Winter isn't the warmest time to be in Melbourne but that doesn't mean you should stay indoors.
One reason to get out is to see.. the whales. Natures diverse group of fully aquatic placental marine mammals. Rug up and get the kids out to one of the following spots between May and October (prime whale sighting season) and you might be in luck.
Whale watching in Victoria
Look out for migrating whales at the following hotspots in Victoria:
Cape Schanck Cape Schanck, located at the end of the Mornington Peninsula, boasts excellent views of the wild waters across the Bass Strait to the calmer waters of Western Port.
Phillip Island Humpback whales and southern right whales can be seen along the Victorian coastline at Phillip Island at peak times during winter (May - October). To find out more, head to Visit Phillip Island's website. From Phillip Island you can also book a whale watching cruise with Wildlife Coast Cruises.
Great Ocean Road Head further out and along the Great Ocean Road coast and you're more likely to spot southern right whales in Apollo Bay and also Logan's Beach at Warrnambool. Further west again and you'll reach Portland; another vantage point to watch southern right whales frolic in the ocean.
If you do spot whales this season, don't forget to report your sightings to the Dolphin Research Institute who collect whale and dolphin sightings year round.