Australia, being an island nation has many places to see whales, dolphins and porpoises. Here are some of the more popular ones that offer watching cruises or where they can be spotted from the coast:
Map showing the location of Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia: South Australia National Parks.
There are many places around Australia to take a dolphin spotting cruise. Great for families, kids of all ages enjoy spotting them moving through the waters at high speed, often frolicking, diving and jumping in the wake of the power boat.
Many of these dolphins are threatened due to the loss of their habitat and reckless fishing activity.
A previously unidentified species of humpback dolphin has recently been found in northern Australian waters, at the moment called the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin.
Species known to be in Australian waters:
The dolphin in the photo is at Kangaroo Island, just off the coast of South Australia: Kangaroo Island SA.
Nearby parks include Coffin Bay National Park, the Gawler Ranges National Park, the Nullarbor National Park and the Great Australian Bight Marine Park. More about the National Parks in SA: South Australia National Parks, South Australia National Parks.
About the National Parks in Australia: Australia National Parks.
World Heritage Sites in Australia: World Heritage Sites Found in Australia.
Find Hotels and other accommodation in South Australia: Hotels in Australia.
Main Photo: South Australia’s Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures, Photo Greg Snell.
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