The first whales of the season have already been spotted with a pod of Southern Right Whales having a whale of a time off Yellow Rock lookout at the start of March.
Spotting one of nature's most magnificent mammals is a truly memorable experience. Make sure you never miss an opportunity at Australia's Whale capital Portland. They even have a whalemail to notify you of whale sightings.
If the whale flag is flying outside the Portland Visitor Information Centre there is a great chance visitors will catch a glimpse of southern right whales, which often visit Portland and Cape Bridgewater bays in winter.
Southern right whales are easily distinguished by large white bumps on the top and sides of the head. They visit from May to October, on their annual migration from the deep Southern Ocean, to the warm waters of southern Australia to mate and calve.