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Patting a humpback whale

August 30th 2016
rWe have been visiting Hervey Bay off and on for over 20 years and have been amazed at its growth. Both the local population has grown, as has the tourist trade. The city has over 50,000 population, and at anytime, this sheltered bay attracts many visitors. Number one attraction during August to October is whale watching. The Southern Hump Back Whales migrate from Antarctic waters north as far as ... read more
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Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
30th August 2016

Whale of a day
How lucky were you to grace the waters of Hervey Bay Queensland for whale watching. In protected waters as they travel north to the Barrier Reef I presume in mid year migration. I'm only familiar with the whales in their late year migration south to Antarctica which is so different. Amazing you had the whales so up close and personal. Fantastic!
31st August 2016

A whale of a time
It was a great day and worth the extra $$$ to go on The Spirit of Hervey Bay as she will sail well north of the other operators. Just spoke to some folk this morning who didn't go the extra, and all they saw were a few mum and bubs. These whales are now on their southern journey. The northern migration finished a couple of months back., other than a few straggler juveniles. Cheers,Rob

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