The Whales Are Back in Port Macquarie!

The Whales are Back

June is here, and with it comes the return of the majestic whales to Port Macquarie. Whether you’re an avid boater, a wildlife lover, or someone looking to experience something extraordinary, now is the perfect time to hit the open waters or enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Hastings River.

Witness the Whale Migration: A Natural Spectacle

Why June is Prime Whale Watching Season

June marks the peak of the whale migration season in Port Macquarie. Humpback whales travel from the cool waters of Antarctica to the warm breeding grounds off the Queensland coast, passing right by our beautiful shores. This journey provides an opportunity to see these gentle giants up close as they breach, tail-slap, and play in the ocean.

Best Spots for Whale Watching

  1. Tacking Point Lighthouse: This iconic spot offers stunning panoramic views of the ocean. Bring your binoculars and watch for the telltale spouts of whales as they surface.
  2. Harry’s Lookout: A quieter but equally impressive location for spotting whales. The elevated position gives you a great vantage point over the water.
  3. Whale Watching Tours: Join a whale watching tour with the local experts, Port Jet Cruises. These tours bring you closer to the action, often within metres of these magnificent creatures.

Explore the Hastings River: Boating and Cruising

While the whales are the star attraction, the Hastings River offers its own delights. Whether you’re looking to explore the waterways, enjoy some fishing, or simply soak in the scenery, the Hastings River is the place to be.

Cast your line and try your luck at catching bream, flathead, and whiting. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice, the river offers plenty of opportunities for a great catch.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Be on the Water

Ideal Weather Conditions June offers mild, pleasant weather, making it an ideal time for boating and outdoor activities. The cooler temperatures and calm waters create a perfect environment for both whale watching and river cruising.

Unforgettable Wildlife Encounters The combination of whale migration season and the diverse ecosystem of the Hastings River means you’re in for some incredible wildlife encounters. From the awe-inspiring sight of a breaching whale to the serene beauty of river birds and dolphins, there’s no shortage of natural wonders to enjoy.

Community and Conservation Being out on the water not only offers a chance for adventure but also supports local businesses and conservation efforts. Join us in celebrating and protecting our marine life by practicing responsible boating and respecting wildlife habitats.

Plan Your Adventure with Hastings Marine

At Hastings Marine, we’re dedicated to helping you make the most of your time on the water. If you’re looking for expert advice on the best fishing spots, our team is here to assist you. We offer a wide range of high-quality boats and fishing gear to suit every need and budget.

Ready to Hit the Water? There’s no better time than now! Grab your binoculars, camera, and a sense of adventure, and head to the open waters or the tranquil Hastings River. Witness the majestic whales, explore the scenic river, and create memories that will last a lifetime. For more information, visit Hastings Marine, check out our website, or give us a call. We can’t wait to help you embark on your next boating adventure

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