Southern Right Whale season in South Australia is from May - October at the Head of the Great Australian Bight.

2017 was been an excellent season for whale watching along the South Australian coastline with many sightings in the Victor Habour area and many other locations along the coast. The Head of the Bight 300kms west of Ceduna with its high cliffs, crystal clear water and extensive boardwalks is one of the best spots in Australia to watch these giants of the sea frolic undisturbed in their natural environment.

A survey carried on July 22nd, 2017counted 121 adults and calves in the region. At nearby Fowlers Bay up to 15 whale have been sighted in the bay.

August - September is the best months to see the whales at the Great Australian Bight Marine Park before they slowly start to migrate back to the cold waters of they Antarctic.


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Current Tour Departures    
Whale Watching
Head of the Great Australian Bight
5 Days / 4 Nights                       


Accommodated  (Twin Share)


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2 or 3 Day Tour options available ex Ceduna.

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Day 1

  • Depart Adelaide Approx 0730hrs
  • Adelaide - Wudinna via Highway 1
  • .Visit One of Australia's longest and oldest wooden jetties, Port Augusta, view Iron Knob birthplace of the Australian Steel industry.
  • Overnight Wudinna

Day 2

  • Wudinna - Nullabor
  • Visit Mt. Wudinna and Tcharkuldu Rock, large granite outcrops displaying unusual landforms.
  • Travel through the country towns of Minnipa, Ceduna and Penong to the Nullabor
  • Overnight Nullabor

Day 3

  • Nullabor - Ceduna.
  • Visit the Head of the Bight to spend the morning watching Whales frolic in the clear blue waters of the Great Australian Bight.
  • Return to Ceduna via Fowlers Bay and Cactus Beach, one of Australia best surfing spots.
  • Overnight Ceduna.

Day 4
  • Ceduna - Elliston
  • Travel the Flinders Highway via Smoky Bay, Streaky Bay and coastal drives to Point Labatt and Elliston.
  • Visit Point Labbatt Sea Lion colony, Murphy's Haystacks and Talia Caves.
  • Overnight: Elliston.

Day 5

  • Elliston - Adelaide
  • Travel the Birdseye Highway to Lock, Cleve and Cowell, then the Lincoln Highway to Whyalla and Port Augusta.
  • Visit a Jade showroom, an oyster farm to taste fresh local oysters and Whyalla birthplace of the Australian Steel industry.
  • Return Adelaide 1800hrs (Approx)