finding out what to do in Perth during the day and night. See all accommodation, tours, attractions, activities, food and drink and retail in Perth. 

Pool, Crown Towers Perth

Accommodation in Perth

You'll find a diverse range of accommodation to suit all budgets and styles all across Perth from five-star resorts to caravan parks.

Rottnest Express Eco Tour, Rottnest Island

Tours in Perth

Tours around Perth and surrounds take you to some of the most exciting and interesting holiday spots from hot air ballooning in the Avon Valley to cruising the Swan River.

Perth's Outback Splash, Maze

Attractions in Perth

There's plenty of attractions to choose from in Perth and surrounds, with fun-filled activities for all ages.

Public House, Perth City

Food and Drink in Perth

Whether its dining in an elegant restaurant overlooking the river or sampling local wines, Perth boasts an extensive buffet from which to delight your tastebuds.

Aspects of Kings Park, Perth City

Retail in Perth

Perth offers a host of shopping options to choose from - stock up on the latest fashions, buy unique art or head to a local market.

Apollo Motorhome Holidays

Hire in Perth

Looking to explore Perth on your own? There are plenty of hire options available from cars and motorhomes to bikes and kayaks.

Spring in Perth

Perth comes alive with colour in Spring with stunning wildflowers, amazing wildlife encounters and a variety of events and festivals to keep you busy all season long... that's Perth in spring.