Whale Whatching

Point Ann, which is just 33 km from Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat, is one of the two places in Australia ( the other being Head of the Bight in South Australia), where Southern Right Whales come to calve in large numbers in the calm waters of the beautiful bay of Point Ann and Trigelow Beach/Doubtful Island Bay ( just 12 km from Quaalup). 

whale watching ppoint AnnSouther Right WhalesEach year during July to mid October(best time July+August) they can be seen from the shore or the viewing platforms, sometimes just 20 metres off the beach. 

There have been sightings of up to 25 whales on some days.  It is an unforgettable experience to see the whales, especially the playful young ones, so close. 

Southern Right WhalesAnother visitor is the Humpback Whale, with increasing numbers in the last years. Even a Blue Whale has been sighted in 2004.

Sea Lions and Dolphins can often be seen with a bit of luck all along the coast of the Fitzgerald River National Park