Whale sightings still happening

The Great Ocean Road is a fantastic place to spot whales. They tend to migrate along the coast between May and September with the best spot to catch them further along near Warrnambool.

But as they migrate they can often be seen at places along the way like Apollo Bay and Cape Otway. The latest sighting of a mother and calf was at Wye River. Locals were thrilled to see these two Southern Rights near Cumberland River frolicking with another pregnant female.

If you’re on the road, keep an eye out on the rooftop at the Apollo Bay Visitor Information Centre as they fly a flag when whales are in the region or you can visit www.visitsurfcoast.com for regular updates.


  1. Posted May 27, 2013 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    A popular scenic drive is along the Barham River Road which follows the Barham River inland from the coast through the lush rainforest of the Barham Valley, eventually ending up at the Marriners Falls. The small seaside community of Marengo is located just south of Apollo Bay on the other side of the Barham River and it offers quiet, sandy beaches. A 5 kilometre drive north of Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road takes you to Skenes Creek, which is another small and scenic seaside community. Fantastic views of the coast can be enjoyed at Evans Lookout, a couple of kilometres inland from Skenes Creek on the main road to Forrest and Colac.

  2. Posted June 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Paradise Gardens Cottages and Bed & Breakfast is a charming, very well appointed cottages offers the best of both worlds. Only 10 minutes out of ‘the Bay’ and the ocean on a scenic road that follows the river into the Otways you will find a green oasis of rainforest and farmland. 1 and 2 Bedroom cottages, wood fires, decks overlook a lake.

  3. Posted June 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    With the upgrade of the road to the town in 1927 and the completion of the Great Ocean Road in 1932, the town became a tourist destination and an important fishing port.

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