Go Back  Fodor's Forum > Destinations > Australia & the Pacific
Reload this Page > Whale watching in (late Aug) / (early Sept) Cairns to Sydney

Whale watching in (late Aug) / (early Sept) Cairns to Sydney


Mar 8th, 2011, 08:49 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1
Whale watching in (late Aug) / (early Sept) Cairns to Sydney


I know there is a lot of information on whale watching available but I happened to find a tour in Fodors north of Sydney for only $35. And it was guarantied. Problem is we may decide not to tour sydney on account we are worried the weather may be too cold and we dont want to carry a lot of extra wool for only a fraction of our trip.
Anyway, I was curious if anyone knew any cheap tours in the Cairns area to see Whales and if Cairns was even a good place to see them?

Thanks and any other advice will be great.

still very early in the planning process.
LandoB is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,680
July/September are best times out of Cairns. Heaps of close-up sightings last year from reef boats, mostly humpbacks, including the albino Migaloo. Reef Magic has run special whale sighting trips for the last couple of years in this time frame - http://www.reefmagiccruises.com/whal...-tours-cairns/
pat_woolford is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 8th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,691
While Cairns might not be the best whale watching site in the world it is reasonably reliable at that time of year. See my experience here http://alanswildlife.blogspot.com/20...1_archive.html

Make sure you carry a light coat for Cairns anyway if you are going out on the water and up to the Tablelands.
AlanJG is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 10th, 2011, 12:10 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 68
Cairns act as the primary gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. It is a beautiful place to visit. I stopover there last year and had awesome experience.
JackDarcy is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:29 AM.