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Whale Watching

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by Peta Larrikin (subscribe)
The world is one huge book worth reading and I bet you won't put it down!
Published September 17th 2011
The almost silent, sun-soaked 7am starts, 20ks off shore in 166 foot of water with breaching and back-stroking whales will leave you wide-eyed, emotionally charged and perhaps even feeling a little insignificant. It's cetacean siting time. Whale watching is great fun for people of all ages, and it is a pretty amazing sight to watch these gental giants out at sea.

Photo: Whit Welles


On a calm day you can see for miles and miles which makes spotting a "puff" or spray from a blowhole on the horizon pretty easy. When you catch a glimpse of it you're heart races and then you realise you're about to get up close with one of the largest creatures on the planet. Nothing is more majestic than seeing a humpback perform. They're energetic, acrobatic and animated. It's like they know it's show time.

Take a camera. Have it charged and hung around your neck and don't waste time changing batteries. Snap some amazing photos to crystallise the experience but then put the technology away for the rest of the day and savour every second you see a whale spy hopping or tailing slapping. You will witness one of the greatest shows on earth and you won't want to miss the brilliance being behind the lens.

Take a hat that won't blow off, sunscreen and something warm in case the wind picks up a little. All the whale watching boats are capturing moments that belong in National Geographic right now along the coastline as the humpbacks make their return migration south with so many mums escorting new bubs.

So come and see for yourself why people from all around the world are making such a fuss over these marvellous 15 metre mammals. Beware, it's a breathtaking day!
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Why? To give yourself a life changing experience
When: June - October
Where: On the coast
Cost: About $100
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