It’s estimated around 20,000 humpback whales will pass along the east coast of Australia this season, with most of them expected to venture into Platypus Bay off Fraser Island. Sounds like a perfect excuse to plan a trip there!

From August to October humpback whales, on their migration south to the Antarctic, stop to rest, play and nurture their calves in the bay – one of only two places in the world where this happens – giving Fraser Island guest’s front row seats to their incredible movements.

Every year, curious visitors flock to Fraser Island to admire these majestic creatures, as they take time out of their migration schedule to socialise, play and people watch.

The protected waters on the western side of Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Strait provide the perfect spots for pods of whales to kick back and relax.

Watch as the mother whales teach their calves’ important skills in the bay, while curious juvenile whales explore and show off and others throw themselves around to have fun.

If watching from the shore isn’t enough for you though and you want to get up close and personal with the gentle giants, a range of whale watching cruises are available from Fraser Island for the whole family to enjoy.

Under Queensland law, vessels are prohibited from approaching whales and in some instance are not allowed within 300 metres of the mammals, but that doesn’t stop the whales coming up to the boats to say hello!

The Fraser Coast has become renowned as the home of whale watching, with whale watching cruises experiencing very close encounters with the majestic creatures as they surface to explore, check out the boat and do a bit of people watching. It could even happen to you!

To make your whale watching adventure more special, Fraser Island’s award-winning Kingfisher Bay Resort has created the ultimate WTF (Whales, Tours, Fraser) package just for you.

The package includes 2 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfasts and transfers, a half day whale watch tour in Hervey Bay and a full day four-wheel drive tour of Fraser Island from just $479 per person twin share. You’ll also get a third night stay, free!

Terms and conditions apply. Book from 1 April – 30 June 2016. Valid for travel from 1 Aug 2016 – 30 Oct 2016.

So why not experience beautiful Fraser Island and meet Australia’s famous humpback whales this season?

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