Enjoy whale watching along Australia’s east coast

A motorhome trip along the eastern coast of Australia between May and November could be the perfect experience for whale watchers. This is the time of year when humpback whales migrate, heading from their summer of feasting in the Atlantic to the tropics for mating and birthing season. Each year over 17,000 humpbacks take the trip, including adults and family groups.

You can catch a glimpse of the whales at beaches all along the east coast, and keen travellers can even follow the migration. There are many campsites at points along the coast with fantastic sea views where whale watchers can stop and stay for the night. The campsites have a great communal feel with everyone telling each other when there is a sighting, so you shouldn’t miss out.

In several places there are even whale watching tours to enjoy so you can take a boat out and see the whales at close quarters. This could provide you with an unforgettable experience if you are lucky enough to see a family group playing or adults leaping out of the water. Seeing a 50ft long, 35 tonne whale jump and splash back down is a breathtaking sight.

As well as going whale watching, you could also try your hand at more energetic pursuits. The coast is known as Surfers’ Paradise because there are literally miles upon miles of beaches. Snorkelling and diving are both popular too.

The east coast of Australia is huge, stretching an incredible 17,996km, and packed with great things to see and do. It is a dream location for a motorhome trip, especially if you have a lot of time to spare for exploring. You could easily spend a whole month here and still find new things to do.

If this type of trip sounds appealing you can browse for motorhome hire on our website. We bring together deals from a wide range of different providers, helping people to find the perfect vehicle for their needs. Whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple, with the family or a group of friends you can find a motorhome with enough space and facilities to suit you.