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Whale Watching in Townsville – The Ultimate Experience!

Whale Watching Townsville

Reef, Wrecks and Whales? Whale watchers rejoice at the opportunity to catch a glimpse of these gentle giants and experience the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. Whale watching Townsville, think Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive.

During the cooler months (June-September), Townsville North Queensland marks a pit stop on the annual migration route of the Humpback Highway. Around 7000 humpback whales choose to rest and play with their new calves in the crystal blue waters off the coast of Townsville, North Queensland.

On your trip out to Australia’s largest living icon – the Great Barrier Reef, you could bear witness to our favourite yearly voyagers who enjoy putting on a show. Tail slapping, pectoral fin waves and sometimes – full breaching is all just an added bonus when coming on a trip whale watching in Townsville with Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive during whale season.

Grab your binoculars or zoom lens and discover not just another tour but an experience with the naturally curious humpback whales we all know and love. With a water level viewing deck, you can truly feel like you’re up close and personal with these ultimate ocean creatures – all on the whale’s terms of course!

After you’ve had your fill of enough whales to leave your whale-watching heart a flutter, don’t forget the real reason for your trip – The Great Barrier Reef.

Stretching over 400,000 square kilometers the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2.900 individual reefs and 900 islands located in the coral sea.

The central section of the Great barrier Reef has some of the most well-preserved reefs in the region. The central section is a little further away from the Queensland coast which means there is less human activity and more room for you to snorkel, dive and play in this underwater playground!

Great Barrier reef in Townsville

Clownfish, parrotfish and angelfish are some of the among hundreds of tropical marine life you could come face to face with. Swim among the colourful coral walls and take in the natural kaleidoscope of colours or dive deep and discover the sandy bottom and see the rays, turtles and reef sharks that reside there.

Whale at the Yongala wreck in Townsville North Queensland
Whale at Yongala Wreck off the coast of Townsville, North Queensland

In your search of the ultimate chance to see the largest animals on earth? You could be lucky enough to spot these gentle giants from beneath the surface with frequent sightings of the elusive humpback whale from one of the top 10 dive sites in the world – the SS Yongala Wreck. Check out some diver interactions from previous years here!