Lifestyle

'Best in world' humpback watching

The news that Hervey Bay is the best place in the world to see humpbacks has been shared with more 270,000 people – so far.
The news that Hervey Bay is the best place in the world to see humpbacks has been shared with more 270,000 people – so far. Contributed

EVERYONE on the Fraser Coast knows Hervey Bay is the best place in the world to watch whales, and now the rest of the world knows too.

The travel website CNNGo has listed Hervey Bay as the number one spot for watching humpback whales.

The report goes through whale watching sites all over the world, to show the best places for specific breeds of whales, such as humpbacks, orcas or blue whales.

It states whales stay to mate and give birth in the Bay, with guaranteed sightings from mid-July to the end of October, making it the place to go.

Whale watching operator Jill Perry agreed Hervey Bay's unique features made it number one.

Having the calm seas and the birthing place of whale calves gave visitors an inimitable experience.

"Of course we knew it all along, but someone else has to say it," Ms Perry said.

"It's fabulous news."

The CCN Go report was shared on Facebook with the 279,800 fans of the page, and 774 people from all over the world "Liked" the report within 24 hours.

Tourism Fraser Coast general manager Pip Close said to be rated by CNNGo as the best whale watching site in the world for humpbacks was a terrific honour.

"To be given the recognition by such a respected authority on world travel speaks volumes for our product in Hervey Bay," Ms Close said.

"It reinforces what we have known all along, that the protected waters of Hervey Bay provide the kind of up-close-and-personal humpback encounters that can't be matched anywhere in the world."

 

Best whale watching spots by breed

  • Beluga whales - Cunningham Inlet, Canada
  • Blue whales - The Azores
  • Grey whales - Baja California
  • Humpback whales - Hervey Bay, Australia
  • Minke whales - Antarctic Peninsula 
  • Narwhals - Nunavut, Canada
  • Orcas - San Juan Islands, USA
  • Pilot whales - Strait of Gibraltar, Spain
  • Southern right whales - Hermanus, Sth Africa
  • Sperm whales - Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Whale sharks - Cancun, Mexico

Topics:  hervey bay humpback whales



Council faces its fiscal reality

Clarence Valley Council mayor Jim Simmons.

No job loss promise earns approval of council workers' union

Bored? Here's 9 things to do this weekend

The Clarence Valley Mental Health Fishing Group are holding a Christmas fishing event at Memorial Park.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Local Partners

Hampers to make all the difference this Christmas

AT Christmas time, it's the little things that can make all the difference to those in need, and the generosity of CVAS students will help make Christmas better


Bringing their Magic Mojo to Grafton

MAGIC: Head down to Roches Family Hotel for a brilliant mix of '70s, '80s and '90s music by Magic Mojo, a Coffs Coast band using their experience to give a brilliant performance.

Powerful trio to lift the top off Roches Hotel tonight

Catch Saturday night fever at the South Club

GEEZ WIZZ: Get your dancing shoes on for the UK Bee Geez Show.

The UK Bee Geez Show delivers a realistic tribute to pop legends

Audience in for a rare treat from husband and wife duo

Husband and wife Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont are playing at home this weekend for an intimate gig at the Pelican Playhouse.

"We love playing these up close and personal acoustic shows”

Ricky Gervais announces first dates of world tour

Ricky Gervais has announced his first world tour in seven years.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in 'final stages' of divorce

Depp's outstanding divorce money to be paid over 15 months

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome their second child

Mila Kunis won't be naming her second child 'Hawkeye'

Bringing their Magic Mojo to Grafton

MAGIC: Head down to Roches Family Hotel for a brilliant mix of '70s, '80s and '90s music by Magic Mojo, a Coffs Coast band using their experience to give a brilliant performance.

Powerful trio to lift the top off Roches Hotel tonight

First look at Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise in The Mummy

Russell Crowe in a scene from the first teaser trailer for the movie The Mummy.

HOLLYWOOD heavyweights helm serious reboot of action franchise.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Fame is 'unhealthy'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt feels bad perpetuating celebrity culture

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

How your home can earn you big $$$$ this Christmas

This luxury Twin Waters home rents out over Christmas for more than $6000 a week.

Home owners earning thousands renting out their homes this Christmas

2000 jobs at multi-million dollar Ipswich project

INSIDE: Artist's impressions of the interior of the new Eastern Heights aged care precinct.

Sub-contractors needed to build $15m aged care facility

Iconic beach shack rises from the ashes

Inspired by the Dailys stories on the need for beach shacks, popular Coolum restaurant MyPlace has transformed its inside into a beach shack.

And the iconic 'guitar house' saved for now

WATCH: $63m retirement village rises up on Sunshine Coast

VISION: The new vertical retirement village at Oceanside.

Construction begins on vertical retirement village

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!