Wednesday, 18 July 2012 11:34 AM
Around 10,000 Humpback whales have already been spotted along the east coast of Australia - suggesting that summer 2012 is going to be a spectacular season for whale spotting.
The whales were undertaking a journey that will eventually see them reach the warm waters of Hervey Bay, approximately 180 miles north of the state capital, Brisbane.
Hervey Bay has already cemeted quite a reputation for its whale watching - having been named in the Top 10 Whale Watching Spots in Australia by Australian Geographic for being one of the only places in the world where the humpbacks stay and play.
However, experts believe that the huge number of whales already spotted on their journey, mean that this could be one of the best years for whale watching in the area yet.
Whales can be seen in the Hevery Bay area, typically from July to November. A range of experiences are available, with day tours starting from $90 per person for a half day.
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